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Albert F. STRAUB
Husband:  Albert F. STRAUB
Birth:  ca. 16 Jan 1829, Wuerttemberg
Death (æ 71y 1m 9d):  25 Feb 1900, Muscatine Co., IA
Disposition:  buried Lime City, Cedar Co., IA
Migration:  1850, Germany to Ohio, then Canada
Occupation:  farmer
Sister:  Anna STRAUB
Marriage:  8 Jun 1856, Vienna, Elgin Co., Canada West [now ON]
Wife:  Emily CHAMBERS
Birth:  6 Apr 1831, Canada
Death:  18 Sep 1898, Muscatine Co., IA
Disposition:  buried Lime City, Cedar Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. CHAMBERS
Mother:  Mary __?__
Adopted Children:
1.  William E. SECORD - STRAUB, b. 1854/5, Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., ON son of Emily's sister, Emeline (CHAMBERS) SECORD
2.  Anna LIBRICK, b. 1867/8, KS parents born in Bavaria 
Keyword for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, DEU, Deutschland, Württemberg, Bayern; CAN, Ontario, Quebec; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, 


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Birth: 1830; Place: Brandenburg, Germany
Death: 27 Feb 1900; Place: Muscatine, IA
Marriage: 8 Jun 1856; Place: New Vienna, IA
Spouse: Emily CHAMBERS
Birth: 6 Apr 1831; Place: East Canada
Death: 18 Sep 1898; Place: Muscatine, IA
Submitter: Rita Marie Gervais
There is a New Vienna in Dubuque Co., IA, but it appears from Emily's obituary (see below) that they were married in Vienna, ON.

2a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Albert not found.

2b.  1851 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Emily not found.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #6 of 9):  Prairie Mills P.O., Cleona Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll 340 (Book 1), p. 635, PN 79, 544/553, enumerated 26 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Albert Strohl 30 M   Farmer   250 Wurtemburg
Emily    " 29 F         Canada W
Willie   "  5 M         "
John Stratton 30 M   Farmer     Ohio

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #28 of 36):  Wilton P.O., Sweetland Twp., Muscatine Co., IA, Roll 413 (Book 1), p. 309B, PN 28, 191/195, enumerated 16 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Albert 40 M W Farmer   3500 Wirtemburg
______ Emily 38 F W Keeping house     Canada W
______ William 15 M W At Home     Canada W
Chambers Mary 78 F W Retired     Canada W
Richards Catherine 12 F W Domestic Servant     Iowa
Faber? ???god 35 M W Farm Laborer     Saxony

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 42):  Sweetland [Twp.], Muscatine Co., Iowa, Roll T9-0358, p. 106C, PN 15, SD 1, ED 244, enumerated 12-14 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
166 169 Straub Albert W M 51     /   Farmer   Prussia Prussia Prussia
    ______ Emily W F 49 Wife   /   Keeping House   Canada Vermont Vermont
    Libuch Anna W F 12 Adopted /       / Kansas Bavaria Bavaria
    Schulz Lewis W M 21 Servant /     Farm laborer   Iowa Germany Germany
    Roth John W M 57 Servant     D Farm laborer   Germany Germany Germany
Is John ROTH possibly this John ROTH?  John ROTH is a common name, so probably not, but it's quite a coincidence.  And it would then raise the question as to the relationship between our subject and Charles STRAUB

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

7.  Anon.  Monday, 19 Sep 1898.  Obituary.  Source unknown (courtesy of Rita Gervais):
Died Last Evening.  From Monday's Daily.  At her home, 501 Mulberry street, Sunday evening, at 10 o'clock, of heart failure, Emily Straub, beloved wife of Albert F. Straub.  Deceased's maiden name was Emily Chambers.  She was born in Canada East, April 6, 1831.  On the 8th day of June, 1856, she was united in marriage to Albert F. Straub at Vienna, Canada West.  In 1860 they removed to Scott county, Iowa, where they resided until the fall of 1866, when they moved to the old Vincent Chambers farm in Sweetland township, Muscatine county, Iowa.  They removed from here to Montgomery county, Iowa, in the fall of 1883.  In 1892 they returned to Muscatine, where they have made their home ever since.  Deceased was a loving and kind wife and her daily care was the comfort of her loving husband, who is left to mourn her loss.  Their adopted son, William Straub, arrived from Lime City today and will take charge of the remains.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of J. E. McElroy, 508 Mulberry street, at 10 o'clock Tuesday, Sept. 20, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Fowler. The interment will take place at Lime City, Iowa.

8.  Anon.  Tuesday, 27 Feb 1900.  Obituary:  "Demise of Albert Straub."  Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, IA), front page (courtesy of Rita Gervais):
Sunday morning, about the hour of four, occurred the death of a well-known and respected citizen of this city, Albert Straub.  The deceased had been ill for only a short time with pneumonia, and his death was wholly unexpected by his friends.  Albert Straub was 71 years, 1 month and 9 days of age, and was a native of Germany, having come to this country in the year of 1850, residing first in Ohio, then going to Canada for a few years, after which he returned to the United States.  He was married in the year 1860 and came to Iowa.  From 1866 to 1884 he resided on the old Chambers farm in Sweetland township and after that date he made an excursion into the west, but was gone only a short time.  He settled in Muscatine after returning from the west and has been a well-known and highly respected citizen ever since.  His wife preceded into the realm of eternity having died one year this coming September.  The body was shipped over the B., C.R. & N. to Lime City where the internment will be made this afternoon.

9.  Emails from Rita Gervais.

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

11.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

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