House, Erwin a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Worthington, Ohio, February 17, 1824. He was converted at the age of thirteen; graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1846; received license to preach in 1849, and in 1865 entered the Cincinnati Conference, of which he continued a member till his death, May 20, 1875. Mr. House commenced contributing to the press as early as 1837; in 1847 was employed as assistant editor of the Ladies' Repository, and from March 1851, to December 1852, had sole editorial charge of the magazine. He published, Sketches for the Young (1847): — The Missionary in Many Lands: — The Homilist: — Scripture Cabinet: — The Sunday-school Handbook. He was a hearty advocate of temperance. As a speaker to children he had very few equals. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 115; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.