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Lutheran Orphans’ Home and Asylum, Germantown PA 1892-1914

Philadelphia has been justly noted for its many charitable and benevolent institutions. Among these the “Orphans’ Home and Asylum for the Aged and Infirm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown” holds a conspicuous place. When so many children were made orphans during the late war, this institution was among the first to open its doors for these soldiers’ orphans, and 98 were admitted up to the time when the State provided homes for them. Including with these reports are names and ages of the orphans who were present during the year.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after. Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great...

Biography of John L. Troutman

John L. Troutman. With the exception of one year, when he was traveling in California, the entire carser of John L. Troutman, since he was thirteen years of age, had been passed in Kansas and in agricultural pursuits. He had resided and carried on operations in various parts of the Sunflower State, making a success of his enterprises in each locality, and at the present time is the owner of a valuable alfalfa farm at Twenty-first Street and California Avenue, Topeka. Mr. Troutman comes of a farming family and had ingrained in his make-up the inclination for the soil that caused his forbears for generations to wield the implements of the husbandman. He was born in the rich agricultural country of Fulton County, Indiana, where his father owned a farm, September 22, 1853, and is a son of William H. and Nancy (Smith) Troutman. His grandfather, William T. Troutman, was an early settler of Cass County, Indiana, where he located some seventy-five or eighty years ago, taking up raw land in the vicinity of Logansport, from whence the family subsequently removed north to Fulton County. William H. Troutman was born in Indiana, and on reaching man’s estate adopted the family avocation. He was successful as an agriculturist, being a man of industry, intelligence and marked business ability, and developed a good farming property. When the issues came on that eventuated in the Civil war, William H. Troutman took a firm stand. Ever a man who had the courage of his convictions, he left no one in doubt as to his attitude on the question of slavery. He was not...

Troutman, David Joseph – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon David Joseph Troutman, 72, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande, died peacefully April 18 at Tuality Community Hospital. A private celebration of life is planned for May 10. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives at 237 W. Main St. in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. David was born Jan. 10, 1936, to William and Ethel Troutman in Hillsboro. He attended North Plains Elementary School and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954. He was active in sports and held the state broad jump track record for more than 20 years. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for two years. He worked with the Oregon State Highway Department for two years. He then went to work for Coast Pack, Kummers Meat and Safeway before starting his own business, AA Quality Meats. In this business, he maintained a partnership for more than 15 years. He later owned a video rental store and a meat market on Scholl’s Ferry Road. He was the manager of Eastern Oregon Rental Co. in Baker City for two years and worked as a shipping clerk at Polycast for six years before retiring. He married Cynthia Lee Braseth on Sept. 11, 1971, in La Grande. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in September. David enjoyed sports, reading, gardening, hiking, traveling and spending time with family. His favorite place on Earth was the Wallowa Lake mountains where he had a second home. Survivors include his wife, Cyndi; sons, Michael Troutman and his wife, Stacey, Kirk Troutman and his wife, Denise and Jeff Troutman and his wife, Lena; daughters, Vicki Naylor and Jennifer...

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