Obit: Trogner, George (1846 - 1924)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 10/30/1924
Trogner, George (13 AUG 1846 - 22 OCT 1924)
This community was greatly shocked last Wednesday forenoon, Oct. 22, 1924, when the news spread about the city that George Trogner, one of our oldest residents and alderman of the Third Ward (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.), had died instantly on the sidewalk opposite Brauer's store. Death seemingly was instantaneous and came without warning, and must have been due to either apoplexy or heart failure.
Mr. Trogner was born in New York State Aug. 13, 1846 and was therefore past 78 years of age at the time of his death. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Trogner, who came west in 1848 and settled on a farm in Green County, Wis. There he grew to manhood and about the age of 18 enlisted in the Civil War as a member of Co. H., 28th Regiment of Wis. Volunteers. The regiment joined the army of the Potomac in front of Petersburg, and took part in the actions in the fall of Richmond and the surrender of Lee's army. Mr. Trogner returned to Madison and was mustered out of service in 1865. He came north and went to work in the pineries, soon entering the employ of Hewett and Woods, prominent loggers of Neillsville, two years later being place in charge of one of their mills. Mr. Trogner's natural ability as a mechanic was developed by experience in mills and with carpenters and builders, and soon became an expert in that line of work. He built a wagon shop and constructed the first buggy built in Neillsville. Later he went into contracting and building and erecting many of the dwelling house in this city. He had charge of building the North Side School House, the big furniture factory, which later was burned, the public library, the First National Bank, the old Clark County Band and the Neillsville Bank. For many years he owned and operated the planing mill. No more skillful mechanic in the line of wood-work ever lived her and his work was ….(the rest of my copy was cut off)
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