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Johannes STRAUB
Maria Elisabetha __?__
Anna Apollonia RAPPEN
Please Note:  Three male STROUPs who are patrilineal line descendants of our subject — through two different sons — are a strong genetic match (see results and discussion).
Husband:  Johannes / Johann STRAUP / STROUB / STRAAB / STRAUB
Birth:  1682/3, Germany
Death:  West Camp, Town of Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I2a = I-P37.2
Marriage-1:  bef. 1709, Germany
Migration:  1709, Germany to London; 1710, London to NY
Wife-1:  Maria Elisabetha __?__
Marriage-2:  aft. 1728
Wife-2:  Anna Apollonia RAPPEN
Birth:  ca. 1686, Oberndorf, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Baptism:  22 Jan 1682, Oberndorf, Donnersbergkreis., Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death:  aft. 11 Jan 1747, Ulster Co., NY
Other Spouse:  m1. bef. 1680, Johann Valentin FRÖLICH / FROELICH / FROLICH (c1680-c1728), 1710 immigrant to Ulster Co., NY
Other Children:  five
Father:  Hans Peter RAPPEN (c1656- )
Mother:  Anna Margarretha SONTAG (c1660- )
Children with Maria Elisabetha:
— born in Germany:
1.  (Child) STRAUB, b. bef. 1709; died in London or at sea

— born in Ulster [now Sullivan?] Co., NY:
2.  Johann Heinrich STRAUB / STRAUP, b. 1710-12 

— born in West Camp, Ulster Co., NY; baptized in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Camp, Ulster Co., NY:
3.  Johann Wilhelm STRAUB / STRAUP, b. 15 Feb 1714; bap. 21 Feb 1714 
4.  Johann Jacob STRAUB / STRAUP, b. 14 May 1717; bap. 19 May 1717 
5.  Maria Elisabetha STRAUB / STRAUP, b. 9 Mar 1719; bap. 15 Mar 1719

Children with Anna Apollonia RAPPEN:
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Year Location Event
1682/3 Germany birth of Johannes STRAUB
    birth of Maria Elisabetha __?__
  Germany birth of Anna Apollonia RAPPEN
    marriage of Johannes STRAUB & Maria Elisabetha __?__
1709 Germany to Rotterdam to London family moves
1710 London to New York family moves
1710-11 NY: Ulster Co. Johannes STRAUB in residence
1710-12 NY: Ulster Co. birth of son, Johann Heinrich
1714 NY: Ulster Co.: West Camp birth/baptism of son, Johann Wilhelm
1717 NY: Ulster Co.: West Camp birth/baptism of son, Johann Jacob
1719 NY: Ulster Co.: West Camp birth/baptism of daugher, Maria Elisabetha
aft. 1728   marriage of Johannes STRAUB to Anna Apollonia (RAPPEN) FROELICH
Comparing Source Nos. 3 and 5, below, there seems to be some question whether Johannes was, during 1710-11, in Livingston Manor, Ulster [now Sullivan] Co., NY, or in West Camp, Ulster Co., NY.

Geographical Note:  Apollonia's birthplace is given by secondary sources as "Oberndorf, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany."  In English, the Pfalz is the Palatinate, which is now the Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz in German), while Bayern is Bavaria.  For a time, Bavaria was in administrative control of the Palatinate, but now the two are separate.  In other words, Oberndorf is today in Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, not Bavaria.  (kreis = district)

Sources (n.b., Ulster is an original county, formed in 1683; Sullivan Co. was formed from Ulster Co. in 1809; "towns" in NY were the equivalent of townships in other states):

1.  LDS.  1998.  Vital Records Index, North America: Births and Christenings A-Z  (Family History Resource File, CD-1; FHL No. 982336):
STRAUP, Johann Wilhelm
Birth: 15 Feb 1714; Christening: 21 Feb 1714
STRAUP, Johann Jacob
Birth: 14 May 1717; Christening: 19 May 1717
STRAUP, Maria Elisabetha
Birth: 09 Mar 1719; Christening: 15 Mar 1719

Recorded: St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran, West Camp, Ulster, New York
Father: Johannes STRAUP; Mother: Maria Elisabetha

2a.  Lou D. MacWethy.  1933.  "List of Palatines in 1709."  Pages 75-111 in The Book of Names.  The Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY (reprinted 1985, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, NY; Broderbund CD-267, CD-354).  Four lists of Palatines from Germany in 1709, copied from a manuscript in the British Museum, London.
p. 100 John Straub, age 26, London, Eng., 1709
This John STRAUB is presumed to be the Johannes STRAUB who shows up in New York in 1710.

2b.  Lou D. MacWethy.  1933.  "West Camp; Statement of Heads of Palaten Famileys and Number of Persons in Both Towns of ye West Side Hudsons River. Winter, 1710."  Pages 123-124 in The Book of Names.  The Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY (reprinted 1985, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, NY; Broderbund CD-267, CD-354).
p. 124 Jno. Straub, New York, 1710

3.  Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan.  1850.  "Statement of Heads of Palaten Famileys and Number of Persons in Both Towns on ye West Side of Hudsons River. Winter, 1710."  Pages 569-570 in The Documentary History of the State of New York.  Vol. 3.  Weed, Parsons & Co., Albany, NY.  Census of newly arrived Palatines living in the "West Camp":
p. 569 Jno. Straub, New York, 1710

4.  Walter Allen Knittle.  1937.  Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: a British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores. Dorrance & Co., Philadelphia (1965 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-267):
This list was compiled from the "journal" of Palatine debtors to the British government for subsistence given either in New York City or in the Hudson River settlements, from their landing in 1710 to September, 1712.  The list was found in the Public Record Office, C.O. 5/1230 and was corrected from the accompanying 'ledger,' C.O. 5/1231.  As it seemed advisable to include some indication of the number in each family and since limitations of space forbade the inclusion of the six notations at various times given in the journal, only two notations have been given here, that is, the first in 1710 usually and the last in 1712 normally.
p. 285 Frölich, Valentin 2-2, 2-2
p. 290 Straub, Johannes 2-0, 2-1
The first number of the pair is the number of adults, the second is the number of children.  For Johannes STRAUB, the second reading shows a child under ten, who would presumably have been Johann Heinrich.  This book is a thorough rendering of the early Palatine experience in New York.

5.  Israel Daniel Rupp.  1876.  A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776... Leary, Stuart, & Co., Philadelphia, PA (reprinted 1965/75 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-267).
p. 446 Appendix VII:  Names of Male Palatines, above Twenty-One Years Old, in Livingston Manor, N.Y., in the Winter 1710, and Summer 1711...
Johannes Straub...
Livingston Manor was, then, in Ulster Co., and is, now, in Sullivan Co., so… was he in West Camp or Livingston Manor?  Or is Rupp in error?  (Wouldn't be the first time.)

6.  Brief Palatine History: Palatines to America [i.e., to New York in 1710]  (online at the Hope Farm Press & Bookshop web site). 

7.  Bonita Elaine Strope.  1997.  The Strope Family from Germany to America.  Self-published, Alpine, NY. 

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

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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

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