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Thomas STRAUB
Rebecca __?__
Apollonia BACHMAN
Husband:  Thomas STRAUB / STRAUP
Birth:  13 Nov 1809, PA
Death:  10 Jan 1871, presumably in Carbon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Carbon Co., PA 
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Theobald / Dewald STRAUB
Mother:  Margaretha BLOSS / BLOSE
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Rebecca __?__

Either Thomas had an earlier wife, Rebecca, or Apollonia is "Apollonia Rebecca."

Marriage-2:  1836/7
Wife-2:  Apollonia / Apolonia / Apelonia / Abelona / Abboline / Abelone / Abilona [not Abigail] "Abby/Appy" BACHMAN
Birth:  1 Mar 1813, PA
Death:  24 Jan 1896, presumably in Carbon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA

Apollonia is a Greek name (feminine form of Apollo) popular with Germans, which obviously no one in Carbon County could spell!

Children with Rebecca born in Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA:
  1.  (Daughter A) STRAUB, b. 1825-30
  2.  (Daughter B) STRAUB, b. 1825-30
  3.  (Daughter C) STRAUB, b. 1830-35
  4.  Samuel STRAUB / STROUP, b. 1834 
  5.  Moses STRAUB, b. 31 Jul 1836; bap. 13 Nov 1836
Children with Apollonia BACHMAN:
born in Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA:
  6.  Jacob STRAUB, b. 25 Apr 1838; bap. 24 Jun 1838
  7.  Rosina STRAUB, b. 11 Dec 1839; bap. 2 Feb 1840
  8.  Salina / Sabina STRAUB, b. 1842/3

born in Upper Towamensing [now Franklin] Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
  9.  Esther "Hettie" STRAUB, b. 1844/5
10.  Anna Elizabeth STRAUB, b. 22 Dec 1849; d. 18 Jan 1871
11.  William H. STRAUB, b. 8 Oct 1847; d. 18 Aug 1865

born in Franklin Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
12.  Elena / Ellen STRAUB, b. 1850/1 or 1853/4
13.  Hiram STRAUB / STROUP, b. 1856
14.  Catharine STRAUB, b. 1857/8
15.  Aaron STRAUB, b. 1858/9

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Carbon Co. was form in 1843 from Northampton and Monroe Cos.):

1a.  Marriage Record:

1b.  Church Record of the Towamensing Union Church in Monroe County, Pa. [really Carbon Co., near Palmerton] (online at the Schoeler Genealogy web site):
Parents Child & Dates Sponsors
Samuel Fley
Maria
Methilda
 2 Dec 1831
12 Feb 1832
Thomas Straub
Sarah Beyer
Daniel Bloss
Elis.
Belinda
21 Sep 1832
20 Nov 1832
Thomas Straub
Susanna Buck
Thomas Straub
Rebecka
Moses
31 Jul 1836
13 Nov 1836
The parents
Thomas Stroub
Abelone
Jacob
25 Apr 1838
24 Jun 1838
Carl Bellford
Anna
Thomas Straub
Abboline
Rosina
11 Dec 1839
 2 Feb 1840
Daniel Bloss
Elis.
Peter Strohl
Elis.
Thomas
19 Apr 1841
18 Jul 1841
Thomas Straub
Rebecka Blossen
Anna (STRAUB) BELFORD is Thomas's sister.

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Northampton [now Carbon] Co. Towamensing Twp. p. 253B Ln. 4 Thos Straub 120 001 - 112 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jacob (b. 1838)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Moses (b. 1836)
= Samuel (b. 1833/4)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Thomas (b. 1809) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Rosina (b. 1839)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter C
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Apollonia (b. 1813?) 
1 person engaged in manufactures and trades
Listed 12 lines after Emanuel STRAUB.

4.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Upper Towamensing [now Franklin] Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 395A, 27/27, enumerated 18 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Thomas Straup 40 M   Farmer 1000 Pa
Abigail 37 F       "
Samuel 16 M       "
Mosses 14 M       "
Jacob 12 M       "
Fraies 10 F       "
Salina  7 F       "
Easther  5 F       "
William  3 M       "
Ann  1 F       "

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #31 of 43):  Franklin Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 30, PN 101, 713/229, enumerated 13 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Thomas Straup 50 M     3000 400 Penna
Abelona 45 F         "
Saml 21 M       ?00 "
Moses 20 M         "
Jacob 19 M         "
Rufina 18 F         "
Sabina 17 F         "
Hetty 15 F         "
Wm H 14 M         "
Eliz 13 F         "
Elena  6 F         "
Herain?  4 M         "
Cath  2 F         "
Aaron  1 M         "
Most of these ages don't jibe with 1850, but surely these are our subjects.

6.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #44 of 48):  Parryville P.O., Franklin Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 84B, PN 44, 294/318, enumerated 14 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Thomas 60 M W Farmer 3500 1000 Pennsylvania
______ Abby 56 F W Keeping house     "
______ Elizabeth 23 F W       "
______ Ellen 19 F W       "
______ Catharine 17 F W       "
______ Hiram 13 M W       "
______ Aaron  9 M W       "
Listed next to their son, Jacob STRAUB

7.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Franklin, Carbon, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255108; NARA Film T9-1108; Pg 495A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Abby STRAUB Self F W W 67 PA Keeping House PA PA
Ellem STRAUB Dau F S W 29 PA   PA PA
Aron STRAUB Son M S W 21 PA Farmer PA PA
Emma HORN DauL F S W 11 PA Servant PA PA
Oscar RADELINE SonL M S W  4 PA   PA PA
Jane WAGNER DauL F S W  3 PA   PA PA
All I can figure is that "Son/Dau-in-Law" was meant to indicated legally adopted children.

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9a.  Tombstone Readings:  St. John's Church Cemetery, Freline Road, Palmerton, Carbon Co., Pa.  (no source given; link died):
Row 10...
10. William H Straub, son of Thomas and Abby Straub, Oct 8 1847, Aug 18 1865, 17-10-10
11. Thomas Stroub, Nov 13 1809, Jan 10 1871, 61-1-27; Abilona Stroub, Mar 1 1813, Jan 24 1896, 82-10-23

9b.  St. John's Union Church Cemetery (Old Towamensing Cemetery), Palmerton, PA (compiled by "Cindy G."; linked to Carbon County Cemeteries web site):
First Last Born Died Row/Stone Notes
Thomas Stroub 11/13/1809 01/10/1871 10 / 11  
Abilona Stroub 03/01/1813 01/24/1896 10 / 11  
William Straub 10/08/1847 08/18/1865 10 / 10 William H. son of Thomas and Abby Straub
Anna Straub 12/22/1849 01/18/1871 13 / 11 Anna Elizabeth daughter of Thomas and Abby Straub
Ellen Stroup 05/02/1851 10/26/1940 12 / 14  
I'm not entirely convinced this Ellen is their daughter, but if so, she never married, but had at least one daughter, either adopted or out of wedlock.

10.  Archives of the STRAUB-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

11.  Emails from Laura ORSETTI.

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