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William J. STRAUB
Ms. __?__
Husband:  William J. STRAUB
Birth:  Sep 1869, KY
Death:  aft. 1930 census, probably in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Occupation:  millwright, miller
Brother:  John G. STRAUB
Parents:  born in Switzerland

John G. STRAUB named his first son, William John, so it's very likely our subject's middle name was John.

Marriage: 
Wife:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  ca. 1870s

William appears to have been married at least once, if not twice, and to have been either widowed or divorced each time.

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

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find William or his brother, John G. STRAUB, and they should be in the U.S.

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find William or his brother, John G. STRAUB, and they should be in the U.S.

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

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 25):  1700 W Main Street, Louisville City (Ward 11), Magisterial District No. 8, Jefferson Co., KY, Roll T623_532 (Book 1), p. 94B, SN 11, SD 5, ED 108, enumerated 11 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 22 23 24 25 27
* 1700 218 243 Herbold Philip Head W M Dec 1866 33 M 1     KY Ger Ger Saloon 0 Y Y Y R H
      _______ Maggie Wife W F May 1876 24 M 1 1 1 KY KY KY Keeping House   Y Y Y    
      _______ Helen Dau W F Jan 1900 4/12 S       KY KY KY              
      Straub William Boarder W M Sep 1869 30 S       KY Ger Ger Millwright 0 Y Y Y    
*W Main Street
This appears to be our subject (I can't find anyone who is a closer match).  William's brother, John G. STRAUB, is also in Louisville.

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 7):  Cheswick Borough, Allegheny Co., PA, Roll 1297 (Book 2), p. 251A, SN 4A, SD 23, ED 237, enumerated 18 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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
65 65 Straub J G Head M W 50 M1 27 Switz (Ger) Switz (Ger) Switz (Ger) 1868 Na Eng Manager Distillery W N 0 Y Y   R H
    [John G' wife and children]
    ______ William Brother M W 34 Wd   Kentucky Switz (Ger) Switz (Ger)     Eng Miller Distillery W N 0 Y Y Y    

7.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11-12 of 25):  Freeport Road, Acmetonia, Harmar Twp., Allegheny Co., PA, Roll T625_1512 (Book 2), pp. 132A-132B, SN 6A-6B, SD 24, ED 125, enumerated 4 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* X 116 128 Straub Woody Head R M W 35 M Y Y KY KY   KY   Y Confectionary Owner (???) W
[next page]
        Straub William Bachelor   M W 50 S Y Y KY Switz Ger Switz Ger Y Retired    
*Freeport Road
Woody Preston STRAUB is William's nephew, son of his brother, John G. STRAUB.

8.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 35):  412 East Market Street, Louisville City (Ward 4, Block 711), Magisterial District 6, Jefferson Co., KY, Roll 755 (Book 1), p. 10A, SN 10A, ED 56-53, SD 5, enumerated 7 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 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
* 412 133 239 Straub William J Lodger M W 60 D N Y KY SWI SWI Y millwright Body Co W N 23 N
*East Market Street
One of 34 men living in a hotel.

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