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Elijah STROUP
Margaret __?__
Husband:  Elijah / Elisha STROUP
Birth:  Sep 1826, PA
Death:  15 Jul 1909, Niles, Berrien Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in PA
Marriage:
Wife:  Margaret __?__
Birth:  Dec 1829, PA
Death presumably:  1910-20, Niles, Berrien Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA or Germany
Children:
born in PA:
  1.  (Child) STROUP; died young
  2.  David STROUP, b. 1855

born in Berrien Co., MI:
  3.  Jefferson STROUP, b. Apr/May 1856/7
  4.  Samuel STROUP, b. Nov 1859
  5.  (Child) STROUP; died young
  6.  (Child) STROUP; died young
  7.  Fred STROUP, b. 1865/6
  8.  Elizabeth B. STROUP, b. 1867/8; m. 1894/5, Mr. HARRIS
  9.  Amanda "Manda" STROUP, b. Aug 1870
10.  (Child) STROUP; died young
11.  Henry STROUP, b. May 1874

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Sources (n.b., Berrien and Cass Cos. are adjacent):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, at least not as Elijah.  There are several possible Eli's in PA, but no way to tell which is our subject.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #63 of 68):  Niles P.O., Niles Twp., Berrien Co., MI, Roll M653_537, p. 373, PN 137, 994/989, enumerated 2 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Elisha Stromp 35 M   Farmer 700 100 Penn
Margaret   " 30 F         "
David      "  5 M         "
Jefferson  "  3 M         Mich
Samuel     " 6/12 M         "

4a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find anyone, except Jefferson (see next source), and I really looked, including page-by-page searches of Bertrand Twp. and Ward 3 of Niles City.

4b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #39 of 39):  Buchanan P.O., Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., MI, Roll M593_663, p. 125A, PN 39, 2522/____, enumerated 15 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straup Jefferson 14 M W Farm laborer     Mich
His visitation number makes no sense because the prior household was 298/309.  He's the last person on the last page of the township.

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 35):  Maple Lane, Niles (Ward 3), Berrien Co., MI, Roll T9-0572 (Book 1), p. 274B, PN 6, SD 1, ED 14, enumerated 2 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
53 57 Stroup Elijah W M 51     / Laborer / / PA PA PA
    ______ Margret W F 49 Wife   / Keeping House     PA PA PA
    ______ Fred W M 14 Son /       / MI PA PA
    ______ Elizabeth W F 12 Dau       / / MI PA PA
    ______ Manda W F 10 Dau       / / MI PA PA
    ______ Henry W M  4 Son           MI PA PA

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 26):  Pokagon Twp., Cass Co., MI, Roll T9_575, p. 555D, PN 12, SD 1, ED 73, enumerated 1 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
113 117 Houck Elijah W M 49     / Farmer     NY NY NY
    _____ Betsey W F 41 Wife   / Keeping house     NY NY NY
    Brownell Minnie W F 19 Dau   / At home     NY NY NY
    Brownell Lyman A W M 24 S-in-law   / works on R.R.     MI NY NY
    Stroup Jefferson W M 24 Servant /   Laborer / / MI Ger Ger
Mistakes in the data for "hired help" are common as they may not be that well known to the informant, who may be guessing.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 39):  E. Main St., Niles City (Ward 3), Berrien Co., MI, Roll T623_703, p. 93B, SN 10, SD 4, ED 71, enumerated 7 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 26 27
* 257 273 Stroup Elijah Head W M Sep 1826 73 M 45     PA PA PA Day Laborer 6 Y Y Y O F H
    ______ Margaret Wife W F Dec 1829 70 M 45 11 7 PA Unk Unk     N N Y      
    ______ Manda Dau W F Aug 1870 29 S       MI PA PA     Y Y Y      
    ______ Henry Son W M May 1874 26 S       MI PA PA Laborer (Paper Mill) 10 Y Y Y      
    ______ Jefferson Son W M May 1857 43 S       MI PA PA Farm Laborer 5 N Y Y      
*E. Main St.
Jefferson appears to have gotten himself enumerated twice, once here with his parents and again with his employer (see next source).

7b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 23):  Niles Twp., Berrien Co., MI, Roll T623_703, p. 105A, SN 1, SD 4, ED 72, enumerated 1 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 26 27 28
5 5 Cart John A Head W M Dec 1860 39 M 12     IN VA Ire Farmer 0 Y Y Y O M F 6
    ____ Martha Wife W F Jan 1856 44 M 12 1 0 MI NY Ire Keeping House   Y Y Y        
    Stroup Jefferson H man W M Apr 1856 44 S       MI PA PA Farm Laborer 0 Y N Y        

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 28):  1304 Main Street, Niles City (Ward 3), Niles Twp., Berrien Co., MI, Roll T624_638 (Part 2), p. 55A, SN 12A, SD 4, ED 81, enumerated 23 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 1304 304 313 Stroup Margaret Head F W 77 Wd       PA Ger Ger Ger None         N N O F H
      ______ Jefferson Son M W 55 S       MI PA PA Eng Laborer Fan Factory W N 0 Y Y      
      ______ Henry Son M W 35 S       MI PA PA Eng Laborer Odd Jobs W N 15 Y Y      
      ______ Amanda Dau F W 39 S       MI PA PA Eng None         Y Y      
      Harris Elizabeth B Dau F W 38 M1 15 0 0 MI PA PA Eng Laundress Works out W N 12 Y Y      
      Stroup David Son M W 54 S       MI PA PA Eng Laborer Farm W N 0 Y Y      
*Main Street

9a.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Margaret not found.

9b.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 44):  Maple Street, Niles City (Ward 3), Berrien Co., MI, Roll T625_757, p. 127A, SN 7A, SD 4, ED 97, enumerated 6 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 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
* X 170 182 Stroup Jefferson Head O F M W 62 S N N MI PA PA Y none
*Maple Street

9c.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 44):  1304 Main St., Niles City (Ward 3), Berrien Co., MI, Roll T625_757, p. 131A, SN 11A, SD 4, ED 7, 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 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 1304 269 277 Stroup Amanda Head O F F W 49 S Y Y MI PA PA Y none    
      Harris Elizabeth Sister     F W 50 M N N MI PA PA Y Box folder Capsule factory W
*Main St

10a.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Margaret not found.

10b.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 39):  1306 East Main, Niles City (Ward 3), Berrien Co., MI, Roll 976 (Book 2), p. 248A, SN 17A, ED 11-38, SD 12, enumerted 14 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 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25
* 1306 386 428 Stroup Manda Head O 500 N F W 59 S N Y MI PA PA Y none
      Harris Elizebeth Sister       F W 60 D N N MI PA PA Y none
*East Main

11.  Berrien County, Michigan, Directory, 1892 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Occupation Residence Township Page
Elijah Stroup laborer res w s Main 3 s of Hickory lane Niles 327

12.  Anon.  c1909.  1910 Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, and Niles Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co.., Detroit, MI (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com):
p. 442 Stroup Elijah (aged 88), died July 15, 1909.
Stroup Margaret (wid Elijah), res 1304 E Main.
Stroup Amanda, bds 1304 E Main.
Stroup Jefferson, Lab, bds 1304 E Main.

Stroup Wm H (Cantrell & Stroup), res 106 N State.
Stroup Edith, bds 106 N State.
Stroup Laura M, bkkpr Volant mills, bds 106 N State.

Stroup Elizabeth (wid S Wesley), res 108 N State.

Stroup Daniel, lab, res w s N 12th 1 n of Cass.

Entries were in alphabetical order, but I've re-ordered them to put those with the same address together.

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