Myer Strouse also had his named spelled as Strauss and Strause, but kept the Strouse version in later years. He was a Congressman during the Civil War. It is possible that his parents were Moses and Elizabeth Strouse (not confirmed). His wife was Catharine Schneider and his children were: Sarah, Myer, Frederick, Henry Joseph, Katharine, Theodore H., Edwin D.. He died Feb. 11, 1878.
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Myer Strouse (December 16, 1825–February 11, 1878) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Myer Strouse was born in Oberstrau, Bavaria, Germany. Immigrated to the United States in 1832 with his father, who settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He attended private schools and edited the North American Farmer in Philadelphia from 1848 to 1852. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Pottsville.
Strouse was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. He resumed the practice of law, and was attorney and solicitor for the “Molly Maguires,” a secret organization in the mining regions of Pennsylvania, in 1876 and 1877. He died in Pottsville in 1878. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.