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Sebastian STROPE
Lydia VAN VALKENBURG
Husband:  Sebastian "Bastian" STRAUB / STROPE
Birth:  1 Jan 1743/4, Ulster Co., NY
Baptism:  8 Jan 1744, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Athens, Greene Co., NY
Death:  4 Jun 1805, Wysox Twp., Luzerne [now Bradford] Co., PA
Father:  Johann Heinrich STRAUB
Mother:  Anna Maria Catharina SPEICHERMANN

Some say Sebastian's first name was Martin.

Marriage:
Migration:  ca. 1773, NY to Northumberland [now Bradford] Co., PA
Wife:  Lydia VAN VALKENBURG / VOLKENBERG / VALCKENBURGH
Birth:  21 Oct 1738
Death:  1814, Wysox Twp., Bradford Co., PA
Father:  Isaac VAN VALKENBURG
Mother:  Jannetje / Jane CLEMENT
Children:
1.  Heinrich / Hendrick / Henry STROPE (Sr.), b. bap. 3 Jul 1768, Linlithgo, Columbia Co., NY 
2.  Jane STROPE, b. 15 Mar 1770; d. 6 Jul 1852, Toulon, Stark Co., IL; m1. ca. 1784, Jeremiah WHITE; m2. aft. 1805, Gideon WHITTAKER
3.  Mary STROPE, b. 13 ___ 1771
4.  Ann STROPE, b. ca. 5 Sep 1773
5.  Isaac STROPE, b. 15 Mar 1777 
6.  John STROPES, b. 2 Dec 1782 
7.  Elizabeth STROPE, b. 1784; d. 21 Jul 1850; m1. bef. 1803, Mr. VAN HORN; m2. 26 Aug 1810, W.F. DINANGER
8.  Hanna STROPE, b. 17__; d. ca. 1807
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Sources (n.b., Luzerne Co., was formed in 1786 from Northumberland Co.; Bradford Co. was formed in 1810 from Luzerne and Lycoming Cos.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  F.W. Beers, ed.  1884.  History of Green County, New York.  J.B. Beers & Co., New York (extracted data online at the Greene County NYGenWeb site):
"Baptismal Records of Zion's Lutheran Church,
Athens, [Greene Co.,] NY, 1703-1789"
p. 178 1744...
Jan 1 Bastian STRAUB, Joh. Henr. & Mar. Cath.
"Bastian" is the nickname for Sebastian.

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11 of 13; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. p. 153 Ln. 37 Strope Bastian 1-2-4-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Sebastian (b. 1744)
2 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Isaac (b. 1777)
= John (b. 1782)
4 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Lydia (b. 1738)
= Elizabeth (b. 1784)
= ?
= ?
Also in the county (list was alphabetized):  our subject's son, Henry STROPE, and his brother, John STROPE

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 7; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1800 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. Wysocks Twp. p. 414 Ln. 10 Sebastian Strope 01201-00002-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1784-1790 = ?
2 males 16-25 1774-1784 = John (b. 1782)
= Isaac (b. 1777)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Sebastian (b. 1744)
2 females 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Lydia (b. 1738)
= Margaret (b. ca. 1740s)
The other female is Lydia's widowed sister, Margaret (VAN VALKENBURG) STROPE.  Listed two lines below our subject's son, Henry STROPE

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 3; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 PA Luzerne [now Bradford] Co. Wysox Twp. p. 708-709 Ln. 14 Tuttle Henry 11000-22011
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son B
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Son A
0 males 26-24 1765-1784 = Henry (b. 1773)
2 females 9 or under 1800-1810
2 females 10-15 1794-1800 =
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Mary (b. 1772/3)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Lydia (b. 1738)
Our subject's widowed wife, Lydia (VAN VALKENBURG) STROPE, is living with her daughter, Mary (STROPE) TUTTLE

6.  Archives of the STRAUB-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

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