As far as I am concerned, the Fauss family in Hunterdon County begins with Rev. Jacob Fauss and his wife Margaret Space, who settled in Amwell Township before the Revolution. His parents may have been living in Amwell township when he was born, I cannot say. He probably had a sister Catharine (c.1746 – 1821) who married a Yawger.

Some of this information came from the Jacob Fauss Family Bible, held by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey at the Alexander Library, Rutgers University. It was translated from the German, and a copy is on file at the Hunterdon County Historical Society.

Updates and corrections to the original tree were made on March 18, 2020.

First Generation:

(1) Rev. Jacob Fauss (1740 – 1806) & Margaret Space (1743 – 1830)

The following is taken from Jacob Fauss Bible:
“Births
December ye 6th 1740 I was born
October ye 26th 1743 my wife was born
Sept 15th 1767 I was married to Margaret Space
July 31st 1768 about 4 oclock in the morning my Daugter Elizabeth is born
January 6th 1777 about 7 oclock my son Samuel was born
January 16th 1790 about 11 oclock in the evening my Daughter Rebekah is born
Sept. 10th 1782 at 9 oclock in the evening my son John is born”

The Bible also listed deaths, including this one:
August 17th 1797 Died my Mother-in-Law Margaret Bechtelsheimer Aged 83 years at half an hour past 7 afternoon

As might be expected, bibles were treasured by Rev. Fauss. In his will dated September 29, 1805, he left to his son Samuel “my small Dutch handbill” and “my English quarto Bible,” and to son John his “Dutch quarto Bible.” Rev. Fauss’ will is one of the most detailed and well considered of the early Amwell wills.

Second Generation:

|     (2) Elizabeth Fauss (1768 – 1848) & Jacob Wagner (c.1770 – c.1859)
|     (2) Samuel Fauss (1777 – 1831) & Mary Moore (1779 – 1871)
|     (2) Rebecca Fauss (1780 – 1830)
|     |   m. 1) Peter Prall (c.1780 – ) – he apparently left her.
|     |   m. 2) Emanuel Trimmer (c.1793 – 1855)
|    (2) John Fauss (1782 – 1825) & Sarah Rounsavel (1784 – 1850)

Third Generation:

|     (2) Elizabeth Fauss & Jacob Wagner/Wagoner
|     |     (3) Jacob Wagner (1802-1879) & Elizabeth Rouser Poulson (1805-1889)1

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) Henry Fauss (c.1802 – )
|     |     (3) Margaret Fauss (c.1803 – )
|     |     (3) George Fauss (1804 – 1877) & Delilah Rockafellar (1805 – 1891)
|     |     (3) Deborah Fauss (1804 – 1877) & Josiah Moore (1805 – 1884)
|     |     (3) Catharine Fauss (1806 – 1884) & Jacob Bodine (1806 – 1867)
|     |     (3) Ann Fauss (c.1808 – 1885) & Enoch Hoffman (1807 – 1889)
|     |     (3) Mary Fauss (c.1810 – )
|     |     (3) Hannah Fauss
|     |     (3) John Fauss
|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss

|     (2) Rebecca Fauss & Peter Prall
|    |     (3) Peter Prall (c.1800 – 1818)

|     (2) John Fauss & 1) Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss (1811 – 1881) & Jane Lake (1812 – 1891)
|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss (1813 – 1888) & Elizabeth Wolverton (1817 – 1892)
|     |     (3) Hannah Fauss (1818 – 1889) & Nathaniel Britton Horn (1821 – 1907)
|     |     (3) Elizabeth R. Fauss (1814 – 1901) & Isaac S. Hartley (1814 – 1888)2
|     |     (3) Margaret Fauss (c.1821 – )
|     |     (3) Amy Fauss (1823 – 1898), never married
|     |     (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss (1824 – 1893) & Amy (1833 – 1898)

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) George Fauss & Delilah Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss (1826 – 1897)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Mary Case (c.1829 – 1859)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Elmyra Lair (1832 – 1863)
|     |     |     |   m. 3) Jemima Phillips (1841 – 1904)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Catharine Fauss (1831 – 1904) & Edward Housel (1831 – 1909)

|     |     (3) Catharine Fauss & Jacob Bodine [See the Bodine Tree]
|     |     |     (4) John Henry Bodine (1832 – 1904) & Clarissa Augusta Sine (1833 – after 1920)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel Bodine (1834 – 1903) & Jane Bird (1839 – 1908)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Bodine (1836 – 1861) & Lemuel Warrick (1836 – 1913)
|     |     |     (4) Henry Fauss Bodine (1839 – 1909)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) Amy Chamberlin (1842 – 1883)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) Mary D. Horne (1859 – after 1930)
|     |     |     (4) William Bodine (c.1840 – )
|     |     |     (4) Susan C. Bodine (1841 – 1896) & Israel P. Hoppock (1830 – 1895)
|     |     |     (4) David R. Bodine (1842 – 1921) & Emily Lair (1844 – 1894)

|     |     (3) Ann Fauss & Enoch Hoffman, see Route Not Taken, part five
|     |     |     (4) Adaline Hoffman (1830 – after 1905) & Joseph R. Woodruff (1829 – bef. 1905)
|     |     |     (4) Rebecca Ann Hoffman (1835 – 1907), never married
|     |     |     (4) Ellen Huffman (c.1839 – after 1860)
|     |     |     (4) Isaac H. Hoffman (1840 – 1907) & Mary J. Hann (1848 – 1919)

|     (2) John Fauss & Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss & Jane Lake, see Route Not Taken, part five
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fauss (1835 – 1916) & Elder Charles W. Moore (1838 – 1903)
|     |     |     (4) Othniel Rounsavel Fauss (1839 – 1945) & Elizabeth R. Moore (1843 – after 1905)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss (1844 – 1921) & Mary H. Shepherd (1855 – 1927), no children
|     |     |     (4) Joseph S. Fauss (1853 – 1921) & Jane H. Hockenbury (c.1860 – 1931)
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Fauss (c.1855 – )

|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss & Elizabeth Wolverton
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Fauss (1839 – 1906) & John T. Hummer (1850 – 1942)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Fauss (1843 – 1870)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Jane Fauss (1845 – 1870)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Wolverton Fauss (1847 – 1911)
|     |     |     |   m. 1) George W. Carrell (1839 – 1882)
|     |     |     |   m. 2) John Marshall (1847 – 1907)
|     |     |     (4) Emma C. Fauss (1854 – 1923)
|     |     |     (4) John R. Fauss (1859 – 1898) & Sarah L. Fisher (1864 – 1912)

|     |     (3) Hannah Fauss & Nathaniel Britton Horn
|     |     |     (4) Anna Horn (1848 – 1919) & James P. Buchanan (1851 – 1929)
|     |     |     (4) Infant Son Horn (c.1849 – 1849)
|     |     |     (4) Mary S. Horn (c.1852 – 1894) & John H. Servis (1851 – 1909)

|     |    (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss & Amy
|     |     |     (4) Rensalear H. Fauss (1855 – 1918) & Sarah Hockenbury (1865 – 1957)

Fifth Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |    (3) George Fauss & Delilah Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 1) Mary Case
|     |     |     |     (5) Elizabeth T. Fauss (1850 – 1875)
|     |     |     |     (5) James Fauss (1852 – 1852)
|     |     |     |     (5) Urania Fauss (c.1854 – 1897) & Lewis A. Buchanan (c.1855 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 3) Jemima Phillips
|     |     |     |     (5) George W. Fauss (1867 – 1953) & Hanora Elizabeth O’Beirne, no children
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Leah Fauss (1870 – 1948) & George W. Warrick (1868 – 1945)
|     |     |     |     (5) Edward Fauss (1872 – 1953) & Catherine Prall Johnson (1873 – after 1953)
|     |     |     |     (5) Susan Fauss (1874 – 1900) & Henry Burkett (1863 – after 1900)
|     |     |     |     (5) Delilah Fauss (1876 – 1877)
|     |     |     |     (5) Hannah Fauss (1880 – )

|     |     |     (4) Mary Catharine Fauss & Edward Housel
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Housel (1858 – 1900) & John Fletcher Abbott (1853 – 1892)
|     |     |     |     (5) David J. Housel (1861 – bef. 1870)
|     |     |     |     (5) Jane Housel (1862 – c.1905) & George Bothers (1929)

|     (2) John Fauss & Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John R. Fauss & Jane Lake
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fauss & Elder Charles W. Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) Jennie F. Moore (1867 – 1955) & Theodore F. Green (1861 – 1943)

|     |     |   (4) Othniel Rittenhouse Fauss & Elizabeth Roser Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) Samuel Fauss (c.1865 – )
|     |     |     |     (5) William M. Fauss (1866 – 1866)
|     |     |     |     (5) Rachel S. Fauss (1867 – 1937)
|     |     |     |     (5) Anna L. Fauss (c.1870 – bef. 1880)
|     |     |     |     (5) Laura Fauss (c.1871 – bef. 1900)
|     |     |     |     (5) John F. Fauss (1872 – 1940) & Anna Mierhoff (1874 – bef. 1930)

|     |     (3) Jacob Fauss & Elizabeth Wolverton
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Wolverton Fauss & 1) George W. Carrell
|     |     |     |     (5) Infant Carrell (1872 – 1873)

|     |     |     (4) John R. Fauss & Sarah L. Fisher
|     |     |     |     (5) Mary E. Fauss (1885 – 1888)

|     |    (3) Henry Rounsavell Fauss & Amy
|     |     |     (4) Rensalear H. Fauss & Sarah Hockenbury
|     |     |     |     (5) Gertrude Fauss (1889 – after 1930)

Sixth Generation:

|     (2) Samuel Fauss & Mary Moore
|     |     (3) George Fauss & Delilah Rockafellar
|     |     |     (4) Samuel F. Fauss & 3) Jemima Phillips
|     |     |     |     (5) Emma Leah Fauss & George W. Warrick
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Walter Warrick (1892 – 1967) & Violet B. (1890 – 1980)

|     |     |     |     (5) Edward P. Fauss & Catherine Prall Johnson
|     |     |     |     |     (6) ‘niece’ Vivian Fauss (1903 – 1979) & Rev Edmund Guest (1883-1940)

|     (2) John Fauss & Sarah Rounsavel
|     |     (3) John Rounsavell Fauss & Jane Lake
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fauss & Elder Charles W. Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) Jennie F. Moore (1867 – 1955) & Theodore F. Green (1861 – 1943)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Paul O. Green (c.1889 – 1891)

|     |     |     (4) Othniel Rounsavel Fauss & Elizabeth Roser Moore
|     |     |     |     (5) John F. Fauss & Anna Mierhoff
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Mabel Fauss (1900 – after 1940) & Charles Willard Allen (1882 – 1939)
|     |     |     |     |     (6) Robert Fauss (1903 – 1998) & Charlotte Peters (1907 – 2004)

Footnotes:

  1.   There were two Jacob Wagner/Wagoners who were approximately contemporary. The other one was married in 1810 to Charlotte Rounsavel (1792-), d/o Nathaniel Rounsavel & Elizabeth Dalrymple of Amwell & Alexandria Townships. I am not at all certain who this Jacob, Jr. belongs to.
  2. Since the Hartley family moved to Trenton and Philadelphia, I am not including their children here.