Co. L, 2nd IND. Cavalry
Altoona Tribune, Thursday, August 25, 1921, Pg. 1
Albert Trichler, aged eighty-two years, one month and fourteen days, died at the home of his son, L. J. Trichler, northeast of Altoona, last Monday evening, August 22nd. Funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock a. m., at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Noah W. A. Gilbert. Interment was in the Altoona cemetery. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Miss Eita, two sons, H. A. and L. J., several grandchildren and many friends, for to know this fine old gentleman was to be his friend.
Albert Trichler was born in Weis Baden, Germany, July 3rd, 1839. His parents were Joseph and Barbara Trichler, who came to the United States in 1841 and settled in Franklin county, Indiana. Albert was one of six children and received his education in the schools of Franklin county. He was married there on November 28th, 1866, to Miss Rebecca DeBolt. They moved to Kansas in 1868 with a small amount of money, as did most of the pioneers. He was one of the first settlers of the upland in Pleasant Valley township and on arriving there erected a small shanty and other most necessary improvements on his claim, and after the first work on it was done, he sustained himself by breaking prairie for his neighbors until his farm and stock could support him. He became one of the most prosperous and prominent farmers in the county. He gave up farming in 1907 and removed to Altoona, where he has since lived. He was successful and he always conceded to his good wife a liberal share of the credit of their success and often recalled the days of pioneering, as gloomy as they often were as possessing a streak of brightness, the encouraging and sustaining element of that rare time.
Mr. Trichler served in the civil war from 1861 to 1864, in Company L, second Indiana Infantry. All the members of the G. A. R. post attended the funeral and there were several old veterans from Chanute present.
In the death of Albert Trichler, this community loses one of its best citizens, who was always cheerful and was a friend to all. He lived a long and useful life and was held in high esteem by everyone. About two years ago he underwent a serious surgical operation, but he seemed to rally from that in good shape and the past few days before his death he was cheerful and had gone to the country to visit his son, Lute, where he passed peacefully away at the breaking of a new day. He was a grand old man and we all mourn his death.