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Husband:  John F. STRAUB / STROPE / STROUP
Birth:  ca. 23 May 1814, Lewisburg, Union Co., PA
Death:  22 Aug 1889, Vevay, Ingham Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Michael STRAUB
Mother:  Sarah GROVE

A secondary source gives John's middle name as "Grove," but the one time he uses a middle initial in the census, it is "F."

Wife:  Mary J. LYNDON / LINDEN
Birth:  1825/6, NY
Death:  1894
Disposition:  buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James LYNDON
Mother:  Sarah __?__

A secondary source gives Mary's middle name as "Ann," but the two times her census records show a middle initial, it is "J," presumably standing for "Jane."

Children born in Washtenaw Co., MI:
1.  Manerva/Minerva Emeline/Evaline "Eva" STROUP, b. 16 Jul 1848 
2.  John F. STROUP, b. 1851/2
3.  Ida E. STROUP, b. Oct 1855 
5.  Elmer B. STROUP, b. 1860/1


1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14-15 of 28):  Bridgewater, Washtenaw Co., MI, pp. 347B-348A, 99/99, enumerated 20 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Mear Strope 67 M   Weaver 200 Penn
Sarah 63 F       Penn
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John F 36 M       Penn
Mary 20 F       NY
Manerva  3 F       Mich
Michael & Sarah are John's parents.  John's middle initial is definitely, "F," not "G."

2b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 8):  Bridgewater, Washtenaw Co., MI, p. 343A/685, 31/31, enumerated 19 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James Lyndon 57 M   Farmer 1000 Ireland
[James's wife and children]
John Stroup 36 M   Farmer   Penn
Mary 23 F       NY
Emeline  1 F       Mich
Harriet English  7 F       Mich

3.  1860 Census Indes/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #21 of 43):  Manchester P.O., Manchester Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI, Roll 563 (Book 1), p. 85, PN 21, 154/150, enumerated 8 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Strope 46 M   Farmer 1200 200 Penn
Mary J 34 F         NY
Minera E 12 F         Mich
John F  8 M         do
Ida E  4 F         do
Sarah 72 F         Penn
Sarah is John's mother.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #28 of 60):  Mason P.O., Vevay Twp., Ingham Co., MI, Roll 675 (Book 1), p. 279B, PN 28, 247/246, enumerated 25 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup John 57 M W Farmer 3500 700 New York
______ Mary 44 F W Keeping House     Michigan
______ John 17 M W At Home     "
______ Ida 15 F W At School     "
______ Elmer  9 M W       "
John was born in PA and Mary in NY.

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 25):  Vevay Twp., Ingham Co., MI, Roll 583, p. 496B, PN 2, SD 3, ED 137, enumerated 1/2 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 24 25 26
14 14 Stroup John W M 66     / Farmer PA PA PA
    ______ Mary J W F 54 Wife   / Keeping House NY Ireland PA
    ______ Elmer B W M 18 Son /   at home MI PA NY

6.  Email from Susan Patt, who shared this goldmine of information thank you, Susan!
1889 Ingham Co MI Death records, Bk 2 p 54 
John Stroup d 22 Aug. 1889 in Vevay of old age @75 yrs 
Father-Michael and mother--Sarah 

State of Michigan-return of Deaths in County of Ingham #1158 
Date of Death--Aug 29 1889 
John Stroup m w md age 75-3-6 
pl of death: Vevay 
cause: old age & (rupture?) 
pl of Birth: Penn 
Occ Farmer 
Father Michael Stroup: res: Penn (sic) 
Mother Sarah Stroup: res: Penn (sic) 
Rec. May 12 1890 
NOTE: dif. death date 

Ingham County Democrat 
Mason, Michigan Thursday, August 29, 1889 
p5 col 3 
JOHN STROUP, an old and respected citizen of Alaiedon township, died on Thursday last, after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Union county, Pa., in 1814.  In 1836 he moved to Michigan, locating in Washtenaw county, where he remained until 1865, when he located on the farm on which he died.  His wife and four children--Mrs. F. M. Briggs of Grand Rapids, Mrs. J. E. (sic) Irish and Elmer E., and John L. Stroup, survive him. Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon, Rev. DeLamarter officiating. The remains of deceased, who was looked upon as a truly good man, were interred in the city cemetery. 

Ingham County, Michigan Vital Records 
Recorded by Lansing Chapter DAR 
Maple Grove Cemetery 
Mason, Ingham County, Michigan 
p 228 

Stroup John d 1889 a. 75y 
Stroup, Mary w. John d. 1894 a. 68y 

7.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
John Stroup 29 Aug 1889 6d 3m 75y 23 May 1814
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

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

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