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David Elmer SHOEMAKER
Estella M. STROUP
WARNING:  some of the evidence for this family group sheet is a rough fit, so consider it tentative.
Husband:  David Elmer SHOEMAKER
Birth:  Oct 1877, OH
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  stenographer, mill worker
Military Service:  Spanish-American War
Sister:  Daisey May SHOEMAKER, b. 13 May 1874, Preble Co., OH
Father:  Isaac K. SHOEMAKER, b. 1850/1, PA
Mother:  Sarah Jane ZARINEY, b. 1855/6, OH
Marriage:  1904/5
Wife:  Estella M. STROUP
Birth:  1887/8, OH
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  homemaker, mill worker
Parents:  born in OH
Children born in Xenia, Greene Co., OH:
1.  Mary E. SHOEMAKER, b. 29 Jun 1905; d. 15 Aug 2004, Springfield, Clark Co., OH
2.  Marjorie D. SHOEMAKER, b. 1912/3
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Sources (n.b. Montgomery County is adjacent to Greene County on the east and Preble County on the west):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Daisey May SHOEMAKER
Birth: 13 May 1874, Preble, Ohio
Father: Isaac SHOEMAKER; Mother: Sarah Jane ZARINEY
Source: Birth, Death, an Marriage Records, 1808-1908. Ohio. Probate Court (Preble County)

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elmer SHOEMAKER (æ 2, b. OH) is living in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH (p. 410D), with his parents, J.K. SHOEMAKER (æ 39, b. PA) and Sarrah (æ 34, b. OH), and siblings, including Daisie (æ 6, b. OH).  Can't find Estella.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elmer SHOEMAKER (æ 22, b. Oct 1877, OH; single; stenographer) is living in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH (p. 147B), with his married sister, Daisey (SHOEMAKER) McDERMOTT (æ 26, b. May 1874, OH).

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 26):  17 Trumbull Street, Xenia City (Ward 1, Precinct B), Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, Roll 1185 (Book 2), p. 130A, SN 13A, SD ?, ED 103, enumerated ? 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 25 26 28
* 17 132 137 Shoemaker Elmer Head M W 32 M2 5     OH OH OH Eng Oiler Cordage Mill W N 6 Y Y   R H
      _________ Estella Wife F W 22 M2 5 1 1 OH OH OH Eng Spinner Cordage Mill W Y 52 Y Y      
      _________ Mary Dau F W  4 S       OH OH OH   None                  
      Whitlow Alice Servant F W 16 S       OH OH OH Eng Domestic Private Families W N 0 Y Y Y    
*Trumbull Street
This might be a second marriage for Elmer, but it's hard to imagine that it could be a second marriage for Estella.

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 28):  503 West Main St., Xenia City (Ward B), Greene Co., OH, Roll T625_1386 (Book 2), p. 204A, SN 11A, SD 8, ED 174, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 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 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 503 253 277 Shaemaker D E Head R M W 43 M   Y Y OH OH OH Y ???? R.A. Kelley W
      _________ Estella Wife   F W 33 M   Y Y OH OH OH Y None    
      _________ Mar????? Dau   F W 14 S Y Y Y OH OH OH Y None    
      _________ Marjorie Dau   F W  7 S       OH OH OH   None    
*West Main St

7.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 59):  127 Dayton Ave., Xenia City (Ward 1), Greene Co., OH, Roll 1804 (Book 1), p. 137B, SN 9B, Ed 29-23, SD 16, enumeratd 29 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
* 127 219 236 Shoemaker D Elmer Head R 45 R N M W 53 M 19 N Y OH OH OH Y Weigh Master Cordage Mill W Y Y Sp
      _________ Estella M Wife         F W 42 M 18 N Y OH OH OH Y None          
      _________ Marjorie D Dau         F W 18 S   Y Y OH OH OH Y None          
*Dayton Ave
If David Elmer married at age 19, then he should have been either married, divorced, or widowed in the 1900 census, but he isn't.

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

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