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Frederick CROFT
Eliza LEHMAN
Margaret STROUP
Husband:  Frederick CROFT
Birth:  14 Sep 1833, Coshocton Co., OH
Death:  4 Nov 1909, Effingham Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George CROFT (1804/5- ) of Wittenberg
Mother:  Barbara ALLESHOUSE (1809/10- ) of PA or OH
Marriage-1:  1 May 1860, Clay Co., IN
Wife-1:  Eliza LEHMAN
Birth:  1841/2, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  1 Jun 1871, Owen Co., IN
Wife-2:  Margaret STROUP
Birth:  1847/8, OH, either in Holmes Co., OH, or Tuscarawas Co., OH
Death:  1919, Effingham, Effingham Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 21 Jan 1869, Owen Co., IN, Peter SCHRONTZ
Father:  Michael STROUP
Mother:  Priscilla WEAVER
Children:
born in IN, either in Marion Twp., Owen Co., IN, or Harrison Co., Clay Co., IN:
1.  George CROFT, b. 1871/2
2.  Michael CROFT, b. 1873/4
3.  Henry CROFT, b. 20 Jan 1876; d. 3 Mar 1957, Charleston, Coles Co., IL
4.  Lidia / Lydia CROFT, b. 1887/8
5.  Emma CROFT, b. 4 Mar 1880; d. 9 May 1967

Harrison Co., Clay Co., IN:
6.  John F. CROFT, b. 1881/2

born in Effingham Co., IL:
7.  William L. CROFT, b. 1886/7

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Saxony-Anhalt; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.   Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 and 1811-1959 (online at familysearch.org):
Frederick Croft Elijah (sic) Lehman 01 May 1860 Clay Co.
Frederick Croft Margaret Schrontz License: 01 Jun 1871; Marriage: 04 Jun 1871 Owen Co.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Frederick CROFT (æ 16, b. OH) is living in Mill Creek Twp., Coshocton Co., OH (p. 226A), with his parents, George CROFT (æ 45, b. Germany) & Barbara (æ 40, b. PA), plus siblings.  Can't find Eliza with any certainty.  Margaret STROUP (æ 2, b. OH) is living in York Twp., Tuscarawas Co., OH, with her parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Frederic CROFT (æ 26, b. OH) and his bride, Eliza (æ 18, b. OH) no children, as expected are living in Marion Twp., Owen Co., IN (p. 237), with his parents, George CROFT (æ 53, b. Wittenburg) & Barbara (æ 49, b. OH), plus siblings.  The question here is whether George really is from Wittenberg, or did the enumerator just misspell Wuerttemberg?  Margaret STROUP (æ 14, b. OH) is living in Tuscarawas Co., OH, with her parents (q.v.).

4a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 57):  Marts? P.O., Harrison Twp., Clay Co., IN, Roll M593_304, p. 69A, PN 31, enumerated 21 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 19
223 215 Croft Frederic 37 M W Farming 3000 300 Ohio /   /
    _____ Eliza 28 F W Keeping House     Ohio      
    Wilson John 12 M W Farm laborer     Indiana   /  
    Graves Catherine  5 F W       Indiana      

4b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Widow Margaret (STROUP) SCHRANTZ is living in Owen Co., IN, with her parents (q.v.).

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2-3 of 24):  Harrison Twp., Clay Co., IN, Roll 270, p. 575C, PN 3, SD 4, ED 241, enumerated 2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 21 23 24 25 26
21 23 Croft Fredrick W M 44       / Farmer     Ohio Wertemburg Penn
    _____ Margaret W F 32   Wife   / Keeping house     Ohio Ohio Ohio
    _____ George W M  8   Son /     /   Indiana Ohio Ohio
    _____ Michael W M  6   Son /     /   Indiana Ohio Ohio
    _____ Henry W M  5   Son /         Indiana Ohio Ohio
    _____ Lidia W F  2   Dau /         Indiana Ohio Ohio
    _____ Emma W F 3/12 March Dau /         Indiana Ohio Ohio
    Stroup Lidia W F 24   Servant /   House keeper   / Ohio Ohio Ohio
Lydia STROUP is Margaret's sister.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #
Watson, Effingham, IL

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #
Union, Effingham, IL

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

11.  Email from Deanna Higgs (14 Feb 2012).

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