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Donald E. Trout (#47025045)
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Bio Photo 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, ten 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!

Don Trout

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R. Pinkerton
Harry T. Heidlebaugh
FYI: I posted the obituary.

R. Pinkerton
Added by R. Pinkerton on Jul 07, 2017 9:38 AM
Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
Trout family connection
Hello distant cousin!

We are related to the Trout family thru the Summers family who married into the Donley family. A little convoluted...but there is the connection!

Thank you for all that you have done on Find A Grave. I am working on the Donley family and their descendants over my winter break and you have made it sooo much easier! We will be going to Ireland in the summer to visit were the original Donley (Donnelly) came from.
Added by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell on Dec 27, 2016 8:19 AM
Robert James Seeley
RE: Lee Seeley
Stunning to recall finding Lee Mark, thanks to you, Donald for restoring him to our family. And to think that you have actually been to his grave site and have honored him in such a meaningful way. I am imagining a trip up there to tour the fascinating area where he spent a significant part of his life.

God's richest blessings on you and your family--those darling grandchildren. rjs
Added by Robert James Seeley on Oct 30, 2016 8:37 PM
maura eagle
George Mayer
Hi, Don,

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!

Thanks so much!
Maura Eagle

Added by maura eagle on Dec 30, 2015 10:00 PM
Sarah Jane Kemrer Trout

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

Added by Cbborst on Oct 05, 2013 9:06 AM
Craig H. Trout
Transfer of TROUT memorials
Hi Don,

Thank you so much for all the recent obituaries!

I just realized I had never transferred the Hon. Henry Leighttner TROUT and brother Frank Burrows TROUT to you, so I transferred them just a few minutes ago.

I am well aware of your great interest in Mayor TROUT and I am hopeful that you will add a bit of biography to his memorial.

Warm regards,
Added by Craig H. Trout on Apr 08, 2011 5:24 PM
Craig H. Trout
TROUT memorials at Longeneckers
Hi Don,

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.

Thanks again for all you do...

Warm regards,
Added by Craig H. Trout on Jun 20, 2010 7:49 AM

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