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Alois STRAUB (Jr.)
Husband:  Alois STRAUB (Jr.)
Birth:  11 Sep 1826, Baden
Baptism:  11 Sep 1826, St. Martinus Catholic Church, Kirchdorf, Villingen, Baden
Occupation:  cabinet maker, milopiano maker, salesman, merchant
Migration:  19 Sep 1849, arrived New York from Havre on the ship, Diadem
Migration:  1851, moved to Akron, OH
Religion:  member, St. Bernard's Catholic Church
Father:  Alois STRAUB (Sr.)
Mother:  Magdalena GUTFRIED

Alois is the German form of the French name, Louis.  In German, Alois is pronounced AH-lo-is not ah-LOY.  The English use the Latinized form, Aloysius.

Marriage:  5 Jan 1857, Portage Co., OH
Birth:  1837/8, Hanover or Hesse-Darmstadt
Occupation:  homemaker
Sister:  Mary EISENHOWER, b. 1840/1, Germany
Father:  John EISENHAUER / EISENHOWER, b. 1807/8, Germany
Mother:  Catharine __?__, b. 1807/8, Germany
born in OH, presumably in Akron, Summit Co., OH:
1.  Maria M. STRAUB, b. Dec 1869; died bef. 1880
2.  Clara E. STRAUB, b. 1871/2

born in TN:
3.  Albert A. STRAUB, b. 1872/3

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, Deutschland, Hannover, Hessen-Darmstadt; USA, US, United States, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee; piano, pianomaker, musical intrument maker


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Alusuis or Alois STRAUB
Marriage: 05 Jan 1857, Portage, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1808-1917. Ohio. Probate Court (Portage County)

2.  New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Alois Straub Joseph STRAUB
Arrival Date: Sep 19, 1849 Sep 19, 1849
Age: 23 23
Gender: M M
Port of Arrival: New York New York
Port of Departure: Havre Havre
Place of Origin: Deutschland Deutschland
Ship: Diadem Diadem
Family Identificaiton: 3037270 3037272
Microfilm Serial Number: M237 M237
Microfilm Roll Number: 83 83
Joseph is Alois's brother.  There were 250 passengers onboard, originating from Germany, France, and Switzerland.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Alois.  Eliz. EISENHOWER (æ 14, b. Germany) is living in Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., OH (p. 153B), with her parents, John EISENHOWER (æ 42, b. Germany) and his wife Cath. (æ 42, b. Germany), plus three siblings, including Mary (æ 9, b. Germany).

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 88):  Akron P.O., Akron, Summit Co., OH, Roll M653_1039, p. 10B, PN 20, 175/171, enumerated 4 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Alous Straub 32 M   Milopean Maker     Germany
Elizabeth 22 F         Hanover
According to Webster, a "milopiano" is a kind of piano.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #101 of 104):  Akron P.O., Akron City (Ward 2), Summit Co., OH, Roll M593_1270, p. 83A, PN 101, 796/828, enumerated 20 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 19
796 828 Straub Alois 43 M W Melopean Manftr 4000 6000 Baden / /   /
    ______ Elisabeth 34 F W Keeping house     Hess Darmstadt / /    
    ______ Maria M 6/12 F W At home     Ohio / / Dec  

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Inage #2 of 59 indexes "Staub"):  413 South High St., Akron, Summit Co., OH, Roll T9_1068 (Book 2), p. 20D, PN 8, SD 8, ED 161, enumerated 3 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
* 413 57 74 Straub Alois W M 54     / Music Store   Germany Germany Germany
      ______ Clara E W F  8 Dau /   At School / Ohio Germany Germany
      ______ Albert A W M  7 Son /   At School / Tennessee Germany Germany
      Eisenhauer Mary W F 39 Sister-in-law /   Keeping House   Germany Germany Germany
*South High St

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

9.  William Henry Perrin, ed.  1881.  History of Summit County.  Baskin & Battey, Historical Publ., Chicago (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
p. 775 ALOIS STRAUB, musical instruments, Akron, Ohio, is a son of Alois and Magdalena (Gudfried) Straub, and was born Sept. 11, 1826, in Baden, Germany.  He learned cabinet-making at 14 years of age and, after working two years, he began to work on musical instruments in Fernbach, which he continued for four years, when he entered the German Army.  After leaving the army, he came to the United States, arriving at New York in the latter part of the summer of 1849; he went to Philadelphia; and remaining in different parts of Pennsylvania until October 1851, he came to Akron, Ohio, and worked a short time in a cabinet shop.  He commenced the manufacture of musical instruments for Horton & Rose, which he continued about five years, when his health failed, and, in the spring of 1857, he was employed as a traveling salesman for the company.  About the year 1861, he began dealing in instruments on his own account, it being the first music store in the city, and about 1870-71,
p. 776 commenced this manufacture, which he continued some five years, at the same time keeping a music store, which he has continued ever since.  He sells the celebrated Weber Pianos and the Mason & Hamlin organs, also the Burdette organs.  He was married Jan. 5, 1857, to Miss Elizabeth Eisenhauer, of Akron.  Mr. Straub is a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

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