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Martin SCHRODT
Mary Ann CRAWFORD
Caroline HALEY
Husband:  Martin SCHRODT / SCHROTT / SCHROTE / SCROTE / SHROTE
Birth:  1826/7, OH
Death:  1872, Fayette Co., IL
Occupation:  carpenter

Martin is not with his wife, Caroline, in the 1870 Census.  Did he die earlier?  Is 1872 a typo?  Should it be 1862?  Or did he just leave her?  They had only the one child, in 1858/9, which suggests he dropped out of the picture not long after.

Marriage-1:  23 Oct 1852, Marion Co., OH
Wife-1:  Mary Ann CRAWFORD
Birth:  30 Sep 1825, Richland Twp., Marion Co., OH
Death:  1 May 1856, Fayette Co., IL
Disposition:  buried in Pilcher Cemetery, Fayette Co., IL
Father:  Paul CRAWFORD
Mother:  Susanna STRAUB
Marriage-2:  7 Oct 1857, Fayette Co., IL
Wife-2:  Caroline HALEY
Birth:  1827/8, IL
Death:  1922
Other Spouse:  m1. 1845, Fayette Co., IL, James SMITH
Children with Mary Ann CRAWFORD:
1.  David SCHRODT, b. 28 Sep 1853
2.  Talitha Ann SCHRODT, b. 13 or 17 Oct 1855; d. 3 May 1881; m. Robert Hamilton McMILLAN (1854-1962)

"Talitha" is a scriptural word turned into a name, from the phrase, "Talitha cumi," meaning "damsel arise" (Mark 5:41); it is not a nickname for "Tabitha," which is Aramaic/Hebrew for "gazelle."

Children with Caroline HALEY:
3.  Mary D. "Cassie" SCHRODT, b. 1858/9, Vandalia Twp., Fayette Co., IL
4.  (infant) SCHRODT, died young
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Sources:

1a.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):
Scrals, Martin Crawford, Mary Ann 10/23/1852 JP J. Porterfield
Obviously a misreading of Scrote.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index:  Illinois, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-250):
Schrodt, Martin Smith, Caroline 7 Oct 1857 Fayette Co.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):
1860 Scrote, Martin IL Fayette Co. Vandalia p. 7

2b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 294):  Vandalia P.O., Vandalia Twp., Fayette Co., IL, p. _, PN 7, 48/48, enumerated 2 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Martin Scrote 33 M   Carpenter 400 50 Ohio
Caroline  " 32 F         Ills
Melinda   " 10 F         Do
Mary D.  1 F         Do
Elizabeth Bly 17 F         Do
"Melinda SCROTE" is Melinda Adaline SMITH, Caroline's daughter by her first marriage.  Mary D. SCROTE would appear to be Martin and Caroline's only child together.  David and Tabitha SCHRODT, Martin's children by his first wife, are living with their maternal grandmother (see next source).  I don't know how Elizabeth BLY fits in.

2c.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #74 of 294):  Hickory Creek P.O., Cumberland [now Otego] Twp., Fayette Co., IL, p. _, PN 74, 488/499, enumerated 29 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jordan Crawford 26 M   Farmer 800 250 Ohio
Susanna   " 59 F   Keeping house     Penn
Martin    " 19 M   Farmer     Ohio
Calvin    " 18 M   "     Do
David Schrote  7 M         Ills
Talitha A. "  4 F         Do
Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD is the mother of our subject's first wife, who appears to have taken in her grandchildren after the death of her daughter, Mary Ann (CRAWFORD) SCHRODT. 

3a.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 24):  Vandalia P.O., Otego Twp., Fayette Co., IL, p. , PN 10, 76/73, enumerated 23 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Scrote Caroline 42 F W Farmer 3000 900 Illinois
______ Mary 12 M (sic) W       Illinois
Smith John 22 M W       Illinois
_____ Adaline 20 F W       Illinois
_____ James 18 M W       Illinois
Where is Martin?  Is the 1872 death date wrong?  A death in 1862 would make more sense.  Mary is Caroline's child with Martin SCHRODT, the other three are children from her first marriage, to James SMITH.

3b.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14 of 24):  Vandalia P.O., Otego Twp., Fayette Co., IL, p. 691B, PN 14, 108/103, enumerated 23 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Crawford Andrew 38 M W Farmer 3000 800 Ohio
________ Caroline 25 F W       Illinois
________ John  6 M W       Illinois
________ Alice  4 F W       Illinois
Scrote David 16 M W       Illinois
______ Ann 14 F W       Illinois
Crawford Calvin 26 M W Farm Hand   400 Ohio
Andrew CRAWFORD and  Calvin CRAWFORD are brothers of Martin's late wife, Mary Ann. 

4.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254206; NARA Film T9-0206; Pg 154C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Caraline SERATE Self F W W 52 IL Keeping House SC OH
Cassie SERATE Dau F S W 20 IL At Home OH IL
"Serate" would be an easy misreading of Scrote.  "Cassie" has to be Mary D.; I guess it's a nickname.

5.  Paul Edward Stroble, Jr., & John E. Denhalter, Jr.  [nd]  "Crawford Family." Fayette Facts (Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society, Vandalia, IL), v. 8, n. 2, pp. 56-57.  Says there is a sketch of the McMILLAN family in v. 8, n. 2.   Also says Andrew CRAWFORD became legal guardian of David SCHRODT (his nephew) in 1872.  Has Adeline as a daughter of Milton's first wife, Mary Ann (CRAWFORD, but Adaline was born two years before Milton and Mary Ann were married.  Adeline is the daughter of Caroline and her first husband, James SMITH.  Be aware that the ancestry of Susanna STRAUB as given in the article is incorrect:  she was not descended from Andrew & Mary (WALTER) STRAUB of Milton, PA.  The article contains other errors, so confirm, confirm, confirm!

6.  GenServ Database:  HICE7NA, by Jerry Hicks.

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index and AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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