I have enjoyed mysteries all my life. When I discovered that my paternal grandfather, Enos Francis TROUT, Sr. married Sarah Chalfant TROUT, and that my maternal great-grandfather John Landis HERR married Barbara Kreider HERR, I absolutely had to find out if the married spouses were related to each other; perhaps they first met at a family reunion!?! Now, nine years and 3,500 names later, I continue to be intrigued and challenged to find out all that I can about the TROUTs in Lancaster County, Pa., since they basically all descended from my sixth great-grandfather, Johann Wendel Georg TRAUT, an immigrant farmer from Germany. Discovering his homestead and burying ground near Paradise, Lancaster County, Pa. has been among my most exciting finds. However, my newly-found relatives, and especially a fantastic TROUT researcher, Craig H. TROUT, have made this project nothing short of a blessing in my life. Every minute of this ancestry research I spend in honor and memory of my wonderful father,a decorated Korean War veteran, who passed away following a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. I want to thank every individual who has helped me with TROUT information, and for each and every person who has transferred memorials to my care in order to preserve and complement the history of the TROUT legacy in Lancaster County!
John Neidich (1813-1894) married Hannah Trout. John's sister, Elizabeth Neidich Mayer (1803-1827)married George Mayer about 1825-26. My question is if you have any information about George's Mayer's ancestry.
George remarried and moved to Montgomery County, Ohio. I believe his mother, Susannah, was living with him in the 1850 census. She was born in 1780.
This on has been a challenge for me for about three years, so any help would be great!
Longs I have the 1850 census of John and Alice Long and family. There is a Mary Adair living with them in 1850 and she would have been 49. Her sister Rebecca is my great grandmother Rebecca Robinson. do you know why she was living there? Emmajane Denlinger
If my research is correct, I believe that Sarah Jane Kemrer Trout's grandparents were Joseph Kemrer and Sarah Dunning. Joseph and Sarah (Dunning)Trout are ancestors of mine through Sarah Jane's uncle, George Kemrer (brother of Sarah Jane's father, Joseph). I'm curious if you have discovered any information about them. I've learned from a census that Sarah Dunning was born in England and was a member of the Mennonite Reformed church, but do not know when she came to the US, where she's buried, or the names of her parents. I believe Joseph was born in Germany, but do not know when he arrived in the US or his parents' names. Carol Borst
I have just transferred (119) TROUT-related memorials to you for Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Your work to survey this cemetery plus photograph all TROUT headstones has made a truly remarkable contribution to the descendants of these various TROUT family lines.