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William Asbury STRAUB
Alice Mary HOKE
Husband:  William Asbury STRAUB
Birth:  8 Mar 1860, Pike Co., MO
Death:  4 Sep 1930, Sutter Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Sutter City Cemetery, Sutter Co., CA
Education:  Parson Commercial College, Louisiana, MO
Occupation:  blacksmith, grocer, rancher
Politics:  Republican
Father:  George STRAUB
Mother:  Martha Annette ZUMWALT
Marriage:  5 Nov 1884, West Butte, Sutter Co., CA
Migration:  Autumn 1880, arrived CA
Wife:  Alice Mary HOKE
Birth:  Dec 1863, Hoke Ranch, West Butte, Sutter Co., CA
Death:  Nov 1919, Sutter Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Sutter City Cemetery, Sutter Co., CA
Father:  Frederick HOKE (1815-1885), of Prussia
Mother:  Mary Louisa ERKE (1830-1893), of Prussia (m. St. Louis)
Children — born in Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA:
1.  Lola Lucretia STRAUB, b. Oct 1884
2.  Cecil Hoke STRAUB, b. 30 Jun 1894
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Preussen; USA, US, United States, California, Missouri


1a.  Sutter County Marriage Records (online in the Archives of CAGenWeb):
Straub, William Asbury Hoke, Alice 5 Nov 1884

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William Asbury STRAUB
Birth: 08 Mar 1860, Pike Missouri
Marriage: 05 Nov 1884, California
Alice Mary HOKE
Birth: About 1864, West Butte - Live Oak, Sutter, California
Death: Nov 1919
Source: patron submission

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 23):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T623_115 (Book 1), p. 181B, SN 8, SD 4, ED 118, enumerated 15 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
147 147 Straub William A Head W M Mar 1860 40 M 16     MO Ger MO Grocer   Y Y Y O M F 86
    ______ Alice Wife W F Dec 1863 36 M 16 2 2 CA Ger Ger     Y Y Y        
    ______ Lola Dau W F Oct 1884 15 S       CA MO CA at School 8 Y Y Y        
    ______ Cecil Son W M Jun 1894  5 S       CA MO CA     Y Y Y        

4.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 27):  West Butte Road, Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T624_107 (Part 1), p. 150A, SN 1A, SD 2, ED 169, enumerated 15 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 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
5 5 Straub William A Head M W 50 M1 26     MO Ger-German MO Eng farmer Emp Y Y   O F F 5
    ______ Alice Wife F W 46 M1 26 2 2 CA Ger-German Ger-German Eng None   Y Y          
    ______ Lola Dau F W 25 S       CA MO CA Eng None   Y Y          
    ______ Cecil Son M W 15 S       CA MO CA Eng None   Y Y Y        
Listed two households from William's father, George STRAUB, who is listed next to William F. HOKE.

5.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 22):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp., Sutter Co., CA, Roll T625_152, p. 159B, SN 1B, SD 1, ED 167, enumerated 12/13 Feb 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 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26 27 28
Fm 213 218 Straub Cecil H Head R M W 35 M Y Y CA Missouri   CA Y Farmer General farm Em
      ______ Florence Wife   F W 25 M Y Y CA Canada English MO Y None    
      ______ William A Father   M W 59 Wd Y Y MO Bavaria German MO Y Farmer    
      Scott Mintie L M-in-law   F W 57 Wd Y Y MO KY   KY Y None    
Listed next to William's parents, George & Martha (ZUMWALT) STRAUB.

6.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 6):  West Butte Pct., Butte Twp. and North Butte, Sutter Co., CA, Roll 224, p. 132A, SN 1A, ED 51-1, SD 3, enumerated 2 Apr 1830, 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 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
1 1 Ballou John K Head O $6000 R Y M W 52 M 33 N Y KY KY KY Y Farmer Grain O Y   N    
    ______ Lola L Wife *       F W 44 M 25 N Y CA MO CA Y None              
    ______ Joyce L Dau       F W 16 S   Y Y CA KY CA Y None              
    Straub William A F-of-wife O       M W 70 Wd 25 N   MO Ger MO Y Merchant Gen Merchand O Y   N    
*Written vertically across the two cells is the word, "Partners."

7a.  Sutter County [California] Cemeteries: Sutter [City] Cemetery (online at the Sutter County CAGenWeb site):
Name Sec-Lot-Sp Sex Age Death/Burial Comments
Straub, William A. 2-181-2 M   4 Sep 1930  
Straub, Alice M. 2-181-3 F   1919

7b.  Sutter County [California] Cemeteries: Noyesburg Cemetery (online at the Sutter County CAGenWeb site):  "The Noyesburg Cemetery is on the west side of the Sutter Buttes off West Butte Road… This list of burials in the Noyesburg Cemetery was surveyed, transcribed and contributed by Susan Thompson."
Name Birth Date Death Date Plot Remarks
Hoke, Frederick 1815 24 Feb 1885 48 Native of Prussia. Aged 70 yrs, 1 mo, 14 days...
Hoke, Mary L. 1830 24 Feb 1893 48 Native of Prussia. Aged 63 yrs. 9 days.

8.  Peter J. Delay.  1924.  History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, California.  Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, CA (online in the CAGenWeb Archives).  On p. 646:

A representative man of affairs who has demonstrated that he can do more than one thing well is William Asbury Straub, the progressive rancher and popular merchant of West Butte.   Mr. Straub hails from Pike County, Mo., where he was born on March 8, 1860, a son of George Straub, a native of Bavaria, Germany, and one of that contingent who came from the Fatherland to the United States in earlier days and did so much to help found and develop our country in almost all departments of science and industry.  He was a blacksmith by trade, but later went into the general merchandise business at West Butte, at the same time that he took up farming.  He had married Miss Martha A. Zumwalt, a popular belle of Pike County, Mo., and came with his wife and part of his family to California in October, 1881, almost immediately settling in West Butte.

William A. Straub attended the grammar and high schools of Louisiana, Mo., and then topped off his elementary and secondary studies with a course at the Parson Commercial College, at Louisiana; and on coming to California, he had the companionship of a brother, George Straub, at Monterey.  He grew up to engage in business with his father, and preceded him to California by a year, arriving here in the autumn of 1880.  He had also learned the blacksmith’s trade in Missouri, profiting by his father’s instructions.  In 1881 he formed a partnership with his father, and since that time he has managed the store.  With his father, too, he bought a half-section of land, known thereafter as the Straub ranch, at West Butte; and he went into the cattle business to the extent of having 100 head, with thirty head of dairy cows, and about 300 head of hogs.  In politics a Republican, Mr. Straub maintains a broad-minded attitude toward political questions, endorsing the best men and the best measures for the locality.

Mr. Straub was married at West Butte, on November 5, 1884, to Miss Alice Mary Hoke, who was born on the famous old Hoke ranch at West Butte, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Louisa (Erke) Hoke, both natives of Prussia, who were married at St. Louis.  Frederick Hoke came to California in 1849, and mined for a while on the Yuba River.  He tried his luck in partnership with Fred Tarke; and as has been narrated in more detail in another review in this work, they later both returned to the East, were married there and, traveling westward again together, both brought their brides out to California.  Alice Mary Hoke was reared at West Butte, and received her share of the Hoke estate.  Mr. and Mrs. Straub built their comfortable and attractive home in 1885, and there they  have lived ever since.  Mr. Straub bought eighty acres of the Hoke ranch, and also forty acres of dairy ranch in District No. 70.  Two children have added to the happiness of their family life: Cecil Hoke Straub, a grain broker and farmer of Yuba City; and Mrs. Lola L. Ballou, of West Butte.  She married John Kendrick Ballou of Sioux City, Iowa, a minister of the Christian Church, now retired and farming on the old Straub ranch; and they have one daughter, Joyce L. Ballou.

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

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