William C Haus




William C. Haus





WILLIAM C. HAUS, attorney at law, was born in Boalsburg, Centre Co., Penn., February 6, 1852, and is a son of Jacob and Sarah (Crozier) Hans, natives of Union and Juniata Counties, Penn., respectively. Jacob Hans was a prominent Republican politician of Union County, and served as deputy sheriff and also prothonotary of that county two terms. He afterward removed to Boalsburg, Penn., and in 1854 to New Castle, Penn., where he has since resided. In 1855 he was elected justice of the peace, and excepting the period from 1867 to 1869, when he was prothonotary of Lawrence County, has served continuously in that office up to the present. Our subject grew to manhood in Lawrence County, and was educated in the public schools of New Castle. He spent considerable time in his father' s office during his term as prothonotary, and thus became familiar with the duties thereof. In January, 1870, Mr. Hans came to Mercer and clerked in the prothonotary' s office nearly two years, devoting his spare moments to reading law. In October, 1871, he began reading in the office of McClure & Anderson, of Sharon, with whom he remained nearly two years. In August, 1873, he entered the Albany Law School of the Union University, Albany, N. Y., and graduated May 5, 1874. He -was at once admitted to the Mercer bar, and began practice in Sharon, where he has since followed the duties of his profession. He was admitted to the United States courts May 8, 1876, and is the local solicitor for the Pennsylvania Company. Mr. Hans was married February 11, 1875, to Miss Mary, daughter of Cornelius Bowden, of Sharon, of which union two children, William B. and Emma R., have been born. Politically he is a Republican.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 728-729



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