This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.
This column's focus is on Lose. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Lose family.
There are 8 different first-name entries for Lose in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). However, there are no full-length profiles of anyone carrying the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).
And, now, your ancestors' LOSE neighbors in 1890:
In BELLEFONTE Borough:
Calvin I., 39, liveryman Emma A. Catharine--22 N. Spring Louis Isaac, 36, liveryman--22 N. Spring Elizabeth Mary Lena Scott, 34, tailor--7 W. Logan Maggie Harry 14 Winifred James 8 Edward 6 Jennie
In CENTRE HALL Borough:Daniel F. Luse, 52, painter Mattie E.
In GREGG Township:William Luse, 39, farmer--Farmers Mills Rosetta Della Cora Kate S.
In HAINES Towsnhip:John, 42, laborer--Poe Mills Louisa R. William D. 3 Nicodemus, 41, farmer--Woodward Emma J. Kate V. Lizzie E. James F. 3
In MARION Township:Sadie--Bellefonte
In MILES Township:Cook C., 32, lumberman--Rebersburg Ella S. Samuel 71 Mary Loose--Madisonburg Bertha Mary Loose--Wolfs Store George 30
In MILLHEIM Borough:Dennis Luse, 60, foundryman Mary A. Irwin B. 18 Mittie Harriet Luse Malcolm 11 John W. Luse, 30, painter Mary E. Jacob S. 6
In POTTER Township:Abraham P. Luse, 50, manufacturer--Centre Hall Hannah Clement W. 27 William E. 23 John M. 20 Lydia Emma
In WALKER Township:Jacob, 70, farmer--Howard Susan Sallie S. Laura--Howard William 17 Charles 13 Mary