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John K. TROYER (c.1866 - 1896)

Kokomo Daily Tribune Monday Evening January 27, 1896 p5 col:4

RUN DOWN BY AN ENGINE
John K. TROYER, of this city, meets a horrible death. Being a Deaf Mute, he did not hear the approaching train, and was ground to pieces.
John K. TROYER, a deaf mute, son of A. B. TROYER, of 120 North Smith street, was killed by the cars near Galena, Illinois Saturday. A Galena special to the Chicago Inter Ocean gives these particulars of the tragedy.
"A stranger, supposed to be J. K. TROYER, of Kokomo, Indiana, was struck by an Illinois Central locomotive today near Galena, and instantly killed. The man, a respectable looking, well dressed stranger, evidently without means for traveling expenses, was walking eastward. He is thought to have been deaf and did not realize the danger he was in, for the engineer of the train gave the usual warnings. His mangled body was picked up and awaits the arrival of the coroner at the station. Letters were found in his pockets addressed to him at Park Rapids, Mich., dated Kokomo, Ind., and signed "Kate TROYER." He was evidently about forty years old."
The family in the city were notified of his death by a telegram from the coroner received by Miss Kate TROYER, a sister. The father left Saturday night for Illinois after the remains of his son. TROYER left home in the early part of last August and had been working in Minnesota log camps since that time. He had written to his relatives in this city frequently, recently writing that he expected to come home before long. He was possibly on his way home when the accident happened which caused his death.
His absence from home was not unusual as for several years he had been in the habit of leaving home for several months at a time, taking his departure without saying anything to the family about it. He would have been thirty years of age next month. Although deaf he could talk well and was also able to understand any one speaking to him by the motion of their lips. With a good common school education and a very strong constitution he was amply able to care for himself.
It is not known just when Mr. TROYER will return with the remains of his son, and for that reason the time of his funeral cannot be announced. A distressing incident is that his sister, Mrs. GRAU, who lives east of the city, cannot be with her mother and sisters on account of diphtheria in her own family.

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