ELIAS STROUSE, farmer, P.O. Ottsville, is a grandson of Henry and   Ann Maria (Pyle) Strouse. The former was born in NOCKAMIXON township, was a farmer, and died there in 1835, as did his wife, who   was a native of Germany. Their son, Jacob, father of Elias, was born   in 1790, and on his marriage in 1826 came to Tinicum, and bought the   farm, where he died in 1874. He was a man of excellent character,   and more than ordinary intelligence. From comparatively nothing he   became well off, leaving a fine estate. His wife was Catherine,   daughter of Samuel Herwick, of Springfield township. She died in   1881, in her eighty-second year. Their children were Hannah, widow   of Peter Bean, living in Quakertown; Susanna, wife of Elias Gruver,   of this township; Franie, wife of Tobias Mitman, in Quakertown; and   Elias, who was the only son, and was born August 28, 1828. He lived   on the home farm until fourteen years after his marriage, when he   bought his present elegant home near Red Hill. October 3, 1850, he   was married to Anna Mary, daughter of Henry Kruger, of Nockamixon.   She was born in 1826. To their union nine children have been born,   four of whom died young, and a daughter, Franie, after her marriage.   The survivors are Amanda, wife of Clinton S. Lerch, of this   township; Reed C., married to Jennie Jeffries, and living in   Quakertown; Annie, wife of George W. Lerch, of Bedminster; and Jacob   M., who lives with his parents. Mr. Strouse is a prominent citizen,   and has held several offices in the township. He and his wife are   members of the Nockamixon church, of which he was for several years deacon.  Battle's History of Bucks County




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