Gerhard Niehaus

11 April 1808–after 1865 (Age 56)
Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Gerhard

When Gerhard Niehaus was born on 11 April 1808, in Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Niehaus, was 19 and his mother, Margaret Knostman, was 25. He married Katharine M. Aransmann in 1837, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Patoka Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died after 1865, in Dubois, Indiana, United States, at the age of 58.

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Gerhard Niehaus
Katharine M. Aransmann
Marriage: 1837
Bernhard H G Niehaus
Benjamin Niehaus
Eliza Niehaus
Lewis Niehaus

Spouse and Children


    Katharine M. Aransmann


Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


    Bernhard H G Niehaus


    Benjamin Niehaus


    Eliza Niehaus


    Lewis Niehaus


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 5

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 17

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + hūs ‘house’; or a habitational name from a common North German and Westphalian farm name with the same meaning.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • G Henry Niehaus, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gerhard Niehaus - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Gerhard Niehaus

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