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William Henry STROUP
Husband:  William Henry STROUP
Birth:  Nov 1845, Jackson Twp., Montgomery Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John STROUP, Jr.
Mother:  Eliza STAVER / STOEVER
Marriage:  4 Jul 1869, Elkhart Co., IN
Wife:  Lucinda M. GEISINGER
Birth:  11 Jun 1847, Wayne Co., OH
Death:  11 May 1913, Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Henry GEISINGER
Mother:  Mary Ann GARBER
born in Elkhart Co., IN:
1.  Ida STROUP, b. 1870
2.  Mary Leora "Ora" STROUP, b. 26 Feb 1872
3.  Norman Harry STROUP, b. 1874; m. Nellie G. BLANCHARD
4.  Alton STROUP, b. 1878

born in IN:
5.  Edith V. STROUP, b. Mar 1881
6.  Shirley R. STROUP, b. Feb 1886

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


1.  Works Progress Administration.  Elkhart County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Records, 1850-1920 (online at Ancestry.com):
Henry W. Stroup Lucinda Gersinger/Guisinger 04 Jul 1869 Book 3, p. 316

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find our subjects, and I did a page-by-page search of Clinton Township.  We find William Henry's parents and Lucinda's parents in Clinton Township, but our subjects were somehow missed by the enumerator, either that or they were living in some other township and are so badly indexed I don't recognize them. 

3.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 43):  Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, Roll 275, p. 316C, PN 23, SD 6, ED 33, enumerated 12 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 15 24 25 26
212 216 Stroup Henry W M 35     / Farmer   Ohio    
    ______ Lucinda W F 34 Wife   / Keeping House   Ohio Canada Pa
    ______ Ida W F 10 Dau /   At School   Indiana O O
    ______ Ora W F  9 Dau /       Indiana O O
    ______ Norman W M  6 Son /     Typhoid fever Indiana O O
    ______ Alton W M  2 Son /       Indiana O O

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 28):  White Pigeon Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll T623_742 (Book 2), p. 252B, SN 13, SD 4, ED 128, enumerated 18/19 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
314 318 Stroup William H Head W M Nov 1845 54 M 30     OH Ohio OH Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 87
    ______ Lucinda M Wife W F Jun 1847 52 M 30 6 6 OH Can (Fr) PA       Y Y Y        
    ______ Shirley R Son W M Feb 1886 14 S       IN Ohio OH At school   3 Y Y Y        
    ______ Edith V Dau W F Mar 1881 19 S       IN Ohio OH       Y Y Y        
Listed three households from son, Harry STROUP.

6.  1910

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

8.  Email from Sue (Gates) Davis.

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