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Noah J. Troyer b. 18 Feb 1831 USA d. 2 Mar 1886 Kalona, Washington Co., IA: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Noah J. Troyer

Male 1831 - 1886  (55 years)


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  • Name Noah J. Troyer  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1831  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Mar 1886  Kalona, Washington Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Johnson Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter Miller Cemetery
    Person ID I15795  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 22 May 2019 

    Family Fannie Mast,   b. 24 Sep 1827, Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1902, Sharon Center, Johnson Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Noah Troyer,   b. 1859,   d. 1930  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2019 
    Family ID F10811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1886 - Kalona, Washington Co., IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Johnson Co., IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXIII, Number 7, April 1, 1886, pages 108-109

      A sad and fatal accident occurred on the 2d of March, by which Noah Troyer, or as he is commonly known, the "Sleeping Preacher," living three miles north of Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa, lost his life. 

      On the morning of the fatal day he and his son went out to shoot a chicken. His son loaded the gun, and not feeling well, asked his father to shoot. The charge drove out the breech screw, striking Troyer's face just below the left eye, and penetrating the head so far as to fracture the skull at the back of the head. He lived only three hours after the accident. After his death the screw was extracted and found to be one and three fourths inches in length. 

      He leaves a sorrowing wife and four children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. May their loss be his eternal gain. He had reached the age of 55 years, 1 month and 22 days. He was buried on the 4th of March, when services were held by C. Wary and Stephen Miller from John 11:25, 26, and Mark 3:35.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124472762/noah-j-troyer.


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