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Johannes STRAUB
Maria __?__
CAUTION:  the Johannes STRAUB in Richmond Twp. in 1790 may not be the John STRAUB in Maxatawny Twp. in 1800 and in 1810, but the townships are adjacent, so it is not at all a stretch to assume so.
Husband:  Johannes / John STRAUB
Birth:  bef. 1755
Father possiblyAndreas STRAUB I
Mother possiblyAnna Catharina SPRINGER
Wife:  Maria __?__
Birth:  1755-65
1.  (Son A) STRAUB, b. 1774-90
2.  (Son B) STRAUB, b. 1774-90
3.  (Daughter A) STRAUB, b. 1774-90
4.  (Daughter B) STRAUB, b. 1784
5.  Johannes STRAUB, b. 7 Oct 1795, Richmond Twp., Berks Co., PA

These may be the two eldest sons of our subject:
Theobald / Dewald STRAUB, b. ca. 1770s, of Berks Co., PA 
Christian STRAUB, b. 1784-90 

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  F. Edward Wright.  1993.  Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century.  Vol. 2.  Family Line Publ., Westminster, MD (Broderbund CD-166).
XX.  MOSELEM (Ontelaunee, Zion's, Peter's, St. Peters)
Richmond Township
A Lutheran register was begun in 1741.  The Reformed register begins in 1764 referring to the congregation as "Peter's Church in Richmond Township."
Lutheran pastors:  Tobias Wagner (1743-1759), Bernard Michael Hausihl (1759-1763), Helfrich Schaum (1763-1778) and Daniel Lehman (1778-1810).
Reformed pastors:  Glatfelter states they cannot be identified with certainty.
Location:  Zion, 4 miles west of Kutztown; Reformed is St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 3 miles northwest of Fleetwood.
Records: Pennsylvania State Library. Baptismal Records of Zions (Moselem) Lutheran Church, Richmond Twp., Berks Co., Pa., 1743-1809...
Baptismal Records...
Johannes Straub son of Johannes Straub and wife Maria, born October 7, 1795, baptized January 1, 1796. Sponsors: Samuel Ely and wife Catharina.

3.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found, but there are no Berks Co., PA, records on the CD.

4.  1790 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 PA Berks Co. Richmond Twp. p. 79 Ln. 18 Jno Straup 1-2-3-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Johannes
2 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Christian? (b. 1784-90)
= Dewaldt? (b. 1770s)
3 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Maria
= Daughter A
= Daughter B
Listed next to Widow MERKEL, who is listed two lines from Casper MERKEL.  Also on page: Conrad, Henry, and Simon SIDLER.  Also in township:  Anna Maria (STRAUB) MARKLE might Johannes be her brother?  They are the right ages to be siblings.

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1800 Straup, John PA Berks Co. p. 636 00110-1010100

5b.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 4 indexed "Strauss" at Genealogy.com; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 PA Berks Co. Maxatawny Twp. p. 636 Ln. 24 John Straup 10101-00110-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = Johannes Jr (b. 1795)
1 male 16-25 1774-1784 = Christian? (b. 1784-90)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Johannes
1 female 16-25 1774-1784 = Daughter B?
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Maria
Dewaldt is married and enumerated in Northampton [now Carbon] County.  List was roughly alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.

6.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 181 indexed "Straup"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 PA Berks Co. Maxatawny Twp. p. 67/589 Ln. 27 John Stroup 10101-00101-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son 
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Son 
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = John
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Daughter B? 
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Maria

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