Some unexpected DNA test results have just returned. They show a very close relationship between Matthias STROOP, the 1687 emigrant from Westphalia who settled first in Maryland and ultimately in North Carolina, and Johann Pieter STRAUB I, the purported 1733 immigrant to Philadelphia, whose descendants are found among the "Pennsylvania Deutsch," especially in Snyder Co., PA. Based on my own research, these two men appear to be the two most prolific STRAUB/STROUP progenitors in the United States, so these results affect many living STROUPs.
This DNA match raises many questions, some of which are discussed on the project's web page:
This individual was also a mis-match with another purported descendant of Matthias STROOP, who is now believed to have an NPE (non-paternity event -- an adoption or hidden paternity) in his lineage. Please see:
At this juncture, it would greatly help if more descendants of Matthias STROOP would be tested. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them if I can.
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