Biography of Henry Rouse
Monroe County, MI Biographies

HENRY ROUSE was born in the town of Hartland, Niagara county, N. Y., in 1841. His parents were Thomas J. and Gertrude Rouse, who came to this county in the fall of 1858, and took up 80 acres of land in Whiteford, where they remained during the balance of life; the father died in 1873, and the mother in 1874. Henry enlisted in 1862 in Co. K, 18th Mich. V. I., and served to close of war; was at the battle of Athens, Ala., and several skirmishes of less importance; was taken prisoner at the battle of Athens, and held for six months; he was discharged at Detroit June 21, 1865. In 1872 he was married to Sarah E. Smith, of Summerfield; they have two chilthen. Her parents were William J. and Betsey Smith, who were natives of Cuyahoga county, O. Henry Rouse has served one term as commissioner of highways, and in 1885 was elected school inspector, and reelected to that office in 1887.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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