Lewis T. Stroup

The subject of this brief notice was a son of Uriah and Sarah Stroup. The former was born in the State of Delaware and the latter in Pennsylvania. Lewis first saw the light of day at Newcastle, on the banks of the proud old Delaware, July 16th, 1812. His boyhood days were spent in attending public school and at work on his father's farm. On the 17th day of November, 1853, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Dixon, who was also a native of Delaware, and a daughter of Thomas D. and Margaret (nee Ocheltree.) They resided at Christianna, Delaware, until 1856, when they sailed via Panama to California. After a few months spent in San Francisco, Mr. Stroup located his family at Sacramento, and he began mining at Red Bank on the South Fork of the American river; after accumulating some funds, he purchased the place where his family now resides, and began laying the foundation for a future home. The residence had been erected by Mr. Jenkins in 1854, but was in an entirely unfinished condition. Very little was to be seen about the place attesting the labor of the husbandman. A small vineyard was soon planted by Mr. Stroup, shade trees provided, and from time to time, as circumstances would permit, improvements were made, and it is now on of the most cheerful and pleasant homes in Salmon Falls township. There are from 50 to 60 acres of land, about 30 of which is in vineyard.

The family consists of five children, Harry, born May 13th, 1855, in Christiana, Delaware, and is in business at Plainfield, California. Katie was born August 24th, 1857, at Red Bank, California; Uriah was born March 5th, 1864; Thomas D., born February 14th, 1866; and Fannie E., born March 17th, 1870. Mr. Stroup died September 21st, 1881, having attained his three score years and ten; was an Odd Fellow, and a man much esteemed as a generous, good man, a fond parent and kind husband, a friend to all and respected by all.


The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, pages 228-229

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