Learner Leeds Trout B: 1854 D: 1942 M: Hannah Elizabeth Hinshaw M: Rhoda Keziah Hinshaw
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Learner Leeds Trout1,2 [Colonel Trout2,3].
Born Sep 17 1854, Highland County, Ohio.4,5 Parents: Morris Trout & Elizabeth Leeds.2,5
The nickname "Colonel", which was so consistently used that it essentially became his actual name, comes from Civil War time when a cavalry colonel was camped at the the young boy's family home. According to family legend, he had the daily chore of riding the colonel's horse to water at the nearby creek. Neighbors and friends, seeing the tiny figure perched atop the cavalry charger, got to calling out "Hi, colonel". The name stuck for the rest of his life.2
When Learner was 5 his father was killed in an accident at a logging camp in Ohio. Sometime in 1868 the family, now headed by mother Elizabeth (Leeds), moved to a farm near Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.2
He married Hannah Elizabeth Hinshaw, Sep 13 1876, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.1,2,5 (Sep 12 1876).6,7 Hannah Elizabeth Hinshaw, daughter of Evan Hinshaw & Ruth Sopher, was born 1-6-1858, near Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.1,8
Hannah Elizabeth Hinshaw died Jul 15 1884, buried Friends Center, Newton, Iowa.2,5
He then married Rhoda Keziah Hinshaw, Sep 21 1885, Jasper County, Iowa.3,4,8 Rhoda Keziah Hinshaw, daughter of David Hinshaw & Elizabeth Ann Lewis, was born 8-17-1865, near Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.1,2,8 Rhoda was Hannah Elizabeth's first cousin.
Children (all born on the family farm near Newton, Jasper County, Iowa):4
Colonel Trout was a farmer, first on a farm near Kellogg, Iowa, then on a place east of Newton, Iowa. Rhoda's uncle Zimri, a bachelor, and her two old-maid aunts, Asenath & Serena, lived together on a nearby farm. Rhoda inherited from them the money to build the family home on the farm near Newton in 1894.2
They retired from farming about 1925 and moved to a house in Newton, leaving Cecil, the older of their two sons, on the home place. Cecil bought the farm from the other heirs soon after Rhoda's death. In 1976 he sold the farm to his son Leslie. A new house was built in 1977.2
Learner Leeds Trout died Jan 25 1942, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa; buried Friends Center, Newton, Iowa.4,5
Rhoda Keziah Hinshaw died Dec 20 1943, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.3,4
Learner had a brother, John Alexander Trout. They were the sons of Morris Trout, Jr. who descended from John Trout (1701-1768) of Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.11
In 1878 a History of Jasper County, Iowa was compiled, and a short biographical sketch of Colonel Trout and Hannah Hinshaw was included:12
TROUT, C. L.
Farmer, Sec. 20, P.O. Amboy. he was born in Highland Co. OH in 1854. He located in this county in 1868. He married Hannah HINSHAW in 1876. She was born in the house she now occupies -- being the homestead of her father, who was one of the oldest residents in the county. He is a Greenbacker in politics. He owns sixty acres of land, valued at $60 per acre.
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