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(Johann) Jacob STRAUB
Maria Magdalena BROBST
Husband:  (Johann) Jacob STRAUB
Birth:  29 Mar 1788, Lynn Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Death:  5 Dec 1854, Lehigh Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Ebenezer Church, New Tripoli, Lehigh Co., PA
Father:  (Johann) Daniel STRAUB
Mother:  Catharina SCHITZ
Marriage:  10 Feb 1811, Lehigh Co., PA
Wife:  Maria Magdalena BROBST / PROBST
Birth:  25 Feb 1794, Lynn Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA
Death:  7 Jul 1890, Lehigh Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Ebenezer Church, New Tripoli, Lehigh Co., PA
Father:  (Johann) Heinrich BROBST/PROBST
Mother:  Catharina HEINRICH
Children born in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA:
WARNING:  Maria appears to be too old to be their child.
Maria Magdalena STRAUB, b. 1803/4 or 19 Mar 1810

born in Lynn Twp., Northampton [now Lehigh] Co., PA:
1.  Caroline STRAUB, b. 15 Sep 1811 

born in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA;
2.  Abigail STRAUB, b. 12 Oct 1815 
3.  Jacob STRAUB, Jr., b. 11 Nov 1817
4.  (Daughter A) STRAUB, b. 1820
5.  (Daughter B) STRAUB, b. 1820-25
6.  Daniel STRAUB, b. 2 Jun 1824 or 1827/8
7.  Lydia/Lydiana STRAUB, b. 15/25 Oct 1833

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Sources (n.b., Lehigh Co. was formed from Northampton Co. in 1812):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 PA Lehigh Co. Lynn Twp. p. 153 Ln. 11 Straub Jacob 100010-30010-0-000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Jacob Jr. (b. 1817)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Jacob (b. 1788)
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A (b. 1820)
= Abigail (b. 1815)
= Caroline (b. 1811)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Maria (b. 1794)
List was roughly alphabetized.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Lehigh Co. Lynn Twp. p. 141 Ln. 23 Jacob Straup 100 000 100 - 021 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daniel (b. 1827/8)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Jacob (b. 1788)
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A (b. 1820)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Abigail (b. 1815)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Maria (b. 1794) 
Caroline has apparently married and gone.  But we are missing Jacob, Jr.  He was only 13 and should have been at home.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9-10 of 33; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Lehigh Co. Heidelberg Twp. pp. 303B-304A Ln. 18 Jacob Straub Senr 000 000 010 - 010 000 100 0001000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Jacob (b. 1788)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Lydia (b. 1833)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Maria (b. 1794) 
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 66):  Heidelberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll M432_792, p. 360B, 65/67, enumerated 29 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jacob Straub 65 M   Laborer 500 Pennsylvania
Maria    " 58 F       "
Lydiana  " 17 F       "

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 37):  Germansville P.O., Heidelburg [Heidelberg] Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll M653_1130, p. 144, 1583/711, enumerates 31 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Maria Straub 67 F   Widow 1500 195 Pennsylvania
Polly Levan 15 F   Domestic     "

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 37):  Slatington P.O., Heidelberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll M593_1362, p. 299A, PN 16, 102/113, enumerated 21 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Hausman Joe H. 30 M W Carpenter   925 Pennsylvania  
   "    Polly 25 F W Keeping house     "  
   "    Jane Am.  6 F W       "  
   "    James Am.  3 M W       "  
   "    Lewis M. 8/12 M W       " Nov
Straub Maria 77 F W   1500 300 "  

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 34):  Heidelberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, Roll T9_1147, p. B, PN 30, SD 4, Ed 207, 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
224 249 Hausman Joseph W M 40     /   Farmer   Pa Pa Pa
    _______ Magdalena W F 34 Wife   /   Keeping House   Pa Pa Pa
    _______ Jane W F 16 Dau /     At Home / Pa Pa Pa
    _______ James W M 12 Son /     At Home / Pa Pa Pa
    _______ Lewis W M 10 Son /     At Home / Pa Pa Pa
    _______ Irvin A W M  4 Son /     At Home   Pa Pa Pa
    Straub Maria W F 86 GMother     / Boarding   Pa Pa Pa
The question is, grandmother of whom?  Joseph or Maria Magdalena "Polly"?  One would immediately assume of Polly, except that 

9.  1890

10.  Ebenezer Union Church (a.k.a., Organ Church), Tripoli, Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA (Ziegler Compilation, 18th Century to 1930, vol. 7) (according to Nancy Veits).

11.  Messages on the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com/RootsWeb.com).

12.  Messages on the BROBST Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com/RootsWeb.com).

13.  The National BROBST Family History Registry.

14.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

15.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com) where a submitter notes:
In his will, filed Lehigh Co Allentown file 2643, he left everything to his two sons Jacob of Lynn Twp Lehigh Co and Daniel of West Penn Twp, Schuylkill Co.

16.  Emails from Garry Heagy, Nancy Veits.

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