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David Harrison STRAUB
Druscilla HERTER
Amelia __?__
Husband:  David Harrison STRAUB / STROUB / STROUP / STRAUP
Birth:  20 Jul 1832/33, [Lower] Towamensing Twp., Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1900 census
Occupations:  bricklayer, farmer
Elected Office:  Borough Treasurer
Religion:  Lutheran
Father:  David STRAUB
Mother:  Maria Magdalena OLEWINE
Marriage-1:  1856
Wife-1:  Druscilla / Drusilla HARTER / HERTER
Birth (according to 1860 census):  1837/8, PA
Birth (accoring to tombstone reading):  16 Oct 1832
Death:  4 Jun 1867, presumably in Carbon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Ben Salem Cemetery, Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  George HERTER, b. 1806/7, PA
Mother:  Catharine PETERS, b. 1809/10, PA
Marriage-2:  1872
Migration:  1886, moved to Lehighton
Wife-2:  Amelia __?__
Birth:  Nov 1844, PA
Death:  aft. 1900 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. HAWK
Other Children:  Emery HAWK, David HAWK
Parents:  born in PA
Child with Druscilla HARTER born in PA, probably East Penn Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
1.  Anna "Annie" STRAUB, b. 1856/7; m. Mr. HOPPIS
Children with Amelia born in East Penn Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
2.  (Rev.) Harvey L. STRAUB, b. Jun 1875
3.  Ervilla / Arville / Arvilla D. STRAUB, b. Dec 1878; m. Rev. Wilmer HELDT, of Centerville, Northampton Co., PA
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 22):  East Penn Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 843, PN 17, 120/132, enumerated 14 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
George Herter 53 M         Pa
Catharine 50 F         "
David Stroup 23 M         "
Drusilla 22 F         "
Anna  3 F         "
Alfred Back 11 M         "
George & Catharine HERTER are Druscilla's parents.

3.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #18 of 22):  Lehighton P.O., East Penn Twp., Carbon Co., PA, p. 60A, PN 18, enumerated 25 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
128 131 Stroub D H 37 M W Farmer 8000 1500  Pa
    ______ Anna 13 F W At Home     Pa
    Troxel Wm 18 M W Works on Farm     Pa
    Tobach Sarah 33 F W Domestic Servant     "
    Rauch Mary  7 F W       "
  132 Herter George 63 M W At Home  850 4000? "
    ______ Catharine  6 F W       "
Listed two households from David STROUB (æ 36).  It's hard to figure the relationship between the two David's because they're only one year apart in age. 

4.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: East Penn, Carbon, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255108; NARA Film T9-1108; Pg 462D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
David H. STRAUP Self M M W 46 PA Farmer PA PA
Amelia STRAUP Wife F M W 35 PA Keeping House PA PA
Harvey L. STRAUP Son M S W  5 PA   PA PA
Ervilla D. STRAUP Dau F S W  2 PA   PA PA
Tavilla STEIGERWALT Other F S W 16 PA Domestic Servant PA PA
I checked the page image (online at Ancestry.com), and the "Relationship" field for Tavilla is blank.

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

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #47 of 57 indexed "Straut"):  137 Second Street, Lehighton Borough (Ward 2), Carbon Co., PA, Roll T623_1390 (Book 2), p. 37A, SN 24, SD 3, ED 15, enumerated 19 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
* 137 502 529 Straub David Head W M Jul 1832 67 M 28     PA PA PA Landlord 0   Y Y Y O F H
      ______ Amelia Wife W F Nov 1844 55 M 28 4 4 PA PA PA Keeping House     Y Y Y      
      ______ Harvey L Son W M Jun 1875 24 S       PA PA PA At School   8 Y Y Y      
      ______ Arvilla D Dau W F Dec 1878 21 S       PA PA PA       Y Y Y      
*Second Street

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 26 indexed "Stranb"):  132 South Second Street, Lehighton Borough (Ward 2), Carbon Co., PA, Roll T624_1327, p. B, SN 4B, SD 7, ED 15, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28
* 132 90 96 Straub Harvey L Head M W 34 M1 7     PA PA PA Eng Minister W N 0 Y Y O F H
      ______ Blanche Wife F W 33 M1 7 1 1 PA PA PA Eng None       Y Y      
      ______ Ruth M Dau F W  4 S       PA PA PA   None                
      ______ Amelia Mother F W 64 Wd   4 4 PA PA PA Eng None       Y Y      
*South Second Street

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Amelia not found, at least not indexed as Amelia STR* in Carbon Co., PA.

9.  Cemeteries of Carbon County, Pennsylvania:  Ben Salem Cemetery (online at Jack Sterling's Carbon County web site):
1832/10/16 1867/06/04 "Daughter of George and Catherine Herter"
"Married to Benjamin Straup 11 years" 
Stone shows her as a Herter
Either the 1860 census is wrong about her age or the stone is wrong (or mis-read).

10.  John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green, & George T. Ettinger, eds.  1905.  Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.  Lewis Publ. Co., New York (excerpts online at Karen Smith Furst's web site):
DAVID H. STRAUB, who is now living retired in Lehighton, but who for many years was industriously and successfully identified with agricultural pursuits in Carbon county, belongs to one of the early families of the Lehigh Valley, of Than origin.

His grandfather, Theodore [Theobald] Straub, was born in what is known as Dry Land, a little hamlet located between Easton and Bethlehem.  He was an extensive distiller, and a man of considerable force of character and local influence in his day, being widely known as an industrious, upright and worthy citizen.  His family numbered five sons:  Emanuel, Daniel, John, David and Thomas, and three daughters.

David Straub, the father of D.H. Straub, was born at Dry Land, and in his youth became familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist.  After attaining man's estate he continued to follow the pursuit to which he had been reared, and owned and cultivated one hundred and thirty-six acres of valuable land.  During his active life he amassed considerable property both in real estate and personality.  In all of his business relations with his fellow men he was honorable and trustworthy, and commanded the respect and good will of all with whom he became associated, either in business or social relations.  He married Polly Oldwine, and they became the parents of eleven children:  Charles, Thomas, Daniel, Levi, John, David H., Mary, Harriet, Josiah, Emeline and Amelia, but David H. and the daughters are the only members of that once numerous household now living.

David H. Straub was born in Towamensing township, Carbon county, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1833.  He was reared and educated there, and in his youth learned the bricklayer's trade, which he followed for five years, from 1851 until 1856.  He then turned his attention to farming and for thirty years resided upon a farm, continuing to make it his home until 1886, when he removed to Lehighton.  Here he owns good city property in addition to his rich and productive tract of land of two hundred acres in East Penn township, Carbon county.  He is a worthy citizen of the borough of Lehighton, and that he has the confidence and trust of his fellow townsmen is indicated by the fact that he was chosen by popular vote for the office of borough treasurer.  He has also been treasurer for the fire and water companies of Lehighton, and while residing in East Penn township he filled several local offices.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Lutheran church, in which he has also occupied several official positions.

Mr. Straub has been twice married.  In 1856 he wedded Miss Drucilla Harter, and they became the parents of a daughter, Annie, who is now the wife of Mr. Hoppis.  In 1872 Mr. Straub wedded Mrs. Amelia Hawk, who by her first marriage had two sons, Emery and David.  The former resides at East Penn, and the latter is a minister of the Lutheran church in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.  By the second marriage of Mr. Straub there are two children:  Rev Harvey L. Straub, a minister of the Lutheran church, at Berneville, now stationed in Berks county, Pennsylvania; and Arville D., the wife of Rev. Wilmer Heldt, pastor of Lutheran church at Centerville, Northampton county, Pennsylvania.

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