Jonas Daukša (1859-aft1920)
Jonas Daukša
Sex: Male
Birth: circa 1859
Death: after 1920
United States
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.

Known SiblingsEdit

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.

1900 CensusEdit

John resided in the household of Mary Rice in the 1900 Census of Conyngham Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The household was listed as follows:

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.

1920 CensusEdit

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.


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