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(Johann) Nicholas STRAUSSER
Catharina Magdalena STRAUB
Birth:  1752
Death:  1814
Disposition:  supposedly buried Pioneer Cemetery, Union Twp., Snyder Co., PA
Occupation:  jockey, farmer
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  1780, served in Capt. Ritter's Co., Berks County [PA] Militia
Father:  Johann Nicholas STRASSER I  (1712/3-1790)
Mother:  Maria Elizabetha __?__  (1721-1783)
Wife:  Catharina Magdalena STRAUB
Baptism:  29 Aug 1762, Lynn Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Death:  1850/52
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Rev. (Johann) Carl / Charles STRAUB
Mother:  Maria Catharina __?__
.  (Daughter A) STRUSSER, b. 1784-90
Nicholas STRAUSSER III, b. 1784-90 
Simon STRAUSSER, b. 22 Aug 1788 
.  (Son A) STRAUSSER, b. 1790-1800
.  (Son B) STRAUSSER, b. 1790-1800
.  (Son C) STRAUSSER, b. 1790-1800
.  (Son D) STRAUSSER, b. 1790-1800
.  Solomon K. STRAUSSER, b. 28 Dec 1799; d. 24 Nov 1890
.  (Son E) STRAUSSER, b. 1800-1810
.  Adam STRAUSSER, b. 26 Sep 1805
.  (Son F) STRAUSSER, b. 1800-1810
.  (Daughter B) STRAUSSER, b. 1810-15
.  (Daughter C) STRAUSSER, b. 1810-15

Without knowing the birthdates of these children, I cannot place them in the above list.
.  Catharine STRAUSSER

In addition to Nicholas and Simon, these four STRAUSSER males show up in Northumberland Co. in the 1820 Census, after the death of our subject.  Surely these are the four older sons born 1790-1800:
.  Frederick STRAUSSER

These two children (as given by secondary sources) cannot possibly be our subjects' offspring because Catharina would have been 70 years old in 1832, not to mention that Nicholas died ca. 1814!
.  Susan STRAWSER, b. 3 May 1832; d. 2 Jun 1888
.  Elizabeth STRAWSER, b. 1835; d. 1915

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Sources (n.b., in 1816, Perry Twp. was formed from Mohantango Twp.; in 1818, Washington Twp. was formed from Mohantango Twp.; in 1820, Chapman Twp. was formed from Washington Twp.; in 1869, Union Twp. was formed from Chapman Twp.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  can't find, and I really looked.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1800 Stroser, Nicholas PA Northumberland Co. p. 834 01010-2100100

4b.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Mohentongo [now Perry?] Twp. Roll 37 p. 834 Ln. 21 Nicholas Stroser 52001-01010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
5 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Solomon (b. 1799)
= Son D
= Son C
= Son B
= Son A
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = Simon (b. 1788)
= Nicholas Jr. (b. 1784-90)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Nicholas (b. 1752) 
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Catharina (b. 1762)
List was alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.

5.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 PA Northumberland [now Snyder] Co. Mohantango [now Perry?] Twp. Roll 53 p. 298 Ln. 12 Strauser Nicholas Farmer 31101-00201-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son F
= Adam (b. 1805)
= Son E
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Solomon (b. 1799)
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Simon (b. 1788)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Nicholas (b. 1752)
2 females 16-25 1784-1794 = Daughter A
= ?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Catharina (b. 1762)
Where did the four males (Sons A-D) born 1790-1800 go?!  The second young woman cannot be their daughter because she was not in the household in 1800.  List was alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.  Also in Mohantango Twp.:  our subject's son, Nicholas STRAUSER, Jr.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  Catharine not found.

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  Catharine not found.

8.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  Catharine not found.

9.  Census Microfilm Records:  Pennsylvania, 1850 (Broderbund CD-305):  Perry [now West Perry] Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA, p. 109A, 139/139, enumerated 19 Nov 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Simon Strauser 64 M Blacksmith   Penna
Sarah Strauser 59 F     "
Catharine Strauser 20 F     "
Susanah Strauser 14 F     "
Susanah Shafer 32 F     "
Catharine Strauser 87 F     "
Listed two households from Daniel & Elizabeth (HAHN) STRAUB

10.  Charles A. Fisher.  1938.  Snyder County Pioneers.  Self-published, Selinsgrove, PA (reprinted 1991 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD).  On p. 90:
JOHN NICHOLAS STRAUSSER (also Strawser, Strauser, Strouser, Strousser, Strosser, etc.) was commonly called "Honnickle."  He was assessed in Penn Township from an early date, and in 1796 he was assessed in Mahantango Township and his occupation stated as jockey.  It is supposed that he was born about 1754 and died in 1814.  The place of his burial is supposed to be the pioneer cemetery opposite the lower Herrold schoolhouse in Union Township.  He served in Captain Ritter's Company of the Berks County Militia in 1780.

11.  Franklin A. Burkhardt.  1917.  The Boucher Family Descendants of Daniel Boucher of Albany Township, Berks County, Pa  Self-published, Press of Francis E. Burkhardt, NYC (online at GenealogyLibrary.com [now at Ancestry.com]; n.b., this text was scanned and OCR'd, so it may not reflect the original exactly):
p. 53 Tradition places the time of the first Church at about 1754 and known as the "Corner Church."  The site is believed to be that of a former village of the Delaware Indians.  The village being in an angle and was perhaps visited by one of the early missionaries.  The first white settlers located here in about 1730 and were closely connected with the "Allemengel."  The first Church was located here, doubtless because it is about the geographical center of the Township, and a place easily reached from all parts of the "Ontelaunee region." 

The Rev. O.S. Scherer is authority for the statement that the first ground for a Church was given by John Nicholas Strausser on March 21, 1761, and that the grant specified that such Church was "to be a Lutheran and Reformed Church forever."  The cornerstone was laid Nov. 6, 1761.  The cost was $784.40, which amount would indicate quite an edifice for that time and would also lead to the conclusion that a perhaps less imposing structure might have been used previously.  Captain Ferdinand Ritter, of Revolutionary

p. 54 record, was a charter member and the Berks County descendants of Daniel Boucher have always told that he was one of the builders. 
This item obviously refers not to our subject, but to his father.  It does appear that this Captain RITTER may be the one under whom our subject served.

12.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootWeb.com).

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

14.  Messages in the Straub Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

15.  Email from Lorri Strawser.

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