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Prof. Solomon W. STRAUB
Phoebe __?__
Husband:  Solomon W. STRAUB
Birth:  1842, Butler Twp., De Kalb Co., IN
Death:  1899, presumably in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Occupation:  music teacher, composer, publisher
Father:  Joseph STRAUB / STROUP
Mother:  Elizabeth MILLER
Marriage:  1860-65
Wife:  Phoebe __?__
Birth:  Nov 1836, OH
Sister:  Catherine (__?__) BOLLING, b. Mar 1824, OH
Father:  born in VA
Mother:  born in PA
1.  Arthur M. STRAUB, b. 1865/6, MI
2.  Stanley L. STRAUB., b. Feb 1879, IL
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):  not found.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd.  Marriage Index:  Michigan and Wisconsin, 1830-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-251):  not found.

2.  Census Records, Indiana, 1860 (Broderbund CD-304):  Solomon is living with his parents in Butler Twp., De Kalb Co., IN.

3.  Library of Michigan 1870 Census Index and Images (online at the Library of Michigan [link died]) and 1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #27 of 50):  Dowagiac Village, Cass Co., MI, p. 235A, PN 27, enumerated 1 Sep 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1870:  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 15 19
237 236 Harwood, Aaron 46 M W Manfr Sash & Blinds 2,000 2,000 Vermont   /
    _______, Ann M 50 F W Keeping house     Ohio    
    _______, Clara 15 F W       Michigan /  
    Straub, Solomon 28 M W Music Teacher   400 Indiana   /
    ______, Phebe 33 F W       Ohio    
    ______, Arthur  4 M W       Michigan    
    Jervill, Augustus 24 M W Law Student 1,200 10,500 Michigan   /
    Gilbert, George W 24 M W Clerk in Store     Michigan   /

4.  1880 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #124 of 584) and (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 52):  3013 Indiana Ave., Chicago (Ward 4), Cook Co., IL, Roll 186 (Book 1), p. 62B, PN 2, SD 1, ED 23, 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 11 13 21 24 25 26
15 16 Stroub S W W M 38     /   Music Teacher   Ind Pa Pa
       "   Pheobe W F 42 Wife   /   Keeping House / Ohio Virginia Pa
       "   A M W M 14 Son           Mich Ind Ohio
       "   L S W M  1 Son         Ill Ind Ohio
    Parmelee Mary W F 46 Seamstress /     Seamstress   NY NY NY
    Mensfield S W F 48 Nurse   /   Nurse / Ind NY NY
        "     M W F 16 Dau /         NY NY NY
    Beebe May W F 47 Boarder     / Dressmaker?   NY NY NY
    Werschked? W F W M 29 Boarder /     Music Teacher   Prussia Prussia Prussia

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

6.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com, Image #178 of 341; online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 141):  Maywood, Proviso Twp., Cook Co., IL, Roll 294 (Book 1), p. 216B, SN 7B, SD 1, ED 1183, enumerated 4 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 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27
136 145 Straub Phebe Head W F Nov 1836 63 Wd   1 1 OH VA PA           Y Y Y O F H
       "   Stanley L Son W M Feby 1879 21 S       IL IN OH       Music Teacher 0 Y Y Y      
    Bolling Catherine Sister W F Mrch 1824 76 Wd   0 0 OH VA PA           Y Y Y      
    Meene Henry Boarder W M Dec 1862 37 M 6     Ger Ger Ger 1887 13 Al Carpenter 4 Y Y Y      
      "   Harmene? Boarder W F July 1874 25 M 6 0 0 Ger Ger Ger 1894 6       Y Y Y      

7.  Anon.  2000.  Biography and Genealogy Master Index.  Gale Research Co., Detroit, MI (online at Ancestry.com):
Straub, Solomon W 1842-1899
Biographical Dictionary of American Music. By Charles Eugene Claghorn. West Nyack, NY: Parker Publishing Co., 1973. (BiDAmM)

8.  Anon.  1885.  History of De Kalb County, Indiana...  Inter-State Publ. Co., Chicago, IL (excerpts online at the De Kalb County INGenWeb site).  On pp. 503-504 (for full excerpt, see Solomon's parents' page).
...Prof. S.W. Straub has made music, vocal and instrumental, his life’s work.  He has conducted musical conventions for many years and has published a dozen or more musical books, including several Sunday-school books which are extensively used.  Those best known are “Morning Light" and “Living Fountain,” for Sabbath-schools.  He has also published “Convention, Choir and Anthem Treasures” for choir purposes and also some sheet music.  He founded “Song Friend,” a musical periodical now in the sixth volume, which he still conducts in connection with general music publishing in Chicago.  His son, Arthur M., is a pianist of promise.  He is now teaching and studying music...

9.  Anon.  14 Mar 1872.  "Business Directory:  Musical." [Link died.]  The Lansing State Republican (W.S. George & Co., Lansing, MI) v. 17, n. 49, p. ? (online incidentally at the Michigan Historical Center [link died]; courtesy of Nancy Straub Holben):
Business Directory...


MR. & MRS. S.W. STRAUB, Teachers of Piano, Organ, Cultivation of the voice, Harmony or Thorough-base, and Composition. Especial attention given those designing to teach. Residence west side of Townsend street, three doors south of Lenawee street.

10.  Weston A. Goodspeed & Charles Blanchard, eds.  1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey & Co., Chicago, IL (online at the Indiana Biographies Project; courtesy of Nancy Straub Holben).
Prof. Richard A. Heritage, Musical Director of Northern Indiana Normal School was born October 28, 1853, in Williams County, Ohio.  He is the eldest of seven children born to James and Susannah (De Long) Heritage, the former of England and the latter of Ohio...  he entered the Musical Convention work with W.F. Werschkul, D. Wertz, and S.W. Straub... Prof. H. was married March 22, 1877, to Mary C. Miller, a native of Ohio.  They have one child, Harvey H...
What is "the Musical Convention work"?  S.W.'s mother was a MILLER from Ohio (though born PA).

11.  Sheet music created/published by S.W. Straub, Chicago, IL (online at the Library of Congress American Memories web site).  Do a search on STRAUB, then select the items labeled "Sheet Music."
1882.  For Mother's Sake I WILL REFRAIN, a temperance song.  Words by Maria Straub, music by S.W. Straub.

1882.  Fight the Battle at the Polls, campaign song and chorus for the Prohibition Home Protection Party.  Words by Maria Straub, music by S.W. Straub.

1882.  Musical Gems: Vocal: Sweetest Music Softly Stealing, duet with chorus.

1882.  Musical Gems: Vocal: The Dear Old Spring, song and chorus.

1885.  Musical Gems: Vocal: We'll Be Each Other's Joy and Pride, a duet.

1885.  Musical Gems: Vocal: When We Met, song and chorus.

1885.  Musical Gems: Instrumental: Military Galop, four hands. arr. by Straub.

1885.  Choice Vocal Compositions: Friends of Long Ago, duet and quartet.

1885.  Be Kind To Bessie; or, The Dying Mother's Request. Words by Mary A. Straub, music by Arthur M. Straub.

Sheet Music Cover: Be Kind to Bessie. Sheet Music Cover: Musical Gems.

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