Lemuel House (1841-1929)

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Lemuel House
Lemuel House 1841.jpg
Croswell Cemetery
Born: 1 Sep 1841 Dereham, Ontario, Canada
Died: 24 Dec 1929 Brown City, 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: Nancy Melissa Ward
Married: 28 Nov 1865 Sanilac Co., Michigan
Children: Annie House

Lemuel House was born September 1, 1841 in Ontario, Canada to James J. House and Tryphena Malcolm.

Lemuel's brothers and sisters are: Daniel, Joseph, Peter, Nancy, Finley, Jeremiah, Chauncey F., John House, Rebecca Jane and Almira House.

He married Nancy Melissa Ward on November 28, 1865 in Sanilac Co., Michigan.

They had a daughter, Annie House.

Lemuel became a naturalized citizen in 1898 in Sanilac County, Michigan.

Lemuel died December 24, 1929, in Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan.

He and Nancy are buried in the Croswell Cemetery.

Croswell Cemetery

death certificate


  • 1851 Canada West Census, Twp. of Dereham, County of Oxford, ED 2, page 57, Line 31-41:
Jas House
Lemuel House, ----, b. Canada W., New Co Methodist, 11, male, single
  • Military: See 1894 Michigan Census:
House, Lemuel Sanilac Co, MAP.
  • Sanilac County Michigan Marriage Record, Book 1 page 231:
House, Lemuel age: 24 residence: Buel
Ward, Nancy M. age:19 residence: Buel
on: 28 November 1865
by: Joseph L. Cross, JP
witness: Arnott, James and Henrietta W. of Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan
  • 1870 Federal Census Worth Twp., Sanilac, Michigan
House, Lemuel, 28, male, farmer, 0/500, CAN
, Nancy, 24, female, keeping house, 800/600, MI
Ward, Lyman, 31, male, farmer, 800/600, CAN
  • 1880 Federal Census Buel, Sanilac, Michigan
Howes, Lemuel, m, 38, Farmer, CAN NY CAN
, Nancy M., 33, wife, keeping house, MI PA CAN
  • 1900 Federal Census, Maple Valley Twp., Sanilac, Michigan:
House, Lemuel, white, b. SEP 1841 age 58, b. CAN
, Nancy, wife, b. MAY 1846 age 54, b. MI
  • 1920 Federal Census, Sanilac Co., Michigan:
Bader, George
House, Lemuel, white, age 78, CAN 1886 Naturalized 1898 citizen. Boarder
  • Death: Sanilac Co., Michigan, Death Record:
House, Lemuel, widower
died: 24 December 1929
at: Brown City
Age: 88 yrs. 3 mos. 20 days
cause: Heart disease
occupation: Farmer
born: NY
Father: James House b. NY
Mother: Tryphena Malcolm b. Ontario
Name: House, Lemuel
Unit: 10th Infantry, Company D
Cemetery Name: Croswell
City: Croswell, Mi
  • Jeffersonian 1921-1950
House, Lemuel, Death, 1930,January 3, no date listed
  • Gravestone, Crosswell Cemetery, Crosswell, Sanilac, Michigan
  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Sanilac County, 1884, p. 31:
Finley House: His family came to Sanilac Co. Michigan Feb 1,1862, where Mr. House located 160 acres of land in Buell Tp.
Finley sold his land to his brother, Lemuel and bought 80 acres, where he resided in 1884.
The "Sanilac Wolverines" was the first military company to come together, though a few volunteers from this county had joined the Second and Seventh regiments. The name was soon changed to "Sanilac Pioneers," but the company was better known as Company D, Tenth Michigan Infantry. Captain Israel Huckins made the first effort to raise the company and after a few days canvassing found a ready response from about sixty of the best citizens. The necessary preparations were made and on Tuesday, November 19, 1861, the company was ready to step at the tap of the drum into active service. The company took passage on the steamer "Forester" enroute to Flint, the rendezvous for the regiment. The night was dark and windy, yet there were many citizens from all parts of the county down at the dock at Lexington to see the "Forester" swing off with her load of brave men on a journey from which there was such uncertain return, and to add a "God bless you." As the last rope was pulled in, three times three hearty cheers were given to those on deck who responded with a prolonged hurrah for the flag.
The company was filled to its maximum quota in January, 1862, with the following list of officers: Captain, Israel Huckins; First Lieutenant, H. H. Nims; Second Lieutenant, G. W. Jenks; First Sergeant, Richard Teal; Second Sergeant, Rudolph Papst; Third Sergeant, C. R. Bunker; Fourth Sergeant, Watson Beach; Fifth Sergeant, Henry Wideman; First Corporal, Watson Bisbee; Second Corporal, Robert Lewis; Third Corporal, C. M. Cross; Fourth Corporal, T. J. Springstein; Fifth Corporal, Lemuel House; Sixth Corporal, Stephen R. Moore; Seventh Corporal, Hugh McCaffery. Many of these officers were afterwards promoted and a few assigned to other companies. The company left Flint for Pittsburg Landing with the regiment April 22, 1862, having a full roster of one hundred and three men and officers.
After numerous engagements the regiment reached Nashville where it remained until July, 1863, but was again summoned into action and engaged in many battles until the twenty-fourth of May, 1865, when after participating in the grand review at Washington it was mustered out of service July 19 at Louisville, Kentucky, arrived at Jackson, Michigan, on the twenty-second and disbanded on the first of August. Its losses were two hundred and ninety-nine, numbering four officers, fifty killed, three officers and twenty-six men died of wounds and two officers and two hundred men died of disease.
When the call for more volunteers was made in July, 1862, about three thousand dollars was raised in the county, and the Twenty-second Michigan Infantry was formed. Among those who enlisted from Lexington or who afterward came here to live were: Israel Huckins, J. B. Lucas, John Surbrook, Oliver Yake, Ralph Potts, Rudolph Papst, Lemuel House, James J. Boyd, William Dawson, John Papst, Frank Carman, William Murray, William Ellis, Nathan Dawson, Harvey Baker, H. H. Huffman, George Henry, John Willis, John Walker, Frederick Hykes, Michael O’Brien, Alfred Henry, Allen Worden, William Gould, Duncan Smith, Thomas Purkiss, George Gardiner, Henry Wideman, Walter W. Smith, William Wolfel, Stephen Gardiner, H. B. Morrison, B. F. Richards, Samuel Crone, Frederick Keohner, Samuel Bennett, Albert Alton, Samuel Utley, Nelson Utley.
About the same time of the forming of this company, Lieutenant H. H. Nims was promoted to a captaincy and recruited for Company K from Sanilac and Huron counties for the Tenth Michigan Infantry, returning to the regiment in April, 1863. The boys for the Twenty-second were enrolled as Company K with Alexander Galbraith as captain, and on September 4, numbering nine hundred and ninety-seven strong, started for Kentucky under the command of Col. Moses Wisner, ex-Governor at that time. They were engaged with General Thomas at Chicamauga, and in his report of the Twenty-second there Col. Le Favour said, "At the second charge the rebels drove the brigade to the bottom of the hill. It was reformed, marched up, and again took the crest. The regiment was out of ammunition and word was sent to General Whittaker to that effect. ‘You must use your steel’ was the reply. The regiment rushed forward with fixed bayonets and empty muskets under a terrific fire of musketry, received the counter charge of the enemy, repulsed and drove them at every point." Among other encounters the Twenty-second was with Sherman on his famous march to the sea, and was finally mustered out June 20, 1865.