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Jacob STROOP, Esq.
Maria Margaretha LOY
Husband:  Jacob STROOP
Birth:  1792/3, PA
Baptism:  14 Jan 1794, Schwartzwald Reformed Church, Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA
Death (æ 82 yrs):  11 Sep 1875, Ottawa, La Salle Co., IL
Military Service:  War of 1812
Father:  George STRUPP / STROOP I
Mother:  Barbara REIM
Wife-1:  Maria Margaretha LOY
Birth:  17 May 1799, Tyrone Twp., Cumberland [now Perry] Co., PA
Death (æ 24y 4m 5d):  20 Sep 1823, Landisburg, Perry Co., PA
Father:  Nicholas LOY (1770-1848)
Mother:  Margaretha MILLER (1771-1818)
Marriage-2:  7 Feb 1828, Hogestown, Cumberland Co., PA
Wife-2:  Isabella CAROTHERS
Birth:  1799/1800, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
Death:  Jun 1875
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. LITTLEJOHN
Father:  John CAROTHERS
1.  (Son A) STROOP, b. 1810-20
2.  (Daughter A) STROOP, b. 1810-20
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1.  Robert Goodloe Harper, ed.  27 Feb 1828.  "MARRIED." The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA) v. XII, n. 17, p. 3 (online at Ancestry.com):
In Hoguestown, Cumberland county, Pa. on the 7th inst. by Rev. Mr. Clemson, JACOB STROOP, Esq. of Landisburg, Perry county, to Mrs. ISABELLA LITLEJOHN, formerly of this place.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 PA Perry Co. Tyrone Twp. Roll M33_104 p. 319 Ln. 8 Jacob STROOP, Esq. 100110-11100-0-002
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son A
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = ?
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Jacob (b. 1792/3)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = ?
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Margaret (b. 1799)
2 personss engaged in manufacture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Jacob's father died 1819/20, so he may have his younger siblings living with him.  Listed next to brother, Samuel STROOP, however, the list was roughly alphabetized, so proximity on the list may not indicate geographic proximity, beyond being in the same township.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 6 indexed "Stroops"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Perry Co. Tyrone Twp. Town of Landisburg Roll 156 p. 259 Ln. 12 Jacob Stroop 001 011 - 002 011
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son A
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Jacob (b. 1792/3)
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter B (b. 1820)
= Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Isabella (b. 1799/1800) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #73-74 of 128; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Allegheny Co. City of Allegheny Roll M704_440 pp. 271B-272A Ln. 21 Jacob Stroop 000 000 100 - 000 010 100 0001000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Jacob (b. 1792/3)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Daughter A or B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Isabella (b. 1799/1800) 
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #20 of 106):  City of Allegheny (Ward 1), Allegheny Co., PA, p. 10B, 136/143, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jacob Stroop 50 M Merchant none Penna
Isabella Stroop 50 F     Penna

6a.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #155 of 163):  Town of Ottawa, La Salle Co., IL, Roll M653_196, p. 551, PN 551, 4880/4826, enumerated 24 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Thomas Winnemon 30 M   Carpenter & Joiner   150 Pa
[Thomas's wife and children et al.]
Jacob Stroop 67 M   Pattern Maker     Pa
Thomas WINNEMORE's wife is surnamed WILLIS, so there doesn't appear to be a family connection, at least not a close one.

6b.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Isabella.

7a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #195 of 261):  Joliet P.O., City of Joliet (Ward 4), Will Co., IL, Roll M593_291, p. 238A, PN 25, 161/183, enumerated 28 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroop Jacob 74 M W Pattern cutter     Penn
Living in boarding house (full record not extracted).

7b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #91 of 119):  Allegheny City P.O., Allegheny City (Ward 1), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll, p. 46A, PN 91, enumerated 29 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
605 716 Taylor Debera 72 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania
605 717 Stroup Isabella 70 F W "      "     "

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  A file submitted there cites the following:
The Millerstown Ledger (Perry County Newspaper) reported:

"We record this week, the death of Mr. Jacob Stroop, uncle of Mrs. William Goodman of this place, and Capt. Geo. Stroop of the Tyrone Democrat, which took place at his residence at Ottowa, Illinois, on the 11th of September, at the advanced age of 82 years.  Mr. Stroop moved from Perry county to Illinois about 20 years since, was married twice, his first wife being Miss Loy, of this county, and the last, Mrs. Littlejohn nee Miss Carothers, of Carlisle; this lady died last June -- Many of the old residents of Perry County will doubtless remember this gentleman.  His disease was disentery." 

9.  Archives of PAGenWeb (online at ftp://rootsweb.com):
History: 1821: Genealogical Data contained in the Statutes at Large, Commonwealth of PA...
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Vi. P. Limric...
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  In General Assembly met and is hereby enacted by the Authority of the Same...

121. An act authorizing sundry persons to sell and convey estates...

That the administrators of GEORGE STROOP, dec., JACOB STROOP and JOHN SHUMAN, are hereby authorized to execute a deed, for four lots of ground in the town of Landisburg, Perry county, #1, 2, 23, and 24, with their tenements and appurtenances, to the administrators of JOHN HIPPLE, in trust for the use the heirs, as soon as the administrators of John Hipple shall have paid to Jacob Stroop and John Shuman the balance of the purchase money.

History: 1826: Genealogical Data contained in the Statutes at Large, Commonwealth of PA...
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Vi. P. Limric...
Source: The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911

69. An act relative to state roads therein mentioned...

That JACOB STROOP, of Perry county, JAMES CRESWELL, of Mifflin county, and ROBERT WRAY, of Huntingdon county, are hereby appointed commissioners to lay  out a state road to commence near the house of ALEXANDER ENNIS, Huntingdon county, through Waynesburg, and by _____ JUNKIN's and _____ BAILY's mill, Mifflin county, to Landisburg, Perry county.

10.  Frances Davis McTeer.  1975.  McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, p 49.
Administration on the Estate of Andrew Mateer, late of Landisburg, Tyrone Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania was granted 18 August 1821 to Jacob Stroop Esquire; bond for $1200 with John Shuman and Henry Lightner as sureties.
I'm running across records for a Jacob Stroop SHUMAN, so there must be a familial connection here somewhere (e.g., is John SHUMAN Jacob's son-in-law?).

11.  Anon.  1886.  History of La Salle County, Illinois.  Inter-State Pub. Co., Chicago (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com), p. 460:  Jacob STROOP a veteran of the War of 1812.

12.  Messages posted to the STROOP Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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