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Henry STRAUB I
Catharine FISHER
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Husband:  Heinrich / Henry STRAUB / STROUP / STROB
Birth:  1793/4, PA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  farmer
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I2b1c-Continental-3 [P78]
Father said to be:  Charles STRAUB

Either Henry's age was wrong in the 1840 and 1850 censuses or it was wrong in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses.  The latter is more likely.

Marriage:
Wife:  Catharine FISHER
Birth:  1802/3, PA
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Northumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in PA:
1.  (Daughter A) STRAUB, b. 1820-25
2.  Henry STRAUB II, b. 1 Oct 1825
3.  Jacob STRAUB, b. 1 Jan 1828
4.  (Daughter B) STRAUB, b. 1825-30
5.  (Son A) STRAUB, b. 1830-35
6.  Joseph STRAUB, b. 1831/2
7.  Rebecca STRAUB, b. 23 Jun 1837

born in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA:
8.  Elizabeth "Eliza" STRAUB, b. 11 Jun 1840
9.  Samuel STRAUB, b. 1842/3; d. 1860-70 not the Samuel STRAUB (1836-1899) who married Hanna KLINGER

Others:
.  Daniel STRAUB, b. 1845/6, PA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Lykens Twp., Dauphin Co., is kitty-corner across the county line from Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., so it would not be unreasonable to live in one and go to church in the other):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Christenings in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran And Evangelical Reformed Congregations, "Klinger's Church," Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; parish registers 1787-1874.

Henrich STRAUB; Birth: 01 Oct 1825; Christening: 27 Nov 1825
Rebecka STRAUP; Birth: 23 Jun 1837; Christening: 08 Oct 1837
Elisabeth STRAUP; Birth: 11 Jun 1840; Christening: 12 Sep 1840

Father: Henrich STRAUB / Henry STRAUP; Mother: Catharina

Source: Zion Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical Reformed Congregations, "Klinger's Church," Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Parish Registers, 1787-1874. Weiser, Frederick S.
Comment: "Klinger's Church was organized by 1787 as a union church of Lutheran and Reformed congregations in present-day Lykens Township at or near Erdman.  The union dissolved in 1968 when the Reformed merged into the Lutheran, now known as Zion Lutheran."

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I really looked, including page-by-page searchs of Upper Mahonoy Twp., Northumberland Co., and in Dauphin Co., of Lykens and Upper Paxton Twps. and Gratztown.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10-11 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Northumberland Co. Upper Mahanoy Twp. pp. 181B-182A Ln. 26 Henry Stroup 020 000 100 - 201 101 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Son A
= Joseph (b. 1831/2)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Henry (b. 1793/4)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Rebecca (b. 1836/7)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Catharine (b. 1802/3) 
1 person employed in agriculture
Where are Henry II and Jacob?  Are they "working out"?

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #22 of 31 indexed "Shaub"):  Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, p. 255A/527, 159/159, enumerated 5 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Straub 56 M   Laborer 500 Pa
Catharine " 47 F       Pa
Jacob     " 22 M   Farmer   Pa
Joseph    " 18 M   Laborer   Pa
Rebecca   " 13 F       Pa
Eliza     "  9 F       Pa
Samuel    "  7 M       Pa

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 24):  "Tavern," Reabuck P.O., Jordan Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, Roll M653_1149, p. 245, PN 34, 233/233, enumerated 7 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Strob 56 M   Inn Keeper 1000 160 Penna
Catherine 57 F         "
Jacob 32 M   Laborer     "
Samuel 17 M   "     "
Daniel 14 M         "
Henry Clark 23 M   Laborer     "
Elias Trautman 28 M   Blacksmith     "
John     "  6 M         "
William Bowmen 22 M   Laborer     "
Where was Daniel in 1850?  It's doubtful he's their son.  Listed next to George STARR (æ 56, b. PA, wife Elizabeth), who is next to Isaac STARR (æ 25, b. PA, wife Rebecca).

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 24):  Paxinos P.O., Jordan Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, Roll M593_1384, p. 211B, PN 12, 80/85, enumerated 23 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Jacob 39 M W Farmer 1500 800 Pennsylvania
______ Rebecca 32 F W (Sister) Keepg House     "
______ Elizbeth 30 F W       "
______ Henry 68 M W       "
______ Kate 69 F W       "
Williams Cyrus  3 M W       "
Starr Isaac  1 M W       "
Son Samuel is not found, anywhere, so is presumed deceased (possibly killed in Civil War).

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 20):  Jordan Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, Roll T9_1164, p. 236C, PN 19, SD 3, ED 152, enumerated 18 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 21 22 23 24 25 26
160 183 Bush Elias W M 53     /   Farmer       PA PA PA
    ____ Salley W F 58 Wife   /   Keeping house   / / PA PA PA
    ____ Elias W M 16 Son /     Farm Labor /     PA PA PA
    Bush Franklin W M 20 Nephew /     Farm Labor /     " " "
    Henry Stroup W M 80 Boarder     / Pauper   / / " " "

8.  Email from Merle Fetter, Vicki R. Straub.

9.  Messages posted to the Stroup Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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