GAUSE, Lewis H.
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GAUSE, Lewis H., son of Samuel Gause (1781-1865) and Mary Bailey (1784-1868), was born October 28, 1821, at Unionville, Chester county, Pa. He was educated in the country schools of Delaware and Chester county, and at West Town boarding-school. After having taught school a good many years, he graduated in 1861 from the State Normal School of New Jersey, located at Trenton. In early life he commenced teaching; came to Harrisburg in 1843 as teacher in the boys' high school of the South ward, where he continued until 1851, when he became teacher of the sciences in the agricultural school at Mount Airy, conducted by Prof. John Wilkinson, for one year. From December, 1852, to the spring of 1855 he taught at Treemount Seminary, Norristown, when he took charge of the Olive Branch, which he edited two years. In 1857 he went to Springfield, Ohio, to engage in a newspaper venture, but purchasing a farm, followed farming two years, teaching during the winter. In 1859 he returned East, took charge of one of the public schools at Plainfield, N. J., subsequently entering the State Normal School as stated. During the Rebellion he entered the United States service, serving until the close of the war, and was made clerk to Maj. E. L. Moore, paymaster in the United States army. In October, 1865, he resigned, and established a select school at Harrisburg, which lie successfully conducted ten years. In 1875 was elected by the school board of the city of Harrisburg supervisory principal of the Reily street schools. Mr. Gause studied law while conducting the Harrisburg Institute, under John C. Kunkle, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar December, 1868. He married, October 28, 1847, Sarah Fish Moore, daughter of Levi Moore and Sarah Fish, of Amherst, Mass., and their children were Leander M., Charles S., Helen, Frank L., Lucy G., and Laura B.

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Date of Transcription: 31 Dec 2000

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