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Husband:  Simon STROUP
Birth:  1 May 1811, Derry [now Decatur] Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  6 Jul 1887, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Father:  Philip STROUP
Mother:  Susan __?__
Wife:  Sophia RIEGEL
Birth:  1813, Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  10 Feb 1887, Mifflin Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Alfarata, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Father:  Jacob RIEGEL (1785-1846)
Mother:  Catherine MARKLEY (1786-1864)
Children born in Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
  1.  (Son A) STROUP, b. 1830-35
  2.  Jacob R. STROUP, b. 1833/4
  3.  Sarah A. STROUP, b. 1835/6
  4.  Susanna Catharine "Anna / Kate" STROUP, b. Oct 1838
  5.  George W. STROUP, b. 1839/40
  6.  John A. STROUP, b. 1841/2
  7.  Lavina/Lovina M. STROUP, b. 1843/4
  8.  Howard M. STROUP, b. 1848/9
  9.  Laura Ella / Ella Laura STROUP, b. Oct 1855; m. Henry DEAMER
10.  Samuel STROUP, b. 1858/9; d. by 1870
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 8 mis-indexed as "Simon Strow"; numerical pages preceded name pages; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Mifflin Co. Decatur Twp. pp. 62A-62B Ln. 17 Simon Stroup 020 110 - 200 010 _______
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Jacob (b. 1833/4)
= Son A
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Simon (b. 1811)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Anna (b. 1837/8)
= Sarah (b. 1835/6)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Sophia (b. 1813)
The teenage male is too old to be their child.  Listed next to brother, John STROUP, who is two lines from brother, William STROUP

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 26):  Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, p. 306A, 18/18, enumerated 9 Dec 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Simon Stroup 39 M   Blk Smith 1000 Pa
Sophia   " 37 F       Pa
Jacob R  " 16 M   Blk Smith   Pa
Sarah A  " 14 F       Pa
Anna C   " 12 F       Pa
Geo W    " 10 M       Pa
John A   "  8 M       Pa
Lavina M "  6 F       Pa
Howard M "  1 M       Pa
Living two doors from Simon's brother, John STROUP

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #102 of 424):  Decatur P.O., Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, p. 100, PN 2, 14/14, enumerated 2 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Simon Stroup 49 M   Black-Smith 2000 300 Penna
Sophia   " 47 F         "
Susannah " 20 F   Spinster     "
George W " 19 M   Apprentice B-Smith     "
John A   " 17 M   Farm Labr     "
Lovina M " 13 F         "
Howard M " 10 M         "
Ella L   "  4 F         "
Saml     "  1 M         "

5.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #16 of 30):  Lewistown P.O., Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll 1375, p. 288B, 109/104, enumerated 13 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup Simon 59 M W Farmer 2500 865 Pennsylvania
______ Sophia 57 F W Keeping house     "
______ Susanna 31 F W at home     "
______ Lavina 23 F W at home     "
______ Howard 20 M W at home     "
______ Laura E 14 F W at home     "

6.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Decatur, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255156; NARA Film T9-1156; Pg 72B
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Simon STROUP Self M M W 69 PA Blacksmith PA PA
Sophia STROUP Wife F M W 67 PA Keeping House PA PA
Susanna C. STROUP Dau F S W 41 PA At Home PA PA
Lovina M. STROUP Dau F S W 33 PA At Home PA PA
Laura E. STROUP Dau F S W 24 PA At Home PA PA
Lovina is fibbing about her age.

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