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W. H. Troup

Farming & Landowner

Richland Twp.



Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Troup

       W. H. Troup, who owns and operates a well improved farm of one hundred and six and a half acres on section 14, Richland township, has continuously resided thereon for twenty three years. His birth occurred in Canada o the 15th of August, 1856, his parents being Henry and Margaret (Burger) Troup, who were likewise natives of that country. In 1865 they crossed the border into the Untied States and for a few years resided on a farm in Clayton county, Iowa, while subsequently they purchased and located upon a tract of land in Delaware county, here spending the remainder of their lives. They had eleven children, eight of whom grew to maturity.

     W. H. Troup attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof until twenty six years of age, when he was married and established a home of his own. Starting outas an agriculturist on his own account, he rented land for ten years and then removed to the farm he now owns, consisting of one hundred and six and a half acres on section 14, Richland township, this county. At the end of eight years he purchased the property, which has remained in his possession. He is engaged in both farming and dairying and has met with a gratifying and well merited measure of prosperity in his undertakings.

       In 1882, Mr. Troup was united in marriage to Miss Belle Kellogg, a native of Clayton county, Iowa, and a daughter of Minor and Mary (Freeman) Kellogg, who was born in New York and Ohio respectively. Their marriage was celebrated in this state. Mr. Kellogg passed away here, but his widow still survives at the age of seventy seven years. Their children were five in number. Mr. and Mrs. Troup have a son, Harry E., who was born July 26, 1884, and assists his father in the operation of the home farm. He is married and has a daughter, Lucy M.

       Mr. Troup gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has ably served in the capacity of township trustee for four years. He is a man of many sterling qualities of character  and in the community where he has so long resided holds the respect of his associates and the regard and esteem of many friends. 




~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 150-153.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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