Col Christopher Truby

Col Christopher Truby

Birth
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Feb 1802 (aged 65–66)
Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 14439611 · View Source
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Son of Christopher (1700-1753) and Maria Katherin ( ) Teuber/Truby (1702-1757), both born in Switzerland and died in Pennsylvania, USA.
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Truby, a noted citizen of early Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was buried with his wife Sybilla Bauman in the Old German Burying Ground (Old German Cemetery) on South Main Street in Greensburg. Through a short-sighted and incredibly sad choice on the part of the City of Greensburg, the historic graveyard no longer exists--it is now a parking lot. Christopher Truby gave this parcel of land to Greensburg's German congregations in 1795 for use as a burial ground. The remains of the Trubys were moved in 1938 to the crypt of Zion's Lutheran Church and their gravestones placed in the wall near the side entrance; the church is located at Pennsylvania Avenue and Second Streets.

Truby served with the Pennsylvania colonial militia during the French and Indian War, while he still lived east of the Alleghenies. In additon to serving continually as a Westmoreland County woods Ranger, he rendered military service during the Revolution and in the Indian Wars which followed. He served as a Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding a battalion of Pennsylvania militia in General Harmar's unsuccessful campaign against the Native Americans in northwest Ohio, October 1790.

Truby was a Westmoreland County commissioner, justice of the peace and judge. He was instrumental in moving the new seat of government from Hannas Town to Greensburg (which he originally named Newtown) after the burning of Hannas Town in 1782. He died in the tavern home of his daughter, Catharina Truby Rohrer Marshall, in 1802.

Married Sybella Bauman 1760, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA (LDS Michrofische)


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  • Maintained by: Kim and JM Talboo
  • Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
  • Added: 29 May 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14439611
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Christopher Truby (1736–20 Feb 1802), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14439611, citing Old German Cemetery (Defunct), Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kim and JM Talboo (contributor 46999453) .