New Oxford Item; New Oxford Pa; 17 Sep 1914
Emanuel Trostle Fall Dead
Falling over at the side of his bed, Emanuel G. Trostle, a well known resident of Cashtown, died at 4 o'clock on Tuesday morning, aged 75 years, 9 months and 14 days. Mr. Trostle had been a sufferer from a form of heart trouble for some time and frequently had to get out of bed at night on account of shortness of breath. It is believed that an attack of this discomfort caused him to get up on Tuesday morning and when he fell, his wife awakened. He was dead when she reached his side. Mr. Trostle was a veteran of the Civil War and had many interesting experiences during his service. On June 30th 1863, the day before the opening of the Battle of Gettysburg, he was taken a prisoner along the Emmitsburg Road. He was sent to Libby Prison where he served as a nurse. Later he was released and served some time in Castle Thunder prison, his entire time in two places occupying a period of 22 months. Upon his return home from the war he resided in Highland township where he followed his occupation of farming and shoemaking establishment. He leaves his wife and one son, Harry Trostle, of Highland township and two daughters, Mrs. I. D. Mickley of Cashtown and Mrs. William Carbaugh, of Highland township.