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Peter P. STRAUB
Sabina SORG
Husband:  Peter P. STRAUB
Baptism:  28 Jun 1850, Catholic Church, Felldorf, Black Forest Dist., Wuerttemberg
Death:  17 Dec 1913, Saint Marys, Elk Co., PA
Occupation:  cooper, brewer
Migration:  1869, to America
Event:  1872, founded Straub Brewery
Father:  Anton STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Maria EGER
Marriage:  23 Nov 1875, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Saint Marys, Elk Co., PA
Wife:  Sabina SORG
Birth:  Apr 1858, of Benzinger [now Saint Marys], Elk Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1930
Occupation:  homemaker
Brother:  Jacob P. SORG, b. Sep 1874, PA
Father:  Francis Xavier SORG, b. 1833/4, Prussia
Mother:  Crescentia KONLE / KUNLE / KUNLA / KOHNLE, b. 1834/5, Wuerttemberg
Children born in Saint Marys, Elk Co., PA:
  1.  Francis Xavier "Frank" STRAUB, b. 7 Sep 1877
  2.  Joseph A. STRAUB, b. Mar 1880
  3.  Anthony A. STRAUB, b. Jul 1882
  4.  Anna M. "Annie" STRAUB, b. Oct 1884
  5.  Jacob M. STRAUB, b. Jan 1887
  6.  Peter M. STRAUB; d. age two
  7.  Peter Paul STRAUB, Jr., b. Feb 1893; m. Irene Leona FRITZ; m. Mary BLUMIE
  8.  Gerald B. or J. Gerard STRAUB, b. Sep 1896
  9.  Marion / Marian / Mary C. STRAUB, b. Nov 1899
10.  Alphonse J. STRAUB, b. 1903/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Württemberg, Schwarzwaldkreis; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania; beer, brewer, brewery

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Peter STRAUB
Christening: 29 Jun 1850, Katholisch, Felldorf, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg
Father: Anton STRAUB; Mother: M. Anna EGER
Source: Kirchenbuch, 1801-1968. Katholische Kirche Felldorf (OA. Horb)

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I did page-by-page checks of Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA (where I did find Sebastian CHRIST, brewer); Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., PA; Fox Twp. (location of Kesrsey), Elk Co., PA; and Reserve Twp., Allegheny Co., PA (where I did find John N. STRAUB, brewer).

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 43):  Benzinger [now Saint Marys], Elk Co., PA, Roll T9_1125 (Book 1), p. 445B, PN 2, SD 10, ED 138, 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 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
14 14 Straub Peter W M 28       / Brewer Wurtemberg Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ Sabina W F 22   Wife   / Keeping house Pennsylvania Prussia Prussia
    ______ Frank W M  2   Son /     Pennsylvania Wurtemberg Pennsylvania
    ______ Joseph W M 2/12 Mar Son /     Pennsylvania Wurtemberg Pennsylvania
    Drufner? Joseph W M 26   Boarder     Teamster Prussia Prussia Prussia
Listed next to Sabina's parents, F.X. [Francis Xavier] SORG (46, Prussia) and his wife, Crescentia (45, Wuerttemberg).

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

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 86 indexed "Shant"):  St. Marys Borough, Elk Co., PA, Roll T623_1407 (Book 1), p. 288B, SN 14, SD 14, ED 43, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
235 238 Straub Peter Head W M Jun 1852 47 M 24     Ger Ger Ger     Brewer 0   Y Y Y O M F 2
    ______ Sabina Wife W F Apr 1858 42 M 24 9 8 PA Ger Ger 1869 30       Y Y Y        
    ______ Frank Son W M Sep 1877 22 S       PA Ger PA     Brewer 0   Y Y Y        
    ______ Joseph Son W M Mar 1880 20 S       PA Ger PA     Day Labor 0   Y Y Y        
    ______ Anthony Son W M Jul 1882 17 S       PA Ger PA     Teamster 0   Y Y N        
    ______ Annie Dau W F Oct 1884 15 S       PA Ger PA     At School   8 Y Y Y        
    ______ Jacob Son W M Jan 1887 13 S       PA Ger PA     At School   8 Y Y Y        
    ______ Peter Son W M Feb 1893  7 S       PA Ger PA                        
    ______ J Gerrard Son W M Sep 1896  3 S       PA Ger PA                        
    ______ Mary Dau W F Nov 1899 6/12 S       PA Ger PA                        
    Sorg Jacob B in Law W M Sep 1874 25 S       PA Ger Ger     S??? Engineer 0   Y Y Y        
    Druffnar? Sadie Niece W F Jul 1882 17 S       PA Ger PA           Y Y Y        
    Kaiser Josephine Servant W F Nov 1879 20 S       PA PA PA     Servant 0   Y Y Y        
    Walker Frank Boarder W M Feb 1862 38 S       PA Ger Ger     Day Labor 4   Y Y Y        
Surely the immigration data were meant for Peter.

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #45 of 48):  414 Brussels Street, St. Marys Borough (east of Erie Avenue), Elk Co., PA, Roll T624_1341 (Part 2), p. 43A, SN 23A, SD 18, ED 50, Enumerated 25 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 414 428 431 Straub Peter P Head M W 59 M1 34     Ger Ger Ger Ger Ger Ger Eng Proprietor Brewery Emp N 0 Y Y   O F H
      ______ Sabina Wife F W 52 M1 34 10 9 PA Ger Ger Ger Ger Eng None         Y Y        
      ______ Anthony Son M W 27 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng Brewer Brewery W N 0 Y Y      
      ______ Annie A Dau F W 25 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng None         Y Y      
      ______ Peter Son M W 17 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ______ Gerald Son M W 13 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ______ Marion Dau F W 10 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ______ Alphonse Son M W  6 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng None         Y Y Y      
      Rigard Cresentia M Servant F W 23 S       PA Ger Ger PA Eng Cook House W N 0 Y Y        
*Brussels Street
List next to Jacob P. SORG (35, PA).

7.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 68 indexed "Strank"):  Sorg? Street, St. Marys Borough, Elk Co., PA, Roll T625_1564, p. 55A, SN 16A, SD 17, ED 21, enumerated 14 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  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 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* X 251 274 Straub Sabina Head O F F W 62 Wd   Y Y Pennsylvania Bavaria Ger German Bavaria Ger German Y Farmer Genl Farm Emp 2
      ______ Peter Son     M W 27 S   Y Y Pennsylvania Wuertemberg Ger German Pennsylvania   Y Manager Genl Farm W  
      ______ Gerard Son     M W 23 S   Y Y Pennsylvania Wuertemberg Ger German Pennsylvania   Y Dep Coll Int Rev W  
      ______ Mari?? Dau     F W 22 S N Y Y Pennsylvania Wuertemberg Ger German Pennsylvania   Y None      
      ______ Alfonse Son     M W 16 S Y Y Y Pennsylvania Wuertemberg Ger German Pennsylvania   Y None      
      Luhr ?nna Dau     F W 35 M   Y Y Pennsylvania Wuertemberg Ger German Pennsylvania   Y None      
      ____ Fred A Son-in-Law     M W 46 M   Y Y Pennsylvania Bavaria Ger German Bavaria Ger German Y Proprietor Drugstore Emp  
      ____ Mary Beth GrandDau     F W  6 S Y     Pennsylvania Pennsylvania   Pennsylvania     None      
*Sorg? Street

8.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 43):  462 Brussels Street, St. Marys Borough, Elk Co., PA, Roll 2035, p. 35B, SN 14B, ED 24-23, SD 2, enumerated 11 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  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 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
* 462 282 289 Straub Sabina Head O 10,000 R Y F W 72 Wd   N PA Ger Ger Y None         1
      ______ Marion Dau         F W 30 S   Y PA Ger PA Y None          
      ______ Alphonse Son         M W 25 S   Y PA Ger PA Y Lawyer General Practice O Y N  
      Luhr Fred A Son in Law         M W 56 M 39 N PA Ger Ger Y Pharmacist Drug Store E Y N  
      ____ Anna Sister         F W 45 M 28 N PA Ger PA Y None          
      ____ Mary B Dau         F W 16 S   Y PA PA PA Y None          
*Brussells Street
Listed four households from Sabina's widowed daughter-in-law, Rose (__?__) STRAUB.

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  The History of Straub Beer (online at the web site of the Straub Brewery in St. Mary's, Elk Co., PA take link for full excerpt):
[To paraphrase:  Peter was "born" 28 Jun 1850 in Felldorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany, the son of Anton STRAUB & Anna Maria EGER.  He came to the U.S. in 1869.]

John N. Straub [of Hesse-Darmstadt] had settled in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (currently Pittsburgh's North Side) where, in 1831, he opened a "brew pub" which grew into the J.N. Straub and Company Brewery.  Eventually, Straub and Company would merge with Eberhart and Ober to form the Eberhardt and Ober Brewing Company (located at Pennsylvania Route 28 and Interstate 279).  The brewery was located in the building now occupied by the Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Penn Pilsner. It was with Eberhardt and Ober that young Peter secured employment under the managment of John Straub...

Peter... moved north to Brookville [Jefferson County], where he perfected his brewing process while working in the [Sebastian] Christ and Algeir Brewery...

He later moved to Benzinger (St. Marys), where he met and married Sabina Sorg of Benzinger.  The couple settled in Benzinger and had ten children: Francis X., Joseph A., Anthony A., Anna M., Jacob M., Peter M. (who died at two years of age), Peter P., Gerald B., Mary C., and Alphons J.

Peter found employment in Benzinger with the Joseph Windfelder Brewery and he worked there until he purchased the Benzinger Spring Brewery (founded by Captain Charles C. Volk in 1855) from his father-in-law, Francis Xavier Sorg.  It was then that Straub Beer was born; a smooth, old-world beer brewed to the same standards of quality and freshness as all the Straub beers since 1831.

The Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Company did not take over the J.N. Straub Brewery until 1883 (see sources below), so if Peter worked under John N. STRAUB, he had to have worked for the J.N. Straub Brewery, not Eberhardt & Ober.

11.  Greg Glaser.  26 Mar 2001. "Pre-1900 Regional Breweries." Modern Brewery Age (Norwalk, CT; online at findarticles.com):
Straub Brewery - 1872
St Mary's, PA 35,646 Bbls (1999)
Beers: Straub Beer & Light
Sold: PA, OH
History
Peter Straub, a German immigrant, trained in Germany as a cooper, a craftsman who made or repaired casks.  Desiring to be a brewer, he came to the U.S. in 1869 at the age of nineteen.  In Pennsylvania, Straub found work at the Eberhardt and Ober Brewing Co., later working at the Christ and Algeir Brewery and finally moving to Benzinger, PA (later renamed St. Mary's), where he worked for the Joseph Windfelder Brewery.  In 1872 Straub purchased the Benzinger Spring Brewery (founded by Captain Charles C. Volk in 1855) from his father-in-law, Francis Xavier Sorg, and Straub Beer was born.

12.  "Historical Society Tours Brewery, Learns Traditions." The Ridgway Record (Ridgway, Elk Co., PA), Wednesday, 17 Mar 2004 (online at www.ridgwayrecord.com):
...[Peter] initially settled in what is now Pittsburgh's North Side, and worked, coincidentally, at the John N. Straub Brewery & Co.  That brewery and the Eberhart & Ober Brewery consolidated in 1883 and sixteen years later, the two formerly separate companies joined with others to form the Pittsburgh Brewing Company.  Peter eventually moved north, working in various breweries in Brookville, Centerville (now Kersey), and others until he settled in St. Marys.  There, he was employed at the Benzinger Spring Brewery. 

While working at Benzinger Spring, Peter married Sabina Sorg on Nov. 23, 1875.  Sabina was the daughter of the owner and operator of the brewery, Francis Xavier Sorg.  Peter and Sabina's married life was blessed with 10 children and today there are over 300 descendants.  Peter began purchasing the brewery from Mr. Sorg while working there.  Eventually, Peter assumed full ownership and oversaw the business until his death on Dec. 17, 1913. 

After Peter's death, his sons operated the establishment and renamed it the Peter Straub Sons Brewery.  The name changed to the Straub Brewery Inc. in 1947... 

13.  Eberhardt and Ober Brewing Company Records, 1882-1906.  RG 40, Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University (online at the Penn State Library web site):  the Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Company absorbed the J.N. Straub Brewing Company in 1883.

14.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

15.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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