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(Johann Phillip) Wendelin STRAUB
Barbara __?__
Clara HELD
Husband:  (Johann Phillip) Wendelin "Wendall" STRAUB/STROUB
Birth:  11 Jan 1830, Baden
Death:  12 Jan 1891, Monroe Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Blue Bush Cemetery, London Twp., Monroe Co., MI
Occupation:  laborer, farmer
Father:  Johann Valentin STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Maria "Mary" METSCH
Wife-1:  Barbara "Barbary" __?__ may be SCHAFFER, KNAUF, MEYER, or
Birth:  23 Apr 1820, Baden
Death:  1 Dec 1876, Monroe Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Blue Bush Cemetery, London Twp., Monroe Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  Mr. __?__
Other Child:  Christina __?__, b. 1845/6, MI

Some secondary sources give Wendelin two wives named Barbara, namely, Barbara KNAUF and Barbara SCHAFFER others name one of them Barbara R. MEYER but I see nothing in the records to indicate more than one wife named Barbara.  We need the marriage records, of course, and we need to find a Barbara (ca. æ 24, b. Baden) in the 1850 census, with a daughter, Christina (æ 4, b. MI).

Marriage-2:  25 Oct 1879, Monroe Co., MI
Wife-2:  Clara HELD
Birth:  1846/7, Hesse
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John HEALDT, of Hesse
Mother:  Sabrina WEIDER, of Hesse
Children with Barbara born in Monroe Co., MI:
1.  Henry STRAUB, b. 19 Jun 1853 
2.  Valentine "Voltine" STRAUB, b. 1857/8 
3.  Mary STRAUB, b. 1860; m. 25 Sep 1877, Monroe Co., MI, Gregory MEYER
4.  Joseph STRAUB, b. 25 May 1863; bap. 21 Jun 1863, St. Patrick's Church, Carlton, Monroe Co., MI; d. by 1870
5.  Francis STRAUB, b. 18 May 1865; bap. 5 Jun 1865, St. Patrick's Church, Carlton, Monroe Co., MI; d. by 1870
6.  George STRAUB, b. 6 Jul 1866; bap. 22 Jul 1866, St. Patrick's Church, Carlton, Monroe Co., MI; d. by 1870
7.  William "Willie" STRAUB, b. 9 Aug 1868; bap. 5 Oct 1868, St. Patrick's Church, Carlton, Monroe Co., MI; m. 8 Dec 1892, Monroe Co., MI, Minnie PREECEKORN
Children with Clara HELD:
apparently none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, Deutschland, Hessen; USA, US, United States, Michigan


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

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
Wendling STRAUB
Spouse: Barbara SCHAFFER
Marriage: Abt. 1867, Of, London, Monroe, Michigan
Source: [patron submission]
Wendlin STRAUB
Spouse: Clara HELD
Marriage: 25 Oct 1879, Monroe, Monroe, Michigan
Source: LDS Film/Fiche #2034723: no matching title

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #20 of 24):  Raisinville Twp., Monroe Co., MI, p. 343B, 138/138, enumerated 17 Jul 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wendall Stroub 20 M   Laborer   Germany
One of eight boarders in the household of Israel MARVIN of NY.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11 of 21):  London P.O., London Twp., Monroe Co., MI, p. 390, PN 86, 672/671, enumerated ?9 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wendell Straub 30 M   Farmer 700 400 Germany
Barbary    " 34 F         "
Christina  " 14 F         Mich
Henry      "  6 M         "
Volontine  "  2 M         "
Christina has to be Barbara's child from a former marriage because Wendelin was unmarried and living alone in 1850.  If the estimated marriage date as given in the IGI is correct, then Henry is not Wendell's child, either.  Living two doors from Paulding WISE, who is two doors from Wendelin's brother, John STRAUB, the younger, with whom is living their widowed mother, Mary (METSCH) STRAUB

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #11 of 26):  Monroe City P.O., London Twp., Monroe Co., MI, p. 353A, PN 11, 81/82, enumerated 14 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Wendelin 40 M W Farmer 3800 1000 Baden
______ Barbara 44 F W Keeping house     "
______ Henry 17 M W Farm Laborer     Michigan
______ Valentine 12 M W At home     "
______ Mary 10 F W       "
______ William  2 M W       "
Living two doors from Wendelin's brother, John STRAUB, the elder

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 28):  London, Monroe Co., MI, p. 453B, PN 6, SD 1, ED 181, enumerated 3 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 22 23 24 25 26
58 60 Straub Wendlin W M 49     / Farmer       Baden Germany Baden Baden
    ______ Clara W F 33 Wife   / Keeping House       Hesse Germany Hesse Hesse
    ______ Willie W M 12 Son /   at home / / / Mich Baden Baden
    ______ Mary E W F 78 Mother     no occupation       Baden Germany Baden Baden

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

7.  Headstone Transcriptions of Blue Bush Cemetery, London Township, Monroe County, Michigan (by Brent Havekost, transcribed by Loretta Dunham; online at the Genealogical Society of Monroe County, Michigan, web site):
Straub, Philip Wendelin Jan 11, 1830 Jan 12, 1891  
Straub, Barbara R. Apr 23, 1820 Dec 01, 1876 wife of Wendelin Straub

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

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