Faustina Hasse Hodges
1822 - 1895
Faustina Hasse Hodges was the daughter of prominent English organist Edward Hodges. She came to America in 1841, assuming a teaching position at the upstate New York Waterford Academy for Young Ladies, the first school established especially for the education of women in that state. Hodges started composing in the 1850's, writing mostly for piano and the organ. Her popular song, The Rose Bush, sold over 100,000 copies.