Biography of Matthew H. Luse
Crawford County, PA Biographies





MATTHEW H. LUSE, Justice of the Peace, Cambridgeboro, was born in Warren County, Penn., December 11, 1844; son of Israel and Elizabeth (Tuthill) Luse, of that county. Israel Luse, who was a son of Shubel Luse and a native of Vermont, was lost at sea in 1849, while on a voyage to California. Elizabeth, his wife, a native of Warren County, died in 1851. Our subject came to this county in 1859, locating at Meadville, where he learned the trade of carriage painter. At the age of sixteen he enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, going out in Company I, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was in the battles of Opequan, Va., Cedar Mountain, Seven Pines, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, second battle of Bull Run, and other engagements. He was taken prisoner at the second battle of Bull Run. and paroled on the field. In 1864 he was again taken prisoner, at Petersburg, and after nine months' confinement in Libby, Andersonville, Savannah and Millen prisons, was exchanged, and he then rejoined his regiment at Petersburg. He enlisted October 6, 1861, and was honorably discharged July 13, 1865. Our subject was married April 20, 1874, to Sarah, daughter of Charles P. and Margaret (Baugher) Penoyer, of Cambridgeboro. By this union were born two children, Charles (deceased) and Ernest. Mr. Luse located in Cambridgeboro in 1873. In 1881 he was appointed Justice of the Peace, to fill an unexpired term, and was elected in 1882 for a term of five years. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Luse and wife are members of the Congregational Church; he is a member of the I. O. O. F., A. O. U. W., K. of H. and G. A. R.

From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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