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Johann August STRAUBE
Husband:  Johann August STRAUBE / STROUBE
Birth:  bef. 1738, possibly much before, of Franconia
Death:  bef. 1798
Migration:  1754, Hamburg to Plymouth to Philadelphia on the ship Adventure
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Franken; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Ralph Beaver Strassburger.  1934.  Pennsylvania German Pioneers: a Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia, from 1727 to 1808.  Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, PA (reprinted 1966/92 Genealogical Publ Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-267).
p. 601 [List 217 B] Foreigners Imported in the Ship Adventure, Captain Joseph Jackson, from Hamburgh, were qualified the
p. 602 25th September, 1754, before the Mayor in the Court House...
Johann August Straub...
p. 603 [Endorsed:]
Foreigners imported in the Ship Adventure, Capt Joseph Jackson, from Hamburgh.  Qual. 25th Septr 1754.  No. 78
Keppelee.
[List 217 C]  At the Court House at Philadelphia, Wednesday, the 25th Sept 1754.
Present: Worshipful Charles Willing, Esquire, Mayor.
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, Imported in the Ship Adventure, Captain Joseph Jackson, from Hamborough, but last from Plymouth, Inhabitants of Franconia, did this day take the usual Oaths to the Government & Declarations.  245 Souls. 78 Qualified...

Johann August Straube...

To have taken the oath, Johann had to be at least 16 years of age.  Women and children were not listed, so he may have been traveling with a wife and children.

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

3.  Merriam-Webster.  1977.  Webster's New Geographical Dictionary.  G. & C. Merriam Co., Publ., Springfield, MA.
"Franconia" (German "Franken") is a former duchy of south-central Germany, now chiefly in the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, and Hesse.

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