Born: December 23, 1845, Hanover, Germany.
Died: December 5, 1931, Bedford, Ohio.
Ilse attended the Lutheran Missouri Synod teachers college in Addison, Illinois, and taught and played the organ at churches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn, New York; and Bedford, Ohio. He wrote several choral and organ books, and served as music editor for the 1912 Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book.
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