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Laurenz STRAUB
Husband:  Laurenz / Lorenz / Laurence STRAUB
Birth:  1814/5, Wuerttemberg
Baptism:  2 Aug 1817, Wuerttemberg
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Anton STRAUB
Mother:  Kunigunda SOELL
Marriage:  3 Oct 1858, Gasconade Co., MO
Wife:  Amelia FRANKE / FRANK
Birth:  1831/2, Prussia
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in MO:
1.  Elizabeth STRAUB, b. 1858/9; d. by 1870
2.  Anton STRAUB, b. 1861/2
3.  Elizabeth "Lizzie / Litze" STRAUB, b. 1864/5
4.  Gustav STRAUB, b. Feb 1870; d. by 1880
5.  Julius STRAUB, b. 1871/2
Others in Household:
.  Charles STRAUB, b. 1835/6, Switzerland
.  Johanna STRAUB, b. 1854/5, MO
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Württemberg, Preussen; Schweiz, CH; USA, US, United States, Missouri

Sources (n.b., Franklin Co. formed in 1819; Gascondae Co. formed from Franklin Co. in 1821):

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):  not found.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Amalie FRANKE
Marriage: 3 Oct 1858, Gasconade, Missouri
Source: Marriage Records, 1822-1920. Gascondade County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds.

2.  Immigration Records:  German and Swiss Settlers in America, 1700s-1800s (Broderbund CD-267):  not found.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 117):  Town of Hermann, [Richland Twp.,] Gasconade Co., MO, p. 137A, 18/18, enumerated 31 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Gottlieb Straub 35 M   Miller 1700 Wertemberg
Mary Straub 39 F       Hesse Darmstadt
Laurence Straub 32 M   Miller   Wirtemberg
Laurence Straub 14 M       Virginia
Kune Hunda Straub 10 F       Ohio
Elizabeth Straub  7 F       Hermann Mo
Gottlieb is our subject's elder brother. The three children are Gottlieb & Mary's.

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #108 of 118 indexed "Lourenc Straub"):  Berger Station P.O., Boueff Twp., Franklin Co., MO, Roll 619, p. 107, PN 107, 784/788, enumerated 4 Oct 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Lor???? Straub 45 M   Farmer 4500 650 Würtemberg
Omelia/Amelia 28 F         Prussia
Elizabeth  1 F         Mo
Mary Rush 15 F   help     Schwizer
Charels Straub 24 M   Farm Laborer     "
Mel Schindler 26 M   do     "
Who is Charles?  "Schwizer" is German for Swiss.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 34):  Hermann P.O., Town of Herman, Gasconade Co., MO, Roll M593_776, p. 454B, PN 2, 14/14, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Straub Lorenz 52 M W Miller 8000 500 Wurtemberg  
   "   Amalia 40 F W Keeping house     Prussia  
   "   Johanna 15 F W       Missouri  
   "   Anton  8 M W       "  
   "   Lizzie  5 F W       "  
   "   Gustav 3/12 M W       " Feby
Who is Joanna?  A niece?  She wasn't in the household in 1860.

6.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 25):  Bridgeport Twp., Warren Co., MO, Roll T9-0739 (Book 1), p. 627B, PN 2, SD 3, ED 149, enumerated 2 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 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
13 13 Straub Lorenz W M 62     / Farmer   Wurtemburg Wurtemburg Wurtemburg
    ______ Amelia W F 50 Wife   / Keeping House   Prussia Prussia Prussia
    ______ Anton W M 18 Son /   works on farm   Missouri Wurtemburg Prussia
    ______ Litze W F 15 Dau /   At Home 5 Missouri Wurtemburg Prussia
    ______ Julius W M  8 Son /     5 Missouri Wurtemburg Prussia

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  not found.

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