Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Henry H. Troutman

HENRY H. TROUTMAN has been a resident of Labette county since 1876, and has been living in Osage township, in section 2, township 31, range 18, for a number of years. He was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1843, and is a son of Samuel and Catherine Troutman.

Samuel Troutman was born in Pennsylvania, in 1820, and his wife was also born in that state, in 1821. They were the parents of 11 children, namely: Henry H.; Augustus, who lives in Pennsylvania; Mary; William; Louisa; Daniel, deceased; Emma; Jennie; Agnes; Ida; and Samuel, deceased.

Henry H. Troutman was a merchant in Pennsylvania for eight years, when he sold out his business, and began farming. He soon sold his farm, and removed to Neosho county, Kansas, where he lived for one year. Subsequently he bought a farm in that county, on which he lived four years. Mr. Troutman then moved to Parsons where he lived one year, and worked in a lumber yard. He then bought a farm in Osage township, where he has since lived. He has worked hard and long, and has been very successful. He carries on general farming, and raises some stock. He is a good neighbor, and is always ready to lend a helping hand to those who are in need.

Mr. Troutman married Anna Swab, in Pennsylvania, who died in 1897, aged forty-eight years. The subject of this sketch is a member of the Republican party, and takes an active interest in local affairs. He served on the school board for three years. In a religious connection, Mr. Troutman is a member of the Christian church.