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Johann Baptist STRAUB
Elizabeth E. JOHNSTON
Husband:  Johann Baptist / John Baptiste STRAUB
Birth:  16 Sep 1833, Baden
Death:  21 Jan 1907, Exeter, Monroe Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Johann Valentin STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Maria "Mary" METSCH

Our subject states in the 1900 census that he came to the U.S. in 1843, but surely this date is incorrect because his siblings state they came in 1847 and the latter date is more consistent with other sources.  ["Baptiste" is the French spelling of German/English "Baptist."]

Marriage:  7 Dec 1858, Monroe Co., MI
Wife:  Elizabeth E. "Eliza" JOHNSTON
Birth:  Mar 1838/9, Persia, Cattaraugus Co., NY
Death:  1910, near Durand, [Shiawassee Co.,] MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Royal P. JOHNSTON
Mother:  Amy/Emma __?__
Children born in Monroe Co., MI:
  1.  Ellis Webster STRAUB, b. 13 Oct 1859 
  2.  Emma STRAUB, b. 1861/2
  3.  Christina STRAUB, b. 1864/5
  4.  William "Willie" STRAUB, b. 1867
  5.  Adele/Adelia "Della" STRAUB, b. Mar 1868/69/70; d. Kent Co., MI; m. Harry ROUGHTON (c1867- )
  6.  Albert STRAUB, b. 1871/2
  7.  Caroline "Carrie" STRAUB, b. 7 Oct 1874; m. ca. 1894, Harry KING, of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  8.  David STRAUB, b. 1875/6
  9.  John STRAUB, b. 1878/9
10.  (Child) STRAUB, b. early 1880s
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, Deutschland; USA, US, United States, Michigan, New York


1.  Jordan R. Dodd.  Marriage Index:  Michigan and Wisconsin, 1830-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-251):  not found.

2.  1850 Census:

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 21):   London P.O., London Twp., Monroe Co., MI, p. 396, PN 92, 726/725, enumerated 29 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John B Stroup 25 M   Farmer 250 150 Germany
Eliza     " 22 F         NY
Elis      "  7 M         Mich
It says "7," but surely it is "1."

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #13 of 26):  Monroe City P.O., London Twp., Monroe Co., MI, Roll 691 (Book 1), p. 354A, PN 13, 93/94, enumerated 15 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Baptiste 37 M W Farmer 1370 500 Baden
______ Eliza 31 F W Keeping house     New York
______ Ellis 10 M W At home     Michigan
______ Emma  8 F W       "
______ Christine  5 F W       "
______ William  3 M W       "
______ Adele  1 F W       "
______ Mary 68 F W       Baden
Mary (METSCH) STRAUB is Baptiste's mother.  They are living next door to Baptiste's brother, John STRAUB, the younger, who is living next door to their brother, Philip STRAUB

5.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Dundee, Monroe, Michigan
Source: FHL Film 1254595; NARA Film T9-0595; Pg 341D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
John B. STRAUB Self M M W 46 GER Farmer GER GER
Eliza STRAUB Wife F M W 41 NY Keeping House NY NY
Ellis W. STRAUB Son M S W 20 MI Working On Farm GER NY
Christina STRAUB Dau F S W 15 MI Working Out GER NY
Willie STRAUB Son M S W 12 MI At Home GER NY
Aallia STRAUB Dau F S W 10 MI At School GER NY
Albert STRAUB Son M S W  8 MI At School GER NY
Carrie STRAUB Dau F S W  6 MI At School GER NY
David STRAUB Son M S W  4 MI At Home GER NY
John STRAUB Son M S W  1 MI At Home GER NY
I checked the page image online at Ancestry.com, and it does, indeed, say "Aallia."

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

7.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com, Image #):  London Twp., Monroe Co., MI, Roll 731 (Book 2), p. 190B, SN 5, SD 2, ED 74, enumerated 7 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 20 22 23 24 25 27 28
101 102 Straub John B Head W M Sep 1833 66 M 42     Ger Ger Ger 1843 57 Na ????? 0 Y Y Y R F 118
    ______ Eliza Wife W F Mar 1844 56 M 42 10 10 NY NY NY           Y Y Y      
Eliza should be 61, not 56.  Confirmation that she's fibbing about her age (beyond the evidence of earlier censuses) is that, if she were 56, she would have married at 14.  It's pretty astounding to have had ten children with all surviving.  We only see nine by 1880, so she must have had one more child after John.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Messages posted to the Kent County, Michigan, Board (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  Messages posted to the Monroe County, Michigan, Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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