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Husband:  Henry STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  1829/30, Richland Twp., Marion Co., OH
Father:  Joseph STRAUB/STROUP
Mother:  Elizabeth MILLER
Marriage: 10 Sep 1854, Waterloo, De Kalb Co., IN
Wife:  Mary WOOLSEY
Birth:  2 Mar 1834, Colchester, Delaware Co., NY
Death:  at age 75
Father:  Joseph WOOLSEY (1801-1858) of NY > IN
Mother:  Maria SCUDDER (1806-1880) of NY > IN
1.  Solon H. STROUP, b. Jan 1856, Butler Twp., De Kalb Co., IN 
2.  Helena M. STROUP, b. 1857/8, IA; d.s.p. bef. 1870
3.  Joseph W. STRAUB, b. 1863/4, Butler Twp., De Kalb Co., IN
4.  William L. "Willie" STRAUB, b. 14 Jul 1867, Dowagiac, Pokagon Twp., Cass Co., MI 
5.  Richard H. STRAUB, b. 1874/5, Pokagon Twp., Cass Co., MI

I wonder whether Helena was really born in Iowa, whether she was really their child, and whether she really died bef. 1870.


1.  Marriage Index:  Indiana, 1851-1900 (Broderbund CD-243):  not found.

2.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #268 of 355):  Auburn P.O., Butler Twp., De Kalb Co., IN, p. 268, PN 16, 109/112, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Stroup 30 M Farming 100 Ohio
Mary W.   " 2? F     New York
Solon H.  "  4 M     Ind
Helina M. "  2 " (sic)     Iowa
Yes, male, and yes, Iowa.  Living next door to Henry's parents, Joseph & Elizabeth (MILLER) STROUP

3.  Library of Michigan 1870 Census Index and Images (online at the Library of Michigan [link died]) and 1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #34 of 36):  Dowagiac P.O., Pokagon Twp., Cass Co., MI, p. 181B, Roll 668, PN 34, enumerated 17 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  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 15 19
267 275 Straub Henry 40 M W Farmer 3000 500 Ohio   /
    ______ Mary 36 F W Keeping house     New York    
    ______ Solon H 14 M W       Indiana /  
    ______ Joseph W  6 M W       Indiana    
    ______ Willie L  2 M W       Michigan    
Our subject is the only Henry STRAUB/STROUP in Michigan.

4a.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Pokagon, Cass, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254575; NARA Film T9-0575; Pg 560A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Henry STRAUB Self M M W 50 OH Farmer PA PA
Mary W. STRAUB Wife F M W 46 NY Keeping House NY NY
Solon H. STRAUB Son M S W 24 IN Works On Farm OH NY
Joseph W. STRAUB Son M S W 16 IN Works On Farm OH NY
Willie L. STRAUB Son M S W 12 MI At Home OH NY
Richard H. STRAUB Son M S W  5 MI At Home OH NY
The only other adult Henry STRAUB/STROUP in Michigan is the one who married Anna MEYER

4b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #47 of 82):  Silver Cliff, Custer Co., CO, Roll T9_89, p. 276C, PN 47, SD 12, ED 32, enumerated 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 3 4 5 9 13 24 25 26
70 Straub Solen H W 24 / Miner IN OH OH
It appears Solon got caught up in the "silver rush" to Colorado and managed to get himself enumerated twice.  There are notes in the margin that I cannot read, but he is one of many miners (single men and married men without their families).

5.  Family Group Sheet No. 10856 (Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, Logan, UT 84323-0368; Broderbund CD-14).

6.  Messages posted to the STROUP Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com/Rootsweb.com).

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