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Felix ICKES
Salome Maria MOYER
Lydia STROUP
Husband:  Phelix / Felix EKAS / EKES / ECUS / ICKAS / ICKES / ECKES
Birth:  1818/9, PA
Death:  1880-1900
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in PA
Marriage-1
Wife-1:  Salome Maria / Mary "Polly" MOYER
Birth:  15 Jul 1819, PA of Perry Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Peter MOYER
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Marriage-2:  7 Sep 1884, Mecosta Co., MI
If this date is correct, which it appears to be if their ages at the time are also correct, they lived together as man and wife for many years before making it official.
Wife-2:  Lydia STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  1818/9, PA of Chapman Twp., Union [now Synder] Co., PA
Death:  17 Feb 1906
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. STRAUB
Child with Polly MOYER born in PA, probably in Perry Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA:
1.  Nancy ICKES / ECKES / EKAS, b. 19 May 1840/1/2
Children with Lydia STROUP:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Felix EKAS
Birth: Pennsylvania
Husband Age at Marriage: 65
Marriage: 07 Sep 1884, Mecosta, Michigan
Spouse: Lydia STROUP
Wife Age at Marriage: 65
Source: Marriage Records 1859-1913. Mecosta County (Michigan). County Clerk

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Felix (or Lydia).

3b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 32):  Perry Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA, Roll M432_831, p. 113A, 194/194, enumerated 20 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Polly Ickes 30 F       "
Nancy Ickes  8 F       "
Listed next to Polly's mother, Widow Elizabeth (__?__) MOYER.  Also in Perry Township (p. 104A), there is a John ICKES (æ 11, b. PA), living with Philip & Catharine SCHNEE.  Could he be another child of Felix & Polly's?  These three are the only ICKES in Perry Township.  The only other ICKES family in Union Co., PA, is Samuel & Catharine ICKES, of unknown relationship to Felix.

4a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 5):  Big Rapids P.O., Town of Green, Mecosta Co., MI, Roll M653_554, p. 115, PN 13, 115/108, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Phelix Ecus 42 M   Farmer 500 120 Penn
Lydia   do 42 F         do

4b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 34):  Freeburg P.O., Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll 653_1182, p. 597, PN 121, 848/881, enumerated 3 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):(¤)
Henry Reinert 24 M   Shoemaker 900 100 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth  " 19 F         "
James      "  4 M         "
William    " 2/12 M         "
Nancy Iches 17 F   Servant     "
Also in Washington Township (p. 627), there is an Ann ICHES (æ 25, b. PA, servant) living with Michael & Rachael MOYER.  Who is Ann?

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 16):  Big Rapids P.O., Town of Green, Mecosta Co., MI, Roll M593_690, p. 59A, PN 5, 45/46, enumerated 14 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Ekas Felix 51 M W Farmer 2000 625 Pennsylvania
____ Lydia 51 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania
Straup Lewis 15 M W Attending School     Pennsylvania
Butterfield Mary 28 F W School Teacher     New Hampshire
Lewis STRAUP/STROUP is Lydia's nephew, son of Peter K. STRAUB.  Lewis's mother is deceased, and his father has re-married, so living with a childless aunt may be a better option than living with a stepmother (assuming it was Lewis's option). 

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 21):  Township of Green, Mecosta Co., MI, Roll T9_594, p. 547B, PN 6, SD 6, ED 174, enumerated 3/4 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).
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45 51 Ekas Felix W M 61   / Farmer PA PA PA
    ____ Lydia W F 61 Wife / Keeping house PA PA PA

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 31):  Green Twp., Mecosta Co., MI, Roll T623_731, p. 141B, SN 2, SD 11, ED 103, enumerated 5/6 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).
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49 49 Jones George W Head W M Apr 1838 62 M 36     NY NY PA Farmer 0 Y Y Y O M F 48
    _____ Sarah Wife W F Feb 1845 55 M 36 5 2 PA PA MD     Y Y Y        
    Ekas Lydia Aunt W F Jun 1819 80 Wd   9 1 PA PA PA     Y Y Y        
Sarah (STRAUB/STRAUP) JONES is the daughter of Lydia's brother, Peter K. STRAUB/STRAUP.  Listed next to Lydia's married stepdaughter, Nancy (ICKES) TROUP.

9.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 55, Tree #2902.

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

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