Auguste Jules Truan Ledgers
This collection houses ledgers and address books kept by Auguste J. Truan of Greeneville, Tennessee documenting purchases and other transactions that took place between 1876-1886 and 1911-1913. Auguste worked at a number of jobs during his life, including photographer, miller, and farmer.
- 1876-1886, 1911-1913
The material in this collection is in English.
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This collection houses ledgers and address books kept by Auguste J. Truan of Greeneville, Tennessee documenting purchases and other transactions that took place between 1876-1886 and 1911-1913.
Auguste Jules Truan was born on 13 November 1842 in Montricher, Switzerland to Pierre Louis and Louise Sophie (Rochat) Truan. The family was Protestant, and emigrated to America with Louis' father to escape religious persecution in 1849. They settled in Knoxville, where Louis Truan established a farm, "Ebenezer," northeast of Knoxville and began a cheese-making business with his brother-in-law, Auguste Gouffon.
When the Civil War broke out, Auguste Truan and his oldest brother, Henri, traveled to Cincinnati and later Indianapolis to find work and avoid conscription into either the Union or the Confederate Army. The pair returned to Knoxville in 1865, and Auguste married Elisa Buffat (who had also emigrated to the city from Switzerland) on August 18, 1868. They had six children: Frank A., Emily, Auguste J., Louise, Elisa, and Anna. Auguste worked at a number of jobs during his life, including photographer, miller, and farmer. He died on 16 October 1931 in Tusculum, Tennessee, and Elisa followed on 27 August 1933. Both are buried in Spring Place Cemetery.
This collection was previously listed as MS.2954, MS.2955, and MS.2977.
This collection was donated by George Webb in 2006.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA