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The DeHAAS Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on DeHAAS. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the DeHaas family. It is Leon Sterner's and Dorothy M. Smith's Brigadier General John Philip deHaas and Some of His Descendants (Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1975).

There are two first-name entries for DeHaas in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' DeHaas neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Eliza L. DeHass--8 W. High

BOGGS Township:

Bella--Roland
William, 24, laborer--Roland

CURTIN Township:

Cline, 77--Roland
	Sallie
	Daniel 26
	Mary E.

HOWARD Borough:

Curtis DeHass, 67, mail carrier
	Sarah 
	Jennie
J. L. DeHass, 31, hotel keeper
	Mary L.
	M. R.
	Dietz
	Jacob 70
	Elizabeth
Mary E. DeHass
	Lizzie
	William F. 34
	John 31

LIBERTY Township:

Joseph M. DeHass, 72, farmer--Blanchard
	Susan J.
	Ida B.
	Alice R.
	Dacy D.
	Lydia
	Henrietta C.
	Anna M.
	Omer 10
	Carrie
	Lillie
	Martin 3
Philip DeHass, 53, laborer--Blanchard
	Sarah
	Edward 25
	Curtis 23
	Sarah L.
	Ernest 15
	Rosa

MARION Township:

Oscar C., 23, laborer--Walker