Biography of Hon. H. A. Brouse
Howard County, IN Biographies





JUDGE H. A. BROUSE, a native of Stark County, Ohio, was born January 1, 1820. He assisted his father on the farm until he was seventeen years old, when he began clerking in a dry goods store in Lewisburg, Preble County, where he attended night school. At twenty, he read law under Judge Crane for two years, when he removed to Wayne County, Ind., where, in 1845, he was admitted to the bar; subsequently, in 1847, he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court. He practiced in Centreville until September, 1848, when he located in Howard County, one mile south of Kokomo where he lived two years. In 1849, he opened a law office in Kokomo, where he has been practicing ever since. He is a member of and assisted to organize the Republican party in this county. In 1866, he was appointed Circuit Judge of this district, comprising Madison, Hamilton, Howard and Tipton Counties. He served three years, and then he resumed his practice of law. When Kokomo became a city, he was elected Town Councilman, and has served a number of terms in the City Council since. Mr. Brouse is a public spirited man; he took a large share of stock in the Kokomo Normal School building, and canvassed the county in its behalf, and has always taken an active part in all public enterprises. He was married, in 1844, to Miss Elizabeth Leopold, of Montgomery County, Ohio. She is of French descent, and was born in February, 1825. This marriage has been blessed with nine children, seven of whom are still living - Rilla, wife of C. J. Becktel, of Muncie, Ind.; Laura L., wife of A. B. Southard, of Chicago; Emma; Lucy, wife of W. H. Davis, of Kokomo; Dora D., William O. and Macy A. George C. and Charles P. are deceased. Judge Brouse and wife are now enjoying the fruits of a well spent life.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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