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Peter K. STRAUB
Martha WISLEN
Amanda FORD
Hannah R. PEASE
Husband:  Peter K. STRAUB / STRAUP / STROUP
Birth:  1813/4, PA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  farmer, tanner, teamster
Father:  Mr. STRAUB
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Martha WISLEN
Birth:  ca. 20 Oct 1813, PA
Death:  20 Sep 1860, St. Joseph Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Salem-Smith Cemetery, St. Joseph Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  3 Dec 1863, Mecosta Co., MI
Wife-2:  Amanda FORD
Birth:  1834/5, Canada West (ON)
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  David Lewis FORD
Mother:  Lucretia SERVICE
Marriage-3
Wife-3:  Hannah R. PEASE
Birth:  1827/8, NY
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in NY
Children with Martha WISLEN:
— born in PA:
  1.  Washington STRAUB, b. 1832/3
  2.  Elizabeth STRAUB, b. 1838/9; m. Ira Lee FORD

— born in Chapman Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA:
  3.  Benjamin W. STRAUB / STROUP, b. Apr 1842
  4.  Frederick Whistler STRAUP / STROUP, b. Apr 1842/3/4 
  5.  Sarah STRAUB / STRAUP, b. Feb 1845
  6.  Henry STRAUB, b. 1846/7
  7.  Emma STRAUB / STRAUP, b. Aug 1849
  8.  Mary M. STRAUB, b. 1851/2
  9.  Lewis / Louis STRAUB, b. 1853/4; m. Lucetta FORD, niece of Ira Lee FORD

— born in MI:
10.  Lydia S. STRAUB, b. ca. 25 Jun 1857; d. 28 Apr 1862; bur. Salem-Smith Cem., St. Joseph Co., IN

Children with Amanda FORD — born in MI, either in Mecosta Co., MI, or Lake Co., MI:
11.  Willmetta STRAUP, b. 1867/8
12.  Delmore STRAUP, b. 1868/9

After the death of Amanda, Willmetta was adopted by Isaac & Catharine (OLE) NOYER, and Delmore was adopted by George & Maria (MATTHEWSON) HAWKINS.

Children with Hannah PEASE:
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Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; CAN, Canada, Ontario; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Peter STRAUP
Husband Age at Marriage: 46
Marriage: 03 Dec 1863, Mecosta, Michigan
Spouse: Amanda FORD
Wife Age at Marriage: 28
Source: Marriage Records 1859-1913. Mecosta County (Michigan). County Clerk

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11-12 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Chapman Twp. pp. 369A-369B Ln. 26 Straub, Peter 010 001 - 100 101 010 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Washington (b. 1832/3)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Peter (b. 1813/4)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elizabeth (b. 1838/9)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Martha (b. 1812/3)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = ?Margaret NEIMAN (b. 1767/8)? 
4 persons engaged in agriculture
The enumerator seems to have all the adults tallied in the wrong age classes, yet surely these must be subjects.  List was roughly alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 36 — indexed as "Peter D. Starb"):  Chapman Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA, pp. 145A-145B, 9/9, enumerated 4 Dec 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Peter K Staub 36 M   Farmer   Penna
Martha Staub 37 F       "
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Washington Staub 17 M       Penna
Elithabeth Staub 11 F       "
Benjamin Staub  9 M       "
Fredrick Staub  7 M       "
Sarah Staub  5 F       "
Henry Staub  3 M       "
Anna Staub 10/12 F       "
Margaret Neiman 82 F       "
"Anna" has to be Emma.

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 15):  Elkhart P.O., Cleveland Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, Roll 256 (Book 1), p. 33, PN 32, 216/220, enumerated 7 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Phebe K Straup 46 M   Tanner 1300 400 Penn
Martha     " 46 F   HouseKeeper     "
Elizabeth  " 21 F   Housework     "
Benj       " 19 M         "
Frederick  " 17 M         "
Sarah      " 15 F         "
Henry      " 13 M         "
Emma       " 10 F         "
Mary M     "  8 F         "
Lewis      "  6 M         "
Lydia S    "  3 F         Mich
James P Bellows  3 M         Penn
Phebe?!  Daughter, Emma, is clearly Emma.  In the 1870 census, James P. BELLOWS is living with, now married daughter, Elizabeth (STROUP) FORD.

5a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 13):  Town of Chase, Lake Co., MI, Roll M593_683, p. 727, PN 1, 2/2, enumerated 12 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Straup Peter K 53 M W Farmer 1600 400 Pensylvania
______ Amanda 35 F W Keeping house     Canada West
______ Willmetta  3 F W       Michigan
______ Delmore  1 M W       Michigan
Aldrich Denis 12 M W Farm labor     Michigan
Listed next to married son, Frederick Whistler STRAUP.

5b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 16):  Big Rapids P.O., Town of Green, Mecosta Co., MI, Roll M593_690, p. 59A, PN 5, 45/46, enumerated 14 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Ekas Felix 51 M W Farmer 2000 625 Pennsylvania
____ Lydia 51 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania
Straup Lewis 15 M W Attending School     Pennsylvania
Butterfield Mary 28 F W School Teacher     New Hampshire
Lydia (STROUP) EKAS is our subject's sister, which means Lewis is living with his aunt. 

6a.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #67 of 76):  Ambrosia Street, Muskegon (Ward 1), Muskegon Co., MI, Roll 597 (Book 2), p. 206C, PN 67, SD 2, ED 192, enumerated 21 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 10 13 24 25 26
629 689 Straub Peter K W M 63   / Teaming PA PA PA
    ______ Hannah R W F 52 Wife / Keeping House NY NY NY

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 21):  Township of Green, County of Mecosta, State of Michigan, Roll 594, p. 551A, PN 23, SD 2, ED 174, enumerated 7/8 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 11 13 24 25 26
117 127 Stroup Lewis W M 25 / Farmer PA PA PA
Listed two households from Lewis's brother, Benjamin STROUP.

6c.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 30):  Richmond, Osceola Co., MI, Roll 600, p. 109A, PN 9, SD 2, ED 223, enumerated 9 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 24 25 26
83 83 Noyer Isaac W M 45     / Farmer Ohio PA PA
    _____ Cathrine W F 43 Wife   / Keeping House PA PA PA
    Straup Willmetta W F 12 Adopt Daug /   At Home Mich PA PA
    Stockdell John W M 16   /   Work on Farm Canada Prussia Prussia
Isaac NOYER was listed next to Henry STROUP in the 1850 census of Morrow Co., OH.

6d.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Delmore.

7.  Anon.  c1992-c1999.  St. Joseph County, Indiana, Cemetery Inscriptions.  5 vols.  South Bend Area Genealogy Society, Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN (extract courtesy of Sue Davis):
In Salem-Smith Cemetery, South Section, Row 12:
Lydia S., dau. of P.K. & M. Straub died Apr 28, 1862 aged 4 yrs 10 mos 3 dys
Martha, wife of Peter K. Straub died Sept 20, 1860 aged 46 yrs 11 mos
(next to Rachel, wife of Jacob Fisher on one side and Wm. J. & Clara Walter on the other side)

8.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Martha 20 Sep 1860 0d 11m 46y 20 Oct 1813
Lydia 28 Apr 1862 3d 10m 04y 25 Jun 1857

9.  Email from the Waisners:
Peter K. Straup is my gr.gr.grandfather. I have the family page from his bible. He married 1st Martha Wislen, 2nd Amanda Ford, 3rd Hannah Pease.  Amanda and Peter’s son Delmore is my gr.grandfather.  After Amanda died Delmore was adopted by George W. and Maria (Matthewson) Hawkins.

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