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PVT Peter Trion

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PVT Peter Trion

  • Birth Jul 1841
  • Death 28 Jun 1902
  • Burial Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 35996867

1900 census lists his birthdate as July 1841. Prior the the Civil War, he worked as a farm-hand on his father Frederick Trion's farm in Jackson (later Washington) Township, Northumberland County, Pa.

Peter Trion was a Civil War veteran, having served in the same company as George B. Kiehl. A year after their discharge, George Kiehl married his sister Lavina.

Bates' : K Co., 172nd PA INF. Entered service: 28 October 1862. Mustered out with company 1 August 1863.

Peter Trion, 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry Drafted Militia Co. K. M554 roll 123
Source Information: National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.

1890 Special Schedule - Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc. - Private, K Co., 172nd Pa Inf. 22 September 1862 - 22 July 1863. Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pa. S.D. 4, E.D. 154.

I believe this picture is Peter Trion who appears in the 1890 Special Veterans Census living in Shamokin. The reverse has "499 Rake" written in pencil. This was probably "Raker." Cornelius Raker was a popular photographer in Shamokin who retired in 1890.

I have this original photo. It is on a stiff paper card stock which has a browinish tone to it. The photo is approx. 5 x 6 inches in size. Unfortunately, someone in my family used a pencil to "restore" his lips. It has right-angled corners and no border. Is this a cabinet card? Please contact me if you think you can identify this type of photograph and when it was taken. The picture was kept by the family of his sister Lavina who moved to Philadelphia. The picture probably dates from about 1882 when Peter Trion, witness, signed George B. Kiehl's initial claim for a military pension.

January 1898: Peter Trion was awarded $8 military pension (Phila. Inquirer, Feb. 4, 1898, pg. 7.

1900 Federal Census: single. Born July 1841. Occupation: Hostler [stableman]. Boarding with Charter Brown, hotel keeper, at 109 Shamokin St., Shamokin, Pa.

At the time of his death, he was a hostler at the Eagle hotel in Shamokin (1901-03 Boyd's Directory, 227).


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  • Created by: Researcher
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 35996867
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Peter Trion (Jul 1841–28 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35996867, citing Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .