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Eli Slifer STRAUB
Lydia MENGES
Jennie R. MOYER
WARNING:  I have no direct proof that our subject married a second time, to Jennie MOYER, beyond the fact that I simply know of no other Eli S. STRAUB who could be the one.
Husband:  Eli Slifer STRAUB
Birth:  23 Jan 1854, Lewisburg, Union Co., PA
Death:  7 Oct 1940, Los Angeles Co., CA
Occupation:  dentist
Father:  Elisha STRAUB
Mother:  Elizabeth GIBBONY
Marriage-1:  12 Jul 1883, Elkhart Co., IN
Wife-1:  Lydia MENGES
Birth:  1861/2, Washington Twp., Elkhart Co., IN
Death:  1890-1900
Occuupation:  homemaker
Father:  George Jacob M. MENGES
Mother:  Susanna "Susan" DEITZ
Marriage-2:  10 Dec 1900, Elkhart Co., IN
Divorce:  by 1910
Wife-2:  Jennie R. MOYER may be her married name, not her maiden name
Birth:  1858/9, IN
Occupation:  homemaker, dressmaker
Parents:  born in MI
Children with Lydia MENGES:
born in MI, possibly in Constantine, St. Joseph Co., MI:
1.  Leo Ray STRAUB, b. 9 May 1886

born in Mapleton, Monona Co., IA:
2.  Harry Eli STRAUB, b. 13 May 1890 
3.  Harold L. STRAUB, b. 13 May 1890

Children with Jennie MOYER:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Elkhart Co., IN, is just across the state line from St. Joseph Co., MI):

1a.  Marriage Index:  Indiana, 1851-1900 (Broderbund CD-243):  not found.

1b.  Works Progress Administraton.  1938-40.  Index to Marriage Records: Indiana (online at Ancestry.com):
Eli S. Straub Lydia Menges 12 Jul 1883 Elkhart Co. Bk. 6, p. 256
Eli S. Straub Jennie R. Moyer 10 Dec 1900 Elkhart Co. Bk. 12, p. 159

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 49):  St. Mary Ave., Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, Roll T623_467, p. 223B, SN 18, SD 112, ED 179, enumerated 13/14 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* None 348 349 Straub Eli S Head W M Jan 1854 46 Wd       PA PA PA Dentist 0   Y Y Y O F H
      ______ L. Ray Son W M May 1886 14 S       MI PA IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
      ______ Harry Son W M May 1890 10 S       IA PA IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
      ______ Harold Son W M May 1890 10 S       IA PA IN At School   9 Y Y Y      
      ______ Elizabeth Mother W F May 1832 68 M 52 6 5 PA PA PA       Y Y Y      
*St Mary Ave

4a.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 46 indexed "Strank"):  707 4th Street, Sioux City (Ward 2), Sioux City Twp., Woodbury Co., IA, Roll T624_429 (Part 3), p. 81A, SN 12A, SD 11, ED 180, enumerated 22/23 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 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 707 185 266 Seitz Frank Head M W 48 Wd IA Ger German VT Eng Janitor Building W N 0 Y Y R H
      Straub E S Boarder M W 56 Wd PA PA PA Eng Doctor Dentist OA     Y Y    
*4 Street

4b.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 17):  419 Marion Street, Elkhart City (Ward 4), Concord Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, Roll T624_347 (Part 2), p. 190B, SN 8B, SD 13, ED 15, enumerated 21-28 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 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 419 165 190 Jillette Frances Head F W 70 Wd 0 0 NY VT VT Eng None         Y Y   O F H
      Straub Jennie Roomer F W 51 D 0 0 IN MI MI Eng Dressmaker General W N 0 Y Y        
      Firm Frances Roomer F W 52 Wd 1 1 MI NY NY Eng None         Y Y Y      
*Marion Street

5.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 33):  2015 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles City (Precinct 354), Los Angeles Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll T625_105, p. 78B, SN 9B, SD 8, ED 106, enumerated 14 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 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 2015 248 273 Straub Harold L Head R M W 29 M Y Y IA PA PA Y Dentist Mechanical W
      ______ Naomi M Wife   F W 25 M Y Y KY IA IA Y None    
      ______ Eli S Father   M W 65 Wd Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
*Sunset Blvd

6.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 39):  1807 Sunset [Blvd.], Los Angeles City (Assembly District 55, Block No. 1004), Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll 132 (Book 1), p. 205B, SN 8B, ED 19-8, SD 16, enumerated 8 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 1807 22 25 Straub Eli S Head O $4000 N M W 76 Wd   N Y PA PA PA Y None       N
      Welch Emma G Lodger       F W 73 Wd 24 N Y PA PA PA Y Seamstress Independant O Y  
*Sunset

7.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth Date Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place (County) Death Date Age Post-em
Placed
STRAUB Eli Slifer 01/23/1854 GIBBONY STRAUB M PA Los Angeles (19) 10/07/1940 86 Yes

8.  Email from descendant.

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