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John STRAUB
Rebecca MARTZ
Sarah J. SHIPE
Husband:  John STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  23 Feb 1829, PA
Death:  1898, Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  locomotive engineer
Father:  John STRAUB II
Mother:  Christina HEIM
Marriage-1:
Residence in 1860:  Wiconisco Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Wife-1:  Rebecca "Beckie" MARTZ
Birth:  1836/7, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Assumed Kin:  Jane MARTZ, b. 1845/6, Pa
Father:  William D. MARTZ
Mother:  Harriet HOOVER
Marriage-2:
Residence in 1870:  Sunbury, Upper Augusta Twp., Northumberland Co., PA
Residence in 1880:  Tower City, Porter Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA
Wife-2:  Sarah J. SHIPE
Birth:  1840/1, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA
Children with Rebecca MARTZ born in PA:
1.  Charles STRAUB / STROUP, b. 1854/5
2.  John Henry STRAUB / STROUP, b. Sep 1857
3.  Samuel Edward STROUP, b. 1861/2
4.  Harriet STRAUB / STROUP, b. 1864/5
Children with either Rebecca or Sarah born in PA:
5.  George W. STROUP, b. 1867/8
6.  Frank W. STROUP, b. Aug 1869
Children with Sarah J. SHIPE born in PA:
7.  Arthur STROUP, b. 1872/3
8.  Estella J. STROUP, b. 1874/5
9.  Ralph E. STROUP, b. 1877/8
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Records:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I did a page-by-page search of Lower Mahantango Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, and did not find John.  His mother is living there, as are all of John's siblings.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 64):  Lyken's Town P.O., Wiconisco Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, p. 757, PN 61, 457/476, enumerated 14 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Stroup 30 M   Engineer 1000 250 Pa
Rebecca  " 23 F         "
Charles  "  5 M         "
Henry    "  3 M         "
Jane Martz 14 F   Servant     "
John Clinger 22 M   Braksman     "
I would take Jane MARTZ for Rebecca's sister, but Jane doesn't seem to fit in Rebecca's parents' household.

4a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 36):  Sunbury P.O., Borough of Sunbury (East Ward), [Upper Augusta Twp.,] Northumberland Co., PA, Roll M593_1385, p. 473A, PN 17, 128/131, enumerated 14 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup John 42 M W Locomotive Engineer 1800 100 Penna
______ Sarah J 29 F W Keeping house     Penna
______ Saml E  8 M W At home     Penna
______ Geo W  2 M W "   "     Penna
______ Frank W 9/12 M W Infant     Penna

4b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 75):  Berrysburg P.O., Wiconisco Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll M593_1335, p. 746A, PN 19, 134/147, enumerated 5 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Martz William 58 M W Works in Car Shop 8000 1000 Penna
_____ Harriet 57 F W Keeping house     "
_____ Alice 15 F W       "
Straub Charles 15 M W Apprenticed to Machinist     "
______ Harriet  5 F W       "
William & Harriet (HOOVER) MARTZ are Rebecca (MARTZ) STROUP's parents.  Listed next to Rebecca's married sister, Harriet (MARTZ) MATTER (see next source).

4c.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 75):  Berrysburg P.O., Wiconisco Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll M593_1335, p. 746A, PN 19, 135/148, enumerated 5 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Matter John L 30 M W Merchant Tailor 4000 3000 Penna
______ Harriet 26 F W Keeping house     "
______ Jennie  1 F W       "
Miller Daniel 20 M W Tailor     "
Straub John H 12 M W Apprenticed to Tailor     "
Harriet (MARTZ) MATTER is Rebecca (MARTZ) STROUP's sister.

5a.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 53):  Tower City, Porter Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll T9-1193 (Book 1), p. 337D, PN 4, SD 3, ED 220, enumerated 3 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 13 21 24 25 26
23 29 Stroup John W M 51     / Engineer   Pa Pa Pa
       "   Sarah W F 39 Wife   / Keeping House   Pa Pa Pa
       "   Edward W M 18 Son /   Laboring in Coal Mine   Pa Pa Pa
       "   Geo W W M 12 Son /   picking slate / Pa Pa Pa
       "   Frank W M 10 Son /   picking slate / Pa Pa Pa
       "   Arthur W M  7 Son /     / Pa Pa Pa
       "   Estella J W F  5 Dau /       Pa Pa Pa
       "   Ralph E W M  2 Son /       Pa Pa Pa

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 44):  Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T9_1124, p. 296B, PN 14, SD 3, ED 119, enumerated 7 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 13 14 15 24 25 26
127 126 Martz William W M 68     / Carpenter 12 Old Age PA PA PA
    _____ Henrietta W F 68 Wife   / Keeping house     PA PA PA
    Straub Hattie W F 16 Step-Dau /   Helping at home     PA PA PA
    ______ Henry W M 22 Step-Son /   Tailor     PA PA PA
Did William & Henrietta (HOOVER) MARTZ legally adopt their grandchildren?  Or is the relationship un-official?

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

7.  Family Group Sheet No. 16839 (Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84323-0368) compiled by Gregory Straub and dated 3 Sep 1983 (Broderbund CD-12).

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