Biography of G. W. Krout
Hancock County, OH Biographies

G. W. KROUT, fanner, P. 0. Mount Blanchard, born October 14, 1823, in York County, Penn., is a son of John and An (Boyd) Krout, natives of Pennsylvania. John Grout and family came to Ohio in 1856, and settled in Amanda Township, this county. His children were nine in all, of whom G. W., Elizabeth, Ann, John L. and Adam (a physician in Van Wert County, Ohio) are now living. He was a farmer by occupation, and purchased a farm in Amanda Township this county, which he afterward sold to his son, G. W. Our subject came to Ohio two years prior to his father's arrival in the State. He has been twice married; the first time, in 1847, to Jemiraa Austine, who bore him four children: Rebecca (wife of LaFayette Gordon, of Kansas), John F. (married to Ella Atchison), Henry A. (married to Ann Tuttle) and Eli W. (a widower). After the death of his first wife Mr. Krout married, in 1858, Elizabeth, daughter of Eli Sampson, one of the pioneers of Jackson Township, this county. This union has been blessed with eight children: David B. (married to Emma Patterson), Amos W. (married to Emma A. Misamore), Emmet, Floyd E., Retta A., Clark L. (all now living), and Rosa and Wilber (deceased). Mr. Kraut has filled the office of township trustee. He has made many fine improvements on his farm, which is situated one mile and a half north of Mt. Blanchard, on the Blanchard River.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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