These Brant County, Ontario biographical sketches have been transcribed by Bill Bowman from Warner and Beers History of Brant County 1883. They are being posted as Bill completes them.


JOHN MAUS, farmer, South Dumfries, was born in Queenston, Ont., September 4, 1818, and is a son of Henry V. S. and Aurillia (Bunnell) Maus, who were natives of New York State, and emigrated to Canada in 1818, settling first in Queenston, then in North Dumfries Township, and finally in South Dumfries Township, where they remained the balance of their lives. The father who had been a farmer, died in 1857, and the mother in 1858. they were married in the United States, and were both members of the Methodist Church. John, of whom this sketch is written, was married in March, 1845, to Adah Wendover, who is a native of New York State, and was born Sept. 4, 1821. She is a daughter of William and Rebecca Wendover. Mr. and Mrs. Maus are members of the Methodist body. Mr. Maus himself, who acquired a good education, has filled the office of Steward of that church. He is one of the old class of sturdy and enterprising pioneers of the County of Brant, having arrived there in 1824, when it was but a comparative wilderness, and he is now the happy owner of 240 acres of well cultivated land, and excellent buildings thereon. Mr. and Mrs. Maus are the parents of nine children, six of whom survive, viz., Luther, John H., William, Ann, Lydia K. and Edward.