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Friederich Wilhelm STRAUB
Dorothea MEYER
Husband:  Friederich Wilhelm / Frederick William STRAUB
Birth:  1818/9, Hesse-Darmstadt
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Migration:  arrived 11 Dec 1839 in New Orleans, LA, out of Bremerhaven, DEU, on the ship, Kutusoff
Father:  Friedrich Wilhelm STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Margarethe LUFT
Marriage:  9 May 1848, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO
Wife:  Dorothea "Dora" MEYER
Birth:  1829/30, Hesse-Darmstadt or Alsace
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in France, presumably Alsace
Children born in Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO:
1.  Christoph STRAUB, b. 1848/9
2.  Andrew Henry STRAUB, b. 1852/3
3.  Louisa C. STRAUB, b. 1857/8
4.  Christiana STRAUB, b. 1860/1
5.  Margareth STRAUB, b. 1863/4
6.  Christian STRAUB, b. 1866/7
7.  Charles STRAUB, b. 1870/1
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Hessen-Darmstadt; France, Alsace-Lorraine; USA, US, United States, Missouri


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (onliMne at FamilySearch.org).
Frederick STRAUB
Spouse: Dorothea MEYER
Marriage: 09 May 1848, Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965. St. Louis (Missouri). City Recorder

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 5 indexed "Straub"):  Bonhomme Twp. (South Half), St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M432_414, p. 355A, 1144/1172, enumerated 4 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Frederich Strunb 31 M   Farmer 400 Germany
Dorothea     " 20 F       "
Christoph    "  1 M       Mo
Listed three households from Henry STRAUB and Christroph STRAUB

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 67):  Fenton P.O., Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M653_656, p. 496, PN 34, 253/238, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Frederick W Stroub 41 M   Farmer 1200 766 H Darmstadt
Dorothea      " 30 F         Alsace
Christopher   " 11 M         Mo
Andrew        "  7 M         "
Louisa C      "  2 F         "
Peter Aschbaum 34 M   Farm Laborer     Prussia

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #95 of 155):  Ballwin P.O., Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M593_808, p. 47A, PN 95, 3/3, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Frederick 51 M W Farmer 4000 600 Hessen Darmst
______ Dorothea 40 F W K house     "
______ Christopher 21 M W works on farm     Mo
______ Andrew 17 M W "     "
______ Louisa 12 F W at school     "
______ Christiana  9 F W "     "
______ Margareth  6 F W "     "
______ Christian  3 M W "     "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 26):  Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll T9_716, p. 258A, PN 1, SD 1, ED 183, enumerated 1 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 11 13 14 21 24 25 26
10 11 Straub Dora W F 50 Mother   / Keeping House     Alcase France France
    ______ Henry W M 26 Son /   Farming 6   Missouri Alcase Alcase
    ______ Christian W M 13 Son /   works on farm 6 / Missouri Alcase Alcase
    ______ Charles W M  9 Son /   works on farm 6 / Missouri Alcase Alcase
Dora may have been born in Alsace, but the children's father was clearly born in Hesse-Darmstadt.  Listed next to widowed sister-in-law, Cathrine (SPOENER) STRAUB.

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

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