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Ellen __?__
Husband:  Daniel STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  29 Dec 1826, [Lower] Towamensing Twp., Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA
Death:  21 Jan 1893
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  David STRAUB
Mother:  Maria Magdalena "Mary" OLEWINE
Wife:  Ellen / Hellene __?__
Birth:  1830/31, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
1.  Eliza Jane STRAUB, b. 1848/9
2.  Emma STRAUB, b. 1850/1
3.  Elmira/Almira STRAUB, b. 1853
4.  Martin STRAUB, b. 1854/5; d. by 1870
5.  Julianna STRAUB, b. 1857/8
6.  Hannah STRAUB, b. 1862
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Sources (n.b., Carbon Co. was formed in 1843 from Northampton and Monore Cos.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Microfilm Records:  Pennsylvania, 1850 (Broderbund CD-305; Disk 3):  Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., p. 292, 176/185, enumerated 27 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Daniel Stroup 24 M W Farmer Penna
Ellen 19 F W   Penna
Eliza Jane  1 F W   Penna
John Eastman 12 M M   Penna
Listed next to Daniel EASTMAN and five households from their future son-in-law, Oliver BLOSE.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 36):  Parryville P.O., Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 59, PN 305, 2291/113, enumerated 27 Aug 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Daniel Straub 34 M   Farmer 2500 600 Pa
Hellene 30 F         "
Eliza 11 F         "
Emma  9 F         "
Elmira  7 F         "
Martin  5 M         "
Julianna  2 F         "
Listed three households from Daniel's brother, John STRAUB, who is listed next to their parents, David & Mary (OLEWINE) STRAUB

4a.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 40):  Parryville P.O., Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 146B, PN 4, 21/23, enumerated 24 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Stroub Daniel 43 M W Farmer 4000 700 Penna
______ Ellen 39 F W Keeping House     "
______ Almira 16 F W       "
______ Hannah  8 F W       "
______ Eliza 20 F W       "
______ David 66 M W       "
David is Daniel's father.  Listed next to Daniel's brother, John STRAUB, who is two households from Daniel's first cousin, Moses STROUB (brother of Samuel), who is three households from Daniel's brother, Josiah STRAUB, and Daniel's sister, Amelia (STRAUB) SHAFER

4b.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 40):  Parryville P.O., Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 148B, PN 8, 50/55, enumerated 30 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Shafer David 60 M W Carpenter 3500 100 Penna
______ Eve 60 F W Keeping House     "
Stroub Samuel 30 M W Works in Furnace     "
______ Elizabeth 28 F W       "
______ Julia 14 F W       "
Samuel STROUB is our subject's first cousin (brother of Moses).  Samuel was unmarried and living with his parents in the 1860 census, so Julia does not appear to be Samuel's daughter.  Is she the missing daughter from our subject's household? 

5.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Lower Towamensing, Carbon, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255108; NARA Film T9-1108; Pg 466A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Daniel STROUP Self M M W 53 PA Farmer PA PA
Ellen STROUP Wife F M W 48 PA Housekeeping PA PA
Hannah SWARTZ Dau F S W 17 PA Assisting Mother PA PA
Thomas SWARTZ SonL M S W 19 PA Laborer GERM GERM
       SWARTZ GSon M S W 1M PA   PA PA
Isabella GREEN Other F S W 18 PA Servant PA PA

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

7.  Archives of the STRAUB-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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