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Samuel P. STROUP
Elizabeth C. COTTERMAN
Margaret DE PREZ
Husband:  Samuel P. STROUP
Birth:  12 Nov 1846, Liberty Twp., Shelby Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer, sawmill proprietor, lumberman
Fraternal:  Odd Fellows, Mason, Elks, Hoo Hoos
Father:  Reuben STROUP
Mother:  Mary Ann HAHN
Marriage-1:  5 Jan 1872
Wife-1:  Elizabeth C. COTTERMAN
Birth:  27 Jun 1851, Washington Co., Preble Co., OH
Death:  27 Mar 1886
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel COTTERMAN
Mother:  Catherine KESSLING
Marriage-2:  2 Oct 1888
Wife-2:  Margaret DE PREZ
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John DE PREZ
Children with Elizabeth COTTERMAN born in Liberty Twp., Shelby Co., IN:
1.  (Child) STROUP; died in infancy
2.  Charles R. STROUP, b. 1872; resided Kokomo, Howard Co., IN
3.  Minnie M. STROUP; m. Alfred M. GLOSSBRENNER; lived Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
4.  Stella E. STROUP; m. Frank LANSINGKAMP; lived Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
Children with Margaret DE PREZ:
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 35):  Village of Waldron, Liberty Twp., Shelby Co., IN, Roll T9_310, p. 329C, PN 27, SD 3, ED 210, 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 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
248 258 Stroup Samuel W M 33       / Sawmillins IN PA VA
    ______ Elizabeth W F 27   Wife   / Keeping house OH OH OH
    ______ Charles W M   8   Son /     IN IN OH
    ______ Minnie M W F  6   Dau /     IN IN OH
    ______ Estellie W F 8/12 Nov Dau /     IN IN OH
    Cotterman Henry M W M 32   B-in-law /   Works in Saw Mill OH OH OH

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  Edward H. Chadwick.  1909.  Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana.  B.F. Bowen & Co., Publ., Indianapolis, IN (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com).  Boldface added.


The family of this name originated in Holland, the emigrant founder being George Stroup, who came over during the latter part of the eighteenth century.  Locating first in Pennsylvania, he and his family came about 1827


to Montgomery county, Ohio.  His son, Reuben, who was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, came west with his parents and remained in Ohio about fifteen years.  He married Mary Ann Hahn, a native of Shenandoah county, Virginia, and daughter of Samuel and Margaret Catherine (Stover) Hahn, a family of some distinction.  Mrs. Hahn's father was Captain Joseph Stover, who earned his rank as a Virginia soldier in the Revolutionary war.  John Hahn, father of Samuel, also enlisted from Virginia in a patriot regiment.  Until recent years Captain Stover's military cap, which he wore in the Revolutionary army, was a prized relic in the Stroup family.  The Hahns came to Preble county, Ohio, adjoining Montgomery county, about 1825, and their daughter, Mary Ann, was a young girl in the family at that time, her marriage occurring in 1841Reuben Stroup and his wife came to Shelby county in 1842 and settled on eighty acres of land purchased from the government in Liberty township.  It was situated on the Michigan road, at that time the great thoroughfare between the East and the West.  Conn's creek flowing through the place and affording an abundance of water for the stock.  To Reuben and Mary Ann (Hahn) Stroup six children were born, and all except Lucinda, who died when six years old, are still living.  Their names are: David P., George A., W.L., Margaret C., and Samuel.  The father died August 29, 1852, in Preble county, Ohio, and in 1860 his widow married Daniel Cotterman, an old school mate, by whom she had one son, Elmer C.  After marriage they removed to Wayne county, remained there until 1870, and then returned to the old Shelby county home.  Daniel Cotterman died August 29, 1877, and his wife on November 6, 1906.

Samuel P. Stroup was born on the liberty township farm in Shelby county, Indiana, November 12, 1846.  He remained with his mother on the farm until 1872, when he branched out for himself as a farmer for two years, at the end of which time he located at Waldron and engaged in the saw and planing mill business.  He and his step-father bought the plant and conducted it together until Mr. Cotterman's death.  Mr. Stroup bought his partner's interest and continued the business until September 24, 1879, when the mill was destroyed by fire with a loss of ten thousand dollars, and no insurance.  By the 25th of December in the same year the mill had been rebuilt and was again cutting lumber.  In 1893 he bought two saw mills in southern Missouri, one in Cape Girardeau and the other in Stoddard county, his partner in the venture being Thomas Hoskins.  The panic of that year caught them with a large stock of lumber and the falling off in demand caused a loss of eleven thousand dollars to Mr. Stroup.  Closing up his business there he returned to Waldorn and engaged in cutting timber.  In 1902 he dismantled the mill at Waldron and built a planing mill at Danville, Illinois, starting a lumber yard at that point, with an investment of twenty-four thousand dollars.  Fire destroyed this plant on the night of July 3, 1903, but insurance and salvage reduced the


loss to sixteen thousand dollars.  With his farm and real estate in Shelby county still intact, he purchased the interest of the junior partner in the Pennell & Kumper lumber yard and has continued to conduct this Shelbyville plant.  In December, 1908, he bought out his partner and since has been sole proprietor.  In 1909 he built sheds and yards on his own ground at 139 East Broadway, and moved his lumber yard to that point.

On January 5, 1872, Mr. Stroup married Elizabeth C., daughter of Daniel Cotterman, his step-father.  The youngest of their four children died in early infancy, but Charles R., Minnie M., and Stella E. survive.  Charles resides in Kokomo and owns a half interest in a lumber yard and planing mill.  He is married and has one child, Elizabeth C. Minnie is the wife of Alfrd M. Glossbrenner, half owner in Levy Brother's Printing Company, Indianapolis; their children are Daniel I., Albert Reuben, and George LStella E. married Frank Lansingkamp, a coppersmith, resident of Indianapolis, and they have one child, Frank S.

Mr. Stroup's first wife died March 27, 1886, and on October 2, 1888, he married Margaret, daughter of John De Prez.  In 1900 he and his wife built a residence at the corner of Washington and Tompkins streets in Shelbyville, where he has since resided.

Mr. Stroup has for years been quite prominenet in fraternal circles.  In 1889-90 he was grand patriarch of the Indiana Odd Fellows, in 1892 represented the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Portland, Oregon, and in 1893 at Milwaukee.  In 1896 he was elected grand camp trustee, and has been re-elected at every election since.  His name appears on the copper plate at the entrance of the grand lodge building, Indianapolis, as one of the trustees that had charge of the erection of that imposing structure.  Mr. Stroup is also a Mason of prominence, being a member of the Baldwin Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, also of Murat Temple, Mystic Shrine, having reached the thirty-second degree in Masonry.  His other connections are with the Elks lodge at Shelbyville and the lumbermen's organization, the Hoo Hoos.

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