Name: George TREIN
Birth: ABT 1752 in Trexler furnace, LongswampTownship, Berks County, PA
Death: ABT 1840 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA/Lynn Township
Military detail 19 MAR 1776 Company of Captain Philip Albright, in Col. Samuel Miles regiment
Military detail 23 AUG 1776 fought in the battle of Long Island
Military detail 1 SEP 1776 PA Regiment of Riflemen, commanded by Lt. Col. Brodhead
Military Service: 1776 fought in Revolutionary War
Burial: 1840 Old graveyard at New Tripoli, PA
Source: Sundancerjo@aol.com. through AABNewman(Arwen)
From: Anniversary History Of Lehigh County, Vol. III, Copyright 1914
George Trine (also spelled Tyrne/Tryon) came from the section of the Trexler furnace in Longswamp Township, Berks County, PA. He and a brother, Peter, were enlisted in the Revolutionary War, and while in service they became separated. Peter, whose name changed to Tryne after the War, settled in Northumberland Co, PA, and George settled in Lynn Township, in what is now Lehigh Co, PA. After the close of the Revolution, each of the brothers learned that the other had been killed in battle. Long afterward, two men met, and after conversing for a time they learned that they were brothers, though each had believed that the other was dead; these two men were George and Peter Trine.
George Trine was a soldier in the Company of Captain Philip Albright, in Col. Samuel Miles regiment, which was in service as early as March 19, 1776, and on August 23, of that year fought in the battle of Long Island. On Sept. 1, 1776, this company in the PA Regiment of Reflemen, commanded by Lt. Col. Brodhead was in camp near King Bridge, and the name of the patriot, George Trine, appears on the list of the soldiers in that camp. In 1781, George "Tryon," substituted for Christopher Reed as a soldier of the 2nd Battalion, from Lancaster county, and began duty on Sept. 25, 1781.
George, a tanner by trade, worked for some years in a tannery for David Mosser at Mossersville. Later, in 1812, he was an innkeeper at New Tripoli, where in 1816, (when the town was laid out and lots were sold) he purchased lot No. 48. In 1815, and probably before that date, he kept a store in the one story house now owned by Rebecca Buck at New Tripoli. He owned the farm now the property of Peter Loch, where in 1813, he built the large stone house still standing along the public road. In 1814 he built a tannery at the same place. He was interested in education it appears by the following act. In 1812 he was one of eleven men to subscribe twenty dollars each for the establishment of an English school at New Tripoli. On April 6, 1813, he was one of four trustees who were elected to serve said school, he acting as the president and Henry Mantz as the secretary of the Board. His death occured in 1840, in his eight-sixth year. He is buried in the old graveyard at New Tripoli.
His wife was a Miss Rabert. Their children were: Esther (m. Samuel Komp); Mary (m. Henry Smith who in 1856 was elected Sherrif of Lehigh County) ; Mary (married twice, first to a Xander, and second, to John Dankel); Thomas (who first lived in Lynn, but later settled in Monroe county, PA.); Jonas; William (married to a Miss Bachman, and moved to Indiana); John (who lived at New Tripoli); and Aaron (who livd at New Tripoli and had a son, Benjamin).
Maria Barbara SEGER b: 25 JUL 1760
in Northampton or Berks County, PA
- Maria Polly TREIN b: ABT 1780 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Esther TREIN b: BET 1781 AND 1782
- George TREIN , Jr. b: ABT 1783 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Peter TREIN , Sr. b: 4 MAR 1785 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Solomon TREIN b: 13 JUN 1787 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- David TREIN b: 30 DEC 1789 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Matthias TREIN b: 9 DEC 1792 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Catharina TREIN b: 2 MAY 1795 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Daniel TREIN b: 11 SEP 1798 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Jacob TREIN b: ABT 1801 in near Lower Macungie, Berks County, PA
- Susannah TREIN b: ABT 1801