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Johann Jacob STRAUB, Sr.
Catharine __?__
Husband:  Johann Jacob STRAUB, a.k.a., John G. STRAUB, Sr.
Birth:  Jan 1837, Wuerttemberg, DEU
Death:  1920-30, Northampton Co., PA
Migration:  1856, to America
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  1860(?)
Wife:  Catharina / Catharine __?__
Birth:  May 1834, Wuerttemberg, DEU
Death:  1900-1920, Northampton Co., PA
Migration:  1855, to America
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Northampton Co., PA:
1.  James H. STRAUB, b. Oct 1860 
2.  Mary STRAUB, b. 1862/3; either married or deceased by 1880
3.  John Jacob STRAUB, Jr. / John G. STRAUB, b. 1865/6 
4.  Charles STRAUB, b. 1868/9; d. by 1880
5.  Amanda J. "Mandy" STRAUB, b. Nov 1863 
6.  Frederick STRAUB, b. 1871/2
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, Deutschland, Württemberg;  USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name Index and Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 10):  Bethlehem P.O., Hanover Twp., Northampton Co., PA, Roll M653_1147, p. 532, PN 84, enumerated 27 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
583 705 John Knauss 60 M   Gentleman 10640 410 Pa
    Sarah     " 56 F         "
    Catharine " 14 F         "
  706 Reuben Knauss 27 M   Farmer   1151 "
    Maria     " 24 F         "
    John J Straup 24 M   Servant     Wertenberg
    Arabella Keiper 14 F         Pa

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2-3 of 48):  Belfast P.O., Bushkill Twp. (Dist. 297), Northampton Co., PA, Roll M593_1381, pp. 378B-379A, PN 2-3, 13/13, enumerated 18 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Jacob 35 M W Farm Laborer 600 200 Wurtemburg
______ James 10 M W       Penna
______ John Jr  3 M W       Penna
______ Charles  1 M W       Penna
______ Catharine 34 F W Keeper of House     Wurtemburg
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Straub Mary  7 F W       Penna
______ Amanda  5 F W       Penna
This enumerator listed males before females. [hrmpf!]

4.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #38 of 50):  Plainfield, Northampton Co., PA, Roll T9-1163 (Book 1), p. 251B, PN 38, SD 4, ED 95, enumerated 25 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
372 389 Straub John W M 42     / Farmer   Wurtemberg Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ Catharine W F 44 Wife   / Keeping House   Wurtemberg Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ James H W M 17 Son /   Laborer   Pa Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ Amanda W F 15 Dau /       Pa Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ John W M 13 Son /   Laborer / Pa Wurtemberg Wurtemberg
    ______ Frederick W M  8 Son /     / Pa Wurtemberg Wurtemberg

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

6.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #19 of 32):  Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., PA, Roll 1446 (Book 1), p. 189A, SN 10, SD 3, ED 102, enumerated 18 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 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
230 233 Straub John Head W M Jan 1837 63 M 59     Ger Ger Ger 1856 44 Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 171
    ______ Catharine Wife W F May 1834 66 M 59 6 4 Ger Ger Ger 1855 45     Y Y Y        
    ______ Minnie M GDau W F Mar 1892  8 S       PA PA PA                      
    Ruehlman John Boarder W M Nov 1826 73 S       Ger Ger Ger 1849 51     Y Y N        
Column 10 is number of years married.  How could they possibly have been married 59 years?!  Nor were they married in 1859 because John was single in the 1860 census.

7.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find.

8.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 19):  Central Avenue, East Bangor Borough, Northampton Co., PA, Roll T625_1609 (Book 1), p. 112A, SN 4A, SD 7, ED 106, enumerated __ Jan 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* X 81 88 Welser Mandy J Head G F F W 56 WD       Y Y PA   Germany German Germany German Y None    
      ______ Rosa E Dau     F W 19 S       Y Y PA   PA   PA   Y Glove Maker Silk Mill W
      Straub John G Father     M W 82 WD 1856 Na 1863 Y Y Germany German Germany German Germany German Y None    
*Central Avenue
John's middle initial is clearly "G."

9.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

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