Looking for some information for my mother. She is a Troutman from Pittsburgh, PA. Some research has names and birth dates a little off, as well as, first and middle names switched around, but all my current information seems to tie together. Our line goes like this:
Emigrant Troutman - first name unknown
George Troutman - dates unknown
Joseph Troutman - b. Dec. 3, 1793
Arthur Louella Troutman - born by Joseph's second wife - b. Nov. 1858 or 1868 - married Gertrude Ella or Ella Gertrude
James Melvin Troutman - b. about 1886 - married Callie
Edward J. Troutman - b. 1919 d. 2008 - married Mary Krulc
Patricia (Bigenho) Troutman - b. Nov. 1947
Craig Bigenho (ME!!)
Some info I dug up, just not sure who George was, and NO IDEA who the Emigrant Troutman was. Any help appreciated!
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The Troutmans, of Pollock, Pennsylvania, descend from
German ancestors, the emigrant came from that country and settling in the Cumberland valley, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, married and left male issue.
(II) George Troutman, son of the emigrant, came from Cumberland county to Clarion county at an early day, locating near where Callensburg now stands. He rented a farm, but not liking the location moved to a place near Perryville, but still not being suited, he moved to Ohio, opposite Sharon, Pennsylvania, where he bought a farm which he cultivated until his death. He and his wife were
members of the Lutheran church. Children:
1. George, died near Sharon. 2. Joseph, of whom further. 3. Henry, died in Perry township, Clarion county, a millwright. 4. Benjamin, lived and died on the Ohio homestead farm. 5. Moses, also lived and died on the homestead farm. 6. David, died unmarried. 7. Katherine, died unmarried. 8. John, died while traveling in the west, unmarried.
(Ill) Joseph, son of George Troutman, was born near Sunbury, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1793, and came to Clarion (then Armstrong) county, when a young man with his father. Here he married and first lived at the mouth of Troutman's Run on the Allegheny river, where he cleared about fifty acres and erected buildings. ' To this tract given him by his father-in-law he added twenty-four acres and there lived until his death. He was a carpenter by trade and did a great deal of contracting in Perry township. He served in the war of 1812, going to Erie after Commodore Perry's victory, but was not engaged in any battles. He was first a Democrat, later a Whig and held several township offices. Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist church.
He married (first) in Armstrong (now Clarion) county, Jane F. Pollock, who died October 19, 1849, daughter of Thomas, son of Charles Pollock, who came to this country from Coleraine, Ireland (see Pollock family). He married (second) July 2, 1855, Mrs. Philomcna (Hulbert) Hogan, widow of William Hogan. Children of Joseph Troutman by his first wife, Jane F. Pollock: i. William Pollock, born November n, 1822, died in childhood.
2. Katherine Elizabeth, born November 10, 1824. married Rev. H. M. Chamberlain and lives in Cleveland, Ohio. 3. Margaret Fruit, deceased, born February 5, 1827, married Elliot H. Yingling. 4. Nancy Grant, born June 5, 1829, married Frank Fritz and lives in Oil City. 5. Thomas George, of whom further. 6. Mary Ellen, born March 6, 1835, married Elias Osman, whom she survives, living in Butler county. 7. Hannah Jane, born December 20, 1837, married H. M. Maloney and died in West Virginia in 1877. 8. Sarah Emmeline, born July 14, 1848, married (first) a Mr. Newell, (second) William Bell. Children of Joseph Troutman by his second wife: 9. William Josephus, born May 28, 1856, moved to Washington county. 10. Arthur L., born November 4, 1868, now in the oil business in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.