Daniel House (1829-1895)

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Daniel House
Born: 1829 Dereham, Canada
Died: 10 Oct 1895 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Father: James J. House
Mother: Tryphena Malcolm
Siblings: Daniel House
Joseph House
Peter House
Nancy House
Finley House
Lemuel House
Jeremiah House
John House
Chauncey F. Howse
Rebecca Jane House
Almira House
Spouse: Catherine Snell
Married: 13 Oct 1853 Brock District, Ontario
Children: Jacob Howse
Mary C. House
Adelbert House
Ida May House
Albert Jeremiah Howse
James Milton Howse

Daniel House was born in 1829 in Dereham, Oxford, Ontario, Canada to James J. House and Tryphena Malcolm.

He married Catherine Snell on October 13, 1853 in Brock District, Ontario, Canada.

Their children are: Jacob, Mary C., Adelbert, Ida May, Albert Jeremiah and James Milton Howse.

Records of Buell Township note he was the first Treasurer of the Township although he hadn't been in America long and it caused quite a controversy by his opponent so they had another election and he won again!

Daniel moved up to Corwith Township, Otsego County, Michigan where he died of Dropsy on October 10, 1895. He is buried in the Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan. No gravestone found for him or his wife.


  • 1851 Canada West Census, Twp. of Dereham, County of Oxford
House, Jas
, Dan, Labour, b. Canada W., New Co Methodist, 21, male, single
  • Brock District, Ontario, Canada, Marriage Register, vol 2, p. 192 (FHL film #1030051):
House, Daniel
residence: Norwich
Snell, Catherine
residence: Norwich
Licensed Marriage: 13 October 1853
By: Edward Lounsbury, Methodist Episcopal Minister
Witnesses: Leander Forbs, Margaret Lewis
  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County, 1884, p. 313:
Finley House...is the son of James J. and Triphena (Malcolm) House...The family included eight sons and four daughters, as follows: Daniel, Joseph (died from the results of hardship in the army); Peter (died while in the army); Lemuel; Jeremiah (died in the army); Chauncey, John (died at the age of six years); Maria (deceased); Nancy, Rebecca, and Almira (deceased)...The family came to Sanilac County, Feb. 1, 1862 where Mr. House located 160 acres of land in Buel Township.
  • 1860 Federal Census, Elk twp., Sanilac, Michigan, 16 Jul 1860, p. 166
House, Daniel, 30, male, laborer, 50/25, CAN
, Catherine, 24, female, CAN
, Jacob, 6, male, CAN
, Mary, 4, female, CAN
, Delbert, 1, male, MI
  • 1870 Federal Census, Flynn twp., Sanilac, Michigan, p. 3, 8 June 1870:
House, Daniel, 41, male, farmer, 700/100, CAN
, Catherine, 31, female, keeping house, CAN
, Jacob, 16, male, CAN
, Mary, 14, female, CAN
, Delbert, 11, male, CAN
, Ida, 8, female, MI
, Albert, 6, male, MI
, James, 4, male, MI
  • Military: U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: Daniel House
Birth Year: abt 1831
Place of Birth: Canada
Age on 1 July 1863: 32
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Elk, Sanilac, Michigan
Congressional District: 5th
Class: 1
  • 1880 Federal Census, Flynn, Sanilac, Michigan, p. 3, 26/26:
House, Daniel, 50, married, Farmer, CAN, NY, CAN
, Catherine, female, 43, wife, married, keepshouse, CAN, NY, NY
, Dilbert, male, 21, son, at home, CAN
, July, female, 17, daughter, single, at school, MI
, Alberd, male, 12, son, at home, MI
, James, male, 13, son, at home, Farmer, MI
, Jacob, male, 26, son, md., Farmer, CAN
, Nincy, female, 20, wife, keeping house, CAN IRE IRE
  • Otsego County, Michigan, Record of Deaths vol 1, p. 30, #8:
House, Daniel
male, white, married,
age: 66
died: 10 October 1895, Corwith twp.
cause: Dropsy
born: Canada
Father: James House of New York
Mother: Triphena House of Michigan
Date of record: 6/1/96