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Husband:  Amos STRAUB
Birth:  14 Sep 1838, Schuylkill Co., PA
Death:  16 Dec 1898, Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John STRAUB II
Mother:  Christina HEIM
Marriage:  1861, Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Birth:  2 Dec 1840, Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Death:  10 Mar 1900, Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
born in either Lower Mahantango [now Hubley] Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, or Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA:
1.  John Henry STRAUB, b. 1861/2
2.  William Edward / Edwin STRAUB, b. May 1866
3.  Samuel S. STRAUB, b. 1867/8; m. Clara B. HOFFMAN

born in Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA:
4.  Aaron Milton STRAUB, b. 1871/2
5.  Harvey C. STRAUB, b. 1875/6;  d. by 1896
6.  David F. STRAUB; died young
7.  (Child) STRAUB, died in infancy
8.  (Child) STRAUB, died in infancy

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 36):  Lower Mahantongo [now Hubley] Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, p. 354B, 31/31, enumerated 11 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph Artz 32 M   Farmer 2000 Penna
[Joseph's wife and children, et al.]
Amos Straub 12 M       "

3.  1860 can't find, and I really looked, including a page-by-page search of Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11-12 of 16):  Berrysburg P.O., Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, pp. 577A-177B, PN 11-12, 75/81, enumerated 20 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Amos 31 M W Farmer   1870 Penna
______ Mary 28 F W Keeping House     Penna
______ John Henry  8 M W       Penna
______ William E  4 M W       Penna
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_______ Samuel S  2 M W       Penna
Sallada Charles 18 M W Farm Laborer     Penna
McClennigan John M 12 M W Farm Laborer     Penna
Swartz Sarah 21 F W Domestic Servant     Penna
Listed two households from Amos's brother, William STRAUB

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 32):  Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T9-1124, p. 107B, PN 28, SD 3, ED 109, enumerated 25/26 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 23 24 25 26
265 286 Straub Amos W M 41     / Farmer     Penna Penna Penna
    ______ Mary W F 39 Wife   / Keeping house   / Penna Penna Penna
    ______ John W M 18 Son /   Works on farm /   Penna Penna Penna
    ______ William W M 14 Son /   Works on farm /   Penna Penna Penna
    ______ Samuel W M 12 Son /   At home /   Penna Penna Penna
    ______ Aaron W M  8 Son /     /   Penna Penna Penna
    ______ Harvey W M  4 Son /         Penna Penna Penna

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

7.  Anon.  1896.  Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  J.M. Runk & Co., Chambersburg, PA (online at Ancestry.com):
p. 924 STRAUB, AMOS, farmer, Berrysburg, Pa., was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., September 14, 1836; son of John and Christina (Horne) Straub, and a brother of William Straub, farmer in Mifflin township.  He attended subscription schools in his native township and began working on the farm when he was six years old, working with his uncle and looking after the cattle, and remained with him one year.  He then hired to a farmer as a farm hand, working for his board and clothing, and remained in that place on those terms for seven years.  At fourteen years of age he left his employer and contracted to work for another farmer for seven to eight dollars per month, and
p. 925 remained with this man until he was twenty one years of age.  After working one year for a shoemaker, he came to his brother William and worked for him two years, and then for another farmer one year, after which he rented a small farm which he cultivated a year and a half, and in connection with his farming drove a coal team.  He then bought a team and traded through the country for two years, after which he worked rented farms on the shares in Mifflin township.  On April 2, 1887, he bought forty-five acres of land owned by W. M. Switzer, and has since been engaged in farming and raising stock.  He was married, in 1861, in Mifflin township, to May Delfill, a native of that township, born in 1841.  Their children are: John, Edwin, Samuel S., Milton, Harvey C., deceased, David F., died young, and two children who died in infancy.  In his politics Mr. Straub is a Democrat.  He has served as a school director, superintendent of roads one year, and as inspector of elections. In religious views and fellowship he is a Lutheran.

8.  Family Group Sheet No. 16839 (Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84323-0368) compiled by Gregory Straub and dated 3 Sep 1983 (Broderbund CD-12).

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

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