Kanouse, Peter, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Boonton, N. J., August 20, 1784, of German descent; was educated for the ministry under Drs. Armstrong and Richards, and was licensed and ordained in 1822. He successively preached at Suckasunna, N. J.; Newark, N. J.; Wantage, N. J.; Newark, N. J.; Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; again at Wantage, N.J., and then as a home missionary in Dane Co., Wisconsin. He died May 30,1864. "He was an able and impressive preacher of the Gospel.. .bearing the 'fruits of the Spirit,' and instrumental in the conversion of many souls."-Wilson, Presbyterian Hist. Almanac, 1866, . 216.