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Elmer Clayton SWEIGARD
Margaret L. STROUP
Maud I. BOWER
Husband:  Elmer Clayton SWEIGARD / SWIEGERT / SWIGARD
Birth:  Mar 1883, Dauphin Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Michael William SWEIGARD, b. Aug 1859, PA
Mother:  Rebecca RADEL, b. Nov 1864, PA; d. aft. 1930 census
Marriage-1:  18 Dec 1902, Penbrook, Dauphin Co., PA
Wife-1:  Margaret L. STROUP
Birth:  Oct 1884, PA
Death:  1910-20, presumably in Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. STROUP
Mother:  Margaret __?__

One secondary source (Hostetler, 1970; see below) shows Elmer's wife as "Maggie" STROUP, b. 18 Oct 1882, daughter of these parents:
Father:  Levi B. STROUP
Mother:  Magdalena HOSTETLER
The evidence I have so far gathered shows these two "Maggie's" to be different women.  If you have evidence to the contrary, please share.

Marriage-2:  1921/2
Wife-2:  Maud I. BOWER
Birth:  1888/9, PA
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  housekeeper, homemaker
Parents:  born in PA
Children with Margaret STROUP born in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin Co., PA:
1.  Melvin L. SWEIGARD, b. 25 Jul 1903
2.  Margaret E. SWEIGARD, b. Jul 1908
Children with Maud BOWER:
-
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Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Elmer C. SWEIGARD
Father: M. William; Mother: Rebecca
Marriage: 18 Dec 1902, Penbrook, Dauphin, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Margaret L. STROUP
Mother: Margaret
Source: "Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record."

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William SWIGARD (æ 21, b. PA) is living in Halifax Twp., Dauphin Co., PA (p. 73D), with his wife, Rebecca (æ 20, b. PA).

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

4a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elmer C. SWIEGERT (b. Mch 1883, PA) is living in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin Co., PA (p. 299A), with his parents, M.W. SWIEGERT (b. Aug 1859, PA) and Rebecca (b. Nov 1864, PA).

4b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 27):  Susquehanna Twp. (Southern Pct.), Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T623_1403 (Book 1), p. 278A, SN 12, SD 9, ED 93, enumerated 14 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 22 23 24 25 27 28
237 341 Haverstick Edward Head W M Mar 1874 26 M 3     PA PA PA Farmer 0 Y Y Y R F 25
    [Edward's wife and children, et al.]
    Stroup Foster Boarder W M Dec 1882 17 S       PA PA PA Farm laborer 0 Y Y Y      
    Stroup Maggie Servant W F Oct 1884 15 S       PA PA PA Servant 0 Y Y Y      
Foster STROUP is presumed to be Maggie's brother.

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #56 of 65):  Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T624_1337 (Part 2), p. 265A, SN 33A, SD 14, ED 113, enumerated 6 May 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 29
538 540 Sweigard Elmer C Head M W 27 M1 8     PA PA PA Eng Farmer Home farm Emp     Y Y   R F 16
    ________ Margaret L Wife F W 26 M1 8 2 2 PA PA PA Eng Farm laborer Home farm W N 0 Y Y        
    ________ Melvin L Son M W  6 S       PA PA PA   None             Y      
    ________ Margaret E Dau F W 1 8/12 S       PA PA PA   None                    

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 31):  614 Woodbine St., Harrisburg City (Ward 10), [Susquehanna Twp.,] Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T625_1559 (Book 1), p. 92A, SN 10A, SD 12, ED 99, 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 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 614 207 223 Sweigard Elmer C Head O F M W 39 W   Y Y PA PA PA Y car-repairman steam-railroad W
      ________ Melvin L Son     M W 16 S Y Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      ________ Margaret E Dau     F W 11 S Y Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      Bower Maud I housekeeper     F W 31 S   Y Y PA PA PA Y housekeeper    
*Woodbine St

7.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 13):  134 Curtin Street, Penbrook Borough (Ward 1), Dauphin Co., PA, Roll 2028 (Book 1), p. 84A, SN 5A, ED 22-87, SD 19, enumerated 8 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 29 30
* 124 105 111 Sweigard Elmer Head O 7,000 R N M W 47 M ?? N Y PA PA PA Y Inspector Rail Road W Y   N
      ________ Maud Wife         F W 42 M 33 N Y PA PA PA Y None          
      ________ Elmer Gran-Son         M W  5 S   N   PA PA PA   None          
      ________ Margaret Dau         F W 21 S   N Y PA PA PA Y Helper Typewriter Works W N 19  
*Curtin Street
For Elmer to be their grandson, he has to be the son of Elmer's only son, Melvin L. SWEIGARD.  Listed next to our subject's widowed mother, Rebecca SWEIGARD (æ 67, b. PA).

8.  Harvey Hostetler.  1912 [reprinted 1970].  Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler.  Gospel Book Store, Berlin, OH 44610 [excerpt courtesy of Sue Davis].  On p. 713:
6607, Magdalena Hostetler, 6606, Sapulpa, Okl., was b. July 4, 1848, and m. Levi Stroup who d. in 1891.  [children] David H., 6608; Sallie H., 6609; William H., 6611; John H., 6612; Andrew H., ; Lee R., July 28, 1882 - ; Maggie, 6613.
6613, Maggie Stroup, 6607, Linglestown, Pa., R. 2, was b. Oct. 18, 1882, and m. Dec. 18, 1902, Elmer Clayton Sweigard, son of Michael William and Rebecca (Radel) Sweigard, Linglestown, Pa.  United Brethren church.  Melvin Leroy, July 28, 1908.
This book is the apparent source of the error mis-identifying Margaret L. STROUP (b. Oct 1884) as "Maggie" (b. Oct 1882), daughter of Levi & Magdalena (HOSTETLER) STROUP.  My research shows these are two different women.  Also, based on the 1910 census, it was Margaret, not Melvin Leroy, who was born in Jul 1908.

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