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John Steeley STRAUB
Catharine A. PONTIUS
Husband:  John Steeley STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  2 Oct 1843, Washington Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA
Death:  10 Mar 1878
Disposition:  buried St. Peter's Cemetery, Freeburg, Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA
Father:  Samuel STRAUB
Mother:  Mary STEELEY
Marriage:  9 Jun 1864, Snyder Co., PA, by Rev. C.G. Erlenmeyer
Wife:  Catharine A. PONTIUS
Birth:  9 Oct 1842, Washington Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA
Death:  15 Jan 1914, Greenwood Twp., Perry Co., PA really? she's not there in the 1910 census
Father:  Thomas PONTIUS
Mother:  Catharine __?__
Children born in Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA:
1.  Anna M. "Annie" STROUP, b. 1863/4
2.  Henry Jacob STROUP, b. Feb 1866
3.  Martha E. STROUP, b. 1867/8
4?  Sarah "Sallie" STROUP, b. 1868/9? or 1870?
5.  John M. STROUP, b. Sep 1872
6.  Ada Catharine STROUP, b. 31 May 1875; m1. ca. 1895, Akron, Summit Co., OH, Francis DREISBACH [DRIESBACH in 1880 census of Akron]; m2. 12 May 1906, Ontario, Canada, Carl Teadore Maurtiz ROSENQUIST (1874- ) of Stockholm, Sweden
7.  Jane STROUP, b. 1876/7
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Sources:

1.  George W. Wagenseller.  1899.  Snyder County Marriages, 1835-1899.  Wagenseller Publ., Middleburgh, PA (available as facsimile reprint from HigginsonBooks.com):
p. 201 Rev. C.G. Erlenmeyer's Marriage Record...
p. 230 1864...
June 9, John S. Straub to Catharine A. Pontius, both of Washington twp.

2.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #20 of 39):  Freeburg P.O., Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, p. 177B, PN 20, enumerated 23 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  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 15 19
142 156 Stroup John S 26 M W Farming 1067 Penna   /
       "   Catharine 27 F W Keeping house   "    
       "   Anna M  6 F W     " /  
       "   Henry J  4 M W     "    
       "   Martha E  2 F W     "    
    Martin Adam 14 M W Domestic servt.   " /  
Listed next to John's brother, Philip STROUP, who is listed two households from their parents, Samuel & Mary (STEELEY) STRAUB

3a.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 37):  Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll T9-1194, p. 93B, PN 18, SD 7, ED 150, enumerated 12/14 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 24 25 26
143 151 Stroup Catharine W M 37     / Keeping house PA PA PA
    ______ Catharine W F  5 Dau /     PA PA PA
    ______ Jane W F  3 Dau /     PA PA PA
Listed next to Catharine's brother, George PONTIUS (æ 42, b. PA, wife Susan).

3b.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 37):  Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, p. 95A, PN 21, SD 7, ED 150, enumerated 15/16 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 24 25 26
191 181 Stroup B.B. W M 32     /   Farmer   PA PA PA
    ______ Mary A W F 24 Wife   /   Keeping House   PA PA PA
    ______ Sarah A W F  4 Dau /         PA PA PA
    ______ Ammon W M  2 Son /         PA PA PA
    ______ Sarah W F 72 Mother     / Keeping House   PA PA PA
    Garman William D W M 17 Nephew /     Laborer / PA PA PA
    Stroup Annie M W F 15 Cousin /     Servant / PA PA PA
B.B. STROUP has apparently taken in our late subject's eldest child.  B.B. is son of Benjamin STRAUB, brother of Samuel STRAUB, Annie's paternal grandfather, thus making him Annie's first-cousin-once-removed. 

3c.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22-23 of 37):  Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll T9-1194, pp. 95B-96C, PN 22-23, SD 7, ED 150, enumerated 16/18 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 13 21 23 24 25 26
185 196 Stroup Samuel W M 68     / Farmer     PA PA PA
    ______ Mary W F 64 Wife   / Keeping House   / PA PA PA
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185 196 ______ Martha E W F 12 G-child /     /   PA PA PA
    ______ John M W M  7 G-son /     /   PA PA PA
Samuel & Mary STROUP are, of course, our late subject's parents, who apparently have taken in two of our late subject's children.  They are listed between Catharine's brothers-in-law, Philip STROUP and William STROUP (see next record).

3d.  1880 Census: Every-Name-Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org); Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 37):  Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA, Roll T9-1194, p. 96C, PN 22, SD 7, ED 150, enumerated 16/18 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 7 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
186 197 Stroup William W M 24       / Farmer   PA PA PA
    ______ Ellen W F 22   Wife   / Keeping house   PA PA PA
    ______ Charles N W M 11/12 June Son /       PA PA PA
    ______ Sallie W F 11   Niece /   Servant   PA PA PA
    ______ Jacob W M 14   Nephew /   Laborer / PA PA PA
William STROUP is our late subject's brother, who has apparently taken in two of his children.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census:  can't find, though I can't say I did an exhaustive search or did she remarry?

6.  1910 Census:  can't find, at least not indexed as STRAUB or STROUP, and I did a page-by-page check of Greenwood Twp., Perry Co., PA

7.  George W. Wagenseller.  1904.  Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Penna.  Wagenseller Publ., Middleburgh, PA (facsimile hard copies available from HigginsonBooks.com; online at the Snyder County PAGenWeb site):
p. 249 Washington Twp.
ST PETER'S CEMETER, FREEBURG, PA...
p. 266 Straub, John S., b. Oct. 2, 1843, d Mar. 10, 1878, aged 34 y 5 m 8 d.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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