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William F. STROUP
Jane Elizabeth RITTENHOUSE
Husband:  William F. STROUP
Birth:  24 Jan 1830, Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Death (tentative, see below):  25 Feb 1871, Mifflin Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Mechanicsville Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John STROUP
Mother:  Mary Ann __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Jane Elizabeth RITTENHOUSE
Birth:  13 Oct 1828 or 15 Oct 1827, Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  8 Mar 1883, Mifflin Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Mechanicsville Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob RITTENHOUSE (1801-1886) of PA
Mother:  Margaret KAYS (1803-1857) of PA
Children born in Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
1.  Franklin STROUP, b. 1851/2
2.  Lawrence R. STROUP, b. 1854/5
3.  John David STROUP, b. Mar 1856
4.  James W. STROUP, b. Mar/Apr 1860; d. bef. 1870
5.  Ellen J. STROUP, b. 1861/2
6.  William G. STROUP, b. 1867/8
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William STROUP (æ 20) is living in Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, with his parents (q.v.).  Jane E. RITTENHOUSE (æ 23, b. PA) is living in Granville Twp., Mifflin Co., PA (p. 297B), with her parents, Jacob RITTENHOUSE (æ 49, b. PA) & Margaret (æ 47, b. PA), plus siblings.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #338+339 of 424):  Bellville P.O., Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, pp. 336-337, PN 123-124, 902/871, 31 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wm F Stroup 30 M   Farmer 15000 2500 Pa
Jane     " 31 F         "
Franklin "  8 M         "
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Lawrence Stroup  6 M         Penna
John D     "  4 M         "
James W    " 3/12 M         "
Ephraim Wier 24 M   Labr     "
John Beck 63 M   Carpenter     "
Margaret Bailey 24 F   Domestic     "
Catherine Stroup 18 F        150 "
Catherine is William's sister.

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 37):  Allensville P.O., Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll M593_1375, p. 435A, PN 33, 233/242, enumerated 15 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup W F 40 M W Teamster 3000 1800 Penn
       Jane 42 F W Keeping house     "
       Lawrence 15 M W Laborer     "
       David 13 M W "     "
       Ellen J  8 F W       "
       Wm  3 M W       "
Rittenhouse Mattie 26 F W       "
Listed next to a KULP household.

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 29):  Union Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll 1156, p. 46A, PN 21, SD 7, ED 170, enumerated 16 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
199 199 Stroup Jane E W F 51 Wife     / Keeping house   Pennsylvania Pa Pa
    ______ Ellen J W F 17 Daughter /     At School / Pennsylvania Pa Pa
    ______ William G W M 12 Son /     At School / Pennsylvania Pa Pa
    ______ Lawrence R W M 25 Son   /   Teamster   Pennsylvania Pa Pa
    ______ Elizabeth R W F 21 D-in-law   /       Pennsylvania Pa Pa
Listed next to married son, David STROUP (æ 23, b. PA).

6.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Except for the tombstone images and occasional death certificate,
this database consists of undocumented patron submissions, so caveat emptor.
Name: William E Stroup Jane E Stroup
Birth: unknown unknown
Death: Feb. 25, 1877 Mar. 8, 1883
Burial: Mechanicsville Lutheran Cemetery
Belleville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Inscription: Age 41y 1m 1d Wife of Wm Stroup Age 54y 4m 23d
Contributor: Mona Anderson, 10 Jun 2009
Memorial #: 38188247 38188248
There's an image of Jane's stone, and it's extremely weathered.  There's no image of William's stone, but if it's as weathered as Jane's, the discrepancies could be explained by the stone having been mis-read.  If he was 41 yrs old at death, it makes more sense for him to have died in 1871 because that's about when Jane stopped having children.

7.  Birthdate calculated using ProGenealogists' Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
William E/F Stroup 25 Feb 1871  1d 1m 41y 24 Jan 1830
Jane E Stroup  8 Mar 1883 23d 4m 54y 13 Oct 1828

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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