Per Joyce Godfrey's rootsweb database-
NOTE: LORRAINE HALL KEITH HAS WRITTEN 2 UNPUBLISHED BOOKS ON THIS BRANCH OF THE KEITH FAMILY: Library of Congress OUR KEITH COUSINS AND ANCESTORS (1994) call number CS71.K28 1994; and available at the LDS Family History Library and the microfilm version A KEITH FAMILY, BUCKS COUNTY AND BEYOND call number 929.273 K269kl (microfilm number 1440323 item 8)
The home of William Keith in Upper Makesfield township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania was used by General George Washington as his headquarters from December 14 - December 24, 1776, before the Battle of Trenton. This is documented in The Papers of George Washington, Dorothy Twohig, Editor, (Charlottesville: University Press, 1997), Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 7, p.333; Washington's letters from the time period; and by W.W.H. Davis in his article, "Washington on the West Bank of the Delaware," which appeared in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 4, No. 2, 1880, p. 144 - 145.
The Washington papers describe the location as "on the south side of Jericho Mountain in Upper Makesfield Township about halfway between McKonkey's and Coryell's ferries." Davis' article adds it was "on the road from Brownsburg to the Eagle tavern (p.144).
Davis had visited the home a few years earlier and this is his description:
The Keith mansion, which we first visited, has undergone no material change, except for the tooth of time. Then, as now, the main building was a two-story, pointed stone house, 24 by 28 feet, built by William Keith in 1763. The pine door, in two folds, set in a solid oaken frame, was garnished with a wooden lock, 14 by 8 inches, the same which locked out intruders when Washington occupied the house. The interior, finished in yellow pine, remains unchanged, and one room has never been disfigured by the painter's brush. Washington probably occupied the main front room downstairs for an office, and the one over it for his chamber. How often he ascended and descended the stairway, between the two rooms, with a heavy heart, especially while making ready for Trenton! The same roof, now covered with tin, is on the house. At that time the frontyard was enclosed by a stone wall. The property, containing 240 acres, and purchased by William Keith, of the London Company, nearly a century and a half ago, has never been out of the family. The situation, on the south side of Jericho mountain, is retired, and pleasantly exposed to the southern sun (Davis, p. 145).
The book, LAMBERTVILLE, NEW JERSEY: FROM THE BEGINNING AS CORYELL'S FERRY, by Alfred G. Petrie, 1949, revised in 1970; contains a schetcked map of the area (pag 36) showing William Keith's home and says:
It is a matter of record that General Washington who was at the time made his headquarters at the William Keith house near Brownsburg... (page 37).
In THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PAPERS, Series 5, FINANCIAL PAPERS, listed and viewable online at the Library of Congress site is a microfilm image of a voucher made by William Keith to General Washington. It is part of the Revolutionary War Accounts, Vouchers and Receipted Account 1, dated December 25, 1776.
1. Martha KEITH b: May 1740
2. Isaiah KEITH b: ABT 1740 in Bucks Co., PA
3. Noble KEITH b: ABT 1745 in Bucks Co., PA
4. Elizabeth KEITH b: 1746
5. Robert KEITH b: 1747
6. John KEITH b: ABT 1753
7. Isaac Stockton KEITH b: 20 Jan 1755 in PA
8. Margaret KEITH b: 21 May 1757
9. Sarah Jane KEITH b: 1758
Johann "John" Grotheer , Jr.
Zion Lutheran Church - "Personen 0rder Seelen Register", Pittsburg, KS transcribed by Cindy Marcell
Johann Grotheer Jr., son of Johann Grotheer, born on Mar 13 1863 in Moringen, Deutschland
John initially moved to Prairie, MO (possibly near Cole mining camp)
Note some time after 1913 this Grotheer family changed churches to St.John's Lutheran church of Pittsburg. Exact date unknown.
Burial at Highland Park cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, KS, enter main entrance and bear to right, as near where road circles back left look to your left, buried near a tall cedar tree close to road. CMarcell
1910 Baker, Crawford, KS Federal Census transcribed by Cindy Marcell
John Grotheer 48 m1 24 Germany Germany Germany farmer
Mollie Grotheer 47 m1 24 8 6 MO Germany Germany
Annie Grotheer 20 s KS Germany MO
Meta Grotheer 18 s KS Germany MO
Genia Grotheer 10 s KS Germany MO
Anne M Grotheer 1 7/12 s KS Germany MO
George Grotheer 22 son m1 0 KS Germany MO
Emma Grotheer 19 dau-in-law m1 0 0 - Germany Germany Germany
1920 Baker, Crawford, Kansas Federal Census transcribed by Cindy Marcell
John Grotheer 56 m 1884 immig Na 1890 Hannover Germany, Hannover Germany, Hannover Germany farming
Mollie Grotheer 55 MO Hannover Germany, Hannover Germany
Annie M Grotheer 11 KS, Hannover Germany, MO
Henry L. "Hank" Maiseroulle , Jr.
HENRY L MAISEROULLE 20 Mar 1933 03 Jun 2000 (V) 30518 (Buford, Gwinnett, GA) (none specified) 515-30-7195 Kansas
Alice (Simmons) Schulze
Obtained & transcribed by Cindy (Schulze) Marcell, Sept. 3, 2001 from Zion Lutheran church records:
Trau - Register, p 323 (Trau = Marriage)
Name und Wohnort des Brautigams Henry L. Maiseroulle, Jr.
Name und Wohnort der Braut Alice Simmons, Pittsburg, Kansas
Trauung Oct. 6, 1953
Zeugen Mrs. Erick Schulze, Mrs. H. J. Maiseroulle
Obituary from Pittsburg Newspaper, Oct. 27, 2000 (transcribed by Cindy Marcel)
Buford, GA - Alice Schulze Maiseroulle, 66, formerly of Pittsburg, diedThursday, Oct. 26, 2000. Mrs. Maiseroulle was preceded in death by herhusband, Henry L. Maiseroulle. She is survived by her father, ErichSchulze of Galena; two sons, Erick Maiseroulle of Beuna Park, CA; and TimMaiseroulle of Flowery Branch, GA; a sister, Rosie Thompson of NewMexico; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs.Maiseroulle was a native of Pittsburg and was a homemaker and a member ofGood Shepherd Luthern Church in Gainesville with Pastor William Womerofficiating. The family will receive friends at church after thememorial sevice in the reception hall. Arangements are under the direction of the Flanigan Funeral Home of Buford.
ALICE S MAISEROULLE 14 Jun 1934 26 Oct 2000 (V) 30542 (Flowery Branch, Hall, GA) 30542 (Flowery Branch, Hall, GA) 514-32-4034 Kansas
Erick Leon Maiseroulle
Obtained by Cindy (Schulze) Marcell, Sept. 3, 2001, from Zion Lutheranchurch records:
Tauf - Register, p 85
Kindesname Erick Leon Maiseroulle
Tag der Geburt May 27, 1955
Tag der Taufe June 19, 1955
Vaters and Muttersname Henry L. Maiseroulle & Alice Simmons
Taufpathen Erick Schulze, Marybelle & Juanita Maiseroulle
Henry J. Maiseroulle
Unable to locate on a census prior to 1920, can anyone help with whereabouts? CMarcell
1920 Frontenac, Crawford, Kansas Federal Census, transcribed by Cindy Marcell
Leon Maiserolle 63 m naturalized 1908 Belgium Belgium Belgium Digger coal mine
Henriette Maiserolle 54 naturalized 1908 Belgium Belgium Belgium
very near by-
Henry J Maiserolle 30 m naturalized 1908 Belgium Belgium Belgium Digger coal mine
Wilhelmina M Maiserolle wife 23 KS Germany Germany
Ernest E Maiserolle son 2or5?/12 KS Belgium KS
1930 Frontenac, Crawford, Kansas Federal Census, transcribed by Cindy Marcell
Henry Maiseroulle 40 O 600 m 24 Belgium Belgium Belgium French language spoken 1893 immigrated Naturalized Loads cars at Veneer plant
Wilhelmina M Maiseroulle 33 m 18 KS Germany Germany
Ernest E Maiseroulle 11 son KS Belgium KS
Henrietta M Maiseroulle 9 dau KS Belgium KS
Leonard J Maiseroulle 7 son KS Belgium KS
Elizabeth J Maiseroulle 4 8/12 dau KS Belgium KS
Juainta C Maiseroulle 2 8/12 dau KS Belgium KS
Very near by resides-
Leon Maiseraulle 73 O 200 - No m 25 Belgium Belgium Belgium language spoken - French Immigrated in 1893 Naturalized
Henrietta Maiseraulle 65 wife m 22 Belgium Belgium Belgium language spoken - French Immigrated in 1893 Naturalized
Leonard J. Maiseroulle
LEONARD MAISEROULLE 14 Feb 1923 Dec 1969 66762 (Pittsburg, Crawford, KS) (none specified) 515-09-8060 Kansas
DId Leonard or Enest marry Opal??? CMarcell
OPAL M MAISEROULLE 06 Sep 1920 18 Mar 2003 (V) 66762 (Pittsburg, Crawford, KS) (none specified) 310-24-7308 Indiana