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    CHARLES EMORT TROSTEL, a member of the board of trustees of Elizabeth Township, who resides on a valuable farm of 143 acres, situated in Section 26 and located on a cross road between the Tippecanoe City and Springfield Turnpike roads, was born July 8, 1872, at New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio. His parents are Jacob A. and Jacob Anna (Peters) Trostel.

    The father of Mr. Trostel was born near the historic city of Gettysburg, Penna., where he engaged in farming until he enlisted for service in the Civil War in 1861. He remained in the army for more than three years and during this period was once seriously wounded. After his marriage he settled in Clark County, Ohio, where he worked as a teamster, a thresher and nurseryman and later retired to New Carlisle, where he is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. He is a representative citizen and has always been identified in his political views with the Republican party. He married Jacob Anna Peters and five children were born to them, namely: Mary, Charles E., George, Margaret and Norris.

    Charles E. Trostel was reared at New Carlisle and lived at home until his marriage, in the meanwhile securing a good, public school education. Following his marriage he settled first as a renter on his father-in-law's farm and later rented other farm, both north and west of Carlisle. He then removed to near Piqua, in Miami County, then to the Sproul farm, near Troy, and in 1907 came to the present place, known as the Pleasant Run Farm, which is owned by Mrs. Mary Link, of Troy. Mr. Trostel is an experienced and practical farmer and stockraiser and each season he feeds about fifty head of hogs and a large number of cattle.

    Mr. Trostel has a very pleasant domestic circle. He married Miss Bessie Funderburg, a daughter of George and Martha Funderburg, who resided near New Carlisle, and they have six children: Sibyl, Erdine, Irvin, Wilson, Robert and Helen, five of them being bright students in the public schools.

    Like his father, Mr. Trostel is a supporter of the Republican party. He has capably filled several township positions and for the past two years has been a trustee of Elizabeth Township. The farm is conveniently situated four miles northeast of Tippecanoe City.

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