Friday, August 19, 2011

Ludwig and Johanna Troike, Pioneer Residents of Sandusky

According to the book ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, Ludwig A. Troike was born in Lauenburg, Pommern, Prussia, on March 17, 1834. He died on August 26, 1876, and was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Ludwig's wife, Johanna Troike, was born on January 12,1838, and she died on March 13, 1879.

The tombstones of Ludwig and Johanna Troike are beautiful, featuring inscriptions written in German, and a sculpted cord adorning the top and sides of their stones. An obituary for the daughter of Ludwig and Johanna Troike, Mrs. Louisa Knauer Allison, stated that her parents were pioneer residents of Sandusky, Ohio. According to Mrs. Allison's obituary, Mr. and Mrs. Troike had a total of eight children. The newspaper obituary for Mrs. Louisa Knauer Allison appeared in the December 27, 1943 issue of the Sandusky Star Register Star News.

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