[--?--] Rupe: Birth: bet. 1816-1820.
Daniel Rupe: Birth: Bet. 1816-1820. Death: Bet. 1843-1850
Note: Brian Ruppe wrote: "Martin Rupe moved with the family through Virginia and settled for a while in Surry County, North Carolina. Martin next shows up with his father in the Blount County, Tennessee Census of 1830. Land is sold in Tennessee in 1833 and Martin next shows up in the 1840 census of Darke County, Ohio where he lived out his life. We know he was still alive as of 13 January 1873 because of a personal letter that was written on that date. He is presumed buried in the Horn Cemetery near Palestine, Darke County, Ohio. There is a tombstone there that bears his name "Martin Rupe, Died ? 23 ???? (Obviously 1800. 3rd number is probably a 7. 4th number probably a 5.) Aged 8? (Last line is age when he died. The first number is an 8. The 2nd number is 5 or 6. (Month and day numbers are unreadable.) The tombstone is made of what's called "salt stone." There is the possibility that this tombstone is his fathers. More research is needed on the children of Martin Rupe Jr. If anyone knows of any mistakes or omissions that we have made or if you have any info on this family, please share that information."
1800 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1810 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1820 U.S. Federal Census searching....may show more children b. bet. 1812-1820 (John b. 1817 in Tennessee)
1830 U.S. Federal Census Blount County, Tennessee pg. 312 Roop, Martin 2 males under 5 yo (James H. and Martin) 3 males 5 & under 10 yo (William S., Robert, John) 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (Daniel b. abt. 1816-1820) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo (Martin Jr.) 1 male 70 & under 80 yo (Martin Sr.) 1 female 10 & under 15 yo (unknown female b. abt. 1816-1820) 1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Mary abt. 35, wife of Martin) 1 female 70 & under 80 yo (Mary Barbara) 11 white persons in household 11 total persons in household 23100010010010100001 (check image)
1840 U.S. Federal Census Darke County, Ohio Germantown Township Pg. 17, line 10 Martin Rupe 1 male 5 & under 10 yo (Thomas) 3 males 10 & under 15 yo (Robert, James, Martin) 1 male 15 & under 20 yo (William S.) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo (Martin) 1 female under 5 yo (Mary E.) 1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Lucinda) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Mary) 9 persons in household 1 person engaged in agriculture (check image)
1850 U.S. Federal Census Darke County, Ohio German Township Sheet No. 388A HH #210-220 Martin Rupe 63 M Farmer North Carolina May Rupe 54 F North Carolina cannot read & write James?? Rupe 23 M Farmer Tennessee Thomas Rupe 19 M Farmer Ohio Lucinda Rupe 16 F Ohio attended school Mary E. Rupe 12 F Ohio attended school James M. Rupe 7 M Ohio attended school (grandson, poss. son of Daniel) (388A in file)
1855: Mentioned in the last will and testament of his brother Jacob Rupe.
1857: M. Rupe owned 40 acres in the NW quarter of Section 17 in Liberty (German) Township in Darke County, Ohio. See map at http://www.dcoweb.org/land/1857/german57.htm
1860 U.S. Federal Census Darke County, Ohio Martin Rupe 72 PA Mary Rupe 65 NC James Rupe 17 OH (96A in file)
1870 U.S. Federal Census Randolph County, Indiana Greenfork Township Rupe, Martin 70 South Carolina Crump, James 28 Crump, Mary E. 35 Crump, William 8/12 Oct (9 in file)
1872 He wrote a letter on 20 Mar 1872 in Darke County, Ohio. [Copy of letter with spelling and punctuation corrected.] Republican, Darke County, Ohio March the 20th, 1872 Dear Brother and Sister, I will answer your kind and welcome letter of March the third. I was truly glad to hear from you all again and to hear you was all well. This evening finds us all as well as usual except bad colds. I hope this will reach you soon and find you all enjoying good health and great pleasures. All my children's families are all as well as common except bad colds so far as I know. We have had a very cold winter here and it is as cold today as it has been any day this winter. We have had but little rain but a great deal of snow. The ground hasn't been thawed through since November. I fear we will suffer for water this summer if we don't have some big rains pretty soon. We have a very poor prospect of wheat this spring. Wheat is selling one dollar thirty cents. Bushel corn from thirty to 40 cents. Bushel oats, 30 cents. Bushel pork, 12 cents a pound. Butter, 10 cents. --- eggs 13 cents dozen. Coffee, twenty five and thirty cents a pound. Sugar, from 12 to 20 cents a pound. I don't know that I can write anything more that will interest you, but I will tell you of an accident we had in our settlement. One of our best citizens by the name of Roberson [Robertson?], the second day of this month, was chopping down a tree. His little boy was with him and when the tree fell as they suppose, he thought the top of the tree would catch the boy. He ran to save his child and a limb from another tree struck him on the back of the head. He sunk to rise no more. He lived about fifteen minutes but never spoke one word. I tell you our lives hang on a very tender thread. It don't take much of a blow to snap that thread into and let us down. I will bring my letter to a close with saying, remember me and write soon. Your Brother until death. From Martin Rupe to Daniel Rupe and family and connection. Now don't forget to write and tell all of the rest to write. So, good bye.
1873 He wrote a letter on 13 Jan 1873 in Darke County, Ohio. [Copy of letter with spelling and punctuation corrected.] Republican, Darke County, Ohio Monday morning, January the 13th, 1873 Well, Brother, I will try to answer your letter after long delay. We have been waiting to see a change in my son Thomas's oldest child; son of nineteen years old. He has been laying with the typhoid fever, not expected to live for ten weeks. He is now on the mend but not out of danger yet. We are all well so far as I know. I hope this will reach you in due time and find all well and doing well. We have had a very cold, disagreeable winter. So far, we had the coldest weather we have had in ten years. Wheat is one dollar and a half. Bushel corn, forty cents. Bushel oats, thirty cents. Butter and eggs each twenty cents. Bushel pork three dollars and twenty cents a hundred. Times are very dull here. Money scarce. You must excuse this letter. I have nothing to write that will interest you. I will try to do better next time so I will close with saying, remember me and write soon and often. I remain your brother until death from Martin Rupe to Daniel and Elizabeth Rupe and family and connection.
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U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 Name: Emma Rupe Gender: Female Place of Birth: Ohio Estimated birth year: abt 1859 Age: 8/12 Month of Death: Apr Cause of Death: Whooping Cough Place of Death: (City, County, State) German, Darke, Ohio Census Year: 1860
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