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John Newton STRAUB
Emma __?__
Catherine FORNEY
WARNING:  This page has been pieced together partly from circumstantial evidence (viz., the censuses).  Further documentation is needed.
Husband:  John Newton STRAUB
Birth:  5 Jun 1856, Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Death:  1930, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  carpenter
Father:  William STRAUB
Mother:  Elizabeth HOLTZMAN
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Emma __?__
Birth:  1856/7, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. KISSINGER
Parents:  born in PA

If Emma's maiden name is KISSINGER, as secondary sources show, then are Herber and Jennie her illegitimate children?

Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Catherine / Katherine [E./S.] FORNEY
Birth:  1867/8, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. HARDING / HORTING
Brother:  Clinton J. FORNEY, b. 1884/5, PA
Nephew:  John C. FORNEY, b. 1904/5, PA
Parents:  born in PA
Adopted Children from Emma's prior marriage born in PA:
1.  Herber KISSINGER, b. 1874/5
2.  Jennie KISSINGER, b. 1876/7
Child with Emma born in Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA:
3.  George W. STRAUB, b. Oct 1879
4.  Jerome H. STRAUB, b. 1885/6
Adopted Children from Catherine FORNEY's prior marriage born in PA:
5.  Charles HARDING / HORTING, b. 12 Oct 1888
6.  May M. HARDING / HORTING, b. 10 Aug 1892
Children with Catherine FORNEY born in Dauphin Co., PA:
7.  Mary J. STRAUB, b. 8 Sep 1897
8.  Ethel B. STRAUB, b. 22 Mar 1899
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #11 of 16):  Berrysburg P.O., Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, p. 577A, PN 11, 72/78, enumerated 20 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Holtzman Jonathan 67 M W Retired Farmer 45000 1500 Penna
________ Elizabeth 65 F W Keeping house     Penna
Straub John N 14 M W Farm Laborer     Penna
Jonathan & Elizabeth (KOPPENHOFFER) HOLTZMAN are our subject's maternal grandparents.

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 14):  Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T9_1124 (Book 1), p. 104D, PN 22, SD 3, ED 109, enumerated 23 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 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
216 230 Straub John N W M 24       / Laborer Pa Pa Pa
    ______ Emma W F 23   Wife   / Keeping house Pa Pa Pa
    ______ George W M 8/12 Oct Son /     Pa Pa Pa
    Kinsinger Herber W M  5   StepSon /     Pa Pa Pa
    _________ Jennie W F  3   StepDau /     Pa Pa Pa
So, are the step-children Emma's from a prior marriage?  If so, is her maiden name really KISSINGER?

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 28 indexed "John H Straub"):  28 Linden St., Harrisburg (Ward 9, 3rd Pct.), [Susquehanna Twp.,] Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T623_1402 (Book 2), p. 285A, SN 3, SD 9, ED 76, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
* 28 58 59 Straub John N? Head W M Jun 15 1854 45 M 4     PA PA PA Railroader 0   Y Y Y R H
      ______ Catherine E Wife W F Mar _1 1868 32 M 4 5 5 PA PA PA       Y Y Y    
      Harding Charles I? Son W M Oct 12 1888 11 S       PA PA PA At School   9 Y Y Y    
      _______ May M Dau W F Aug 10 1892  7 S       PA PA PA At School   10 Y Y Y    
      Straub Mary J Dau W F Sep _8 1897  2 S       PA PA PA                
      ______ Ethel B Dau W F Mar 22 1899  1 S       PA PA PA                
      ______ George W StepSon W M Oct __ 1878 21 S       PA PA PA Day Laborer 0   Y Y Y    
      Bickel John Boarder W M ___ __ 1818 82 W       PA PA PA       Y Y Y    
      Holtzman Alice ? Boarder W F May 26 1865 35 S       PA PA PA       Y Y Y    
*Linden St
The enumerator seems to have had no understanding of how the record should have been filled in.  George W. STRAUB is Catherine's step-son, not John's, because he's John's biological son from his first marriage.  The two HARDING children have to be Catherine's from a prior marriage, but where is her fifth child?  Has he left the nest?  As John & Catherine have only been married four years, it would appear only Mary and Ethel are their children together.

5b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 11):  Mifflin Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T623_1401 (Book 2), p. 13B, SN 13, SD 9, ED 33, enumerated 19 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27 28
294 304 Hartman Jacob W Head W M Mar 1864 36 M 8     PA PA PA Farmer 0 Y Y Y R F 119
    _______ Kate A Wife W F Jul 1872 27 M 8 3 3 PA PA PA Keeping House   Y Y Y      
    [Jacob & Kate's children, plus hired help]
    Straub Jerome H Nephew W M Apr 1884 16 S       PA PA PA Farm Laborer   Y Y Y      
Kate (STRAUB) HARTMAN is our subject's sister.

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 65):  1949 Briggs Street, Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T624_1337 (Part 2), p. 242A, SN ?A, SD 14, ED 113, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
* 1949 180 181 Straub John N Head M W 54 M2 13     PA PA PA Eng Carpenter House, etc. W N 3 Y Y   R H
      ______ Katherine S Wife F W 42 M2 13 5 5 PA PA PA Eng House cleaner Private families W N 0 Y Y      
      Horting May M StepDau F W 17 S       PA PA PA Eng None         Y Y N    
      Straub Mary J Dau F W 12 S       PA PA PA Eng None         Y Y Y    
      ______ Ethel B Dau F W 11 S       PA PA PA Eng None         Y Y Y    
      ______ Jerome H Son M W 24 S       PA PA PA Eng Steam fitter Pipe Mill W N 0 Y Y      
*Briggs Street

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34-35 of 38):  34 Balm St., Harrisburg City (Ward 9, Pct. 3), [Susquehanna Twp.,] Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T625_1558, pp. 170B-171A, SN 17B-18A, SD 12, ED 90, enumerated 15 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  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 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 34 355 376 Straub John N Head R M W 62 M Y Y PA PA PA Y Carpenter House W
      ______ Catherine Wife   F W 52 M Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      ______ Francis Nephew   M W 23 S Y Y PA PA PA Y Laborer Aviation Plant W
      ______ Ethel B Dau   F W 20 N Y Y PA PA PA Y Marker Laundry W
      Forney Clinton J Bro in Law   M W 35 Wd Y Y PA PA PA Y Inspector railroad W
      ______ John C Nephew   M W 15 S Y Y PA PA PA Y None    
      Hillegas Frank boarder   M W 75 M Y Y PA US US Y Janitor factory W
*Balm St
Francis STRAUB is son of John's brother, David Norman STROUP.

8.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

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

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