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Abraham STRAUB
Husband:  Abraham STRAUB
Birth:  9 Dec 1794, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA
Death:  21 Aug 1864, Northumberland Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA
Occupations:  tanner, lumber mill, grist mill, engineer (bridge-builder), manufacturer, inventor, surveyor 
Father:  Andrew STRAUB
Mother:  Eva Maria / Mary Eveline WALTER
Marriage: 29 Nov 1821, PA
Birth:  26 Oct 1804, PA
Death:  25 Dec 1861, Northumberland Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland Co., PA
Father:  Mr. BAILIET, born Lehigh Co.; lived Limestone, Montour Co., PA
Children born in Milton, Northumberland Co., PA:
1.  John Andrew STRAUB, b. 1823
2.  Ambrose White STRAUB, b. 1825, died in infancy
3.  Stephen Daniel STRAUB, b. 1827?
4.  Elizabeth Caroline STRAUB, b. 1830; m. Rev. William GOODRICH
5.  Clement Calvin STRAUB, b. 23 Nov 1833 
6.  Ambrose White STRAUB, b. 1837/8
7.  William Alfred STRAUB, b. 1840
8.  Mary Louisa STRAUB,  b. 1843/4
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Northumberland Co. Borough of Milton p. 140 Ln. 10 Abraham Straub 110 101-001 110
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Stephen (b. 1827?)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = John  (b. 1823)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Abraham (b. 1794)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = ?
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Nancy (b. 1804)
Abraham is old enough to have parented these older children, but Nancy is not.  These children are also too old to be those of Andrew's recently widowed brother, Joseph.  Did Abraham have a prior wife?  Listed two lines from Anna Maria (STRAUB) MARKLE, Abraham's first cousin. 

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Northumberland Co. Borough of Milton p. 140B Ln. 3 Abraham Straub 120 100 100 - 010 011 000 _______
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Ambrose (b. 1837/8)
2 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Clement (b. 1833)
= Stephen (b. 1827?)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = John (b. 1823)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Abraham (b. 1794)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Elizabeth (b. 1830)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Nancy (b. 1804) 

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 41 mis-indexed as "Staub"):  Borough of Milton, Northumberland Co., PA, p. 69A/155A, 212/216, enumberated 27 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abraham Straub 55 M Surveyor 5000 Pa
Nancy Straub 45 F     Pa
Caroline " 20 F     Pa
Clement  " 17 M None   Pa
Ambrose  " 12 M     Pa
William  " 10 M     Pa
Mary     "  6 F     Pa

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #386 of 744):  Milton P.O., Milton Borough, Northumberland Co., PA, p. 385, 1449/1441, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abraham Straub 60 M   Surveyer 3000 300 Pennsylvania
Nancy      " 56 F         do
Clement C  " 26 M   Clerk     do
William A  " 20 M   App Carpenter     do
Lydia Eckbert 22 F   Domestic     do
Amelia Rush 14 F         do
Mary Noaker 28 F   Domestic     do
Robert Bailey 20 M   Jour Printer     do
Dan Ludwig 18 M   App Printer     do
Thos Brooks 22 M   Painter     do
Anna   " 17 F         do
Dan ? Reich 27 M   Carpenter     do

6.  Messages in the Straub Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com):  including Message #146 from Kathy Satteson citing A Genealogist's Guide to Burials in Northumberland County, Vol. VI, which gives these data from Harmony Cemetery, Milton:
Abraham Straub Dec 9 1794 - Aug 2 1884
Nancy Balliett Oct 26 1804 - Dec 25 1861

7.  Anon.  1911.  Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County.  J.L. Floyd & Co., Chicago. Biographical sketches of Jacob Straub and his kin. 

8.  William Henry Egle.  1898.  Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical: Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania: Annual Volume, 1897.  Harrisburg Publ. Co. Harriburg, PA (reprinted 1970 Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; republished 1998 as Broderbund CD-19.  Biographical sketch of Abraham's father, Andrew Straub, Founder of Milton, on pp. 41-42. 

9.  Herbert C. Bell.  1891.  History of Northumberland County.  Brown, Runk, & Co. , Chicago.
MILLS. . .

In 1840 Abraham and Isaac Straub removed their extensive grain and lumber mills from the island opposite Milton to the mouth of Muddy run. They were the inventors of a reaction water-wheel, the first in the United States, and their operations were quite extensive. Their water power was derived from the river, dams having been constructed on both sides of the island; but the erection of the Lewisburg dam interfered with these arrangements, and hence the selection of a new location at the mouth of Muddy run.  Chamberlain & Bisel, Yager & Bisel, John Ott, and W.B. Kemerer successively continued the business; on the 28th of March, 1874, the mill was burned, involving a loss of twenty thousand dollars. It was immediately replaced by the present building, a substantial frame structure.

10.  Information found by Frank Stroup at the Pennsylvania Historical Society in two folders of unpublished notes entitled Helen Gearhart Collection.  These notes were entirely undocumented, so caveat emptor; yet if correct, they contain much valuable information, so are worth consulting. See Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com) and search on "Gearhart."

11.  Barbara Manning.  1995.  Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers of the German Reformed Church, 1840-1843.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.  (Courtesy of Gwen Boyer Bjorkman.)  On p. 125:
29 Sep 1841 Monies by Rev. P.S. Fischer from Abraham Straub Esq. (Milton)

12.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com), including especially posts by Jim burnell, Frank Stroup, and Gwen Boyer Bjorkman.

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