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Martin STROUP
Ann F. SHELDON
Sidna __?__
Husband:  Martin STROPE / STROP / STROUP
Birth:  Jan 1836-38 [not 1833], Spencer Twp., Medina Co., OH
Death:  1900-1910, OH
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Samuel STROPE / STROUP
Mother:  Rachel RUSH
Marriage-1:  1860s
Divorce-1: 1870s
Wife-1:  Ann / Anna F. [Frances? Frankie?] SHELDON
Birth:  Apr 1841, OH
Death:  1920-30, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Brother:  Freeman Vincent SHELDON / SHELDEN, b. 1830/1, NY; m. Sophronia __?__
Father:  Allen SHELDON (1789-1851) of NY
Mother:  Anna Maria DE LES DERNI / DE LESLIE DERNI / DES LES DERNIER / DERNIER (1795/6->1870) of NY
Marriage-2:  1870s
Divorce-2:  1880s/90s
Wife-2:  Sidna __?__
Birth:  1844/5, IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. PIERSON
Other Child:  Curtis PIERSON, b. 1863/4, IN
Parents:  born in PA
Children with Ann SHELDON born in LaGrange Twp., Lorain Co., OH:
1.  Don R? STROUP, b. Mar 1870-72
2.  Mary E. STROUP, b. Feb 1878
Children with Sidna:
-
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 33):  Spencer Twp., Medina Co., OH, p. 424A, 1627/1633, enumerated 10 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Phillip Space 34 M   Farmer 1000 O
_______ Elizabeth 26 F       Do
_______ Ruth  8 F       Do
_______ Henry H  4 M       Do
_______ Mary M  2 F       Do
_______ Elizabeth 2/12 F       Do
Martin Strope 14 M       NY
Philip SPACE's sister, Maria SPACE, married Jacob HAINES/HAYNES, whose daughter, Delilah HAINES, married Jackson STROPE, elder brother of Martin.  So I guess you could say Philip is Martin's "uncle-in-law." 

2b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Ann F. SHELDON (æ 12, b. OH) is living in LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH (p. 487A), with her parents, Allin [Allen] SHELDON (æ 61, b. NY) and his wife, Ann M. (æ 55, b. NY), and siblings, including Vincent? F. (æ 19, b. NY).

3a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 30):  Chatham Center P.O., Chatham Twp., Medina Co., OH, Roll M653_1007, p. 89A, PN 133, 1008/999, enumerated 21 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jas Murray 29 M   Landlord 1000 340 Pa
Roxana 29 F         Mass
Martin Strop 22 M   Carpenter     O
Jas M Carter 50 M   Blacksmith   100 Mass
Julia Anne? D 21 F   Servant     "
Phebe M 13 F         "

3b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Ann F. SHELDON (æ 21, b. OH) is living in LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH (p. 227B), with her widowed mother, Ann M. SHELDON (æ 64, b. NY).  Also in LaGrange, Ann's brother, Freeman V. SHELDEN (æ 31, b. NY, wife Sophronia, son Vincent).

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 33):  LaGrange P.O., LaGrange Twp., Lorain Co., OH, Roll M593_1235, p. 557A, PN 29, 235/243, enumerated 23 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup Martin 32 M W Farmer 23000 6795 Ohio
______ Ann F 32 F W Keeping House     Ohio
Sheldon Anamariah 74 F W       NY
Anna Maria SHELDON is Ann's widowed mother.  Also in LaGrange, Ann's brother, Freeman V. SHELDEN (æ 39, b. NY, wife Sophronia, son Vincent F.).

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 20):  LaGrange, LaGrange Co., IN, Roll T9_291, p. 373A, PN 21, SD 6, ED 18, enumerated 7/8 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
219 239 Stroup Martin W M 39     / Runs saw mill OH OH CT
    ______ Sidna W F 35 Wife   / Keeping house IL PA PA
    Pierson Curtis W M 16 Step-Son /   Laborer IN IN IL

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 30):  Village of LaGrange, [LaGrange Twp.,] Lorain Co., OH, Roll 1042, p. 533C, PN 23, SD 6, ED 175, enumerated 17 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
37 45 Straup Frank W F 38     D Keeping House   OH NY NY
    ______ Don R? W M  9 Son /   at school / " OH OH
    ______ Mary E W F  3 Dau /       " " "
Is Ann's middle name Frances?  Or Frankie?  Don is indexed "Don R.," but it could be "Don B."  Listed nine households from Ann's brother, F.V. SHELDON (æ 49, b. NY, wife, Saphronia).

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

7a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 24):  Clay Twp., La Grange Co., IN, Roll T623_383, p. 33B, 11/12 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 13 14 15 22 23 24
85 86 Stroup Mart Inmate W M Jan 1833 67 D OH PA PA Y Y Y
One of 14 inmates in La Grange County Poor Asylum.

7b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 36):  LaGrange [City], [LaGrange Twp.,] Lorain Co., OH, Roll T623_1295 (Book 2), p. 174A, SN 23, SD 13, ED 85, enumerated 28 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 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 26 27
313 313 Stroupe Ann Head W F Apr 1841 59 Wd 2 2 OH NY NY Dress Maker Y Y Y O F H
    Stroupe Mary Dau W F Feb 1878 22 S     OH OH OH "     " Y Y Y      
    Stroupe Don Son W M Mar 1882 18 S     " " " Day Laborer Y Y Y      
Ann should be 62, not 59; Don should be 28, not 18.

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Martin, Ann, or Don, and I really looked.  I did a page-by-page check of the Mantua Twp. census, but it was mostly too faded to read, so she very likely was there.

9.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 18):  Mud Mill Dist., Mantua Twp., Portage Co., OH, Roll T625_1428, p. 77A, SN 8A, SD 14, ED 99, enumerated 29 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 163 169 Stroupe Don Head O M M W 48 M Y Y OH PA NY Y Insurance and Real Estate OA 134
      _______ Lillie Wife     F W 45 M Y Y OH OH NY Y None      
      _______ Anna Mother     F W 80 WD Y Y NY NY NY Y None      
      Brainard Celia M-in-law     F W 75 WD Y Y NY NY NY Y None      

10.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found (not surprisingly), but didn't find son, Don, either.

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

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