Thread: Murder in the Family
03-22-2019, 06:43 PM #1
Murder in the Family
My 3x great uncle, Daniel Trautman served in the 50th PA infantry during the entire Civil War. He was at Antietam, Vicksburg, Petersburg, the Wilderness, and many other places. He survived the war unscathed, but his brother suffered a shotgun blast to the chest. He lived and served in the Veterans reserve corps. After the war, Daniel became a farmer, and a good citizen of his town. In the year 1880, he was murdered for money by two brothers. Here is a very interesting story about it, and a newspaper from 1880 describing what happened.
The Troutman Murder
Btw, they spelled his name wrong.In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
- Robert E. Lee
03-25-2019, 05:55 PM #2
Very interesting read screwtop! I love stories like that.
03-27-2019, 09:38 AM #3
Very cool story this is a great piece of family history unfortunately its not a happy ending but at least justice was served to the 2 man."All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
04-18-2019, 06:35 PM #4
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Im from the same county, interesting read.