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Margaret FILSER
Husband:  David STRAUB
Birth:  20 Mar 1826, Sils, Graubuenden, Switzerland
Death:  15 Nov 1864, Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer

Most secondary sources are showing our subject as being from "Sills, Germany," but, as far as I can determine, there is no such place (nor is there a Sels).  There is a Sils in the German-speaking canton of Graubfuenden in Switzerland.

Wife:  Margaret / Margarete / Margaretha / Marguerite / Margratha / Margrathe / Margarette FILSER
Birth:  23 May 1820, probably Bremmelbach, Alsace [now Alsace-Lorraine, France]
Death:  23 Nov 1898, Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker

Margaret has a different origin in each of three censuses, namely:  Sels, France, and Germany.  While it is possible her origin is the same as her husband's, it is also the case that when an ethnic German flips between France and Germany as their origin, it typically means they are from Alsace-Lorraine, an ethnic German enclave in France.  There are, in fact, some FILSERs in Brunswick Township, Chariton County, known to have an origin in Bremmelbach, Alsace (see WorldConnect).

born in New York, New York Co., NY:
1.  David STRAUB, b. 5 Sep 1849; d. 29 Jan 1928, Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO; m. Louisa SUSEWIND (1852-1934)

born in Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO:
2.  John E. STRAUB, b. 4 Apr 1850; d. 4 Dec 1913, Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO; m. Anna M. ROSSIN / ROESON (1854-1906)
3.  Martin STRAUB, b. 7 Nov 1853
4.  Magdelena "Lena" STRAUB, b. 2 Feb 1855; d. 8 Mar 1877, Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO; m. August MEYER
5.  Margaretha STRAUB, b. 1856; m. Edward J. TSCHANN (1868-1938)
6.  Sophia STRAUB, b. 6 Dec 1859; d. 21 Dec 1924
7.  Mary STRAUB, b. 31 May 1864

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; CHE, CH, Schweiz, GR, Graubünden; FR, FRA; USA, US, United States, Missouri, New York


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 68):  Brunswick P.O., Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO, Roll M653_613, p. 356, PN 191, 1311/1301, enumerated 19 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
D Straub 34 M   Farmer 2300 3100 Sels
M      " 40 F         "
David  " 10 M         New York
John   "  8 M         "
Martin "  6 M         Missouri
L      "  5 F         "
M      "  4 F         "
Sophia " 5/12 F         "
Edward Ehritt 20 M   Farm Laborer     Germany
Jo Strider 58 M   "     "      Switzerland

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 27):  Brunswick, Township Fiftythree (53) Range Nineteen (19) [T53_.R19_], Chariton Co., MO, Roll M593_768, p. 289B, PN 22, 120/126, enumerated 15 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Margaret 50 F W Keeping House 6000 350 France
   "   David 21 M W Farmer     Missouri
   "   John 20 M W "     "
   "   Martin 17 M W       "
   "   Lena 16 F W       "
   "   Margarath 15 F W       "
   "   Sophia 11 F W       "
   "   Mary  6 F W       "

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 47):  Brunswick Twp., Chariton Co., MO, Roll 680, p. 558D, PN 24, SD 5, ED 171, 218/220, enumerated 12 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 14 21 24 25 26
218 220 Straub Margret W F 60     / Keeping house     Ger Ger Ger
    ______ Sophia W F 20 Daughter /   At home     MO Ger Ger
    ______ Mary W F 15 Daughter /   At home   / MO Ger Ger
    Cutmann Wm W M 20 Laborer /   Farm laborer 2   Ger Ger Ger

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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