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Jasper E. EOFF
Sarah Elizabeth WIDEMAN
Mary STROUP
Permelia THOMPSON
Ms. __?__
Cecelia Bernetta MEDLEY
Sarah Angeline PEPPER
Husband:  Jasper E. EOFF / OAFES / OEFS / OAF
Birth:  9 Apr 1846, Morse Mill, Jefferson Co., MO
Death:  30 Sep 1908, St. Louis, MO
Disposition:  buried Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Big River, Jefferson Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Samuel Parker EOFF
Mother:  Jemima "Mamie" JONES
Marriage-1:  11 Jan 1866, Jefferson Co., MO
Wife-1:  Sarah Elizabeth WIDEMAN
Birth:  ca. 1847
Death:  bef. 25 Jul 1870
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  25 Jul 1870, Jefferson Co., MO
Wife-2:  Mary / Margaret STROUP / STROUPP
Birth:  ca. 1851
Death:  3 Oct 1879, near Hillsboro, Jefferson Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. STROUP
Mother:  Ms. __?__
Marriage-3:  16 Nov 1879, Jefferson Co., MO
Wife-3:  Permelia "Amelia" THOMPSON
Birth:  1856/7, MO
Death:  Dec 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jefferson THOMPSON
Mother:  Catharine __?__
Marriage-4:  1881
Wife-4:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  unknown
Death:  17 Mar 1882, Jefferson Co., MO
Marriage-5:  8 Jan 1884, St. Louis Co., MO; div. 1890, St. Louis Co., MO
Wife-5:  Celia / Celiah / Cecelia Bernetta / Bernette MEDLEY
Birth:  Jan 1838, MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses:  m1. 11 Aug 1854, Jefferson Co., MO, Samuel PEPPER; m2. 1 Sep 1869, Jefferson Co., MO, William G. CUNNINGHAM; m3. 1870s, Mr. EVERETT
Father:  Joseph Allen MEDLEY
Mother:  Harriet FORREST
Marriage-6:  16 Apr 1890, St. Louis, MO
Wife-6:  Sarah Angeline PEPPER / PEPPERS
Birth:  Jul 1855 or 1856/7 or 8 Jul 1859, Meramac Twp., Jefferson Co., MO
Death:  14 May 1933, St. Louis, MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses:  m1. Thomas FARLEY; m2. Andrew J. NULL; m4. aft. 1911, Mr. WELLS
Father:  Samuel PEPPER
Mother:  Cecelia Bernetta MEDLEY
Children with Sarah Elizabeth WIDEMAN:
apparently none
Children with Mary STROUP — born in Jefferson Co., MO:
1.  Henry Martin EOFF, b. 4 Aug 1872; d. 22 May 1953
2.  William Jasper EOFF, b. 1875/6; d. 1956
3.  Thomas EOFF, b. 1877/8
Children with Permelia / Amelia THOMPSON:
-
Children with Wife-4:
-
Child with Cecelia Bernetta MEDLEY — born in Jefferson Co., MO:
4?  Minnie / Mima / Mamie Bernetta EOFF, b. 20 Jan 1889

Secondary sources have her born in 1890, the daughter of Sarah PEPPER, but the 1900 census clearly shows Minnie born Jan 1889, before Jasper is said to have divorced Cecelia and before he married Sarah.  Or was an affair with his stepdaughter, Sarah PEPPER, the cause of the divorce?  In which case, she is Sarah's daughter.  The fact that Minnie is living with Sarah, not Bernetta, in the 1900 census suggests that is the case, unless Jasper won custody of her.  This could probably be resolved by obtaining the divorce records.

Children with Sarah Angeline PEPPER — born in Jefferson Co., MO:
4?  Minnie / Mima / Mamie Bernetta EOFF, b. 20 Jan 1889
5.  Anna Angeline "Annie" EOFF, b. 14 Feb 1893
6.  Richard EOFF, b. 9 Aug 1900; d. 3 Jun 1952
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):
Eoff, Jasper Wideman, Sarah 11 Jan 1866 Jefferson Co.

2a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Jasper E EOFF
Birth: 09 Apr 1846, Morse Mill, Jefferson, Missouri
Father: Samuel P. EOFF; Mother: Jemima GRAHAM
Marriage: 07 Jan 1884, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Cecelia Bernette MEDLEY
Source: patron submission
Josep OAF
Spouse: Mary STROUPP
Marriage: 25 Jul 1870, Jefferson, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records, 1825-1951. Jefferson County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds
Jasper E EOFF; Birth: 09 Apr 1846, Morse Mill, Jefferson, Missouri
Marriage: 16 Nov 1875, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Permelia THOMPSON
Child: Thomas Jefferson EOFF; Birth: 1878, Jefferson, Missouri
Source: patron submission
Jasper EOFF
Marriage: 16 Nov 1879, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Parmelia THOMPSON
Source: Marriage Records, 1825-1951. Jefferson County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds
Jasper EOFF
Marriage: 08 Jan 1884, St Louis, Missouri
Spouse: Celiah B PEPPERS
Source: Marriage Records, 1877-1928. St. Louis County (Missouri). Recorder
Jasper E EOFF
Birth: 09 Apr 1846, Morse Mill, Jefferson, Missouri
Marriage: 16 Apr 1890, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Sarah Angeline PEPPERS
Source: patron submission

2b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Jasper E EOFF
Birth: 9 Apr 1846, Jefferson, Missouri; Death: 30 Sep 1908, Jefferson, Missouri
Burial: Bethlehem Bapt, Big River, Jefferson, Missouri
Father: Samuel Parker EOFF; Mother: Jemima Mamie Graham JONES
Marriage: 16 Apr 1890, Jefferson, Missouri
Spouse: Sarah Angeline PEPPERS
Birth: 1859, Missouri; Death: aft 1910, of Saint Louis, Missouri
Source: patron submission

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):¤•
Jasper EOFF (æ 4) is living in Jefferson Co., MO, with his parents (q.v.).
Wife-1 There are three Sarah WIDEMANs in Jefferson Co., MO, of an age to have been Jasper's wife:
1) Sarah WIDEMAN (æ 10), d/o James L. & Jemima WIDEMAN;
2) Sarah A. WIDEMAN (æ 7), d/o James A. & Elizabeth WIDEMAN; and
3) Sarah C. WIDEMAN (æ 3), d/o Mark & Artemesa WIDEMAN.
Wife-2 The only Mary STROUP in Jefferson County of an age making her likely to be Jasper's wife is Mary Jane STROUP (æ 1), d/o Harmon & Nancy E. STROUP, but I don't find her in the 1860 or 1870 censuses.
Wife-3 Permelia THOMPSON was not born yet.
Wife-4 identity unknown
Wife-5 Cecelia B. MEDLEY (æ 12) is living in Jefferson Co., MO, with her parents, Joseph & Harriet MEDLEY.
Wife-6 Sarah Angeline PEPPER was not yet born.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):¤•
Jasper EOFF (æ 13, b. MO) is living in Big River Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, with his parents (q.v.).
Wife-1 There are three Sarah WIDEMANs in Jefferson Co., MO (all in Big River Twp.), of an age to have become Jasper's wife:
1) Sarah E. WIDEMAN (æ 21), living with her married sister, Clarissa (WIDEMAN) HUSKY;
2) Sarah WIDEMAN (æ 17), living with her parents, James & Elizabeth WIDEMAN; and, 
3) Sarah (MILLER) WIDEMAN (æ 22), wife of Jacob M. WIDEMAN.
Wife-2 The only Mary / Margaret STROUP (ca. æ 10) in Jefferson County is Mary E. STROUP (æ 7), daughter of John & Elizabeth (FLEMING) STROUP, but I don't find her in the 1870 census.
Wife-3 Cannot find Permelia/Amelia THOMPSON or her parents.
Wife-4 identity unknown
Wife-5 Burnetta (MEDLEY) PEPPER (æ 19) is living in Meramec Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, with her husband, Samuel PEPPER, plus children, including her daughter…
Wife-6 Sarah A. PEPPER (æ 3), who will become Jasper's fifth wife.

5a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #41 of 400; online at Genealogy.com, #41 of 52):  Hillsboro P.O., Big River Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll 783 (Book 1), p. 215A, PN 41, enumerated 5 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 13 15 19
306 309 Prewit Clarke 47 M W Farmer 3000 800 Missouri     /
           Leah 26 F W Keeps house     do      
    [Clark's children]
    Montgomery John 18 M W Works on Farm     do      
    Thompson John 19 M W Do     do      
    Eoff Jasper 27 M W Do     do     /
Clark PRUITT's first wife was Nancy THOMPSON.  Could Nancy and John have been related to Jasper's third wife, Permelia THOMPSON?  I checked Jefferson County for EOFF children born between 1866 and 1870, and none appear to be orphaned, so it seems Jasper and Sarah had no children.

5b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
Wife-2 Cannot find a likely Mary / Margaret STROUP (ca. æ 20) in Jefferson County, but John & Elizabeth (FLEMING) STROUP are deceased, so their daugter, Mary E. STROUP, may have been missed or enumerated under the surname of adoptive parents.
Wife-3 Cannot find Permelia/Amelia THOMPSON or her now widowed mother.
Wife-4 identity unknown
Wife-5 Bernetta (MEDLEY) CUNNINGHAM (æ 30) is living in Meramec Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, with her second husband, William G. CUNNINGHAM, plus her children from her prior marriage, including…
Wife-6 Ann CUNNINGHAM (æ 12), who has to be Sarah Ann/Angeline PEPPER, who will become Jasper's 5th wife.  Is Sarah's middle name really Angeline?  I've seen no primary record with that name.

6a.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤•
Census Place: Big River, Jefferson, Missouri
Source: FHL Film 1254695; NARA Film T9-0695; Pg 115B
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Jasper EOFF Self M M W 33 MO Farms MO MO
Amelia EOFF Wife F M W 23 MO Keeps House MO MO
Henry EOFF Son M S W  7 MO   MO MO
William EOFF Son M S W  4 MO   MO MO
Thomas EOFF Son M S W  2 MO   MO MO

6b.  1800 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com)
Wife-5 Bernetta (MEDLEY) EVERETT (æ 42) is living in Meramec Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, with her children, including her widowed daughter…
Wife-6 Sarah (PEPPER) FARLEY (æ 23), who will become Jasper's 5th wife.

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

8a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23-24 of 26 — indexed "Daf"):  Meramec Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, Roll T623_867 (Book 2), pp. 107A-107B, SN 12, SD 10, ED 55, enumerated 23 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
221 226 Oaf Jasper Head W M Apr 1846 64 M 10     MO MO MO Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 201
    ___ Sarah Wife W F Jul 1855 44 M 10 7 4 MO MO MO Keeping House     Y Y Y        
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    ___ Minnie Dau W F Jan 1889 11 S       MO MO MO at school   6 Y Y Y        
    ___ Annie A Dau W F Feb 1893  7 S       MO MO MO at school   6              
The daughter's given name is clearly, "Minnie," not "Mamie," and her birth year is clearly 1889, not 1890.  Minnie is Jasper's daughter, but she is not necessarily Sarah's daughter.  Based on the records, which have Minnie born while Jasper was still married to Sarah's mother, Bernetta, Minnie is Sarah's half-sister and, now, her step-daughter.  On the other hand, if the reason for the divorce between Bernetta and Jasper is that he impregnated her daughter, Sarah, then Minnie is Sarah's daughter.

8b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 31):  Meramec Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll T623_888 (Book 2), p. 173B, SN 11, SD 10, ED 124, enumerated 19 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 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 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 26 27
227 236 Eoff Bernette Head W F Jan 1838 62 Wd 4 4 MO MO MO Farmer Y N Y O F H
    Pepper William Son W M Apr 1861 39 S     MO MO MO Farm laborer Y Y Y      
    Bittlick Eliza Sister W F Jan 1817 83 Wd 7 1 MO MO MO   N N Y      
I cannot imagine how I would feel having my daughter marry my ex-husband...

9.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 29):  Bon Homme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll T624_809 (Book 2), p. 12A, SN 12A, SD 11, ED 97, enumerated 28 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 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 28
234 247 Eoff Sarah Head F W 51 Wd 8 4 MO MO MO Eng None Y Y   R H
    ____ Mirna? Dau F W 20 S     MO MO MO Eng None Y Y N    
    ____ Richard Son M W 10 S     MO MO MO Eng None Y Y N    
Just because Mamie is listed as a daughter doesn't mean she couldn't actually be a step-daughter.

10.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com): Widow Sarah (PEPPER) WELLS is living in Central Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, with her married (step?)daughter, Mamie B. (EOFF) FLATBUSH (q.v.).

11.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com): Widow Sarah (PEPPER) WELLS is living in the City of St. Louis, MO, with her widowed (step?)daughter, Mamie B. (EOFF) FLATBUSH (q.v.).

12.  Death Notice in the Jefferson Democrat (courtesy of Shirley Azvedo):
FRIDAY, . . .    OCTOBER 10, 1879.
==================================
Items of News.
   Mrs. Eoff, wife of Jasper Eoff,
died last Friday, near Hillsboro.
This wife would have to be Mary STROUP.

13.  Message in the MOJEFFER-L Archives (online at RootsWeb.com):
[Permelia THOMPSON] was the 3rd of at least 5 wives of Jasper Eoff, born in 1857 to Jefferson THOMPSON and Catherine Surname Unknown. She's mentioned in her father's probate records in Oct 1864, married to Jasper on 16 Nov 1879, listed in the June 1880 census in Jefferson Co. as Amelia Eoff, and died in Dec. 1880.

14.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  A file there includes this Note for Jacob E. EOFF:
THE JEFFERSON DEMOCRAT NEWSPAPER SAID THAT ON MARCH 17, 1882 JASPER EOFF
BURIED HIS 4TH WIFE, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS A RATHER YOUNG MAN. THERE WAS NO
MENTION OF HER NAME...
This wife would be Permelia THOMPSON, but she was his third wife, not his fourth.  Did Jacob have another wife, making six in all?!

15.  Archives of the STROUP-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com), gatewayed to the STROUP Surname Message Board (online at Ancestry.com). 

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