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Dr David Hebison Crouse
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1808
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1884

Son of Henry & Salome (Hevison)Crouse.
Husband of Rachel Gelwick, Rachel Baker & Lydia Leibenguth.
Doctor of the Dayton area.

Biography on page 22 of the 'Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaske Counties, Indiana 1899.

A snip from that page 22.

Dr. David H. Crouse, father of our subject[Jerome,see his page for this full biography], was a young man when-he accompanied the family to Marion county, in 1830, and for ten years there­after he assisted in the management of the property which his senior had purchased there. He then came to Dayton and bought land, gradually extending his possessions until he had about five hundred acres. For the most part, he purchased his farms from the original owners, and having greatly improved his special homestead, in 1860 he built a substantial two-story brick residence upon it, and within its hospitable walls his son, our sub­ject, has dwelt for many years. In 1843 he was graduated in the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, and had previously studied with his brother, Daniel B., a successful early practitioner of Dayton and vicinity. He at once established himself in practice in Dayton and for more than two-score years was a leading physician in this portion of the county. In the first years of his practice he was obliged to ride to distant places, as doctors were few and the population very scattering. For years he was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and officiated as an elder in the same.

For his first wife Dr. David H. Crouse chose Rachel, daughter of Fred­erick and Catherine Gelwicks, of Franklin county, Pennsylvania. The Gelwicks were of sturdy Dutch stock, and have been represented in this country since colonial days. The homestead owned by Frederick Gelwick was located some eight miles northwest of Chambersburg, and had been handed down from father to son for several generations. They were substantial farmers and were zealous members of the German Reformed church. The old Gelwick farm, a place of about three hundred acres, has never passed from the family and is now owned by a grandson of Frederick Gelwick. His children were John, Susan, Elizabeth, Mrs. Hartzell, Frederick and Rachel. To Dr. Crouse and wife Rachel several children were born, and those who lived to maturity were Salome C, who married Elijah Earl, Victoria V., wife of V. S. Burton; and Jerome H. Subsequently to the death of his first wife, in 1845.

Dr. D. H. Crouse married Rachel Baker, by whom he had two children who survived: Meigs V., a former pastor of a Presbyterian church, and now the superintendent of a children's home in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Elda.

The third wife of the Doctor, Mr&. Lydia Peter (nee Leibenguth) survived him, and is still living. His death took place Decem­ber 7, 1884, at his old home, where his active and useful career had been chiefly spent.

Family links: 
  Rachel Gelwicks Crouse (1814 - 1845)*
  Rachel Baker Crouse (1825 - 1865)*
  Lydia Leibenguth Peter Crouse (1828 - 1911)*
  Salome Crouse Earl (1836 - 1922)*
  Jerome H. Crouse (1843 - 1908)*
  Elda Crouse Bartmess (1856 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Dayton Cemetery
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Old Section
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Dec 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12588742
Dr David Hebison Crouse
Added by: L. A. (Terry)
Dr David Hebison Crouse
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 Added: Dec. 3, 2005

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