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William STRAUB
Amanda MERRICK
Husband:  Wilhelm / William STRAUB
Birth:  Jul 1842, Allegheny Co., PA
Death:  1 Jun 1906, presumably in North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA
Occupation:  baker, laborer, farmer
Military Service:  Civil War:  1 Aug 1861 - 28 Jun 1865, Co. B, 61st PA Infantry (Allegheny County)
Father:  Philip STRAUB
Mother:  Barbara __?__
Marriage:  1863/4
Wife:  Amanda MERRICK
Birth:  Nov 1846, Belgium
Death:  29 Mar 1936, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John B. MERRICK, of Belgium
Mother:  Girtrude / Gertrude __?__, of Belgium
Children:
  1.  William Christian [M?] STRAUB, b. 14 Sep 1865; bap. 14 Oct 1865, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
  2.  George STRAUB, b. Dec 1866; d. 19 May 1870
  3.  Frank STRAUB, b. Aug 1869; d. 4 Feb 1876
  4.  James STRAUB, b. 15 Sep 1870; d. 29 May 1875
  5.  Mollie STRAUB, b. 4 Sep 1872; d. 18 Jun 1875
  6.  Virginia "Jennie" STRAUB, b. 1874/5, PA
  7.  Walter STRAUB, b. Aug 1878, PA; d. 1947; never married (said to have been "slow")

born in Beaver Co., PA:
  8.  Alice STRAUB, b. Dec 1880
  9.  Elmer STRAUB, b. 14 Feb 1883
10.  (Child) STRAUB; died young
11.  Albert STRAUB, b. 17 Apr 1889

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Allegheny City became incorporated into Pittsburgh in 1907):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Wilhelm Christian STRAUB
Birth: 14 Sep 1865
Christening: 14 Oct 1865, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Father: Wilhelm STRAUB; Mother: Amanda MERRICK
Source: Church Records, 1836-1987. St. Paul's Evangelical Church (Louisville, Kentucky: United Church of Christ)

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #46-47 of 226 indexed "Shaub"):  Allegheny City P.O., Allegheny (Ward 2), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll M593_1290, pp. 83B-84A, PN 46-47, enumerated 11 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 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 9 10 11 12 13 19
327 343 Straub William 27 M W Baker 1500 Penna / /   /
    ______ Amanda 25 F W Keeping house   France / /    
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  344 Straub William  4 M W At Home   Kentucky   /    
    ______ Frank 10/12 M W "   Penna   / Aug  
    He??er Mary 18 F W Domestic Servant   Baden / /    

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 26):  Tank Street, Beaver Falls (Ward 5), Beaver Co., PA, Roll T9_1097 (Book 1), p. 66D, PN 16, SD 9, ED 176, enumerated 4 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 24 25 26
141 149 Straub William W M 37     / Laborer Pennsylvania Wertemberg Wertemberg
    ______ Amanda W F 34 Wife   / Keeping house Belgium Belgium
    ______ William W M 14 Son /   work in G House Kentucky Pa Belgium
    ______ Virginia W F  5 Dau /     Pennsylvania Pa Belgium
    ______ Walter W M  2 Son /     Pennsylvania Pa Belgium
The Occupation, "works in G House," is used for others, too, and in some cases, it's "works in Glass H."  Sounds like there's some kind of glass factory in the community.

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

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 34 indexed "Shaub"):  North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA, Roll T623_1374 (Book 1), p. 294A, SN 16, SD 19, ED 26, enumerated 26 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 26 27 28
306 309 Straub William Head W M Jul 1842 58 M 36     Pennsylvania Germany Germany Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 123
    ______ Amanda Wife W F Nov 1846 53 M 36 11 6 Belgium Belgium Belgium       Y Y Y        
    ______ Walter Son W M Aug 1878 21 S       Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belgium ??? 1   Y Y Y        
    ______ Elmer Son W M Feb 1883 17 S       Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belgium ??? 0     Y Y        
    ______ Albert Son W M Apr 1889 11 S       Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belgium     7 Y Y Y        

7.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 37):  North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA, Roll 1311 (Part 1), p. 249A, SN 16A, SD 21, ED 47, enumerated 9 May 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 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 27 28 29
305 316 Straub Amanda Head F W 64 M Wd 11 6 Belg French Belg French Belg French 1852   Eng None     Y Y O F F 109
    ______ Walter Son M W 32 S       Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belg French     Eng Farmer Home Farm W Y Y        
    ______ Albert Son M W 21 S       Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belg French     Eng Farmer Home Farm W Y Y        
Listed three households from Amanda's married daughter, Alice (STRAUB) WHISLER.

8.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 15 indexed "Amando Straub"):  North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA, Roll T625_1531 (Book 2), p. 249B, SN 9B, SD 22, ED 35, enumerated 18 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
X 130 135 Straub Amanda Head O F F W 75 Wd ???? ?? Y Y Belgium French Belgium French Belgium French Y None
      ______ Walter Son     M W 43 S     Y Y Pennsylvania   Pennsylvania   Belgium French Y None
This enumerator's handwriting was dreadful, so my extraction is incomplete and possibly not entirely accurate.

9.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 46):  North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA, Roll 1997 (Book 2), p. 23A, SN 4A, ED 4-82, SD 7, enumerated 5 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 30 32
71 73 Straub Amanda Head O Y F W 85 Wd ?? N Y Belgium Belgium Belgium French Y None   11
    ______ Walter Son     M W 52 S   N Y Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belgium   Y None N  
    Reed Jennie Dau     F W 54 Wd   N Y Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Belgium   Y None    

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

11.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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