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George S. STROUP
Elizabeth KELLER
Husband:  George S. STROUP
Birth:  25 Aug 1833, Perry Co., PA
Death:  18 Oct 1914 or 15 Dec 1914
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Jacob STROUP
Mother:  Rebecca HOLLENBAUGH

I have no idea where the middle initial "S." came from.

Marriage:  28 Mar 1858, Wabash Co., IL
Wife:  Elizabeth KELLER
Birth:  1837/8 or 1840/1 or 1841/2 or Oct 1845 (most likely Oct 1838), Wabash Co., IL
Death:  aft. 1900
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Philip KELLER
Mother:  Margaret __?__
Children:
born in Wabash Co., IL:
1.  Lane Allen STROUP, b. Oct 1861
2.  William Yates STROUP, b. Mar 1862
3.  Jacob STROUP, b. Sep 1865
4.  John STROUP, b. 1866/7

born in IL, either Wabash Co., IL, or Edwards Co., IL:
5.  Carson STROUP, b. Mar 1872

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
STROUP, George KELLER, Elizabeth 03/08/1858 v. 3, p. 92 Lic Date Edwards Co.
STROUP, George KELLER, Elizabweth 03/28/1858 v. A, p. 49   Wabash Co.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21 of 26):  Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL, Roll M432_123, p. 22A, 5/5, enumerated 26 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jonas Shaffstall 40 M   Mill wright 2500 Pa
[Jonas's wife and children et al.
George Stroup 17 M   Farmer   Pa
George seems to have gotten himself enumerated twice, once with his parents and once here.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 22):  Mier P.O., Lancaster Pct., Wabash Co., IL, Roll M653_234, p. 117, PN 117, 846/847, enumerated 12 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Philip Keller 60 M   Clockmaker 500  60 Hessan DS G
Louis    " 23 M   Farm Laborer     Wabash
Adam     " 20 M   "     "      "
Margaret " 17 F         "
George Stroup 26 M   Farmer   100 Pa
Elizabeth " 22 F         Wabash
Andrew    " 23 M   "     Pa
Philip KELLER is Elizabeth (KELLER) STROUP's widowed father.  Andrew STROUP is George's brother.  George was born in PA, but Andrew was born in OH. Listed two households from their widowed father, Jacob STROUP.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 38):  Rochester Mills P.O., Coffe Precinct, Wabash Co., IL, Roll M593_286, p. 415A, PN 3, 23/23, enumerated 13 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup George 37 M W Engineer 1200 200 Penn
______ Elizabeth 28 F W Keeping House     Ills
______ Lane  9 M W       Ills
______ William  7 M W       Ills
______ Jacob  4 M W       Ills
______ John  3 M W       Ills
______ Jacob 63 M W Farmer   100 Penn
Jacob STROUP is George's widowed father.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #75 of 78 indexed "Strouh"):  Albion Pct., Edwards Co., IL, Roll T9_204, p. 430C, PN 75, SD 8, ED 7, enumerated 19 Jul 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 21 24 25 26
648 659 Stroup George W M 47     / Farmer   PA PA PA
    ______ Elizabeth W F 39 Wife   / Keeping house   IL PA IL
    ______ Lane A W M 17 Son /   At School / IL PA IL
    ______ William W M 16 Son /   At School / IL PA IL
    ______ Jacob W M 13 Son /   At School / IL PA IL
    ______ Parsons W M  7 Son /   At School / IL PA IL
This enumerator put almost no descender on his lower-case "p's" (see Edgar Thompson 13 lines above), so it does, in fact, look like "Strouh."  Listed four households from William LINES, whose daughter, Hattie, would later marry George's son, Carson.

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

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 25):  Albion Pct., Edwards Co., IL, Roll T623_299, p. 10B, SN 10, SD 14, ED 14, enumerated 19 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
216 218 Stroup George Head W M Aug 1833 66 M 31     PA PA PA Miller 12 Y Y Y O M F 183
    ______ Elizabeth Wife W F Oct 1845 54 M 31 5 5 IL Ger Ger     Y N Y        
    ______ Lane A Son W M Oct 1861 38 S       IL PA Ger   0 Y Y Y        
    ______ Jacob Son W M Sep 1865 34 S       IL PA Ger   0 Y Y Y        
Listed six households from son, Carson STROUP.

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 38):  Gray Twp., White Co., IL, Roll T614_333 (Part 1), p. 113B, SN 4B, SD 15, ED 139, enumerated 22 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
84 84 Stroup George Head M W 76 M1 52     IL PA PA Eng None         Y Y O F H
    ______ Elizabeth Wife F W 72 M1 52 5 4 IL Ger Ger Eng None         Y Y      
    ______ Jacob Son M W 40 Wd       IL IL IL Eng Laborer Common W N 0 Y Y      

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

10.  Archives of the STROUP-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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