William Hauser

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William Hauser (from The Olive Leaf)

Alias: William Houser


Born: 23 December 1812, Bethania, North Carolina

Died: 15 September 1880, near Wadley, Georgia


William Hauser was a "physician, pharmacist, Methodist minister, singing teacher," and arranger and compiler of vocal music books. He married Eliza M. Benshaw in 1837. In 1846 they settled on a farm near Wadley, Georgia; in 1859 he became professor of physiology at Oglethorpe Medical College. His last name was spelled Houser in early publications, but he returned to its original spelling in later life (Steel and Hulan 2010).

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  • Houser, William. 1848. The Hesperian Harp, a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Odes, and Anthems. Phladelphia: S. C. Collins. Second Edition, 1874.556 pp.
  • Hauser, William; and Benjamin Turner. 1878. The Olive Leaf. Wadley, Georgia: Authors. 390 pp.

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