Seeking parents of Elijah STROUP, born Sep 1826 in PA, who died 15 Jul 1909 in Niles City, Berrien Co., MI, and married Margaret __?__ (b. Dec 1829, PA).They first appear in the 1860 census of Niles Twp., Berrien Co., MI.I can't find them in the 1870 census, but in the 1880 and 1900 censuses, they are in Niles City.Margaret appears in the census one more time, in 1910, as a widow, still living in Niles.Seeking also Margaret's maiden name.
Based on the censuses Elijah & Margaret had these children:
— born in PA: 01.(Child) STROUP; died young 02.David STROUP, b. 1855
— born in Berrien Co., MI: 03.Jefferson STROUP, b. Apr/May 1856/7 04.Samuel STROUP, b. Nov 1859 05.(Child) STROUP; died young 06.(Child) STROUP; died young 07.Fred STROUP, b. 1865/6 08.Elizabeth B. STROUP, b. 1867/8; m. 1894/5, Mr. HARRIS 09.Amanda "Manda" STROUP, b. Aug 1870 10.(Child) STROUP; died young 11.Henry STROUP, b. May 1874
I lose track of Samuel and Fred, but David, Jefferson, Amanda, and Henry appear never to have married.Elizabeth's marriage appears to have ended in divorce with no issue.Henry committed a murder in 1924, and we find him in the Michigan State Prison in the 1930 census.What I have is online in the form of linked family group sheets, which you can hook into from Elijah's page: