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JOHN DOUT, farmer, was born January 11, 1826, in Butler county, Pennsylvania, son of Reuben and Annie (Stopp) Dout, of German descent, who removed to Butler county in 1824 and there brought up a family of eleven children to maturity: John; Reuben; Mrs. Annie Lytle; Jacob; Mrs. Cathanne Stopp; Abraham; Samuel; Mrs. Sarah Cook; Daniel; Polly, and Levi. John Dout had a common school education. He learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed nine years. In 1852 he removed to the vicinity of Springville, this county, and in 1865 took up his residence on his present farm. He was married in 1847 to Susan, daughter of Andrew and Nancy Zeigler, of Butler county and they are the parents of nine children: Andrew; Sidney; Mrs. Ellen Sechier; Nathan; Alfred J.; Mrs. Lavinia Ross; Noah; Austin, and Elmer. Mr. Dout is school director and road commissioner in Sandy Creek township and Democratic in politics.