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Johannes STROPE
Margaretha VAN VALKENBURG
Husband:  Johannes "Big John" STRAUB/STROPE
Baptism:  19 Nov 1738, Dutch Reformed Church, Katsbaan, Ulster Co., NY
Death:  by 1800 or aft. 1802 (?)
Father:  Johann Heinrich STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Maria Catharina SPEICHERMANN
Marriage:
Wife:  Marytje / Margarethe / Margaretha / Margaret VAN VALKENBURG
Birth:  ca. 1740s
Death:  aft. 1820, Wysox, Bradford Co., PA
Father:  Isaac VAN VALKENBURG
Mother:  Jannetje / Jane CLEMENT
Children born in Wysox, Bradford Co., PA
1.  Isaac STROPE, b. ca. 1765 
2.  Amelia "Millie" STROPE, b. ca. 1770 
3.  Maria STROPE, b. ca. 1773
4.  Elizabeth "Betsy" STROPE

The following may be their son:
Thomas STROPE (Sr.), b. 1760-65 
Among other things, Thomas named a daughter, "Amelia."

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Johannes or Big John Stropes
Christening: 19 Nov 1738, Ref Dutch Church, Katsbaan, Ulster, New York
Father: Johannes Heinrich Strope; Mother: Maria Catharina Spiekerman
Source: patron submission

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #12 of 13; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. p. 154 Ln. 1 Strope John 2-0-4-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = John (b. 1738)
= ?
4 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Margaretha (b. ca. 1740s)
= Amelia?
= Maria?
= Elizabeth?
Also in Luzerne County (list was alphabetized):  Henry STROPE and John's brother, Sebastian STROPE and his wife, Lydia VAN VALKENBURG

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 7; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. Wysocks Twp. p. 414 Ln. 10 Sebastian Strope 01201-00002-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790
2 males 16-25 1774-1784
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Sebastian (b. 1744)
2 females 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Lydia (b. 1738)
= Margaret (b. ca. 1740s)
Our subject's widow, Margaret (VAN VALKENBURG) STROPE, is the sister of Lydia (VAN VALKENBURG) STROPE, wife of our subject's brother, Sebastian STROPE.  Margaret appears to be living with Sebastian & Lydia in the 1800 census (in part because she isn't anywhere else!). 

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 3 indexed "Strape"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. Wysox Twp. p. 137 Ln. 10 Strope Margaret 00100-00001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 16-25 1784-1794
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Margaret (b. ca. 1740s)
Listed six lines below Margaret's widowed sister, Lydia (VAN VALKENBURG) STROPE, who is living with her son, Henry STROPE. 

6.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Bradford Co. Wysox Twp. p. 116A Ln. 30 Margrate Strope 000000-10001-Agriculture
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Margaret (b. ca. 1740s)
- person(s) engaged in agriculture

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