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KNOUSE, JACOB H., of the firm of Forney & Knouse, druggists, Harrisburg, is a son of John and Rebecca (Krone) Knouse. He was born at Goldsboro, York county, Pa., February 26, 1861. His grandfather, Jacob Knouse, was born near Jonestown, Lebanon county, Pa., July 19, 1795, and was a resident of Lebanon county all his life. He died at the advanced age of eighty-four years, November 14, 1879. The maiden name of Mrs. Jacob Knouse was Catherine Boyle. She was born in Ireland in 1793, and came to America in 1800. She was a resident of both Franklin and Lebanon counties. She died in 1875, aged eighty-two years. John Knouse, father of Jacob H., was born near Lebanon, Pa., August 15, 1816, and came to Harrisburg in 1870. He was a shoemaker, but during his declining years has lived a retired life. He was twice married. Of the first union there is one surviving child, Catherine, wife of D. M. Shelley, of Harrisburg. In the second marriage, he was united, in Cumberland county, Pa., in 1858, to Rebecca Krone, who was born in York county, Pa., near Lewisberry, in 1828. To this marriage there were born four children, three of whom are living: Ira P., Jacob H., and Edward S. A daughter, Mary, wife of Lewis Klucker, died in 1888, leaving her husband and one son, Albert.

Jacob H. Knouse came with his parents to Harrisburg when he was nine years old, and has resided here ever since. His education was received in the public schools of York county and in the public schools of Harrisburg. He was graduated from the Harrisburg high school in 1877. He entered the drug store of A. W. Nunemacher as an apprentice to the drug business, and remained in this employment three years. At the expiration of this time he entered the College of Pharmacy at Philadelphia, from which he was graduated in 1882. During his course at the college he spent the intervals between terms as a clerk in a drug store in Atlantic City, N. J. After graduating he spent one year as a clerk in the drug business at Wilmington, N. C. In 1883 he returned to Harrisburg and was employed in the drug store of Dr. Raysor for nearly five years. In 1889 he engaged in business in connection with Mr. C. M. Forney.

Mr. Knouse was married in Harrisburg, April 24, 1883, to Miss Ella B. Mosey, daughter of Daniel M. and Sarah Mosey, of Harrisburg. They have two daughters, Violet Claire and Evelyn May. Mr. Knouse is a member of America Council, No. 3, O. U. A. M., and of Capital City Council, No. 327, Jr. O. U. A. M. He is a member of Nazareth Commandery, No. 125, K. of M.; of Fraternal Mystic Circle, and of Dauphin County Pharmaceutical Association, and of the Pennsylvania State Pharmaceutical Association. Politically he is a Republican. He and his family attend the Fourth Street Church of God. Mr. Knouse is a man of high standing in business and in society.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 6 Jan 2001

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