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David Hostetler STROUP
Sarah Gertrude MINDS
Husband:  David Hostetler STROUP
Birth:  11 Nov 1868, Walnut, Beale Twp., Juniata Co., PA
Death:  1920-24, presumably in Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK
Occupation:  photographer, inspector (mining machinery), grocer
Father:  Levi B. STROUP
Mother:  Magdalena HOSTETLER

Secondary sources have David deceased 4 Nov 1918, but he obviously died after the 1920 census (and before the 1924 court case see below).

Marriage (said to be):  21 Dec 1889, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA
Wife:  Sarah Gertrude MINDS
Birth:  24 Jan 1872, Ashland, Schuylkill Co., PA
Death:  5 Jun 1957
Occupation:  photographer
Sister:  Carrie MINDS, b. 14 Dec 1869, PA
Father:  Charles MINDS (b. 1834/5, PA); s/o James M. MINDS (1814-1886), of Ireland, & Anna C. MILLARD (1811-1889), of PA
Mother:  Anna Catharina / Annie Catherine KLEINGINNA (1840-1916), d/o Daniel KLEINGINNA (1811/2-1850s) & Catharine __?__, of PA

In Berks Co., PA, there was a singular family founded by Johannes KLEINGINNA, immigrant from Switzerland in 1738.  Many spellings of the name, which is Germanic, not Irish, are used by the descendants (see Keywords for examples).  Daniel is no doubt descended from this immigrant, especially as the trade of shoemaker ran in the family, but as Sarah had no children, it just isn't worth it (to me) to make the effort to prove the connection.

Adopted Child:
1.  David Ralph STROUP, b. 16 May 1914, OK; d. 6 Mar 2002, Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  [Annie] Catharine KLINGENNI (10, PA indexed "Klingenne") is living in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 335B), with her parents, Daniel KLINGENNI (38, PA, shoemaker) and Catharine (36, PA).  Can't find Charles MINDS (or James MINDS), and I really looked.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Charles MINES (25, PA) is living in Ashland Borough, Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 30) with his wife, Anna [KLINGINNA] (20, PA), and infant son.  Widow Catherine KLINEGUINEA (45, PA) is living in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 185A).  James MILES (46, Ireland) and wife, Anne (50, PA), are living in Reiley Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 744), with five children, the names of which show this is James MINDS.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Charles MINDS (35, PA) and wife Annie (30, PA) are living in Ashland, Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 202B), with three children, including Carrie MINDS (1, PA); also with them is Annie's widowed mother, Cath. KLINGUINE (56, PA).  James MINDS (56, Ireland) and wife Ann (59, PA) are living in Blythe Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA (p. 34A); no children surnamed MINDS are with them. 

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sarah G. MINES (8, PA) is living in Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA (pp. 293B-294C), with her parents, Charles MINES (46, PA/Ire/PA) and Anna C. (39, PA), plus four siblings, including Carrie E. MINES (10, PA).  James MINDS (65, Ireland) and wife Anna C. (68, PA) are living with a married son in Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co., PA (p. 317C).

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

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #37 of 68):  Glen Campbell Borough, Banks Twp., Indiana Co., PA, Roll T623_1415 (Book 1), p. 42B, SN 19, SD 16, ED 39, 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
342 347 Stroup David H Head W M Nov 1868 31 M 10     PA PA PA Photographer 0   Y Y Y O F H
    ______ Gertrude Wife W F Jan 1872 28 M 10 0 0 PA PA PA Photographer 0   Y Y Y      
    ______ John H Brother W M Jan 1877 23 S       PA PA PA At school   9 Y Y Y      

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 28):  1313 Esplanade Street [multifamily dwelling], Pittsburgh City (Ward 22), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll T624_1306 (Part 1), p. 229B, SN 9B, SD 23, ED 587, 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 23 24 25 26 28
* 1313 162 207 Stroup David H Head M W 40 M1 20     PA PA PA Eng Inspector Mine Machinery W N Y Y   R H
      ______ Gertrude S Wife F W 38 M1 20 0 0 PA PA PA Eng None       Y Y      
      Millard Elizabeth B Niece F W 16 S       PA PA PA Eng None       Y Y Y    
*Esplanade Street
Elizabeth is the daughter of David's sister, Sarah (STROUP) MILLARD

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 33):  311 E. Hobson [multi-family dwelling], Sapulpa City (Ward 1), Sapulpa Twp., Creek Co., OK, Roll T625_1460 (Book 1), p. 4A, SN 4A, SD 7, ED 38, enumerated 15/16 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
* 311 47 84 Stroup David H Head O F M W 51 M Y Y PA PA PA Y Merchant Grocery Retail Em
      ______ Sarah G Wife     F W 47 M Y Y PA PA PA Y Saleslady Retail Grocery Em
      ______ David R Adopted Son     M W  5 S     OK Unk Unk   None    
      Minds Carrie Sister in law     F W 50 S Y Y PA PA PA Y Housemaid Private family W
*E Hobson

10.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 21): 311 East Hobson, Sapulpa City (Ward 1), Creek Co., OK, Roll 1900 (Book 2), p. 63B, SN 2B, ED 19-36, SD 6, enumerated 2/3 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 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25
* 311 28 56 Stroup Gertrude Head O 15000 F W 58 Wd N Y PA PA PA Y none
      ______ Ralph Adopted Son     M W 15 S Y Y OK US US Y none
      Minds Carrie Sister     F W 60 S N Y PA PA PA Y none
*East Hobson

11.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):  not found.

12.  Harvey Hostetler.  1912 [reprinted 1970].  Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler.  Gospel Book Store, Berlin, OH 44610 (excerpt courtesy of Sue Davis), p. 713:
6608, David H. Stroup, 6607, 1313 Esplanade St., N.S., Pittsburg, Pa, was b. Nov. 11, 1868, at Walnut, Pa., and m. Dec. 26, 1889, Gertrude S. Minds, dau. of Charles Minds, Ramey, Pa., at death, and Catherine Kleinginnie.  Salesman.
Apparently the "at death" phrase refers to Charles's residence being Ramey [Clearfield Co.] at the time of his death (n.b., he is buried in Ramey).

13.  Ralph Stroup (of Salpulpa, OK).  [nd]  Family Group Sheet Nos. 25909 and 25910.  (Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84323-0368; republished 1998 as Broderbund CD-13, Disk #1).  Family group sheets for David Hostetler STROUP and for Charles MINDS.

14.  Anon.  18 Mar 2002.  "Obituary:  Ralph Stroup." Sapulpa Herald, Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma (online at the Creek County OKGenWeb site).

15.  Susan MacNeill.  Descendants of Robert Lincoln.  User Homes Pages (online at FamilyTreeMaker.com).  Has Anne MILLARD (25 May 1811 - 1889) back 12 generations(!); shows John M. MINDS (1814-1886), but has him dying in Schuylkill Co., PA, yet it appears (from his location in the 1880 census) that he most likely died in Clearfield County.

16.  Ralph Seeley.  1959.  Kleinginna Family:  Johannes Kleinjenni (Kleinginna) of Berks Co., PA, and Some of His Descendants (citation as listed at the Historical Society of Berks County web site; lookups available for a fee).  Not seen.

17.  STROUP v. BRITTAIN.  Oklahoma Supreme Court Case: 1924 OK 1, 105 Okla. 276, 232 P. 814 (online at the Oklahoma State Courts Network web site):  D.H. STROUP owned a store in Sapulpa, which he wanted to sell due to ill health.  STROUP is alleged to have made a verbal agreement with BRITTAIN to have him find a purchaser for the stock in the store, which BRITTAIN did (selling price $5100, to BRITTAIN's nephew, Mr. HORNE).  STROUP then refused to pay BRITTAIN a sales commission ($150), which BRITTAIN alleged had been promised.  During this period, STROUP became hospitalized, was declared incompetent, and his wife became his legal guardian.  STROUP's wife also refused to pay BRITTAIN the allegedly promised commission, so BRITTAIN filed suit against her, as her husband's guardian.  Verdict went to BRITTAIN.  The case was appealed and eventually made it to the State Supreme Court (to settle a legal technicality).  The date of the initial filing is not given, but our subject was obviously deceased by 1924.

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

19.  Email from Susan M. (Gates) Davis.

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