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This website only covers my direct line from Daniel Stroup son of Johann Jacob Straub/Stroup (currently expanding as time permits). To view the children just put your mouse pointer on a name on the Navigation bar and it will give you a drop-down menu.  I am in possession of Ethel Stroupe's research so I have lots of information on other Stroup lines. She had information on the Stroups in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, just to name a few. I will be happy to provide you with any information I have on your line of Stroup(e)'s.

Just click on this link below Mike Stroupe

and drop me an email with your questions or request. I work on the Stroup line about 4-6 hours a day, so I am at the computer a lot. Our tree on Ancestry is getting quite large with over 12,500 names and 5,500 photos. Sid Stroupe and I maintain the Ancestry tree where 95% of our information is contained.

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Stroup's of Cherryville, N.C.

Growing up, our daddy always had an active interest in the history of the Stroup and Dellinger families. We grew up listening to his numerous telephone conversations with Stroup’s he had looked up in the telephone books. He did not have the luxury of keyboard and computer at his fingertips, so he let his “fingers do the walking” through every telephone book he came across. Our family vacations were to cemeteries and battlefields.

When we first became interested in continuing Daddy’s Straub search, we had no idea how far we would go with it. We only hope that somewhere down the line another young Stroup descendant will pick up where we left off and continue the research. The search is endless, informative, and fun.

Many of the names and dates were taken from other sources and therefore
may be incorrect. If anyone happens to discover an error or omission in this data, an email to me would be much appreciated. I will eventually add more photographs to this website. Until then, please enjoy and remember this site is always under construction. Thanks to all of you who helped with this research. Your help is greatly appreciated.We love our Stroup heritage! Little bits and pieces of our Straub past make each of us who we are today. I look back with pride and awe at our ancestors. They helped make me who I am today. They survived transcontinental trips, settlement into a new country, migration to new territories, the writing of our Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Great Depression, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the Iraq War. Our ancestors were filled with love, determination, and pride. I am fiercely proud to call them FAMILY.

Jane Stroupe Hornsby

AFTERWARD written by George Rhyne

These are just a few notes written by George Rhyne

"WWII had Dick Stroupe in the Battle of The Bulge, Jack Stroupe in Italy, Jim Stroupe going through a literal hell in the Pacific, Joe Burton, Howell Stroup, and Louis Burton in the Army Air corps. Velda Stroup a commissioned officer in the WACS, and M. A. Stroup, Jr. interning as a Medical Doctor in the Medical corps. No doubt about serving the country.

Christine Stroup was one of the first women licensed as an aircraft mechanic. I remember seeing her photo in the Atlanta Journal. She was dressed in overalls and even in that attire she was a very beautiful lady.

In addition to the above, there were school teachers, business women, and home economists who excelled in their fields. The second generation had to be a set of very confident and capable folks who gave birth to another set who have excelled in many ways. Some of the other contributions I can note are

Serving in all branches of the military, including the Israeli Defense Force.

Retrieving Mercury Astronauts in the South Atlantic

Working as a research Immunologist and creating kits for detection of various cancers.

Serving in national political campaigns.

Authoring model legislation for the handicapped.

Working as RN for many years, with offspring following in a nursing career.

Working in the Anti-Missile R & D Program.

Building Habitat for Humanity houses.

Sergeant Major of the Third Armored Division.

School Board member and community activist.

International Airline Pilot

One last story about a visit to my Aunt Christine. In the summer of 1977, I was transferred to Atlanta. I contacted Joe and Bessie Burton and asked what ever happened to Christine. She was living in Atlanta and working as a shoe saleslady in a downtown Atlanta department store.

I was eager to see her as I had something that belonged to my Mother (Iva Lee), who had recently passed away, that may have been a gift from Christine. I found her apartment and arrived just after dinner. She was with a neighbor and sort of cooling it with a drink. Really laid back. We exchanged the usual pleasantries of relatives who had not talked to each other in ten or fifteen years, and I asked her a question about her previous work. I said, "Aunt Christine, what ever happened to your job as an airplane mechanic?" The little grin that she normally had on her face suddenly disappeared and a transformation took place. She began to tell me about working on all sorts of problems with everything from engines to brakes. She was running through a whole gamut of technical terms that would have impressed a Physicist. It was all about pressures, hydraulics, fluids and compression. She was back in the 1940’s living them all over again. She was still upset that the male pilots did not want her to work on their planes. It seems that she had to work while they were not looking.

By this time, her neighbor who only knew her as a shoe clerk, was absolutely stunned. I was not talking, but sitting in absolute amazement. Especially at the transformation in facial countenance and vocabulary. She wound up her stories with a real highlight. It appears that she put in modifications for the brakes on the C46 transport plane. The Curtis C46 Commando was a mammoth two engine job that was instrumental in solving airlift cargo problems in WWII. I was and still am impressed with my Aunt Christine. Her neighbor certainly was equally impressed.

Year later, I told this story to her daughter Sissie and she just smiled. Sissie said that her mom’s autos ran well and stayed in good shape. Then Sissie told me a story about her mom. Sissie as a grown woman asked her mother, Christine, why she had divorced her first husband. Her reply was "Him!....Why he couldn’t even change a socket on a table lamp!" I miss these folks who were my role models. They were far from perfect, but knew how to "get over it and move on."

If you would like to email me questions or add photos, data and other information just click on my name and send me a email. I would love to hear from my cousins. Mike

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Stroup Blog

We have now started a Blog for Stroup/Straubs. If you need almost a daily fix of information on our family this is the place for you. Sid Stroupe and I will attempt to post daily little known tidbits about our family. We will also post any new photos and facts we discover. To get to our Blog just click on this link Jacob Stroup Google Blog.



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