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John Jacob Peter STECKER
Emeline STRAUB
Husband:  John Jacob Peter STECKER
Birth:  1 Jan 1822, Hemlock Twp., Columbia Co., PA
Death:  28 Mar 1874, Rice Co., MN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Michael STECKER
Mother:  Margaret LUTIGEN
Marriage:  1845/6
Wife:  Emeline / Emaline / Emmaline / Emiline "Emma" STRAUB
Birth:  16 Nov 1828, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA
Birth (1900 census):  Nov 1828
Birth (obituary):  16 Nov 1824
Death:  6 Jan 1915, Westerheim, Golden Valley Co., ND
Disposition:  buried Westerheim, Golden Valley Co., ND

Secondary sources say Emeline's middle name was Savilla, but I have yet to find a primary record using a middle name.

Most sources have her parents as:
Father:  C. Adam STRAUB
Mother:  Mary GRUBER

Some sources say her parents are:
Father:  John Peter STRAUB
Mother:  Harriet __?__

Children:
— born in Mount Pleasant Twp., Columbia Co., PA:
  1.  Clarissa Louise "Clara" STECKER, b. 1846/7 or 7 Nov 1845; d. 20 Jun 1919
  2.  Jacob Henry STECKER, b. 29 Sep 1848 or 1849; d. 23 Sep 1929; lived Sentinel Butte
  3.  George Dallas STECKER, b. 1851/2 or 30 Aug 1850; d. 1940; m. Emma DAVIS (1856/7- ); issue: Winnifred STECKER, b. 1878/9, MN
  4.  Mary Alverna STECKER, b. 1853/4 or 20 Oct 1852; d. 11 Feb 1927

— born in Lockport Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI:
  5.  John Franklin STECKER, b. 21 Feb 1855; d. Jul 1936
  6.  William Clarence STECKER, b. 1857/8; m. Florence __?__ (1862/3-    )
  7.  Edward Calvin STECKER, b. 1860; lived Westerheim
  8.  Emma Matilda STECKER, b. 1862/3

— born in Wells Twp., Rice Co., MN:
  9.  Blanche Arabell STECKER, b. 1864/5
10.  Cora Mae "Minnie" STECKER, b. 27 Jan 1868
11.  Elizabeth "Minnie" STECKER, b. 24 Jul 1870; d. 15 Sep 1942, Mason Co., WA; m. 24 Oct 1884, Rice Co., MN, Ruben / Reuben Henry MORRIS (b. Aug 1864, MN)
12.  Elijah STECKER, b. 1872/3

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 18):  Mount Pleasant Twp., Columbia Co., PA, Roll M432_769, p. 243B, 61/61, enumerated 14 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
John P Stecker 27 m   Farmer   Pa
Emeline Stecker 21 f       "
Clarissa L Stecker  3 f       "
Jacob H Stecker 8/12 m       "
Jacob Gists? 14 m       "

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #23 of 56):  Three Rivers P.O., Lockport Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll 561 (Book 1), p. 447, PN 23/119, 1304/1320, enumerated 31 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
John Stecker 37 M   Farmer   175 Pennsylvania
Emeline   " 31 F         "
Clara     " 14 F         "
Jacob     " 10 M         "
Dallas    "  8 M         "
Mary      "  6 F         "
Franklin  "  4 M         Michigan
William   "  2 M         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #1 of 29 — can't find in index, at least not as anything near "Stecker"):  Warsaw P.O., Wells Twp., Rice Co., MN, Roll 2009 (Book 2), p. 597, PN 1, 4/4, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Stecker John P 50 M W Farmer   300 Pennsylvania
_______ Emeline 44 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania
_______ Franklin 15 M W helps on Farm     Michigan
_______ William 13 M W helps on Farm     Michigan
_______ Edward 10 M W helps on Farm     Michigan
_______ Emma  7 F W At School     Michigan
_______ Blanche  5 F W       Minnesota
_______ Cora  2 F W       Minnesota

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 12):  Lake Stay, Lincoln Co., MN, Roll T9-0625 (Book 1), p. 397C, PN 11, SD 1, ED 137, enumerated 15 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤(•)
1880:  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 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
137 142 Stecker William W M 22     /   Farmer MI PA PA
    _______ Florence W F 17 Wife   /   Keeping House IA IN OH
138 143 Stecker George W M 26     /     PA PA PA
    _______ Emma W F 23 Wife   /     IA NY IA
    _______ Winnifred W F  1 Dau         MN PA IA
  144 Stecker Emeline W F 43       /   PA PA PA
    _______ Minnie W F 12 Dau /     At Home MN PA PA
    _______ Elijah W M  7 Son         MN PA PA
George should be 28/29; Emeline should be 51.

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

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 12):  Inman Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN, Roll T623_780 (Book 1), p. 68A, SN 5, SD 134, ED 176, enumerated 14 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 11 12 13 14 15 22 23 24 25 27
88 88 Stecker Emma Head W M Nov 1828 71 Wd 12 10 PA PA PA Y Y Y R H
Listed next to married daughter, Minnie (STECKER) MORIS [MORRIS] (b. Jul 1870, MN), and her husband, Henry (b. Aug 1864, MN).

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 8):  T141_.R104_, Billings Co., ND, Roll T624_1138, p. 324B, SN 3B, SD 2, ED 10, enumerated __ 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 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 27 28 29
101 101 Stecker Emmaline Head F W 87 Wd 13 10 PA PA PA Eng Farmer Grain Farm Emp Y Y O F F 101
Listed next to married son, Jacob STECKER (æ 62, b. PA).

9.  Birth, Marriages, Deaths from The Beach Advance, 1915 (online at the Billings Co., ND, USGenWeb site):
The Beach Advance, Beach, Golden Valley Co, North Dakota, January 22nd, 1915
Obituary...

Miss Emmaline Straub was born Nov. 16, 1824, in Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pa.  There she grew to young womanhood, and in 1842 she was married to John Stecker.  To this union were born twelve children, of which nine are still living.  J. H. Stecker, Sentinel Butte; Mrs. Sam Conser, Redby, Minn.; Mrs. Frank Stecker, Bemidji, Minn.; Mrs. Chauncy Hurd, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Greg Thoburn, Martins Ferry, Ohio; E. C. Stecker, Westerheim; Mrs. Mary Reed, Morristown, Minn.; Dell Stecker, Spokane Ridge, Wash.  In 1852 the family moved to Michigan.  In 1860 Mrs. Stecker immigrated to southern Minnesota, and in 1893 to the northern part.  In 1903, with several of the grown up family, she moved to North Dakota, taking a homestead north of Sentinel Butte, where she resided till after proving up on her claim.  Later she went to live with her daughter at Westerheim, where she died of old age, January 6th, 1915, having passed the ninetieth milestone by two months and twenty days. Grandma Stecker had the proud distinction of being grandmother to seventy-two boys and girls, seventy of whom are sill alive; great grandmother to eighty-two boys and girls, eighty-one of whom still live; and great great grandmother to three boys and girls.  Her husband was killed some years before her death, and she trod life’s pathway alone till the summons came.  Funeral services were held at the Westerheim school house Friday afternoon, Jan. 8, by Rev. F. W. Gress of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city, and interment made in the new cemetery adjoining the school house ground.  The neighborhood turned out in such large numbers that it was entirely impossible for all to get into the building, and the windows were raised to let those on the outside hear the services. 

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

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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