Biography of John Stroud
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN STROUD, farmer, P. 0. London, son of Ansel and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Troud, was born in Germany January 22, 1822, and in 1846 emigrated to America, locating in Cincinnati, where he followed his trade, tailoring, three years. He subsequently worked at his trade one year in St. Louis, and then moved to Illinois, where he conducted a business for himself in Mt. Pulaski for eight years. In 1857, he came to London, and for three years was engaged in business. In 1862, he commenced farming on the place now occupied by him, which consists of 132 acres. In 1840, he married Sarah Brown, who died two years after marriage. He then married Sarah Fletcher, who lived only three years after marriage, and he then married Amelia Ann Porter, a sister of James G. Porter, who has since died. Mr. Troud is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He received a fine classical education in his native country, where he also learned his trade, and is familiar with four languages, Hebrew, French, German and English.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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