Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Chase, Lewis–(1830-1911)–Rochester, New York–was born in Maine, Jan. 22, 1830.  He started in the nursery business in Chase’s Mills, Maine in 1857 with his two brothers, Ethan A. and Martin V. B. Chase.  In 1868 he and Ethan moved to Rochester, New York where they organized under the name of Chase Brothers Nursery Company.  He was the president of the firm.
Sources:  APS-1913