Capt Haas married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Mauck in 1798 and they too had at least 10 children, among them David, father of Valentine M., who married into our Cooper line with his marriage to WL Cooper's daughter, Hannah.
Captain Haas served as a Justice of the Peace beginning in 1822 and also served in the 77th Pennsylvania Militia during the war of 1812 under Lt Col George Weirick.
David and Barbara Mitterling, his first wife, had six children. Among them was Sarah, born 27 Apr 1834 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She came west with her family and resided in Stephenson County and married Levi Bolender 19 Oct 1852 in Rock Grove. Her parents shortly thereafter moved slightly north to Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin.
|Sarah Haas Bolender|
Levi and Sarah also had at least 10 children. Son Allen would die tragically, due to suicide related most likely to his ill health.
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