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Rosanna KOSER
NOTICE:  two patrilineal (direct male line) descendants of our subject are participants in the STRAUB Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project.  If you suspect you have a patrilineal descent from our subject, you can support it with DNA testing.  DNA testing has established that our subject is a close genetic match to Theobald STRAUB (b. ca. 1770s) of Carbon Co., PA, who may be a grandson of Andreas STRAUB & Anna Catharina SPRINGER.  Our subject cannot be the John Peter STROUP who was son of Mathias Andreas STRAUB because those STRAUBs are Haplogroup I1-L592.
Update (15 May 2016):  our subject is also matching a descendant of Friedrich Wilhelm STRAUB, 1839 immigrant to St. Louis, MO, from Hesse-Darmstadt.  Have we crossed the pond?!
Husband:  Peter STRAUB / STROUP / STRAUP
Birth:  1765-75 (said to be 1768)
Death:  1 Apr 1830, Perry Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Union Cemetery, Blain, Jackson Twp., Perry Co., PA 
Y-DNA Haplogroup (deduced):  I2-L38

Secondary sources call our subject, "John Peter," but I have found no primary record calling our subject John or John Peter; I have found him only as Peter.

Wife:  Rosanna / Rosina KOSER
Birth:  possibly 1770-75, certainly by 1779, Berks Co., PA
Baptism:  15 Jun 1779, Bethel Stone Church, Greenwich Twp., Berks Co., PA
Death:  27 Mar 1864, Perry Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Union Cemetery, Blain, Jackson Twp., Perry Co., PA
Father:  Johannes / John KOSER (1745/6-1813)
Mother:  Gertraut / Gertrout / Gertrude WALBERT
— born in PA:
  1.  Susanna "Susan" STRAUB / STROUP, b. 1796-98
  2.  Henry STROUP, b. 1790s; died young? [not in household in 1810] — or is he "Son A"?
  3.  John STROUP, b. 1794-1800; left home by 1830; d. Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
  4.  William STROUP, b. 1801-1804; left home by 1830, possibly to Canada
  5.  Mary "Polly" STROUP, b. 18 May 1805
  6.  Jacob STROUP, b. 15 May 1807

— born in Cumberland [now Perry] Co., PA:
  7.  George STROUP, b. 18 Apr 1809 
  8.  Elizabeth Catherine STROUP, b. 1810-15
  9.  (Son A) STROUP, b. 1810-15
10.  Sarah Ann "Sally" STROUP, b. 8 Oct 1816
11.  Peter STROUP, b. 30 Jul 1819

— born in Toboyne [now Madison] Twp., Perry Co., PA:
12.  Margaret "Peggy" STROUP, b. 12 Apr 1822
13.  Rosanna Jane STROUP, b. 4 Feb 1825

There is no John STROUP (or variation) in the 1830-50 censuses of Brooklyn, though there is one in Rochester, NY (b. 1803/4, PA).

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Year Location Event
1760   birth of Peter STROUP
1779 PA: Berks Co.: Greenwich Twp. baptism of Rosanna KOSER
1790 Census   Peter not found
1796-98   birth of daughter, Susanna
1790s   birth of son, Henry
1790s   birth of son, John
1800 Census   Peter not found
c1801-4   birth of son, William
1805 PA birth of daughter, Mary
1807 PA birth of son, Jacob
1808 PA: Cumberland [now Perry] Co. Peter STROUP witnesses a will
1809 PA: Cumberland [now Perry] Co. birth of son, George
1810 Census PA: Cumberland [now Perry] Co.: Tyrone Twp. Peter STROUP, head-of-household
1810-15   birth of daughter, Elizabeth Catherine
1810-15   birth of Son A
1812 PA: Lehigh Co. formed from Northampton Co.
1816 PA birth of daughter, Sarah Ann
1819 PA: Cumberland [now Perry] Co. birth of son, Peter
by 1820   marriage of daughter, Susanna, to Daniel JACOBS
1820 PA: Perry Co. formed from Cumberland Co.
1820 Census PA: Perry Co.: Toboyne [now Madison] Twp. Peter STROUP, head-of-household
1822 PA birth of daughter, Margaret
1825 PA birth of daughter, Rosanna Jane
by 1830   marriage of daughter, Mary, to Ben HOLLENBAUGH
1830   death of Peter STROUP
1830 Census PA: Perry Co.: Toboyne [now Madison] Twp. Rosanah STRAUP, head-of-household
1833   marriage of son, Jacob, to Rebecca HOLLENBAUGH
1836 PA: Perry Co.: Madison Twp. formed from Toboyne Twp.
1840 Census PA: Perry Co.: Madison Twp. Rosanna is living w/son, George STROUP
1840/1   marriage of daughter, Sarah, to David DISINGER
1840/1   marriage of son, Peter, to Sarah Ann MOOSE
1842   marriage of son, George, to Arabella STAMBAUGH
1844 PA: Perry Co.: Jackson Twp. formed from Toboyne Twp.
1850 Census PA: Perry Co.: Jackson Twp. Rosanna STROUP, head-of-household
1855   marriage of daughter, Rossana Jane, to Henry BRINER
1860 Census PA: Perry Co.: Jackson Twp. Rosannah STROUP, head-of-household
1864   death of Rosanna (KOSER) STROUP

Sources (n.b., Perry Co. was formed in 1820 from Cumberland Co.; Madison Twp. was formed in 1836 from Toboyne Twp.; Jackson Twp. was formed in 1844 from Toboyne Twp.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).
John Peter STROUP
Birth: 1768, , Berks, Pennsylvania
Death: 01 Apr 1831, Madison Twp, Perry, Pennsylvania
Burial: Union Cem, Blain, Perry, Pennsylvania
Marriage: About 1795, Kutztown, Greenwich Twp, Berks, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Rosanna KOSER
Birth: 19 Nov 1779, Greenwich, Berks, Pennsylvania
Death: 27 Mar 1864, Blain, Perry, Pennsylvania
Burial: Union Cem, Blain, Perry, Pennsylvania
Source: patron submission
Born: 1778/1779, Pennsylvania
Died: 1 Apr 1830, Perry, Pennsylvania
Buried: Blain Union Cem., Perry, Pennsylvania
Married: Abt 1807, Berks, Pennsylvania
Wife: Rosannah (Rosina) KOSER
Born: 15 Jun 1779, Berks, Pennsylvania
Christened: 1779, Bethel Zion, Greenwich, Berks, Pennsylvnia
Died: 27 Mar 1864, Blain, Pennsylvania
Buried: Zion Luth Ch Yd, Blain, Perry, Pennsylvania
Father: Johannes KOSIER; Mother: Gertraunt WALBERT
Child: Sarah STRAUB; Born: 8 Oct 1816, Tyrone, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Source: patron submission
I have found no primary record where our subject is called John or John Peter; I have found him only as Peter.  It may be that Kutztown existed in 1795, though Kutztown Borough was not incorporated until 1815, but it is in Maxatawny Twp., not Greenwich Twp.  So… which is correct, the town or the township?
2.  Harry W. Lenig, translater.  Register of Rev. Johann Wilheim Heim.  Filed with the Historical Society of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA (courtesy of Rita Rogers Nowack):
Child:  Maria, born 2 May 1820.  Parents Daniel Jacobs & Frau Susanna (born Straub).  Sponsors - Peter Straub (Sr) & Frau Rosina (Koser), by Rev Johann Wilhein Heim, Blain, Jackson Twp., Perry Co., PA.
Translator's additions in parenthesis.  Harry Lenig was past President of the Perry County Historical Society; the Perry County is Library named after him.  He was a life long geneologist.  His great Aunt Carolina Lenig married John Luther Stroup, s/o George M.
This is the only record I've found, so far, showing our subject as STRAUB, rather than STROUP.  It is certainly no accident that the only German record found is STRAUB, while all the English records are STROUP or STRAUP.

3.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  Peter was old enough to be married by 1790, but Rosanna wasn't.  The fact that Peter does not show up as head-of-household suggests that he was either single or widowed at this point, though he could have been married; either way, he is obviously living with a family where someone else is head-of-household.

4.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but it is not uncommon for a young married couple (or widower) to be living with kin.

5.  1810 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 11; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1810 PA Cumberland [now Perry] Co. Tyrone Twp. Roll 48 p. 111 Ln. 23 Peter Stroup 31010-11010-0
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = George (b. 1809)
= Jacob (b. 1807)
= William
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = John
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Peter
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1805)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Susan (b. 1795/6)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Rosanna (bap. 1779)
Listed one line above Edward DELONG, who is age 16-25 (b. 1784-94) and living with a woman over age 45 (b. bef. 1765).

6.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 7 — not indexed; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1820 PA Perry Co. Toboyne [now Madison] Twp. Roll M33_104 p. 8/330 Ln. 19 Stroup Peter 311101-21001-010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Peter Jr. (b. 1819)
= Son A
= George (b. 1809)
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Jacob (b. 1807)
1 male 16-18 1801-1804 = William
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Peter
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Sarah (b. 1816)
= Elizabeth (b. 1810-15)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Mary (b. 1805)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Rosanna (bap. 1779)
1 person engaged in manufacture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25, which means any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  So, for an accurate representation of the household, the number in column three should be subtracted from the number in column four.
The columns following the first 11 were non-standard in Perry County in 1820; those columns were:
  12.  Number of persons engaged in Agriculture.
13.  Number of persons engaged in Manufactures.
14.  Foreigners not naturalized.
This record is not indexed at Ancestry.com, along with many others in Toboyne Township (Ancestry.com alerted to error 11/05).
Thank you to Rita Rogers Nowack for alerting me that this Peter STROUP is our subject.

7.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 28 — indexed "Rsanah Stran Jr"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1830 PA Perry Co. Toboyne [now Madison] Twp. Roll 156 p. 252 Ln. 16 Rosanah Straup 010 120 - 111 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Peter Jr. (b. 1819)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = Son A
2 males 20-29 1800-1810 = George (b. 1809) 
= Jacob (b. 1807)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Rosanna Jane (b. 1825)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Margaret (b. 1822)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Sarah (b. 1816)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Elizabeth
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Rosanna (bap. 1779)
Thank you to Rita Rogers Nowack, who brought this (badly mis-indexed!) record to my attention.  Peter Jr. is tallied in the wrong age class here and in 1840, so I wonder if we have the correct birthyear for him.

8.  1840 U.S. Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9-10 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 PA Perry Co. Madison Twp. pp. 328B-329A Ln.  George Stroup 001 210 000 - 002 010 001 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
= Peter Jr. (b. 1819)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = George (b. 1809)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Rosanna Jane (b. 1825)
= Margaret (b. 1822)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Sarah (b. 1816)
1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = Rosanna (bap. 1779)
4 persons engaged in agriculture
Son, George, as yet unmarried, is the eldest male in the household, so he is the head.  Son Peter is not married yet, either, so he should be at home, too.  I can't figure who the younger males are because they weren't in the household in 1830. 

9.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #12 of 22 — Rosanna was missed in the index):  Jackson Twp., Perry Co., PA, p. 343A, 87/89, enumerated 14 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Rosanna Stroup 70 F     Berks County
Margaret  " 25 F     Perry County
Jane      " 23 F     "
All three women appear to have shaved a few years off their age.  Listed next to son, George STROUP

10.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index-Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #178 of 593):  Plain P.O., Jackson Twp., Perry Co., PA, p. 508, 333/330, PN 46, enumerated ___, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
Rosannah Stroup 82 F       200 Pa
Margaret    " 38 F         "
Listed next to son, George STROUP

11a.  Wills: Abstracts 1803-1809: Will Book G: Cumberland Co, PA (online in the USGenWeb Archives; contributed by Thera Schwenk-Hammond):
January 12, 1808. February 8, 1808.
Sons John and Hugh.
Daus. Betty Gormly and Sarah McAllister.
Grandchildren the children of dau. Betsy intermarried with Abraham 
Gormly and the children of sons Hugh.
Exs:  Son Hugh McAllister, David Roble and John McClure, all of Tyrone 
Wit: Peter Stroup, William Bitner, Wilson McClure.  G. 289-290.

11b.  Wills: Abstracts 1809-1817: Will Book H: Cumberland Co, PA (online in the USGenWeb Archives; contributed by Thera Schwenk-Hammond):
KOSER, JOHN, Tyrone. 
August 31, 1813. October 27, 1813.
Wife Gertrout.
Eldest son George.
Seven other children, viz., Rosina Stroup, Cadarina Wining, Barbara Schop, Gertrout Kremer, Elizabeth Koser, Christina Koser and Jonathan Koser.
Exs: Isaiah Coil (Coyle), Esq. and John Hipple.
Wit: George Waggoner, Henry Wingert, Isaiah Coil.  H. 219-220.

12.  Excerpt of family information written by Samuel L. STROUP, grandson of our subjects (courtesy of Rita Rogers Nowack):
Grandmother continued the farming for some years until the children began leaving home to work for themselves.  There were eleven children, 5 boys and 6 girls, namely, William who left home.  Several years after leaving they heard from him, but afterwards they lost track of him, and his whereabouts are unknown.  Jacob went to Illinois and died there.  John went to Brooklyn, NY and died there. George and Peter remained in Perry County and died there. Susan married William Jacobs, went to Ohio and died there.  Mary married Benjamin Hollenbaugh, went to Ohio and died there. Sallie married David Disinger, went to Ohio and died there.  Jane married Henry Briner, went to Illinois and is still living.

Grandmother Stroup remained in Perry County and her sons George and Peter looked after her wants until her death, which occurred March 27, 1864, at the ripe age of eighty-four years, four months, and eight days.  She was buried in Union Cemetery, Blain, Perry County, Pa., not beside her husband, as there was no room there, but lays beside her son George who died later.

Samuel must have been writting before Rosanna Jane (STROUP) BRINER died in 1911.  He fails to mention Elizabeth or Margaret, though they must be two of the six daughters, so presumably Elizabeth and Margaret are deceased.  But did he not know of Henry?  The early censuses support that our subjects did, indeed, have six sons, not five.
13.  Robert L. Stroup.  1993.  One Consanguineous Pennsylvania Straub Family.  MS, Hazen, ND.  564 pp.  (available on LDS microfilm or fische).  The "consanguineous family" is that of our subject.  I have not seen the entire publication, but Stephen Stroup has kindly sent me scans of some key pages, one of which is the Pedigree Chart showing the ancestry of Peter.  The "Andreas STRAUB & Catherina" on the chart have long been presumed to be Andreas STRAUB & Catharina DELONG, but this cannot be correct because his family is Haplogroup I1-L592 and descendants of our subject are Haplogroup I2-L38.  Could this Andreas & Catherina be Andreas STRAUB & Anna Catharina SPRINGER?  Geographically, they are likely.  As far as I can tell, the book is undocumented, so we don't know on what basis connections were made (or the source of Peter's birthyear, which is critical if correct).  What we do know is that Y-DNA test results prove our subject is not descended from Johann Pieter STRAUB & Anna Maria Barbara

Pedigree Chart

13.  Email from Rita Rogers Nowack, including:
[By the 1830 census,] John had already left home.  A very short history written in 1910, from Samuel L. Stroup, a grandson of Peter and Rosina, states John went to New York and died there.  William had also already left home - possibly to Canada.  The family did hear from him once but not after.

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

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