Johan Heinrich Muehlhausen
(Abt 1790-)


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Johan Heinrich Muehlhausen 2

  • Born: Abt 1790, Darmstadt, , Hessen, DEU 3
  • Marriage (1): Anna Kunigunda on 17 Nov 1818 in Kirchworbis, Leinefelde, Thueringen, Germany 1

   Other names for Johan were Henry Millhouse,4 Henry Muehlhaus,2 5 6 John Henry Muehlhaus,7 Heinrich Muehlhausen 8 and Henry Mühlhause.3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Abt 1787. 9

2. He immigrated in 1819.

3. Census in 1820 in North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA. 10 Name:Henry Millhouse
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Foreigners not Naturalized:1
Free White Persons - Under 16:3
Free White Persons - Over 25:2
Total Free White Persons:5

4. Census in 1830 in North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA. 11 Name: Henry Michouse
[Henry Milhouse]
Home in 1830 North Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5

5. Census in 1840 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. Name:Henry Milhouse
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade:1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:2
Total Free White Persons:2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:2

6. Census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 12 The 1850 census recorded Henry Mühlhause, schoolmaster, 60, living with wife Anna, 66. Their birthplace is specifically listed as Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.
Next door is his son, David Mühlhause, shoemaker, 25, living with wife Carolina, 21; and daughter Catherine A., 4 months old when the census was recorded on 8 Aug 1850. David and his family were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: in 1850 in Weidasville, Lehigh, PA. 3 Weidasville was founded by Peter Weida who is living next to Henry Muhlhause in the 1850 Census so it can be assumed that Henry was the schoolmaster in Weidasville. Henry is also one census page away from Jonas Knerr, who married his daughter, Susanna Muhlhause.

8. Census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 9 The 1860 Census recorded David Millhouse, day laborer, 36, living with wife Caroline, 30; Elias, 9; Matilda, 8; Alfred, 6; Jane, 4; and Amanda, 1. Also in the home is David's father, Henry Millhouse, gentleman, age 73. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Lowhill.

9. Book: The History of the Counties of Lehigh & Carbon, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1884. 13
Jonas [Knerr] married Susan Muehlhaus (a daughter of the late John Henry Muehlhaus, who came from Hessen, Germany, and taught German schools in the different parts of the county during the period of the German schools).

10. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: article mentioning Henry Muehlhaus' school, 3 Aug 1915, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6 Observed and Noted by Allen Towne
We have been reviewing the history of the Deibert family of Lehigh county. A short history of the educational facilities offere to the early ancestors of the Lehigh county branch of this family may be of interest to later generations, and may be welcomed as extremely valuable by others yet unborn. For much of this information I am indebted to Joseph P. Deibert, the deputy county contoller, who for many years was principal of the Schnecksville school and of the Schnecksville Summer Normal. <snip>
Later the school children of the eastern section of Lowhill township were accomodated by a school located near the present site of the Mogenland church. Still later they attended school in a small log building on the northern bank of the road within several rods of the present covered bridge spanning the Jordan at Ruhetown. Among the early teachers of this school were John Hest, Henry Muehlhaus, Mr. Utt and Mr. Knaus. The school was open from three to four months in a year, and the cost of tuition was two and one-half cents to three cents per day for each child. One Autumn the school opened with only three pupils -- the late Moses Knerr, Edwin Hamm and Susan Scheirer (nee Kline) who is still living. A singing school was conducted int he building by Simon Gross. It was liberally patronized by the youn people of the entire community.
Of this interesting subject more in the next issue.

Johan married Anna Kunigunda on 17 Nov 1818 in Kirchworbis, Leinefelde, Thueringen, Germany.1 (Anna Kunigunda was born about 1784 in Darmstadt, , Hessen, DEU 14 and died before 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA.)


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 Nov 2013), entry for Johan Heinrich Muehlhausen, person ID L8BC-D7N.

2 I324.

3 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 398.

4 Knerr, Katie Isabelle, Notes of Katie Isabelle Knerr (Handwritten notes of her family history, in possession of her daughter, Isabel Beacher.).

5 Find A Grave,

6 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 3 Aug 1915, page 4.

7 History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, 934 pgs.), Page 288. Online at

8 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Egypt Reformed Church, Page 93.

9 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 155; Image: 160; Family History Library Film: 805130.

10 1820 United States Census, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: North Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Page: 133; NARA Roll: M33_104; Image: 142.

11 1830 United States Census, 1830; Census Place: North Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Series: M19; Roll: 155; Page: 93; Family History Library Film: 0020629.

12 1850 United States Census, Henry Millhouse, Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 101, page 398.

13 History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, 934 pgs.), Lowhill Township, Chapter XXV, written with E. H. Knerr, Esq., pages 288-289.

14 1850 United States Census.

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