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William Frank STRAUB, Sr.
Catherine M. HOEBEL
Husband:  Frank William / William Francis / William Frank STRAUB, Sr.
Birth:  May 1860, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL
Occupation:  mill forman
Father:  Joseph STRAUB
Mother:  Catharina LICHTENBERGER
Marriage:  21 Oct 1884, Stephenson Co., IL
Wife:  Catherine / Kathryn "Kate / Katie" M. HOEBEL
Birth:  Jul 1860, WI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Phillip HOEBEL, b. 1837/8, Prussia
Mother:  Catherine __?__, b. ca. 1841, Prussia
Children born in Freeport City, Freeport Twp., Stephenson Co., IL:
1.  William Frank STRAUB, Jr., b. Sep 1885
2.  Alfred STRAUB, b. Jul 1888 probably Alfred C. STRAUB
3.  Genevieve STRAUB, b. Sep 1896
4.  Francis J. "Frank" STRAUB, b. Feb 1899
Grandchild:
.  Louisa STRAUB, b. 1915/6, IL; not found in the 1930 census
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Preussen; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Wisconsin

Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900 (online at the Illinois State Archives web site):
STRAUB, WILLIAM HOEBEL, KATIE M 10/21/1884 Lic #546 Stephenson Co.

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Catharine HOEBEL (æ 11, b. WI) is living in Freeport (Ward 3), Stephenson Co., IL (p. 144B), with her parents, Phillip HOEBEL (æ 32, b. Prussia) & Catharine (æ 29, b. Prussia), plus three siblings.

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Kate HOEBEL (æ 20, b. WI) is living in the City of Mineral Point, Iowa Co., WI (p. 169A), with her grandfather, John GRIB (æ 72, b. Luxemburgh), et al.  Widow Catharine HOEBEL (æ 38, b. Germany) is living in Freeport (Ward 3), Stephenson Co., IL (p. 119), with three children (Kate's three siblings from 1870).

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 49):  171 Union St., Freeport City (Ward 2), Freeport Twp., Stephenson Co., IL, Roll T623_347 (Book 1), p. 282A, SN 11, SD 3, ED 114, enumerated 8 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
* 171 225 237 Straub Wm F Head W M May 1860 40 M 15     IL Ger Ger Foreman ??? Mill 3   Y Y Y O M H -
      ______ Catherine Wife W F Jul 1860 40 M 15 4 4 WI Ger Ger Keeping House     Y Y Y        
      ______ Wm F Son W M Sep 1885 14 S       IL IL WI apprentice Machinist 0   Y Y Y        
      ______ Alfred Son W M Jul 1888 12 S       IL IL WI at School   10 Y Y Y        
      ______ Genevieve Dau W F Sep 1896  3 S       IL IL WI                    
      ______ Frank Son W M Feb 1899  1 S       IL IL WI                    
*Union St

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #32 of 142 indexed "Wm F. Strout"; online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 19 indexed "W M F Strout"):  161 Washington St., Freeport City (Ward 3), Freeport Twp., Stephenson Co., IL, Roll T624_327 (Book 2), p. 145B, SN 3B, SD 4, ED 103, enumerated 16 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 161 81 88 Straub W M F Head M W 49 M1 25     IL Ger-German Ger-German Eng Foreman Planing Mills W N 0 Y Y   O F H
      ______ Kathryn Wife F W 50 M1 25 4 4 WI Ger-German Ger-German Eng None         Y Y        
      ______ Genevieve Dau F W 13 S       IL Illinois Illinois Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ______ Frank Son M W 11 S       IL Illinois Wisconsin Eng None         Y Y        
*Washington St
The page is almost entirely unreadable at Ancestry.com and not entirely clear at Genealogy.com.  I can't tell whether the head-of-household is Wm F or WM F or W M F.

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11-12 of 15):  161 Washington St., City of Freeport (Ward 4), Freeport Twp., Stephenson Co., IL, Roll T625_397 (Book 2), pp. 128A-128B, SN 6A-6B, SD 5, ED 124, enumerated 2 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 161 131 145 Straub W F Head O F M W 60 M Y Y IL Germany German Germany German Y Machinist Auto Factory W
      ______ Catherine Wife     F W 60 M Y Y IL Germany German Germany German Y None    
      ______ Geneveve Dau     F W 23 S Y Y IL Illinois   Wisconsin   Y Stenographer Insurance Office W
      ______ Francis J Son     M W 20 S Y Y IL Illinois   Illinois   Y Pressman Medical Fact W
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*       Straub Louisa GDau     F W 4 S     IL Illinois   Illinois   Y None    
*Washington St
Catherine was born in Wisconsin.  Louisa is either Genevieve's illegitimate daughter or the daughter of son Alfred or William (either if feasible).

8.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 42):  910 S Oak Ave., City of Freeport (Ward 2), Freeport Twp., Stephenson Co., IL, Roll 561 (Book 1), p. 103B, SN 12B, ED 89-11, SD 1, enumerated 9 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 910 304 317 Straub William Head R 37.50 R N M W 69 M 25 N Y IL Ger Ger Y Carpenter Mill W Y N
      ______ Catherine Wife         F W 70 M 26 N Y WI Ger Ger Y None        
      ______ Genevieve Dau         F W 32 S   N Y IL IL WI Y Stenographer Insurance W Y  
*S Oak St

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