Biography of George W. Trout
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Trout, George W., born in Towanda, Pa., January 18, 1831, was a son of Andrew Trout, a native of Germany, who was drowned at Shomishin dam a short time belore the birth of George W. Andrew Trout had five Sons, three of whom served in the army, two being in the Mexican war. Capt. A. J. Trout, of the Fifth Pennsylvania Reserves, died at Williamsport, Pa., in November, 1890, aged sixty six years. George W. was a carpenter by trade. July 19, 1852, Mr. Trout boarded a vessel and traveled in foreign lands for three years, being in Hong Kong, China, on the coasts of Africa and Asia, in the Arctic region, and along the shores of Brazil, S.A. He enlisted at Williamsport, Pa., in 1862, in Company C, First Pennsylvania Battalion, as private, being out about nine months. He reenlisted in December, 1863, in New York city, in Company G, Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery, remaining to the close of the war and coming out as corporal. Mr. Trout came from Williamsport to Elmira in 1876 and has lived here ever since as foreman for the firm of E. A. Swan. He was one of the organizers of the Col. H. C. Hoffman Post, No. 606, G. A. R., in 1887. He has been senior and junior vice commander and was made commander of the post in December, 1889. He was elected supervisor in the last election. George W. Trout married, in Steuben County, November 4, 1855, Miss Rachel Bechtel, and they have four sons, three of whom are in business in Elmira and one in Bradford, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Trout are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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