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Augustus B. STRAUB
Mary Jane KUSTER
Husband:  Augustus / August B. STRAUB
Birth:  13 Nov 1839, Apalachicola, Florida Territory [now Franklin Co., FL]
Death:  in or aft. 1900
Occupation:  hotelkeeper, barge-owner, oil producer
Politics:  Democrat
Religion:  Roman Catholic
Father:  Nicholas STRAUB
Mother:  Dorothea PABST
Marriage:  7 Apr 1862, St. Cecilia's RC Church, Sheldon, Wyoming Co., NY
Migration:  1865, moved to Oil Creek, Venago Co., PA
Wife:  Mary / Marie Jane KUSTER
Birth:  Mar 1842, Strykersville, Wyoming Co., NY
Death:  in or aft. 1900
Religion:  Roman Catholic
Brother:  Michael J. KUSTER, b. Nov 1852, NY
Father:  Andrew KUSTER (c1807-1885) of Germany
Mother:  Margaret JULIG (c1811-1889) of Germany
born in Sheldon, Wyoming Co., NY:
1.  Charles Augustus STRAUB, b. 29 Mar 1863 
2.  Henry Frank STRAUB, b. 28 Feb 1865 

born in Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co., PA:
3.  Andrew Thomas STRAUB, b. 16 Jan 1868 
4.  Clara Belle STRAUB, b. 28 Sep 1871; m. D. J. CAVANAUGH, lived Rouseville, Venango Co., PA
5.  John William / William John STRAUB, b. 14 Apr 1876; oilman, worked Rouseville, Venango Co., PA; m. Gertrude WILKINS
6.  George Bernard STRAUB, b. 31 Jul 1881; oilman, lived Rouseville, Venango Co., PA
7.  Lena May STRAUB, b. 13 Aug 1884; m. Joseph E. LEROUX; lived Rouseville, Venango Co., PA

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #100 of 249):  Oil City P.O., Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co., PA, Roll 1459 (Book 1), p. 149B, PN 100, 747/762, enumerated 2 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Augustus 31 M W Engineer at Oil Wells   1200 Florida
______ Mary 28 F W Keeping House     New York
______ Charles A  8 M W       Do
______ Frank  5 M W       Do
______ Andrew  2 M W       Pennsylvania

3.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 29):  Village of Rynd, Cornplanter Twp., Venango Co., PA, Roll T9-1199, p. 458C, PN 11, SD 11, ED 260, enumerated 7 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
87 87 Straub A B W M 40     / Oil Producer   FL Ger Ger
    ______ Mary J W F 36 Wife   / Keeping house   NY Ger Ger
    ______ Charles A W M 17 Son /   At home / NY FL NY
    ______ Henry F W M 15 Son /   At home / NY FL NY
    ______ Andrew T W M 12 Son /   At home / PA FL NY
    ______ Clara B W F  8 Dau /     / PA FL NY
    ______ John W W M  4 Son /       PA FL NY

4.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #4 of 11):  Rouseville Borough, [Cornplanter Twp.,] Venango Co., PA, Roll 1490 (Book 2), p. 74B, SH 2B, SD 15, ED 138, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
40 41 Straub Agustus B Head W M Nov 1839 ?? M 38     FL Ger Ger Oil Producer 0   Y Y Y O F H
    Straub Mary K Wife W F Mch 1842 58 M 38 7 7 NY Ger Ger       Y Y Y      
    Straub William J Son W M Apr 1876 24 S       PA FL NY Opperator Telegraph 2   Y Y Y      
    Straub George B Son W M Jul 1881 18 S       PA FL NY       Y Y Y      
    Straub Lena M Dau W F Aug 1884 15 S       PA FL NY at school     Y Y Y      
    Kuster Michel J Border W M Nov 1852 49 S       NY Ger Ger at school   8 Y Y Y      
Michael KUSTER is Mary's brother.

5.  William E. Connelley.  1918.  A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  Vol. V.  Lewis Publ. Co., Chicago. Biographical sketch of our subjects' son, Charles A. STRAUB.  Excerpt: 
p. 2429 Charles A. Straub... was born at Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York, March 29, 1863.  His father, A.B. Straub, was born in 1838 and by the accident of birth is a native of Florida.  The grandfather, who was born in 1810, in Germany, emigrated to America and landed at one of the ports of Florida, and soon afterwards his oldest child, A.B., was born.  The family soon came North and located in the Town of
p. 2430 Sheldon, New York, where Grandfather Straub built and for many years was proprietor of the Sheldon Hotel.  He died there in 1893.  A.B. Straub had no conscious recollections of his native State of Florida, but in recent years has spent his winters at St. Petersburg in that state.  He grew up in the Town of Sheldon, New York, was married there, and for a number of years was associated with his father in the management of the Sheldon Hotel.  In 1865 he moved to Oil Creek, Pennsylvania.  He had some interesting associations with the pioneer oil industry of that state, and most of his sons have at one time or another been oil men. A.B. Straub had a hotel and he also owned three large barges which were used in transporting freight up and down Oil Creek.  Just above the creek from the scene of his former operations he bought the McClintock homestead, a residence and three acres of land, and he now spends his summers on that estate, at the Town of Rouseville.  Two of his sons and a daughter have also built homes on the three acres of ground.  A.B. Straub is a democrat, a member of the Catholic Church and is affiliated with the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association.  He married Mary J. Kuster, who was born at Strykersville, Pennsylvania, in 1841. Charles A. Straub is the oldest of their large family of children. Henry Frank is an oil producer living at Titusville, Pennsylvania, and has an oil lease at Pioneer, Pennsylvania.  Andrew Thomas has oil productions at Rouseville, Pennsylvania.  William J. is an oil producer on the old Rynd farm near Rouseville.  George T. is a resident of Rouseville, and has oil properties near Franklin. Clara B. is the wife of D.J. Cavanaugh, manager of the German Refining Company at Rouseville.  Lena married Thomas Leroux, a blacksmith of Rouseville, Mr. Leroux being successor to the business once owned by his uncle, Thomas Leroux, who was the pioneer blacksmith at Rouseville...
Other sources say Lena's husband was Joseph LEROUX.

6.  Messages in the Straub Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).  According to message, Lena married Joseph LEROUX.

7.  Cornplanter Township (online at the Venango County PAGenWeb site):
Augustus Bernard STRAUB - oil producer; b. 13 Nov 1839 in Apalachicola, FL, s/o nicholas & Dorothea BABST Straub; lived at Sheldon, NY & came to Venango Co. in 1865; purchased the hotel known as "Rochester House" near Rouseville; later went into oil production on the Rynd Farm; in 1890 he purchased the McClintock homestead in Rouseville; m. 7 Jan 1862 to Mary Jane KUSTER, d. of Andrew & Margaret Kuster; children: Charles Augustus, b. 29 Mar 1863; Henry Frank, b. 28 Feb 1865; Andrew Thomas, b. 16 Jan 1868; Clara Belle, b. 28 Sep 1871, m. D.J. CAVANAUGH; John William, b. 14 Apr 1876, m. M. Gertrude WILKINS ; George Bernard, b. 31 Jul 1881; Lena May, b. 13 Aug 1884, m. Joseph E. LEROUX. 

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

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