|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1834|
Born in Indiana County, Pa., August 11. 1834. He spent his boyhood on the farm, attending the country schools a few brief terms at intervals until his seventeeth year, when he had his first experience as a school teacher. Between farming, lumbering, study and teaching he passed a varied life until the Civil War. He enlisted at the organization of Company E, August 16, 1862, and served in the most faithful manner with his company until it was mustered out in 1865. His efficient service was recognized in his promotion to the position of sergeant. Every one in the company appreciated Fred Gilhousen's conscientious devotion to duty. He was always ready for every service, and was never known to shirk any task, however difficult. He was with his company and did valiant service in the battle of Chickamauga. being severely wounded by a musket ball, toward the close of the battle. On being mustered out he returneed to Kahoka, Mo., and resumed the profession of school teaching. In 1867 he entered the ministry in the North Missouri conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which relation he did efficient service until 1875, when failing health obliged him to retire from the work. Since then he has resided with his family at Kahoka, Mo., leading, as he says, an uneventful life. In politics he is a Prohibitionist and has been honored with the nomination of his party for the position of judge of the court in his county, but of course without hope of election.
Created by: Phil Tomlinson
Record added: Jun 05, 2010
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