THE MIAMI UNION, TROY,
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1904
Miami County News - PLEASANT HILL
Joseph Trostwas born March 31, 1841 at Mickenhagen, Grand Duchy of Mecklenberg, Germany. In early childhood he was given to Lord by holy baptism and at the age of 14, after having received due instruction in the saving truth of God’s word, he was confirmed in the Ev. Lutheran church. He remained a faithful member of said church all his life.
In the spring of 1864, he was married to Miss Dora Jennerjohn. Soon after their marriage they left their native country and came to the United States, settling in Montgomery county, Ohio. After having lived together in a happy married relation for five years, Mr. Trost had to experience the severe loss of his dear wife by death, leaving him one son who now survives his father. On October 25, 1870 he contracted a second marriage uniting in wedlock with Miss Mary Buchholz, his surviving widow. To this happy union were born nine children, three sons and six daughters, all of whom are living.
Since 1875 the deceased has lived in Miami county, first on a farm three miles west of Pleasant Hill and for the last three years on a piece of land three miles to the southeast of that place.
In general Mr. Trost enjoyed good health of which good gift he made use by diligently following his vocation of farming and thus faithfully procuring a livelihood for his family. By his death his wife loses a devoted husband, his children a dear father, his neighbor, a kind and obliging friend. He was a man of strong and noble character, always honest in his dealings, ever truthful to his promises and ever ready to lend a helping hand. Although having been troubled with kidney ailment for some years, yet this malady only assumed an alarming nature in the last six weeks of his life. In spite of all medical skill and aid and all tender care and nursing on the part of his wife and children and friends, his affliction grew worse and he suffered at times great pain. But he bore it all with truly Christian fortitude and resignation to the will of the Redeemer. Although he, during his sickness, expressed his wish to stay a few years longer with his family and do for them, yet he with meekness submitted to this Master, praying: “Not mine, but Thy will be done!” And thus the Lord thought best to relieve his suffering child from all earthly care and pain and let him enter his heavenly home.
He fell calmly asleep on Friday 19, 1904, at the age of 62 years, 10 months, and 18 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, four sons, six daughters, three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. May God richly console them in their bereavement.
His funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended by mourning and sympathizing friends. His Pastor, Rev. L. F. Mittler of Covington, O., conducted the services. After appropriate services at the house of mourning and at the Christian church of Pleasant Hill, his body was laid to rest in the cemetery close to the above mentioned place.
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