George Brouse

George Brouse

George Brouse (1790 – February 12 1860) was a farmer, businessman and political figure in Upper Canada.

He was born in Matilda Township, Dundas County, Upper Canada in 1790, the son of Peter Brouse, an United Empire Loyalist from Stone Arabia, Montgomery County, New York. He opened a general store on his property some time after 1814. A small community originally known as Matilda and later Iroquois, Ontario developed in the area.

During the 1820s, he built a gristmill, sawmill, shingle factory and woollen mill. From 1828-1876, he was postmaster in the area. In the same year, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Dundas. In 1839, he became a captain in the 2nd Regiment of Dundas. In 1857, Iroquois was incorporated as a village and Brouse became its first reeve. He died in Iroquois in 1860.

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