Jonathan Fairbanks and Clyde Edwin Tuck

Past and Present of Greene County, Missouri • ca. 1914

Early and Recent History and Genealogical Records
of Many of the Representative Citizens

GEORGE TRIECE. It was nearly thirty-five years ago that George Triece came to Ash Grove, and he has ever since been a resident of Greene county, and has been an interesting spectator to the general development of this vicinity. A Hoosier by birth, his earlier life was spent in that state, and most of his active life has been devoted to general farming, but the latter part has been spent as a hotel keeper. He is one of the honored veterans of the great war between the states, having proved his patriotism to his country by fighting in defense of the Stars and Stripes on many a sanguinary field, and he was one of the sufferers at Andersonville prison.

Mr. Triece was born in Vermilion county, Indiana, March 26, 1841. He is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Missemor) Triece. The father was born in 1801, in Pennsylvania, and he was a son of Henry Triece, a native of Pennsylvania and of German descent. The latter came from his native state to Vermilion county, Indiana, in 1832, and entered three hundred and twenty acres of land which he farmed until his death in 1850. His son, Samuel Triece, came to Indiana at the same time, and spent the rest of his life farming in Vermilion county, dying there in 1860. The mother of the subject of this sketch died in 1872 at the age of sixty-nine years. Politically, the father of our subject was a Democrat, and in religious matters he was a Methodist.

George Triece grew to manhood on the old homestead in Indiana and there worked hard when a boy, and he received his education in the common schools. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in August, 1861, in Company K, Seventy-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in which he served one year and was transferred to Company K, Sixth Indiana Cavalry. In fact the former regiment was merely changed into the latter. As infantry the regiment fought at Richmond and Muldo Hill, Kentucky, and as cavalry at Knoxville, under General Burnsides; Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Buzzard's Roost, and was with General Stoneman on July 20, 1864, on his raid to Macon, Georgia, where our subject was captured and sent to Andersonville for three months, then, to Florence, South Carolina, for two months, from which prison he was paroled and sent to Savannah, thence to Maryland, and on home, and was mustered out and honorably discharged June 27, 1865.

After the war Mr. Triece returned to Vermilion county, Indiana, and resumed farming which he carried on along general lines until 1880 when he came to Ash Grove, Missouri. He was deputy postmaster here for three years, then operated the Grove House twelve years and the Commercial House nine years, then conducted a grocery store and restaurant two years. He also spent two years in Springfield, and during the past two years has been running a boarding and rooming house in Ash Grove. He has become one of the most widely known men in his vocation in this part of the country, and the traveling public have always found him a genial, obliging and honest host.

Politically, Mr. Triece is a Republican. He belongs to the John Matthews Post, Grand Army of the Republic at Springfield.

Mr. Triece was married May 22, 1866, to Lydia McBuey, who was born May 16, 1851, in Fountain county, Indiana. She is a daughter of Daniel and Mary (McKewn) McBuey; they came from Ireland. Mrs. Triece received a limited education.

To Mr. and Mrs. Triece four children were born, three of whom are deceased, namely: Charlie L., Millard the third died in infancy, and Mandrid M. Triece, the surviving child, is living in Long Beach, California.


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