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Martha Annette ZUMWALT
Husband:  George STRAUB
Birth:  Jul 1834, Bavaria
Death:  Feb 1922, West Butte, Sutter Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Sutter City Cemetery, Sutter Co., CA
Migration:  1854, to America
Occupations:  blacksmith, merchant, rancher
Office:  Postmaster, West Butte
Fraternal:  Odd Fellows
Parents:  born in Germany
Marriage:  10 Mar 1859, Louisiana, Pike Co., MO
Migration:  Oct 1881, arrived California
Wife:  Martha Annette ZUMWALT
Birth:  Jun 1836, of Pike Co., MO
Death:  30 Jun 1927, West Butte, Sutter Co., CA
Disposition:  buried 2 Jul 1927, Sutter City Cemetery, Sutter Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Ivy Jason ZUMWALT (1809-1884)
Mother:  Sarah "Sally" JAMES (c1813-1843), of Adair Co., MO — said to be kin of Jesse JAMES
Biological Children — born in the City of Louisiana, Buffalo Twp., Pike Co., MO:
1.  William Asbury STRAUB, b. 8 Mar 1860
2.  George F. STRAUB, b. Mar 1870
Adopted Children:
.  Charles W. CHASE, b. Apr 1884
.  Roda / Rhoda CHASE, b. 1886
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Bayern; USA, US, United States,  California, Missouri


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Martha ZUMWALT
Marriage: 10 Mar 1859, Pike, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records, 1825-1916. Pike County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #52 of 57 — indexed "Straut"):  Louisiana P.O., City of Louisiana, [Buffalo Twp.,] Pike Co., MO, Roll M653_639, p. 298, PN 152, 1142/1121, enumerated 1 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
George Straub 26 M   Black Smith 1700 200 Bavaria Germany
Martha    " 24 F   Dom     Mo
Wm        " 4/12 M         "
Sarah Bennett  6 F         "

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #42 of 92):  Louisiana P.O., Louisiana (Ward 3), [Buffalo Twp.,] Pike Co., MO, Roll M593_798, p. 219B, PN 42, 141/141, enumerated 10 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Strawb Geo 35 M W Blacksmith 2000 500 Germany  
Strawb Martha 33 F W Keeps House     Missouri  
Strawb Wm 10 M W       "  
Strawb Joel 3/12 M W       " Mch
It's clearly Joel.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #71 of 87 — indexed "Straut"):  Louisiana, [Buffalo Twp.,] Pike Co., MO, Roll T9_709 (Book 1), p. 506C, PN 71, SD 3, ED 132, enumerated 18 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
611 611 Straub Geo W M 45     / Blacksmith   Bavaria Bavaria Bavaria
    ______ Martha W F 43 Wife   / Keeping House   Missouri Mo Mo
    ______ Wm E W M 20 Son /   Blacksmith   Missouri Bavaria Mo
    ______ Geo W M 10 Son /   at home / Missouri Bavaria Mo

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

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 23):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T623_115 (Book 1), p. 181A, SN 8, SD 4, ED 118, enumerated 14 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 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
139 139 Straub George Head W M Jul 1834 65 M 40     Ger Ger Ger 1854 45 Na Blacksmith   Y Y Y O M H
    ______ Martha Wife W F Jun 1836 63 M 40 0 0 MO MO MO           Y Y Y      
    Chase Charles Boarder W M Apr 1884 16 S       CA           at school 8 Y Y Y      
    _____ Roda Boarder W F ___ 1886 14 S       CA           at school 8 Y Y Y      

7.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 27):  Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T624_107 (Part 1), p. B, SN 150B, SD 2, ED 169, enumerated 15 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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 27 28
7 7 Straub George Head M W 75 M1 51 Ger-German Ger-German Ger-German 1853 Na Eng store-keeper grocer OA Y Y O F H
Where's Martha?  She doesn't show up anywhere else.  Looks like enumerator error.  Listed between George W. SANTEE (78, MO) and William F. HOKE (53, CA).

8.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 22):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T625_152, p. 159B, SN 1B, SD 1, ED 167, enumerated 12/13 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
X 214 219 Straub George Head O F M W 85 M 1854 Na 1865 Y Y Bavaria German Bavaria German Bavaria German Y Post Master W
      ______ Martha A Wife     F W 83 M       Y Y Missouri   Missouri   Missouri   Y None  
Listed next to their widowed son, William A. STRAUB, who is living with his son, Cecil H. STRAUB.

9.  Sutter County [California] Cemeteries: Sutter [City] Cemetery (online at the Sutter County CAGenWeb site):
Name Sec-Lot-Sp Sex Age Burial Comments
Straub, George 2-181-5     1922  
Straub, Martha A. 2-181-6 F   2 Jul 1927  

10.  Peter J. Delay.  1924.  History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, California.  Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, CA (online in the CAGenWeb Archives).  On p. 646:

A representative man of affairs who has demonstrated that he can do more than one thing well is William Asbury Straub, the progressive rancher and popular merchant of West Butte.   Mr. Straub hails from Pike County, Mo., where he was born on March 8, 1860, a son of George Straub, a native of Bavaria, Germany, and one of that contingent who came from the Fatherland to the United States in earlier days and did so much to help found and develop our country in almost all departments of science and industry.  He was a blacksmith by trade, but later went into the general merchandise business at West Butte, at the same time that he took up farming.  He had married Miss Martha A. Zumwalt, a popular belle of Pike County, Mo., and came with his wife and part of his family to California in October, 1881, almost immediately settling in West Butte.

William A. Straub attended the grammar and high schools of Louisiana, Mo., and then topped off his elementary and secondary studies with a course at the Parson Commercial College, at Louisiana; and on coming to California, he had the companionship of a brother, George Straub, at Monterey.  He grew up to engage in business with his father, and preceded him to California by a year, arriving here in the autumn of 1880.  He had also learned the blacksmith’s trade in Missouri, profiting by his father’s instructions.  In 1881 he formed a partnership with his father, and since that time he has managed the store.  With his father, too, he bought a half-section of land, known thereafter as the Straub ranch, at West Butte; and he went into the cattle business to the extent of having 100 head, with thirty head of dairy cows, and about 300 head of hogs...

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Below are a series of newspaper clippings in the Notes in a file submitted by NaLisa Brown.  The clippings were from family scrapbooks, so do not have citations:
"Married 61 Years"
Mr. & Mrs. George Straub of W. Butte, near hear, entertained a group of friends and relatives at a dinner party Wednesday evening, the occasion being a celebration of their 61st wedding anniversary.  They were married in the little town of Louisiana, Missouri on March 10, 1859.  Both are good health.  Straub is 85 years of age, but manages a grocery and post office at West Butte.  Mrs. Straub is 83 years of age, takes care of a six room house and does her own washing.  Last year she raised over 100 chickens.  The party guests were William Straub, Mr & Mrs Cecil Straub, Mrs. Sarah Ragin, Mrs. Lizzie Santee, Mr & Mrs. S. Simpson and Mrs. Charles Simpson.  Mrs. Ragain, who is a sister of Mrs Straub, was a guest at the wedding 61 years ago.
"Former Louisiana Lady Celebrated Her Ninetieth Birthday: Husband was one of the early members of the I.O.O.F. and received the Veteran Jewel, among first in Lodge"
The following article concerning Mrs. Martha A. Straub will be of great interest to many of our readers.  They were former business people of this city.  Mrs. Straub was a Zumwalt and an aunt of Mrs. Nettie Pray & Mrs. Oliver of this city.  Mr. Straub became a member of the Louisiana I.O.O.F. June 7, 1866.
"Grandma Straub of Sutter, 90 years old celebrates with three generations"
June 22 - Mrs. Martha A. Straub is 90 years old.  At least she has lived 90 years, and on Sunday, with three generations of descendents, celebrated her anniversary at her home here.  Time has not weighed heavily upon her shoulders.  Progress has not passed her by.  Still clinging to the modes and dress of several decades ago, she never ceases to admire the changing styles and increasing freedom of modern woman.  "Yes, my dear, it looks very nice on you," she will say to a member of the younger generation with bobbed hair and short skirts.  "Of course, you know, I couldn't have my hair bobbed and wear those kind of clothes, but I love to see the young people wear them."  Mrs. Straub continues to wear the "wrapper" and cap that women affected half a century ago.  She is to be found daily among the flowers about her home in the early part of the day and later resting in the shade during the heat.  She enjoys company and likes to talk of the "good old days" when she and her husband, the late George Straub, left their home in Pike county, Mo., and crossed the plains to California.  Her husband was a blacksmith and established a shop at West Butte where he did a thriving business in the day when the horse was king of transportation.  At his shop many teams paused while Mr. Straub fastened the hand-wrought horse shoe to the hoofs of animals, with hand wrought nails.  Later on Mr. Straub established a general merchandise store here and also engaged in farming.  The Straubs took an active part in community life in Sutter county and in church work here.  Mrs. Straub is a member of the West Butte Methodist church and has been active in the affairs of the church.  Mrs. Straub was born in Pike county, Missouri, in 1836.  She married George Straub in march 1859.  Together they came to California in 1881.  Two sons, William A. and George F. Straub were born to the couple.  In addition to their own family they found time to raise a number of children whom they adopted as their own.  Charles W. Chase, manager of the Gridley municipal plant, and his sister, Roda, now Mrs. S. Simpson of Quincy, were taken into the family as children and grew to manhood and to womanhood.  At the birthday dinner Sunday, there were present the following relatives and close friends: William A. Straub, who lives with his mother; Mrs. Lola Ballou, granddaughter, and her daughter Joyce Loreta; John Kendrick Ballou of West Butte; George F. Straub, Mrs. Straub's youngest son, a merchant of Monterey, his wife, Alberina and son John Irving; Rhoda Simpson, foster daughter, and husband, S. Simpson of Quincy; Sam George and daughter, Mrs. N. Bailey of Pacific Grove. Charles Chase, foster son, of Gridley, his wife Leona and daughter Betty; Mr. & Mrs Charles Simpson of Gridley; Mr & Mrs Bert Ullrey of Yuba City, daughter Lola and son Walter.  Many friends called during the day, among them Mrs. Elizabeth Santee, who is 83 years old and friend and neighbor of Mrs. Straub for many years. 
"Mrs. M. Straub, Sutter Pioneer, Dies at 91 Years."
Yuba City, June 30 - Mrs. Martha "Grandma" Straub, one of Sutter county's old and best known pioneers who for years has made her home in West Butte, the visiting place of her hundreds of friends in Sutter, Yuba and Butte counties, died this afternoon at her home following an illness of long duration.  "Grandma" Straub as she was better known by her countless friends, has been a resident of West Butte for more than 45 years.  With her husband, the late George Straub, they settled at West Butte to take up farming in 1881, coming here from Missouri where she was born in 1836.  She is survived by two sons, William A. Straub of West Butte, and George S. Straub of Monterey.  Five grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Cecil Straub and Mrs. Lola Ballou, great grandchildren are residents of this section - Yuba City (Col.) paper. Mrs. Straub was a cousin of Mesdames (sic) Nettie Pray, and Alice Oliver and Mollie Carr of this city.  Her husband was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of this city.
Died: Straub - At West Butte, June 30, 1927, Mrs. Martha Straub, a native of Missouri, aged 91 years. 
"Death of Mrs. Martha Annette Straub"
A highly esteemed and one of the pioneer women of the western part of the county has answered the final summons and gone to her reward.  Mrs. Martha Annette Straub died at her home at West Butte last Thursday after an illness extending over quite a long period.  "Grandma" Straub, as she was familiarly known in the community, was a native of Missouri, aged 91 years, and came to this county in 1871 with her husband, the late George Straub, who died in February 1922.  They settled at West Butte where Mr. Straub owned the store and was postmaster for many years.  During the residence of Mrs. Straub there for over fifty years she was esteemed and loved by all as a good Christian woman and kind neighbor and friend.  Her many acts of charity and kindness will always be remembered in that community.  Two sons, William Straub of West Butte, and George Straub of Monterey, survive her.  She also leaves two foster children, Charles Chase of Gridley and Mrs. Rhoda Simpson of Quincy; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral was held Saturday morning from the Community Church at Sutter City, Rev. F. Tamblyn, a former pastor of the Meridian Church now of Colfax, officiating.  Sacred selections were sung by Mrs. Leonard Betty, Mrs. Esther DeWitt and Leo Wadsworth.  There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large number of old friends of the deceased besides the relatives where present.  Interment was made in the cemetery at Sutter City and the casket bearers were John Carroll, Frank H. Graves, N.S. Wilson, James Carroll, E.A. Stewart and Iva Zumwalt.

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