I just began researching the Rausch/Rouse family history. I grew up around upstate New York and lived around and enjoyed the richness of the area, but most of my "living history" was not "living" or around - except on my maternal grandmother's side. Now I am putting together the paper "stuff" into ancestry.com files. My maternal grandfather was Elbert S. Rouse, son of Harrison Rouse, son of Abraham (and Jane Adeline) Rouse (I think), son of Peter and Rachel Rouse. Still fuzzy despite all the great info I have.
My husband and I moved from Poughkeepsie, NY to Lincoln, NE in 2000. Imagine my shock when I read the document here to find Rouse connections in Nebraska - including Seward, Lincoln, etc.! Let me know who you are - how fun is this?!
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