S. S. Truax, born December 12, 1840, lived until 1853 in Monroe county, Ohio, his birthplace.After making his home in Wayne county, Illinois, until 1866 he settled on a farm in Monroe, Minnesota, but in 1871 took a claim which he still owns in Amiret; he is now marshal of Tracy.From July, 1861 to 1862 he served in Company E, 40th Illinois infantry; was then honorably discharged.Mr. Truax married Miss. Adeline Dundrey; they have five children.
"History of the Minnesota Valley, including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota" Authors: Edward D. Neill and Charles S. Bryant Publisher: North Star Pub. Co.; 1882 (Minneapolis)