HENRY H. KIES, county superintendent of
schools, Coudersport, was born in Pitcher, Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1860,
and with his parents, Enos J. and Sarah M., who were natives of New
England, removed to Allegheny township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1866, where
his father engaged in farming. Mr. Kies received his education at the
common schools of the county, with the exception of a few terms at select
schools. He began life by teaching in winters, finding employment on the
farm during the summers, for a period of years, after which he attended
Mansfield Normal School, from which he graduated in 1881. He then resumed
his former vocation, and taught in graded and select schools until elected
school superintendent of Potter county in the spring of 1887, a position
he is eminently qualified to fill, both by study and natural inclination.
He now has his residence in Coudersport. He is a Prohibitionist, and a
member of the Sons of Temperance. He is a gentleman of sterling worth, is
genial and affable, one whom it is a pleasure to meet. July 15, 1883, Mr.
Kies married Miss Carrie E., daughter of J. C. and Abigail S. Bishop,
natives of Vermont. Carrie E. Bishop was a teacher of wide experience,
having graduated from the Lock Haven Normal School.
History of the counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania : with biographical
selections, including their early settlement and development, a
description of the historic and interesting localities, sketches of
their cities, towns and villages, portraits of prominent men,
biographies of representative citizens, outline history of Pennsylvania,
statistics. Chicago: J.H. Beers &
Co., 1890, page 1156-1157.
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