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Conrad CUPP II
WARNING:  Sorting out the baptisms of the children in Northampton [now Lehigh] County has its problems.  Conrad II, our subject, and his father, Conrad I, were both having children in the county, and both had wives named, "Elisabeth."  The earlier children show the mother as "Eva Elisabetha," while the younger ones have mother, "Elisabeth."  I have taken this to be the difference between our subject's children and those of his father.  This difference also coincides with the children known to have moved to Ohio with Conrad II.  However, the possibility remains that I did not make the cuttoff in the right place.  However, there is also the fact that Eva Elisabetha was too old to be the mother of the later children.  We would really like to find the birth and/or death record of all of Conrad II's children, to confirm who their parents were. 
Husband:  Conrad KOP / KOPP / CUPP II (Jr.)
Birth:  26 Oct 1781, Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Baptism:  11 Nov 1781
Death apparently:  1825-1830
Military Service:  War of 1812:  Pvt., Capt. Robert Reid's Co., 2nd Brigade, Denny's Rgmt., Ohio Militia
Father:  Conrad KOPP/KOP I
Mother:  Eva Elisabetha KNOEDLER
Marriage:  ca. 1800
Wife:  Elisabeth / Elizabeth KRONINGER / CRONINGER / GRONINGER
Baptism:  28 Apr 1782, Lower Macungie Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1825
Father:  Daniel GRONINGER
Mother:  Anna Maria __?__
born in Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA:
  1.  Peter CUPP, b. 13 Dec 1801; bap. 27 Dec 1801; m1. __?__; m2. Elizabeth SHAFFER
  2.  lost a child ca. 1803?
  3.  Elizabeth Ann CUPP, b. 9 May 1805, PA; bap. 9 Jun 1805; m. Joh. Daniel DUNKLEBERGER

born in Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH:
  4?  Catharine CUPP, b. ca. 1807, OH; m. Simon VAN HORN
  5.  Julianna/ Julia Anna M. CUPP, b. 23 Feb 1809, OH; m. Peter DUNKLEBERGER
  6.  Conrad CUPP III, b. ca. 1811, OH; m. Sarah Ann KESTER
  7?  Mary CUPP, b. ca. 1813; m. John FAHL
  8.  Anna "Nancy" CUPP, b. 10 May 1815; m. Andrew S. STRAUB
  9.  Jacob CUPP, b. 27 Oct 1817, Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH; m1. Dorcas Ann SMITH; m2. Sarah Adaline WHITE
10.  Hester / Esther Ann CUPP, b. 6 Oct 1819; m. Jacob H. SHAFFER

Peter, Elizabeth Ann, Anna "Nancy," and Hester/Esther Ann are documented children of our subjects.

The rest are almost certainly our subjects' children based on circumstantial evidence, which includes...
  After the death of Peter, his daughter, Rebecca, was living with Jacob and his wife.
  Julia married the widowed father of Elizabeth's husand.
  Julia and Conrad are listed next to each other in the 1840 census. 
  Julia and Hester are listed next to each other in the 1850 census.

Other child who may be Conrad & Elizabeth's:
Christian CUPP, b. 1800-1810 
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Year Location Event
1781 PA: Northampton [now Lehigh] Co.  birth of Conrad CUPP II
1782 PA: Northampton [now Lehigh] Co.: Macungie Twp. baptism of Elizabeth GRONINGER
1787 Macungie to Weisenberg Twp. GRONINGER family moves
1790 Census PA: Northampton [now Lehigh] Co.: Weisenberg Twp. Conrad KOP I, head-of-household
Daniel GRONINGER, head-of-household
1792-95 PA: Northampton [now Lehigh] Co.: Weisenberg Twp. death of Daniel GRONINGER
1800 Census PA: Northampton [now Lehigh] Co.: Weisenberg Twp. Conrad KOPP I, head-of-household
1800-1810   death of Conrad KOPP I
1800-1802   marriage of Conrad KOPP II and Elizabeth CRONINGER
1800-1802 PA birth of son, Peter
1803 Ohio achieves statehood
1805/6 Pennsylvania to Ohio family moves
1805/6 OH birth of son, Conrad
1808 OH: Delaware Co. formed from Franklin Co.
c1807   birth of daughter, Catharine
1809 OH birth of daughter, Julia Ann
1810 OH: Pickaway Co. formed from Ross, Fairfield, and Franklin Cos.
1810 Census - the 1810 Ohio Census was lost
1812 PA: Lehigh Co. formed from Northampton Co.
1813 War of 1812 Pvt. Conrad CUP, Ohio Militia
c1813   birth of daughter, Mary
1815 OH: Fairfield Co.: Bloom Twp. birth of daughter, Anna Nancy
1817 OH: Fairfield Co.: Bloom Twp. birth of son, Jacob
1820 OH birth of daughter, Hester Ann
1820 Census OH: Fairfield Co. Coonrod CUP, head-of-household
1820/24 OH: Marion Co. formed from Delaware Co.
1820/26 OH: Crawford Co. formed from Delaware Co.
1825 OH: Fairfield Co. Conrod CUP buys two parcels of land
1827 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Catharine, to Simon VAN HORN
1830 Census   can't find
1831 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Mary, to John FALL
1832 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Julia Ann, to Peter DUNKLEBARGER
1834 OH: Marion Co. marriage of son, Conrad, to Sarah Ann KESTER
1836 OH: Marion Co. marriage of daughter, Nancy, to Andrew STRAUB
1836 OH: Marion Co. marriage of son, Jacob, to Dorcas SMITH
1840 Census   can't find
1842 OH: Delaware Co. marriage of daughter, Hester Ann, to Jacob SHAFFER
1845 OH: Marlborough Twp., Delaware Co., becomes Prospect and Waldo Twps., Marion Co.
1848 OH: Morrow Co. formed from Knox, Marion, Delaware and Richland Cos.


1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  Cynthia Herrin, ed.  1999.  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Vital Records to 1890.  Ancestry, Inc., Orem, UT (online at Ancestry.com).
2b.  Cynthia Herrin, ed.  1999.  Morrow County, Ohio, Vital Records 1830-93.  Ancestry, Inc., Orem, UT (online at Ancestry.com).
Name: Cupp, Conrad Cruninger, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 1778 1784
Birth Place: Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Father's Name:    
Mother's Name:    
Spouse: Elizabeth Cruninger Conrad Cupp
Marriage Date: 1805 1805
Marriage Place: Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Children: Hester and others Hester and others
Date of Death: before 1880 before 1880
Place of Death: Crawford Co., OH Crawford Co., OH
Occupation: Farmer  
I believe we have been led astray by this compilation.  I have found zero evidence that "our" Conrad was born in Fayette Co., PA, or that he ever lived in Morrow Co., OH, or that he lived or died in Crawford Co.  There were CUPPs in Fayette Co., PA, and earlier, in Westmoreland and Somerset Cos., but they don't appear to have been "our" CUPPs.

There is no doubt, whatsoever, that our Conrad KOP/KOPP/CUPP is the one who married Elizabeth KRONINGER, and she is from Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA, where we find baptisms of two of their children and where we find both an older Conrad KOP/KOPP, his presumed father, who was closely associated with Elizabeth's father, Daniel KRONINGER, as an executor on Daniel's will, along with Elizabeth's brother, John KRONINGER.  Conrad & Elizabeth must have been married by early 1801, not in 1805, because son Peter was baptised in 1801 in PA (see below).

3a.  Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Peter Kopp Elisabeth Kopp
Gender | Race: Male Female
Event Type: Christening Christening
Event Date: 27 Dec 1801 09 Jun 1805
Event Place: Christ Union or Reformed Church
Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton, PA
Reformed Church
Lowhill, Lehigh, PA
Father's Name: Conrad Kopp Conrad Kopp
Mother's Name: Elisabeth Elisabeth
GS Film Number : 20350 941099

3b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Birth: 27 Oct 1817, Blum Twp, Fairfield, Ohio
Source: [patron submission]

3c.  Original fraktur of Anna's birth, which reads:
"Anna Kop was born in the year 1815, May 10 at 11 am in the sign of Blum Township, Fairfield County in the State of Ohio.  She was baptised by Pastor Leist.  The sponsors are Henrich Schmitt and Garth [?].  The parents are Conrad Kop and his wife Elisabethh, Daniel Kroninger's daughter."

4.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the 1810 Ohio census was lost (except for Washington Co.).

5.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 7 mis-indexed as being in Rush Twp.; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 OH Fairfield Co. Bloom Twp. p. 108A Coonrod Cup 111101-42201-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Jacob (b. 1817) 
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Conrad III (b. 1809/10)
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = Peter? (b. 1800/1/2)
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = duplicated
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Conrad II (b. 1781)
4 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Hester (b. 1819)
= Anna "Nancy" (b. 1815)
= Mary (b. ca. 1813)
= Elizabeth (b. 1810-15) 
2 females 10-15 1804-1810 = Julia (b. 1809)
= Catharine (b. ca. 1807)
2 females 16-25 1794-1804 = ?
= ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Elizabeth (b. 1782)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25, which means any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  So, for an accurate representation of the household, the number in column three should be subtracted from the number in column four. 
Both Conrad and Elizabeth are tallied in the wrong column, but surely these are our subjects. 

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found.

6b.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  not found.  There is a much younger Conrad CUPP in Perry Co., OH.

7b.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

8.  Fairfield County, OH, CUPP Grantee Land Records  (online at Lynn Cupp's web site [link died]):
Grantee Grantor Instrument Date Book Page
Conrod CUP John/Mary RITTER Deed 1825 O 84
Conrod CUP Thomas/Lidia CURTS Deed 1825 O 85
Conrad was the earliest CUPP to buy land in the county.  The second was Valentine CUPP in 1830.

9.  Adjutant General of Ohio.  nd.  Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. Transcription of 1916 (online at the Ohio Historical Society web site).  The text was digitized with OCR (optical character recognition) software and contains the many mistakes typical of that process.
Roster 7,
p. 33
Pages 189-190.
(Probably from Delaware County.)
Served from July 28, until Sept 6, 1813.

Sergt. _____ Missamore...
Cup, Phillip...
Cupt, Conrad...
Almost certainly, "Cupt" was a mistake in OCR.  Philip and Conrad are believed to be brothers their Sergeant may have been Philip's father-in-law.

10.  Anon.  1880.  History of Morrow County, Ohio.  O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, Chicago (online at Heritage Pursuit).  On p. 556, under the heading, "Gilead Township":
JACOB H. SHAFER, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Cardington; was born in Delaware, now Morrow Co., Ohio, about the year 1815, and lived there until he was 25 years of age; he then moved to Marion Co. and farmed there for fourteen years; thence to Cardington, where he followed teaming and farming, until 1868, when he came to his present place, and has lived there since.  Nov. 24, 1841, he married Miss Hester Ann Cupp; she was born in Pickaway Co., and moved to Crawford Co., and lived there until she was 17 years old [1836/37], when she went to Delaware Co., and lived there until her marriage... Mrs. Shafer's parents, Conrad and Elizabeth (Cruninger) Cupp, were natives of Pennsylvania; they married there, and moved to Pickaway Co. at an early day, and in 1824, they moved to Crawford Co., where they died.
Based on Delaware County marriage records, they were married in 1842.  Hester was born in Fairfield County, not Pickaway.  I have found no evidence that Hester's parents were ever in Pickaway or Crawford Co.  With certainty, Conrad bought land in Fairfield County in 1825, so he had not left the county in 1824 as stated.

If Jacob was the informant for this biographical sketch, which he most likely was, it's not uncommon for spouse's to have significant mis-conceptions about their in-laws.

12.  Richard D. Croninger.  Groningers, Croningers, Chroningers, Greningers, and Kroningers in America.

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

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