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John RECH
Amelia STRAUB
Husband:  John RECH
Birth:  May 1851, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
Occupation:  railroad ticket agent, toy salesman
Father:  Mathias RECH (1809/10- ) of Baden
Mother:  Catharina / Catherine __?__ (1818/20- ) of Prussia
Marriage:  1882/3
Wife:  Amelia "Mollie / Molly" STRAUB
Birth:  Apr 1858, OH possibly in Washington, Union Twp., Fayette Co., OH
Occuption:  homemaker
Father:  Franz / Frank STRAUB
Mother:  Apollonia __?__
Children:
1.  [Eileen?] Alena? RECH, b. Feb 1884, Indianapolis, Center Twp., Marion Co., OH
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Preussen; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Ohio

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mathias RECK (æ 40, b. Germany) and his wife, Catherine (æ 30, b. Germany) are living in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN (p. 267B), with these children:  Agnes (7, IN), Henry (6, IN), Elizabeth (4, IN), George (2, IN).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John RECH (æ 9, b. IN) is living in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN (p. 69), with his parents, Mathias RECH (æ 50, b. Baden) and his wife, Catherine (æ 42, b. Prussia) they are mis-indexed "Roch" and these additional children:  Agnes (17, IN), Henry (16, IN), Elizabeth (13, IN), George (12, IN), William (7, IN), Maria (3, IN).  Amelia STRAUB (æ 2, b. OH) is living with her parents in Fayette Co., OH (q.v.).

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Can't find the RECH's.  Amelia STRAUB (æ 12, b. OH) is living with her parents in Cincinnati, OH (q.v.). 

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Can't find the RECH's.  Amelia STRAUB (æ 22, b. OH) is living with her parents in Indianapolis, IN (q.v.).

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 17 indexed "Peake"):  ???? South Meridian St., City of Indianapolis (Ward 15), Center Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll T623_391 (Book 1), p. 67B, SN 6, SD 7, ED 183, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* ???? 120 121 Reake? John Head W M May 1851 49 M 17     IN Ger Ger Ticket Agent RR 0   Y Y Y O F H
      ______ Amelia Wife W F Apr 1858 42 M 17 1 1 OH Ger Ger       Y Y Y      
      ______ Alena? Dau W F Feb 1884 16 S       IN IN OH At School   8 Y Y Y      
*South Meridian St
This record was exceptionally difficult to read, so my extraction may not be entirely accurate.  Listed next to Elizabeth RICH?/RECH? (æ 41, b. IN, unmarried), who may be John's sister, but if so, she's telling a whopper of a fib about her age (she should be 53/54).

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 18):  2118 North Meridian St., Indianapolis City (Ward 3), Center Twp., Marion Co., IN, Roll T624_367 (Part 1), p. 72A, SN 7A, SD 7, ED 67, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 2118 183 187 Rech John Head M W 58 M1 27     Indiana Ger. German Ger. German Eng Clerk Wholesale Toys W N 0 Y Y O F H
      ____ Amelia Wife F W 52 M1 27 0 0 Ohio Ger. German Ger. German Eng None         Y Y      
      Straub Appolonia mother-in-law F W 77 Wd   8 7 Ger. German Ger. German Ger. German Eng None         N N      
      ______ John brother-in-law M W 48 S       Ohio Ger. German Ger. German Eng Clerk Grocery Store W N 0 Y Y      
*North Meridian St

9.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 26):  2128 North Meridian, Indianapolis City (Ward 3), Centre [Center] Twp., Marion Co., IN, Roll T625_451 (Book 2), p. 66A, SN 2A, SD 83, ED 65, enumerated 2 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 2128 33 43 Rech John Head O F M W 68 M Y Y IN Ger Ger Ger Ger Y salesman manufactory
Toys
W
      ____ Amelia Wife     F W 61 M Y Y OH Ger Ger Ger Ger Y none    
      Straub John Brother     M W 57 S Y Y OH Ger Ger Ger Ger Y salesman manufactory
Toys
W
      Borst Elizabeth Sister     F W 55 Wd Y Y OH Ger Ger Ger Ger Y none    
*North Meridian
John STRAUB and Elizabeth (STRAUB) BORST are John RECH's brother-in-law and sister-in-law, not his siblings (see 1930).

10.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 23):  2128? Meridian, Indianapolis City (Ward 3, Block No. 37), Center Twp., Marion Co., IN, Roll 608 (Book 1), p. 197A, SN 5A, ED 49-317, SD 8, enumerated 23 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
* 2128? 63 97 Rech John Head O Un R N M W 78 M 31 N Y IN Ger Ger Y Sales Man Novelty Store W Y   N    
      ____ Amelia Wife         F W 72 M 24 N Y OH Ger Ger Y None              
      Borst Elizabeth SisterLaw         F W 65 Wd   N Y OH Ger Ger Y None              
      Straud John Bro-Law         M W 68 S   N Y OH Ger Ger Y Stock Man Novelty Store W Y   N    
*Meridian

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