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(John) George STRAUB, Sr.
Lydia HEIM
Husband:  (John) George STRAUB / STROUP, Sr.
Birth:  26 Nov 1800, Penns [now Washington] Twp., Northumberland [now Snyder] Co., PA
Death:  5 Sep 1885, presumably in Centre Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George P. STRAUB
Mother:  Catharine __?__
Marriage:
Migration:  ca. 1846, from Union/Snyder Co., PA, to Centre Co., PA
Wife:  Lydia HEIM
Birth:  18 Jun 1802/3, PA
Death:  23 Feb 1874, presumably in Centre Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Matthias HEIM, s/o Johann George HEIM & Anna Maria Margrethe __?__
Mother:  Maria Magdalena REID

In son William's obituary, his mother's name is given as Elizabeth.  See discussion in Sources below.

Children born in Union [now Snyder] Co., PA (but see William):
Either the 1830 census is in error or Daniel is not their son.
Daniel STROUB, b. 1823/4 

1.  L.D. STRAUB [male], b. 1827/8 
2.  William STRAUB, b. 9 Apr 1829 or 1828, New Berlin, Union [not now Snyder] Co., PA 
3.  Susanna "Susan" STROUP, b. 1828/9
4.  (John) George STRAUB/STROUP, Jr., b. 1830/1 
5.  Levi A. STRAUB, b. Oct 1833 
6.  Henry STRAUB/STROUB, b. 1835 
7.  Edward STRAUB/STROUB, b. 1837 
8.  Lydia STRAUB, b. 14 Sep 1840 
9.  Amelia STRAUB, b. 3 Apr 1842 

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Sources (n.b., Washington Twp. was formed in 1818 from Penn, Center, and Mahantango Twps.; Middlecreek Twp. was formed in 1838 from Washington, Center, and Penn Twps.; Freeburg was founded in 1796 and incorporated in 1920; Centre Co. was formed in 1800 from Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, and Northumberland Cos. ):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Freeburg p. 306 Ln. 23 Stroup Geo 200 010 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = William (b. 1828)
= L.D. (b. 1827/8)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = George (b. 1800) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Susan (b. 1828/9)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Lydia? (b. 1802)

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5-6 of 20 under "Unknown Townships"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Middle Creek Twp. pp. 261A-261B Ln. 15 Straup George 222 000 100 - 001 001 000 0700000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Edward (b. 1837)
= Henry (b. 1834/5)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Levi (b. 1833)
= George (b. 1830/1)
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = William (b. 1828)
= L.D. (b. 1827/8)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = George (b. 1800)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Susan (b. 1828/9)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Lydia? (b. 1802)
7 persons engaged in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #29 of 56):  Spring Twp., Centre Co., PA, p. 207A, 214/214, enumerated 3 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Stroup 50 M Farmer   Pa
Lydia Stroup 48 F     "
Levi Stroup 16 M     "
Susan Stroup 21 F     "
Catharine Musser 26 F     "
John Musser 19 M     "
Henry Stroup 15 M     "
Edward Stroup 13 M     "
Lydia Stroup 10 F     "
Amelia Stroup  8 F     "
It's hard to explain the ordering of the children.  Catharine MUSSER & John MUSSER are the children of John & Susan (FIEDLER) MUSSER, who are living four doors down from our subjects.

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #20 of 30):  Benner P.O., Benner Twp., Centre Co., PA, p. 336, 1709/1765, PN 244, enumerated 15 Aug 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
George Stroup Sr 60 M   Farmer 6000 400 Penna
Lydiah   " 58 F         "
Amelia   " 18 F         "

6a.  1870 Census Indes/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 35):  Bellefonte P.O., Benner Twp., Centre Co., PA, p. 374A, PN 17, 114/113, enumerated 25 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen these pages are so faded, they are almost unreadable):¤
Straub George 70 M W Retired farmer 11,700 356 Penna
______ Liddia 67 F W Keeping House     Penna
Listed next to son, (John) George STRAUB (Jr.)

6b.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9 of 35):  Bellefonte P.O., Benner Twp., Centre Co., PA, p. 370A, PN 9, 53/53, enumerated 24 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Edward 32 M W Works in flour Mill   185 Penna
______ Charlotte 30 F W Keeping House     Penna
______ George 70 M W   10,000   Penna
______ Liddia 67 F W       Penna
For whatever reason, George & Lydia managed to get enumerated twice.  Perhaps they lived part of the year on their own and part of the year with their son, Edward STRAUB.  The question asked on the census form is:  "Who was living in this household on 1 Jun 1870?"  As the census was enumerated in August, there may have been some confusion about where George & Lydia were back on June 1st. 

7a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1880 (Broderbund CD-320):  the only STRAUB/STROUB/STROUPs in Centre Co. are our subjects' sons, Levi STRAUB and William STRAUB

7b.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):  can't find.

8.  Anon.  Friday, 19 Jul 1901.  "Obituary: William Straub." The Democratic Watchman, Bellefonte, Centre Co., PA (transcript courtesy of John S. Chillings, via Matthew D. Friend):
WILLIAM STRAUB... a son of George and Elizabeth Straub, and came to this County when only 17 years of age...  He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Henry Straub, of Brookville; Levi, of Chicago; Edward, and Mrs. Isaac Miller of Bellefonte, and Mrs. Lydia Weaver, of Brush Valley...
William's mother was always Lydia in the censuses, and genealogies of the HEIM family call her only Lydia.  There are three possibilities for the discrepancy:  1) Elizabeth may have been her other given name, 2) the obituary is in error, or 3) George had a prior wife.  Brookville is in Jefferson Co., PA.

9.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com), including this post from Sue Davis:
From Charles A. Fisher's Family Trees by Charles A. Fisher on file at the Snyder Co. Historical society, we know that this Lydia was Lydia Heim b. 18 Jun 1802 d. 23 Feb 1874.  The same source gives the name of son, William b. 9 Apr 1829 d. 13 Jul 1901.  Also birth and death date for George of b. 26 Nov 1800 d. 5 Sep 1885.  William was the only child mentioned.

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

11.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com):  One message indicates the earliest STRAUB to Centre Co., PA, was Jacob STRAUB, by 1794 (he is not in the 1800 census of Centre Co., however).

12.  Messages posted to the Straub Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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