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Christoph STRAUB
Wilhelmine __?__
WARNING:  our subject is being mixed up the the Christoph STRAUB (b. 1807, Grossgartach, Wuerttemberg) who married Katharina Elisabeth MAYER.  These are two different men.
Husband:  Christoph / Christopher "Christ" STRAUB
Birth:  1822/3, of Crainfeld, Grebenhain, Vogelsbergkreis, Hesse-Darmstadt [now Hesse]
Occupation:  shoemaker, farmer
Migration:  arrived 11 Dec 1839 in New Orleans, LA, out of Bremerhaven, DEU, on the ship, Kutusoff
Father:  Friedrich Wilhelm STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Margarethe LUFT
Marriage-1:  7 Mar 1851, St. Louis Co., MO
Wife-1:  Louisa / Louise BANDEL
Birth:  1827/8, Germany Saxony?
Death:  1867-70
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  2 Jun 1872, St. Louis, MO
Wife-2:  Wilhelmine / Wilhelmina __?__
Birth:  1832/3, Saxony
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. BOCHMANN / BOCHMAN / BACHMAN
Children with Louisa BANDEL born in St. Louis Co., MO:
1.  Margaret STRAUB, b. 1853/4
2.  Fredrick STRAUB, b. 1855/6; d. bef. 1870
3.  Henry STRAUB, b. 1857/8; d. bef. 1870
4.  Christoph STRAUB, b. 1860/1
5.  William STRAUB, b. 1864/5
6.  August STRAUB, b. 1867/8
Child with Wilhelmina born in Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO
7.  Louise STRAUB, b. 1873/4
Step-children (from Wilhelmina's prior marriage) born in Saxony:
.  Christian BOCHMAN, b. 1859/60
.  Christina BOCHMAN, b. 1861/2
.  Paulina BOCHMAN, b. 1869/70
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Hessen-Darmstadt, Sachsen; USA, US, United States, Missouri


1.  St. Louis, Missouri, Marriages, 1804-76 (based on records in the St. Louis City Hall; online at Ancestry.com):
Christoph Straub Louise Bandel 7 Mar 1851 v. 5, p. 357
Christoph Straub Wilhelmine Bochmann 2 Jun 1872 v. 15, p. 339

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 5):  Bonhomme Twp. (South Half), St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M432_414, p. 355B, 1147/1175, enumerated 5 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Straub 35 M   Shoemaker   Germany
Cathrine  " 28 F       "
Cathrine  "  3 F       Mo
Dorothea  "  1 F       "
Christoph " 27 M   Shoemaker   Germany
Henry STRAUB is surely Christoph's brother.  Listed three households from Frederick W. STRAUB, who is almost certainly their brother. 

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #96 of 136):  Rockhill P.O., Central Twp., St. Louis, MO, Roll M653_656, p. 830, PN 96, 593/585, enumerated 2 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Crist Strob 38 M   Farmer 2400 485 Germany
Louisa   do 32 F         do
Margaret do  6 F         Mo
Fredrik  do  4 M         do
Henry    do  2 M         do
John Please 20 M   Farm hand     Germany
Mickle Roush 19 M   do do     do

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #151 of 155):  Ballwin P.O., Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll M593_808, p. 75A, PN 151, 7/7, enumerated 12 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Christian 48 M W Farmer 6000 800 Hessen Darmst
______ Margth 16 F W K house     Mo
______ Christ 10 M W at School     "
______ Wm  5 M W       "
______ August  2 M W       "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 40):  Bonhomme Twp., St. Louis Co., MO, Roll T9_716, p. 293D, PN 20, SD 1, ED 185, enumerated 19/21 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
172 172 Straub Christoph W M 58     / farmer   Mo H Darmst H Darmst
    ______ Wilhelmine W F 47 Wife   / Keeping house   Saxony Saxony Saxony
    ______ Christoph W M 19 Son /   works on farm   Mo H Darmst Saxony
    ______ William W M 13 Son /   works on farm / Mo H Darmst Saxony
    ______ August W M 12 Son /     / Mo H Darmst Saxony
    ______ Louise W F  6 Dau /       Mo H Darmst Saxony
    Bochman Christina W F 18 StepDau /   doing house work   Saxony Saxony Saxony
    Bochman Christian W M 20 StepSon /   farm Laborer   Saxony Saxony Saxony
    _______ Paulina W F 10 StepDau /   at home   Saxony Saxony Saxony
Christoph was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, not Missouri.  Was Louisa (mother of the first three children) really born in Saxony?

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

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