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John George YEAGER
Sophia K. STROUP
Husband:  John George YEAGER
Birth:  17 Aug 1826, Yeagertown, Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  13 Aug 1876, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., Pa
Occupation:  hotel keeper, farmer
Father:  Jacob YEAGER (1793-1869)
Mother:  Susanna Catharina BUFFINGTON (1790-1849)
Marriage:  19 May 1853, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Wife:  Sophia K. STROUP
Birth:  2 Nov 1830, Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1886
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John STROUP
Mother:  Margaret BAIR
Children born in Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA:
1.  Oscar W. YEAGER, b. 11 Aug 1853; d. aft. 1886; issue: George H. YEAGER, b. 1876/7, PA
2.  James W. YEAGER, b. 1855/6; d. 1860-70
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Sophia STROUP
Marriage: 19 May 1853, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 25):  Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll M432_797, p. 615B, 156/156, enumerated 13 Dec 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Henry Bridge 38 M   Farmer 3000 Pa
Catharine " 30 F       Pa
Sophia Stroup 19 F       Pa
Lucinda A "  6 F       Pa
Catharine (STROUP) BRIDGE and Lucinda STROUP are Sophias's sisters.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #1 of 31):  Decatur P.O., Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll 1141 (Book 1), p. 99, PN 1, 4/4, enumerated 1 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
J G Yeager 34 M   Farmer 3000 500 Penna
Sophia H " 29 F       300 "
Oscar W  "  7 M         "
James W  "  4 M         "
Nancy J Freed 13 F         "
Robert Forsyth 16 M   Farm Lab     "
Listed next to John's father, Jacob YEAGER, who is listed next to Sophia's father, John STROUP, who is next to Sophia's sister, Margaret (STROUP) GRIMMINGER.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 35):  Millersburg P.O., Upper Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll M593_1335, p. 651B, PN 17, 132/132, enumerated 16/18 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Yeager John G 43 M W Hotel Keeper     Penna
   "   Sophia K 36 F W Keeping house   1000 "
   "   Oscar W 16 M W       "
Whitney James B 27 M W RR Dispatcher    500 Mass
Fisher Charles 23 M W Clerk     Penna
Perchard Edward C 22 M W Clerk     England
Listed next to Sophia's sister, Margaret (STROUP) GRIMMINGER.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 30 indexed "Sophia H. Yeager"):  Decatur Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, Roll 1156 (Book 2), p. 67D, PN 8, SD 7, ED 172, enumerated 10 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 14 24 25 26
72 74 Yeager Sophia K W F 48       / Keeping House Asth???? Pa Pa Pa
    Novinger Thos J W M 39       / Farm Manager   Pa Pa Pa
    Stroup Maggie L W F 20 Servant /         Pa Pa Pa
    ______ William F W M 62     /   Laborer   Pa Pa Pa
    Fralich Geo W W M 58 Servant /         Pa Pa Pa
    Yeager George H W M  3 Grandson           Pa Pa Pa
Maggie STROUP is Sophia's niece; William STROUP is Sophia's brother.

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

7.  Samuel Sterrett.  1886.  "Decatur Township."  Chap. XVI, pp. 654-659, in Franklin Ellis, ed. History of That Part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys Embraced in the Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder.  Philadelphia (online in the archives of USGenWeb):
p. 655 The family of Stroup were early settlers in the territory of Derry township (now Decatur)...

Sophia K. Stroup was born in Decatur township, and on the 19th of May, 1853, was married, at the house of her sister, Mrs. Bridge, of Decatur township, to John G. Yeager.  After engaging for five years in the business of hotel-keeping in Centre County they returned to Decatur township and resided for three years upon a farm.  They resumed hotel-keeping at Millersburg, Pa., and ultimately removed to the farm now occupied by Mrs. Yeager, in her native township, where Mr. Yeager died on the 13th of August,

p. 656 1867.  The children of Mr. and Mrs. Yeager are Oscar W. and James W., the latter being deceased...
It was Sophia's sister, Catharine, who married Henry BRIDGE.  1867 must be a typo for 1876 because John is still alive in the 1870 census.  For full excerpt, see Sophia's father's page.

8.  Archives of the STRAUB-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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

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