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Albert B. STRAUB
Husband:  Albert B. "Bert" STRAUB
Birth:  22 Apr 1842, Ellington Twp., Adams Co., IL
Death:  6 Jun 1891, Veterans Hospital, Quincy, Adams Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox Co., IL
Occupation:  merchant (grocer), railroad brakeman, railroad depot master
Military Service:  Civil War:  Cpl., Co. E, 50th Rgmt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Religion:  Baptist?
Father:  John STRAUB
Mother:  Dorothea LINDENMOYER

"Bert" is surely Albert's nickname, not his middle name.

Marriage:  28 Feb 1867, Adams Co., IL
Birth:  23 Mar 1850, Adams Co., IL
Death:  8 Jun 1932, Galesburg, Knox Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John Jacob WEIDENHAMER (1828-1903)
Mother:  Elizabeth "Betsy" GLENN (1829-1909)
1.  Rosa M. "Rosie" STRAUB, b. 14 Aug 1867, Schuyler Co., IL; m. Mr. L. J. BURKE
2.  Edward J. STRAUB, b. 24 Nov 1868, Murray, Clarke Co., IA; d. 20 Nov 1920
3.  Dorothy A. "Dolly" STRAUB, b. 12 Dec 1870, Osceola, Clarke Co., IA; d. Mar 1936

born in the Village of Fowler, Gilmer Twp., Adams Co., IL:
4.  Roy Albert STRAUB, b. 8 Mar 1873; d. 23 Jun 1938; m. Florence __?__; issue: Francis STRAUB
5.  William C. [G?] "Will" STRAUB, b. 13 Jan 1874; d. 21 Aug 1953
6.  Martha W. "Mattie" STRAUB, b. 19 Nov 1876; d. 5 Jul 1960
7.  John H. "Johnnie" STRAUB, b. 12 Jun 1879
8.  Peach Daniel STRAUB, b. 14 Oct 1881; d. 3 Apr 1956: issue Dorothy
9.  Arthur B. STRAUB, b. 4 Oct 1883; d. 8 Jul 1951; m. Bess WILLIAMSON

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1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Straub, Albert B. Weidenhammer, Elizabeth A. 28 Feb 1867 Adams

2.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #43 of 46):  Quincy P.O., Melrose Twp., Adams Co., IL, Roll 155 (Book 1), p. 797A, 1847/1865, enumerated 17 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Anderson G Long 27 M   Farmer     Pa
Elizabeth N  " 21 F         Ills
Albert Straub 18 M   Laborer     "
Albert is also enumerated living with his parents, assuming it's the same person.

3.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #8 of 12):  Smyrna P.O., Troy Twp., Clarke Co., IA, Roll 382 (Book 1), p. 102B, PN 8, 57/52, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Albert B 28 M W retail Grocer 400 600 Illinois
______ Elizabeth A 20 F W Keeping House     Illinois
______ Rosie  2 F W       Illinois
______ Edward  1 M W       Iowa
Widenhammer Martha 18 F W dom housework     Illinois
Martha is Elizabeth's sister.

4.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 28):  The Village of Fowler, [Gilmer Twp.,] Adams Co., IL, Roll 174, p. 142A, PN 25, SD 6, ED 9, enumerated 18 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 21 24 25 26
187 189 Straub A B W M 36     / Keeps store   IL PA Ger
    ______ Elizabeth W F 29 Wife   / Keeps House   IL PA TN
    ______ Rosa W F 12 Dau /       IL IL IL
    ______ Edward W M 11 Son /     / " " "
    ______ Dolly W F  9 Dau /     / " " "
    ______ Roy W M  7 Son /     / " " "
    ______ Willie W M  5 Son /       " " "
    ______ Mattie W F  3 Dau /       " " "
    ______ Johnnie W M  1 Son /       " " "
Edward and Dolly were born in Iowa, not Illinois.  Listed next to Albert's older brother, John Denton STRAUB, whose wife is Elizabeth's aunt. 

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900

8.  1910

9.  1920

10.  1930

11.  Obituary: Albert B. STRAUB. Galesburg Evening Mail (online in a file at WorldConnect.com):
Straub-Albert B. died yesterday morning in the hospital connected with the soldiers home in Quincy.  Remains were brought to Galesburg last night and funeral held from First Baptist Church this afternoon.  The deceased was formerly depot master for CBQ railroad in Galesburg.  When he began to decline rapidly after leaving his position.  He was a son of John & Dorothy Straub and born in Adams County, IL, April 22, 1842.  He grew to manhood there on the family farm and when civil war broke out he enlisted in the Union Army and served four years.  Returning to Adams County at the close of the war, married February 28, 1866 to Elizabeth Weidenhamer.  He worked about for a time and finally went into the grocery business at Fowler.  After ten years he removed to Galesburg and entered the employ of CBQ, as a brakeman.  After five years he was made depot master.  Two years ago he left their employ and since has been unable to work.  In 1861 Albert enlisted in Co. C 50th Inft. organized at Quincy, IL.  From the rank of private he rose to First Sgt. Member GAR and also Oak Leaf Camp MWA.  His widow and several children, all of whom reside in Galesburg, Mrs. L.J. Burke, Mrs. J.B. Stout, Ed., Will, Roy, John, Peach, and Arther Straub.  Short services at the home on Knoxville Road.  Remains taken to Baptist Church, Rev. W.H. Geistwelt, pastor officiated. Post GAR attended in a body and conducted ritual at grave side.  Remains interred at Linwood Cemetery, Mon, June 7, 1897.

12.  Civil War Military Unit History and Roster: 50th Infantry Illinois Volunteers - Company E (online at the Adams County ILGenWeb site):
Name and Rank Residence Date of Rank or Enlistment Remarks
Corporal Albert B. Straub Ellington Aug. 24, 1861 Re-enlisted as veteran

13.  Messages posted to the Lindenmoyer Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

14.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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