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Husband:  Johannes / Johann / Johan / John STRAUB
Birth:  12 Jul 1807, Lower Towamensing Twp., Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA
Baptism:  16 Aug 1807, Towamensing Union Church, near Palmerton, Carbon Co., PA
Death:  12 Jan 1879
Disposition:  buried Evergreen / Chase Cemetery, SW of Fowler, Gilmer Twp., Adams Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Theobald / Dewald STRAUB
Mother:  Margaretha BLOSS / BLOSE
Marriage:  5 Jan 1827, Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks Co., PA
Wife:  Dorothea / Dorotha / Dorothy LINDENMAIER / LINDENMOYER
Birth:  30 Jan 1809, Wuerttemberg or PA
Death:  1 May 1884, Galesburg, Knox Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Evergreen / Chase Cemetery, SW of Fowler, Gilmer Twp., Adams Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Phillip Jacob LINDENMOYER (1780-1842)
Mother:  Elizabeth M. __?__ (1781-1854)

Did she really die in Galesburg?  She's in Fowler in the 1880 census.

born in Northampton [now Carbon] Co., PA:
1.  William STRAUB, b. 27 Dec 1827 
2.  Benjamin STRAUB, b. 8 Mar 1829; bap. 9 May 1829, Towamensing Union Church, Carbon Co., PA
3.  Florentin / Florentine STRAUB [male], b. 14 Jan 1831; bap. 8 Mar 1831, Towamensing Union Church, Carbon Co., PA

born in PA or IL:
4.  Joseph STRAUB, b. 1832/3, IL
5.  John Denton STRAUB, b. 19 Mar 1835, PA

born in Ellington Twp., Adams Co., IL:
6.  Albert B. "Bert" STRAUB, b. 22 Apr 1842
7.  Josiah STRAUB, b. 1843/4
8.  Emma STRAUB, b. 1846/7
9.  Sophia F. STRAUB, b. 25 Oct 1849

Either Joseph is mistaken about his birthplace or John is.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Württemberg; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Pennsylvania


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Church Record of the Towamensing Union Church in Monroe County, Pa. [really Carbon Co., near Palmerton] (online at the Schoeler Genealogy web site):
Parents Child & Dates Sponsors
Johan Straub
 8 Mar 1829
 9 May 1829
Teobald Straub
Johanes Röthlein
18 Mar 1829
 9 May 1829
Johan Straub
Johan Straub
14 Jan 1831
 8 Mar 1831
George Fritz

3.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Northampton [now Carbon] Co. Mauch Chunk Twp. p. 232 Ln. 15 John Stroup 100 091 - 000 101
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Benjamin (b. 1829)
9 male 20-29 1800-1810 = 8 boarders
= Johannes (b. 1807)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = boarder
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Dorothea
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = boarder
There are many households on this page that have large numbers of males in the 20-29 age category.  Are these boarding houses for miners?

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, at least not with any certainty.

5a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, except for Florentine (see next Source).  I did a page-by-page check of the 1850 census of Ellington and Gilmer Twps., Adams Co., IL, and did not find any STRAUBs (or variations).

5b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #47 of 150):  Mauch Chunk Twp., Carbon Co., PA, Roll, p. 321A, 304/313, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Florentine Stroup 19 M   Lab   Penna
One of many laborers in a boarding house / work camp. 

6a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 37 indexed "Stout"):  Quincy P.O., Ellington Twp., T1S.R8W, Adams Co., IL, p. 514, PN 514, 3771/3891, enumerated 13 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Stoub 53 M   Farmer 1500 500 Pa
Dorothy " 51 F         Do
Albert  " 18 M         Ills
Josiah  " 16 M         "
Emma    " 13 F         "
Sophia  " 11 F         "

6b.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #43 of 46):  Quincy P.O., Melrose Twp., Adams Co., IL, Roll 155 (Book 1), p. 797A, 1847/1865, enumerated 17 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Anderson G Long 27 M   Farmer     Pa
Elizabeth N  " 21 F         Ills
Albert Straub 18 M   Laborer     "
Albert appears to have gotten himself enumerated twice (it happens).

7.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #37 of 37 indexed "Strobs"):  Fowler P.O., Gilmer Twp., Adams Co., IL, Roll M593_186 (Book 1), p. 173B, PN 36, 251/237, enumerated 7 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Strob John 64 M W Farmer     Penn
_____ Doratha 64 F W Keeping house     Wurtemburg
_____ Joseph 37 M W Farmer   675 Illinois
Williams Fannie 17 F W       Illinois

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 4):  Village of Fowler, Adams Co., IL, Roll T9_174, p. 142B, PN 26, SD 6, ED 9, 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 11 13 24 25 26
196 198 Straub Dorothy W F 71 / Keeps house Germany Germany Germany

9.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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