|Birth:|| circa 1859|
|Death:|| after 1920|
|Siblings:|| Petras Daukša (1860-aft1920)|
Mykolas Daukša (1861-bef1920)
|Children:|| Marijona Daukšaitė (c1881-aft1920)|
Eva Daukšaitė (1883-1971)
Joseph Jacob Douse (1896-1985)
Charles Douse (1897-1960)
Jonas Daukša (1859-aft1920), a.k.a. John Douse, was a Lithuanian immigrant, a coal miner, and one of the three brothers who proginated the Douse family of Centralia, Pennsylvania.
Joseph was born around 1859 in Lithuania. His parents are unknown.
Jonas had two siblings who came to the United States:
Children by first marriage in LithuaniaEdit
John had two daughters by his first wife in Lithuania, who is believed to have died during childbirth. The name of John's first wife is unknown.
Children by second marriage in PennsylvaniaEdit
John had two sons in Pennsylvania, by another woman, possibly named Mary, who may or may not have married John.
John resided in the household of Mary Rice in the 1900 Census of Conyngham Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The household was listed as follows:
- Mary Rice 40
- Joseph Rice 22
- Mary Rice 12
- John Douse 40
- Joseph Douse 4
- Charley Douse 3
- Joseph Jolavage 40
Desertion of Family and the 1910 CensusEdit
John deserted his family around 1900 and removed to an unknown location. He has not yet been located in the 1910 census.
At some point, he returned to his family, as he appears in the 1920 census living with his daughter Eva in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
John died some time after 1920. He has not been located in the 1930 census.
For a complete list of John's known descendants, click here.