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Charles J. ELIG, Sr.
Mary ZILLES
Husband:  Charles J. ELIG, Sr.
Birth:  Apr 1862/3, Wheeling, Ohio Co., VA [now WV]
Death:  1880-1900, presumably in Ohio Co., WV
Occupation:  carriage and wagon manufacturer
Father:  Adam EHLIG/ELIG
Mother:  Dora __?__
Marriage:  1889/90
Wife:  Mary ZILLES
Birth:  Mar 1866, WV, presumably in Richland Twp., Ohio Co.
Other Spouse:  said to have married a Mr. STRAUB, but if so, it must have been after 1930 as an elderly woman, with no issue
Father:  Jacob ZILLES
Mother:  Anna "Annie" __?__
Children born in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV:
1.  Doretta ELIG, b. May? 1890; d. Oct 1964; m. by 1920, Chester BERTSCHY; 1920 Census, Wheeling, WV (ED 73, p. 32B)
2.  Charles J. ELIG, Jr., b. Feb 1892; m. by 1920, Hazel M. __?__; 1920 Census, Wheeling, WV (ED 98, p. 220A)
3.  (Child) ELIG, b. bef. 1900; d.s.p. bef. 1900
4.  Sarah L. ELIG, b. 1901/2; m. 1927/8, Charles C. CLAYTON (b. 1898/9, OH); said to have married a Mr. HAYES


Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  802 Main Street, Wheeling City (Ward 1, Precinct 5), Washington District, Ohio Co., WV, Roll 1769 (Book 1), p. 224B, SN 7, SD 287, ED 138, enumerated 8 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  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 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
134 163 Elig Charles J Head W M Apr 1863 37 M 10     WV Ger Ger     Carriage + Wagon Manfr     Y Y Y O F H
    ____ Mary Wife W F Mar 1866 34 M 10 3 2 WV Ger Ger           Y Y Y      
    ____ Dor?ta Daughter W F May? 1890 10 S       WV WV WV     At School   10 Y Y Y      
    ____ Charles J Jr Son W M Feby 1892  8 S       WV WV WV     At School   10            
    Stertzen? Mary Servant W F May 1885 15 S       Ger Ger Ger 1899 1 Genl House Work 0   Y Y Y      

4.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #90 of 128):  802 Main Street, Wheeling (Ward 1), Washington District, Ohio Co., WV, Roll 1692 (Book 2), p. 170B, SN 1B, SD 1, ED 129, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  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 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 802 14 14 Elig Mrs. Chas. J. Head F W 44 W1 22 4 1 WV Ger Ger Eng None         Y Y O F H
      ____ Dorotha L Dau F W 20 S       WV WV WV Eng None         Y Y      
      ____ Chas Jr Son M W 18 S       WV WV WV Eng Clerk Hotel W N N Y Y      
      ____ Sarah L Dau F W  8 S       WV WV WV   None                  
*Main Street
This enumerator seems to have mis-understood the use of Column 11; it's supposed to be the number of children surviving, not the number deceased, which is how the enumerator appears to have used it on this and other records.

5.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 25):  802 Main Street, Wheeling City (1st Ward, 4th Precinct), Washington Dist., Ohio Co., WV, Roll 1966 (Book 2), p. 44B, SN 3B, SD 1, ED 74, enumerated 9 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  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 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26
Main
Street
802 57 75 Elig Mary Head O F F W 53 M   Y Y WV Germany German Switzerland Swiss Y None
      ____ Sarah L Daughter     F W 18 S Y Y Y WV WV   WV   Y None

6.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 30 mis-indexed "Elia"):  802 Main Street, City of Wheeling (Ward 1, Block No. 800), Washington Twp., Ohio Co., WV, Roll 2549 (Book 2), p. 198A, SN 7A, ED 35-3, SD 1, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
* 802 136 173 Elig Mary Head O 6000 R N F W 64 Wd   N Y WV Ger Ger Y None          
      Clayton Charles C Son-in-law         M W 31 M 29 N Y OH OH OH Y Salesmanager? ??? W ? Y WW
      _______ Sara L Dau         F W 28 M 26 N Y WV WV WV Y None          
*Main Street
This record was extremely faint and difficult to read.

7.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

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