Thank you for the additional information, Mike.
Despite the contention of the other poster, there definitely are no CUPPs in the 1850 census of Van Wert County -- at least, not in the index on the Broderbund 1850 Census Index CD nor in the index online at Ancestry.com (which appears to be the same index). However, I did goof in my message...
I said, "The only Christian CUPP (or variation) indexed in the 1840 census of Ohio is in Pleasant Twp., Marion Co. (p. 65B)." Not true. Apparently, I didn't catch all the variations...
There is a Christian CUPP -- mis-indexed as CAPP -- in the 1840 census of the Town of Ashland, Richland [now Ashland] Co., OH. The numbers fit our subjects, exactly. Christian is still there in Ashland in the 1850 census, where there is no doubt he is our subject because he is age 50, has a wife, Elizabeth, and has children Mary, Augustus, and Peter. Ashland Co. was formed from Richland Co. in 1846, so, in fact, Christian & Elizabeth had lived in the Town of Ashland from their marriage there in 1836 to at least 1850.
Christian's occupation in 1850 was gunsmith, and his occupation in 1840 was "manufactures and trades," so it makes sense that he lived in a town, as opposed to a rural township. In the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Van Wert County, his occupation is "farmer," suggesting a possible reason for the move: that he'd saved up enough money from his gunsmithing to buy some land and become a farmer.
For CUPP (and variations) in the 1820-1920 censuses of Ohio, please see this page:
The page is far from finished, but I've made enough progress with this line of CUPPs that you may find it useful, or at least interesting.
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