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Melchior STRAUB
Maria __?__
Husband:  Melchior STRAUB / STROUBE / STROUP
Birth:  25 May 1821, Bieringen, Wuerttemberg [Germany]
Baptism:  25 May 1821, Catholic Church, Bieringen, Black Forest, Wuerttemberg [Germany]
Death:  aft. 1880, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Occupation:  carpenter
Father:  Erasmus STRAUB
Mother:  Maria SAUTER
Wife:  Maria / Mary __?__
Birth:  1830/1, Wuerttemberg [Germany]
Death:  aft. 1880, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in Germany
born in Indiana, presumably in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN:
1.  Sophia STRAUB, b. 1856/7
2.  Joseph STRAUB, b. 1858/9
3.  John B. STRAUB, b. 1860/1

born in Kentucky, presumably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY:
4.  Louis H. STRAUB, b. 1863
5.  Albert C. STRAUB, b. 1866/7


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Melchior STRAUB
Birth: 25 May 1821
Christening: 25 May 1821, Katholisch, Bieringen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg
Father: Erasmus STRAUB; Mother: Maria SAUTER
Source: Kirchenbuch, 1701-1878. Katholische Kirche Bieringen (OA. Horb)
Schwarzwaldkries = Black Forest District.

2.  1860 Census Every-Name Index and Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #157 of 517 indexed "Moyer Stroup"; online at Genealogy.com, Image #56 of 79 indexed "Mayer Stroup"):  New Albany P.O., New Albany (Ward 1), Floyd Co., IN, Roll M653_257, p. 157, PN 157, 1105/1105, enumerated 2 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Moyer Stroup 38 M   Carpenter 500   Wurtemberg
May/Mary Stroup 29 F         Do
Sophia Stroup  3 F         Indiana
Joseph Stroup  1 M         Do

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #197 of 339):  Louisville P.O., Louisville (Ward 11), Jefferson Co., KY, Roll M593_476, p. 495A, PN 197, 1215/1590, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroube Melcher 48 M W Carpenter 2000 200 Wurtemburg
_______ Mary 37 F W Keeps House     "
_______ Sophie 14 F W at School     Indiana
_______ Joseph 11 M W at School     "
_______ John  9 M W       "
_______ Louis  6 M W       Kentucky
_______ Albert  3 M W       "

4.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 71 indexed "Melchior"):  347 Portland Avenue, Louisville (Ward 11), Jefferson Co., KY, Roll T9-0424 (Book 1), p. 472C, PN 3, SD 2, ED 151, enumerated 1 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 14 21 24 25 26
* 347 13 15 Straub Melchiar W M 57     / Carpenter 2   Ger Ger Ger
      ______ Mary W F 48 Wife   / Keeping house 2   Ger Ger Ger
      ______ Sofa W F 22 Dau /   At home     IN Ger Ger
      ______ Joseph W M 21 Son /   Laborer 2   IN Ger Ger
      ______ John B W M 19 Son /   Printer 2   IN Ger Ger
      ______ Louis H W M 17 Son /   Clk in store 4   KY Ger Ger
      ______ Albert C W M 13 Son /       / KY Ger Ger
*Portland Avenue

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  not found, at least not in Kentucky.

7.  Anon.  1886.  Louisville City Directory, 1886/1890 (online at Ancestry.com):
Given Name Surname Occupation Notes/Address
Melcher Straub   b 1831 Portland avenue
Melchior was born in 1821, not 1831.

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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