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The Hon. Christian Markle STRAUB
Mary __?__
Husband:  Christian Markle STRAUB
Birth:  1804, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA
Death:  7 Jun 1860, Washington, DC
Disposition:  buried in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA
Occupation:  teacher, merchant, lawyer, sheriff, politician
Office:  1845, Prothonotary of Schuylkill Co., PA
Office:  1849-??, Sheriff, Schuylkill Co., PA
Office:  1853-55, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania
Office:  1856-58, State Senator
Father:  Andrew STRAUB II
Mother:  Eva Maria / Mary Eveline WALTER
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary __?__
Children born in PA:
1.  (Son A) STRAUB, b. 1825-30
2.  (Daughter A) STRAUB, b. 1825-30; d. by 1840
3.  Clara A. STRAUB, b. 1835 or 1836/7
4.  Sarah Frances STRAUB, b. 1840, d. 1925
5.  George STRAUB, b. 1840/1 or 1842/3
6.  Augustus W. STRAUB, b. 1842/3 or 1847/8
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Penns Twp. Selinsgrove p. 15/408 Ln. 25 Stroup Christian 100 020 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son A
2 males 20-29 1800-1810 = Christian (b. 1804)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Mary

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 53; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Schuylkill Co. Borough of Pottsville p. 194B Ln. 7 C M Straub 001 000 - 200 010 free colored: 000000-010000 1001000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Son A
0 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Christian (b. 1804)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Sarah (b. 1840)
= Clara (b. 1835)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Mary (b. 1804/5)
1 person employed in agriculture
Where is Christian?  Off at lawschool?  Or did the enumerator err?  Surely the enumerator did not make the boy "head-of-household," though, if so, we have the name of his son.

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #21-22 of 22 indexed "Stranl"):  Borough of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co., PA, pp. 209A-209B, 157/164, enumerated 12 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
C M Straub 48 M   Sheriff   Penna
Mary 45 F   Wife 2000 "
Clara 13 F       "
Sarah 11 F       "
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George  9 M       Penna
Augusta  7 M       "
Louisa? Witt 12 F       "
There were then listed 16 men under the heading, "County Jail."

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #24 of 127 indexed "Em Straub"):  Tamaqua P.O., Borough of Tamaqua (East Ward), Schuylkill Co., PA, p. 986, PN 110, 864/827, enumerated 28 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
C. M. Straub 58 M   Merchant 4000  500 Pa
Mary     " 54 F     4000   "
Sarah    " 19 F         "
George   " 17 M   Merchant   4000 "
A. W.    " 12 M         "

6.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  not found. 

7.  Anon.  1911.  Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County.  J.L. Floyd & Co., Chicago. Biographical sketches of Jacob Straub and his kin. 

8.  William Henry Egle.  1898.  Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical: Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania: Annual Volume, 1897.  Harrisburg Publ. Co. Harriburg, PA (reprinted 1970 Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; republished 1998 as Broderbund CD-19).  On pp. 41-42, a biographical sketch of Christian's father, Andrew Straub, Founder of Milton. 

9.  Anon.  1950.  Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949.  U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, p. 1876.
STRAUB, Christian Markle, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milton, Pa., in 1804; studied law; was admitted to the bar; prothonotary of Schuylkill County in 1845; sheriff of Schuylkill County in 1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); member of the State senate 1856-1858; died in Washington, D.C.; interment in Pottsville, Pa.

10.  Thomas William Herringshaw. 1902.  Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.  American Publ. Assn., Chicago, p. 900:
STRAUB, CHRISTIAN M., congressman, was born in Pennsylvania. He was a representative in congress from that state from 1853 to 1855.

11.  Information found by Frank Stroup at the Pennsylvania Historical Society in two folders of unpublished notes entitled Helen Gearhart Collection.  These notes were entirely undocumented, so caveat emptor; yet if true, they contain much valuable information, so are worth consulting. See STRAUB-L Mailing List Archives (online at RootsWeb.com) and search on "Gearhart."

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