William Andrews Krise
Professor William Andrews Krise at a mature age. Husband of Nancy E. Hunt. Professor W. A. Krise Answers Final Summons (Obit.) After a lingering illness extending over a period of four years, during all of which time he was an invalid, Prof. Krise passed into the great beyond at his home in Centre Hall, Centre county, PA, on Tuesday morning at eight o'clock. (22 June 1920)
William Andrews Krise was the only son of Samuel and Dorothy Paget Krise, and was born near Bellefonte on September 26, 1838, hence was in his eighty-second year. He was graduated from Jefferson College in the year 1860, and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Marine corps, serving a short time. His education fitted him for teaching, and it was this which made his life work. About 1875 he came from Johnstown to Potter township and taught school in what is now Centre Hall borough. Later he removed to Gregg township and for about ten years taught school in that section. He was eminently successful as a school teacher. Religiously he was a Presbyterian and for a number of years was an elder in the church; politically he was a Democrat, and the only public office he held was that of county auditor for one term; fraternally he was a member of Progress Grange and of Old Fort Lodge No. 537, Free and Accepted Masons, and was past worshipful master.
His wife preceded him to the grave three years ago. She was former Miss Nannie E. Hunt of Washington county, and a year prior to her death, the couple celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary in Centre Hall. Surviving him are four children, namely, Warren S. Krise of Johnstown; Mrs. W. S. Slick (Lillian) of Centre Hall; Mrs. J. W. Brown (Stella) of Milroy, and Mrs. B. F. Reish (Elsie), of Lewistown, Miffllin county, PA. A son George Holmes Krise preceded him in death.