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Philip REITZ
Sarah Salome STRAUB
Husband:  Philip REITZ
Birth:  1797/8, PA
Occupation:  farmer
Wife:  Sarah Salome STRAUB
Birth:  26 Jun 1801, Lynn Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Death:  30 Mar 1880, New Tripoli, Lynn Twp. Lehigh Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  (Matthias) Andreas STRAUB, Jr.
Mother:  Maria Magdalena CARL
Children born in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA:
1.  John P. REITZ, b. 19 Jan 1825
2.  (Daughter A) REITZ, b. 1825-30; d.s.p. by 1840
3.  (Daughter B) REITZ, b. 1825-30; married or deceased by 1850
4.  Anna REITZ, b. 1832/3


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Lehigh Co. Lynn Twp. p. 145 Ln. 19 Philip Reitz 010 001 - 200 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = John (b. 1825)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Philip (b. 1797/8)
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Salome (b. 1801)
Living next door to Salome's mother, Magdalena (CARL) STROUP

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9-10 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Lehigh Co. Lynn Twp. pp. 251B-252A Ln. 24 Phillip Routz 001 001 000 100 - 011 001 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = John (b. 1825)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Philip (b. 1797/8) 
1 male 70-79 1760-1770 = Philip's father?
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Anna (b. 1833/4)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Salome (b. 1801) 
2 persons engaged in agriculture
Philip is in the wrong age class, but surely these are our subjects because 1) they are the only possibility and 2) they are living next door to Jacob BROBST, as they are again in 1850.  Listed next to Jacob BROBST, on one side; and, on the other side, listed five lines from Henry STRAUB, who is next to John REITZ.

4.  1850 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 49):  Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, p. 125B, 843/875, enumerated 27 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Phillip Reitz 52 m Farmer 3000 Pennsylvania
Salome 49 f     "
John 24 m Laborer   "
Anna 17 f     "
Living next door to Jacob & Leah BROBST.

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #39 of 59):  Jacksonville P.O., Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, p. 337A, PN 19, 118/131, enumerated 8 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Philip Reitz 61 M   Retired Farmer 4000 800 Pennsylvania
Solomy " 59 F         "
Annie " 26 F         "
Living next door to son, John P. REITZ (æ 35, b. PA, wife Polly).

6.  1870

7.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):  found son, John P. REITZ, but not Philip or Salome.

8.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

9.  Will of Peter Straub, in which he names all of his siblings (courtesy of Rosemary Grayson).

10.  Research by Alexa Conover, Louise Varisco, and Audrey Lehman (courtesy of Rosemary Grayson).

11.  Minutes from The Stroup Reunion Book (courtesy of Rosemary Grayson).

12.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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