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1. John1 Troxell birth date unknown.(23598)

He married Salome.

John Troxell and Salome had the following child:

child 2 i. Lovina2 Troxell was born in Pennsylvania on August 9, 1818.(23599) She died on December 3, 1857 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.(23600) About 1837 she married Thomas Ruch.(23601) Thomas Ruch was born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on April 29, 1815.(23602) He was probably born in North whitehall Township. Thomas was in the militia and was the Captain of the "Whitehall (Lehigh County Pennsylvania) Cavalry". He later was commissioned in the militia as a Major and later a Colonel. He was a farmer in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The 1850 census shows him owning land there worth $7300. The 1860 US census shows him at age 45 and a farmer living with his family in the area served by the Ruchsville Post Office in North Whitehall Township. The 1870 census shows him living in an area served by the Slatington Post Office in North Whitehall Township. Thomas was the son of Peter Ruch (the Sr.) and Susanna Schriber (Schreiber).

He died on August 9, 1890 at age 75 yrs, 3 mo, 10 das in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.(23603) He was buried at Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery in Egypt, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.(23604) (See Thomas Ruch for the continuation of this line.)

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