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Mathias STRAUB
Mary BERTRAND
Wilhelmina FOS
WARNING:  parts of this page are uncertain; consider it tentative.
Husband:  Mathias / Matthias STRAUB
Birth:  1831/2, Baden
Death:  1870-76
Occupation:  steamboatman, peddler
Marriage-1:  5 Apr 1856, Alexander Co., IL
Wife-1:  Mary BERTRAND
Birth:  1839/40, France
Death:  by 1868
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  6 Jun 1868, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Louis, MO
Wife-2:  Wilhelmina "Minna / Mina / Mena" FOS / FOSS
Birth:  1842/3, Prussia
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses:  m1(?):  Mr. VOGES; m3. 11 Feb 1876, Monroe Co., IL, George SCHMIDT
Other Child(?):  Charles "Charley" VOGES, b, 1865/6, Prussia or IL
Children with Mary BERTRAND:
— born in Alexander Co., IL, or St. Louis, MO:
1.  Hermann / Herman STRAUB, b. 1856/7
2.  Julia / Julius STRAUB, b. 1858/9

— born in St. Louis, MO, or Columbia, Monroe Co., IL:
3.  Wilhelmina "Minna/Mena" STRAUB, b. 1860
4.  Amalia / Amelia STRAUB, b. 1861/2
5.  Louisa STRAUB, b. 1863/4

Child with Wilhelmina FOS — born in Columbia, Monroe Co., MO:
6.  Emila / Emily STRAUB, b. 1871/2
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Preussen; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Missouri

Sources:

1a.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900:
STRAUB, Matthias BERTRAND, Mary 04/05/1856 v. 2, p. 215 Lic#377 Alexander Co.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Matthias STRAUB
Spouse: Mary BERTRAND
Marriage: 05 Apr 1856, Alexander, Illinois
Source: Marriage Records, 1819-1918. Alexander County (Illinois). County Clerk

1c.  St. Joseph Catholic Church, [St. Louis, MO,] — Marriages 1854-1869 (online at the "Genealogy in St. Louis" web site; compiler's name withheld; from microfilm at the St. Louis [MO] County Library):
Groom: STRAUB, Mathias
Groom Parents: Not listed
Bride: FOS, Wilhelmina (Non-Catholic)
Bride Parents: Not listed
Witnesses: Conrad SCHÜTTE [Schuette] & Georg Straub
Date: 6 Jun 1868
To save space, the father's surnames were omitted (unless different from the child's).
Note: The original records were in Latin and were translated to German equivalents by the compiler, something that should not have been done.  Records should always be transcribed verbatim.  An example given by the compiler demonstrates the reason:  "Lena" is the pet form of Magdalena, not Carolina.  So if, as indicated, the compiler translated Lena to Carolina, the database includes that and an untold number of other mis-leading errors.

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 262):  St. Louis P.O., St. Louis City (Ward 3), St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M653_655, p. 68, PN 68, 326/584, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Mathias Straub 28 M   Stm Btman   25 Baden
Mary       " 20 F         France
Hermann    "  3 M         Mo
Julia      "  1 F         Do

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 32):  Columbia P.O., Columbia, Monroe Co., IL, Roll M5993_261, p. 402B, PN 10, 67/73, enumerated 14 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Straub Mathias 38 M W Peddlar   700 Baden
______ Minna 27 F W keeping house     Prussia
______ Herman 13 M W at school     Illinois
______ Julius 12 M W at school     Illinois
______ Minna 10 F W at school     Illinois
______ Amalia  8 F W at school     Illinois
______ Louisa  6 F W       Illinois
Voges Charles  4 M W       Prussia
Seison Peter 20 M W domestic servant     Prussia
All of the children are by Mathias's first wife, Mary BERTRAND.  Herman and Julius were certainly born in Missouri, and the rest probably were, too.  Chalres VOGES may be Minna's child from a former marriage.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image # 36 of 59):  Columbia, Monroe Co., IL, Roll T9_237, p. 18D, PN 35, SD 8, ED 64, 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 10 13 21 24 25 26
306 306 Schmidt George W M 27     / teamster   Illinois Prussia Prussia
       "    Mina W F 36 Wife   / Keeping hs   Prussia " "
       "    Charley W M 12 Son /   At home / Illinois Illinois Prussia
       "    Emila W F  8 Dau /   "  "  / " " "
       "    Loui W M  3 Son /   "  "    " " "
       "    Willie W M  1 Son /   "  "    " " "
George SCHMIDT is too young to be Charley's father, so has George adopted Charley VOGEL?  Emila was born before George & Mina were married; and, as there's no sign of a prior marriage for George, Emila is presumably our Mathias's last child.  Either that or Emila is Amalia and the enumerator has got her age waaaay off.  Or… George's age is off, he did have a prior marriage (somewhere else), and Charley and Emila are George's children!

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