Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 7, 1822, Fish­kill, New York.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 8, 1891, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.


Ganse’s fa­mi­ly moved to New York Ci­ty in 1825. He gra­du­at­ed from Co­lum­bia Col­lege in 1839, stu­died the­o­lo­gy at the New Bruns­wick (Re­formed Dutch) Se­mi­na­ry, New Jer­sey, and was or­dained in 1843.

From 1843–56 he was a Re­formed Dutch pas­tor in Free­hold, New Jer­sey. From 1856–66 he was pas­tor of the North­west Re­formed Dutch Church in New York. On January 1, 1876, he be­came pas­tor of the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri.

Upon the or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Aid for Col­leg­es and Acad­e­mies in 1883, Ganse was elect­ed its sec­re­ta­ry, and moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, to per­form those du­ties.



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