THE STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY HISTORY

Written by Don Osborn, 1983-1985
Scanned and edited, Barbara Brady O'Keefe, 1998

The Following material was prepared by Don Osborn, Muscatine, Iowa.  We corresponded for years, and then we lost touch and have not written one another for years.  I understand Don moved from Muscatine to another city in Iowa, but I do not have the address.

Don was a wonderful thorough researcher, and a good friend. I am attempting to get these pages into one compilation, and dedicate it to him. I hope it has not been published or under copywrite, but I'm sure Don would not mind, in the interest of genealogy, and Don definitely is an avid one.

Barbara Brady O'Keefe, Miami, Fl, 1998

CHAPTER 1-1 INTRODUCTION TO THE STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY HISTORY

ORGINIZATION OF THE HISTORY

Part 1 - Nicholas Strausbaugh the Immigrant

This part provides general information concerning the origin of the
family, the family name, the journey to America, and the history of
the immigrant ancestor, Nicholas Strausbaugh.

Part 2 - Nicholas Strausbaugh Branch

This part covers the history of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr., the oldest
son of the immigrant, and his known descendants.

Part 3 - Michael Strausbaugh Branch

This part covers the history of Michael Strausbaugh, the youngest son
of the immigrant, and his known descendants.

Part 4 - The Daughters of Nicholas Strausbaugh

This part covers the history of the seven daughters of the immigrant
and their known descendants.

Part 5 - Unidentified Strausbaugh Families

This part covers some Strausbaugh families which are probably
descendants of Nicholas Strausbaugh, but which have not been
identified with a specific family.

Part 6 - Associated Families

This part covers the ancestral origins of some of the spouses of the
early Strausbaugh families.

EARLY SETTLERS AT PIGEON HILLS WHO CAME ON THE SHIP PRINCESS AUGUSTA

INTRODUCTION

The following genealogical report discusses origin and settlement in America of
a group of families who came to America from Rotterdam, Holland, on the ship
Princess Augusta, arriving at Philadelphia on September 16, 1736, and who made
their first settlement of any permanence along the branches of Beaver Creek,
north of the Pigeon Hills, in Lancaster County, now York and Adams Counties)
Pennsylvania.

These were the Strasbach, Noel, Delon, Christian, and Ory fanilies. They were
Catholics, were German speaking, with some branches using German in the homes
for several generations, and have been said to have come from France. They
were probably the first settlers of what some early writers called the "French
Colony" at Pigeon Hills. Some historians have questioned whether such a colony
really existed. The following study indicates that such a colony did exist,
the first Catholic settlers of the colony were probably the above families, but
"French" was probably a misnomer as these families were more likely Alsatians.

LAND MAP OF EARLY SETTLEMENT

Along with this document, a land ownership map is provided which shows the
earliest known holders of the land around Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, partic-
ularly, the area to the south between Abbottstown and the Pigeon Hills. The
main East-West Road through Abbottstown is now U.S. Highway 30, the North-South
road through Abbottstown is now Pennsylvania Highway 194, and the North-South
road at the left of the map, crossing Highway 30 at Cross Keys is Pennsylvania
Highway 94. Each land parcel has been given a reference code number.

The parcels of land settled by the Princess Augusta families are identified
with dark circles* It is seen that their lands located between Abbottstown and
the Pigeon Hills formed an almost contiguous group of land parcels extending
more than half way around the future site of Abbottstown. The present bound-
aries of Abbottstown are shown on the map) however it did not really exist as a
town until about 40 years after these families arrived in the area.

In 1749 this area became part of newly formed York County, Pennsylvania. The
east branch of Beaver Creek became the boundary between Paradise Township on
the east and Berwick Township on the west) thus dividing the settlement into
two townships. In 1800, Adams County was formed from York County and the
settlement area was then separated into two different Counties, Paradise Town-
ship being in York County, and Berwick in Adams County.

ORIGINS OF PRINCESS AUGUSTA FAMILIES

The Princess Augusta Families arrived in Philadelphia September 15, 1736, from
Rotterdam, Holland, suggesting they came from one of the lands along the Rhine
River, or one of its tributaries. They spoke German as their common language,
and at least those who were literate could also speak French and signed their
names with French spellings on the passenger lists at Philadelphia.

In those times, this particular bilingual language characteristic existed along
the Rhine River only in Alsace, and that portion of the Duchy of Lorraine now
located within the French Department of Mosel and stretching along the border
of German Saarland. From southern Mosei on south through Lorraine the language
was a local dialect of French.

Historically, the people of Alsace, the Alsatian speaking people of the Mosel
region of Lorraine, the German Swiss, and the people of Baden across the Rhine
River from Alsace, were of the same origins. These peoples were descendants of
the Alamanni, a Germanic tribe who conquered the lands of the upper Rhine
Valley in the 5th Century, and drove out the earlier Celtic tribes and Roman
settlers. Their language is the Alemannic dialect of High German, and in
France is commonly called Alsatian, whether spoken in Alsace or Lorraine.

The lands on the west side of the Rhine came under the control of France in the
mid 17th Century and French became the language of government, and thus became
a second spoken language, although Alsatian German continued as the most common
spoken language of Alsace and Northeastern Mosel even into the 20th Century.

In the early 1700s, use of French as a second language by the Alsatian speaking
people of Alsace and parts of Lorraine, linguistically separated these peoples
from those of Baden and the German Swiss.

The people who emigrated from Rotterdam can be divided linguistically as fol-
lows. The Dutch and Germans of the lower Rhine spoke Low German. The people
east of the upper Rhine and the German Swiss spoke High German. On the west
side of the upper Rhine above Koblenz the people spoke High German except many
Alsatians spoke French as a second language. Of the people coming down the
Mosel tributary to Koblenz, those coming from what are now Luxembourg and
German Rheinland-Pfalz and Saar spoke High German. Those from the Northeastern
Mosel region of the Duchy of Lorraine spoke Alsatian and French. Those of the
remainder of the Duchy of Lorraine spoke French.

Other emigrants who came down the Rhine who spoke French were most usually
French Huguenots. These were French Protestants who had fled overland to the
Rhine Valley to escape persecution in Catholic France. Some had lived among
the Germans long enough to speak German as a second language.

In summary, almost all bilingual German-French speaking people who came down
the Rhine were either the Alsatian speaking people of Alsace and the Mosel
region of Lorraine, or French Hugenots, some of whom could speak German. Both
Catholic and Protestants emigrants came from the Alsatian speaking group.

The Princess Augusta families who came to the Pigeon Hills area were Catholic
and were evidently bilingual and thus most likely either came down the Rhine
River from Alsace, or down the Mosel and Rhine Rivers from the Alsatian speak-
ing part of northern Lorraine.

On the Princess Augusta, the ship's Captain Marchant, a name of French origin,
In his ships records, singled out seven families and treated these differently
than the rest. These were the families of Nicholas Strasbach, Joseph Noel,
Eneas Noel, John Francis Christian) Peter Delon) Nicholas Gerard, and Francis
Ory and his adult son Nicholas.

Of 330 passengers on the ship, these were the only families for which the
captain made an addition to his ship's passenger list which indicated whether
the male passenger had brought a wife and also included a tabulation of the
number of children in each family.

One can only speculate as to the reason the captain did this. It is suspected
that these may have been the only families aboard who could communicate in
French and thus perhaps the only passengers with whom Captain Marchant could
easily converse.

When the males of the Princess Augusta appeared before the Philadelphia Court
for clearance) the following of this group signed in their own handwriting:
Francois Ory, Nicolas Ory, Jean Francois Chretien, N Gerard, Pierre Dulon, and
Joseph Noel, obvious French spellings. Nicholas Strasbach could not write and
his name was recorded on the Court's list as heard by others as Collas Drasbart
and Collas Prasbart. On the Captain's lists his name was recorded as Nicolas
Trasbart and Nicollas Drasbart. The other males of this group who did not
write their own name were Peter Noel, 16 year old son of Joseph, and Eneas
Noel, whose relationship to Joseph is unknown.

This group of passengers of the Princess Augusta signed their names in French,
found rapport with the captain of an English ship who was probably of French
origin, assimilated easily into a German culture on the Pennsylvania frontier,
spoke German in their homes and with their German neighbors, in Pennsylvania
records were called by the English or German versions of their names, were
called French by their descendants, were probable founders of what early
writers of the area called a "French Colony", and were Catholics who seem to
have gotten along well with their German Protestant neighbors.

The preceding statement seems quite contradictory, but it is these very contra-
dictions that uniquely identifies their origin as either Alsace or the Alsatian
speaking part of Lorraine. The preceding and other traces of information after
their arrival in America can only be considered circumstantial evidence. The
proof probably lies in Catholic Church records in one of the two named areas.
Some additional found circumstantial evidence concerning their origins has been
found in searches of their descendants and other associations and are discussed
hereafter.

Of these families, those of Joseph Noel, Peter Delon, John Francis Christian,
Nicholas Strasbach, and Nicholas Ory, came on to the settlement north of Pigeon
Hills as their first place of settlement of any permanence. Nicholas Ory is
the only one of his family known to have come to the Pigeon Hills, however not
long after arrival in America, he married the oldest daughter of Nicholas
Strasbach. The relationship between Eneas Noel and Joseph Noel Is unknown. It
is believed that Eneas settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania. What happened to
the rest of the Ory family and Nicholas Gerard is unknown.

Searches have made of family histories and other sources for family traditions
that might shed light on the origins of these families. It has generally been
found that most modern descendants of these families have no idea where their
ancestors came from. Some descendants believe they were from France, but it
appears this may have been learned from histories written during the 19th
Century.

A few cases have been found where it has been suggested these ancestors may
have come from Alsace. In most of these cases It appears that a researcher
suspected Alsace as place of origin but when tracing only one of these families
could not find enough evidence to support such a conclusion.

This writer was informed by one correspondent, that it had been passed down
through their family that their ancestor Catherine Strausbaugh was of Alsatian
ancestry. At the time of the first contact with this branch of descendants
they did not know the parentage of Catherine, only that she and her husband
William Cobb had come from Adams County, Pennsylvania. This family had been
isolated from other Strausbaugh descendants for about 130 years. The contact
was actually made with this family while seeking information on another common
ancestral family. Catherine was the daughter of Peter Strasbaugh and Barbara
Noel, and granddaughter of both Nicholas Strasbach Jr and Peter Noel, son of
Joseph, and thus descended from two of the Princess Augusta families.

A second Dellone immigrant came to America 14 years after the Princess Augusta
families. This was Nicholas Dellone, who also eventually came to the
Abbottstown area and whose descendants remained in the Abbottstown area after
those of Peter Delon left the area. Nicholas Dellone was also called "of
France", but he was from Alsace and returned to Alsace on several occasions,
reportedly once to settle his father's estate. Some historians have suggested
the possibility Nicholas was a relative of Peter Delon, however, that they were
related, or the degree of relationship, are unknown and unproven.

Nicholas Ory moved from Beaver Creek to Maryland about 1751. In Maryland, he
married as a second wife, a French Arcadian. They and part of his family even-
tually made their way to Louisiana where they settled in the St. Johns Catholic
parish. The captain of the ship on which they sailed from Baltimore to Louisi-
ana listed Ory as a German family. The majority of the passengers were Aca-
dians The 1774 marriage record of Mathias Ory, states he was a native of
Frederick County, Maryland) son of Nicholas Ory and Anna Strassbach. In this
French parish, the Ory family were considered Germans. This is another indi-
cation of the unique origin and bilingual nature of these families.

The statements that these families were from France, at least support they were
from the west side of the upper Rhine. However, by the time these statements
were placed in writing, Alsace and Lorraine had been fully incorporated Into
France. At the time of emigration of these families, Alsatians considered
themselves neither French or German. The French were occupying their land
against their will) although the French had originally been invited in by the
Alsatians for assistance in repelling neighboring German armies.

This group of families were almost certainly from the Alsatian speaking area.
The probability Is greater that they were from Alsace simply because many more
Alsatians came to America than did people from Lorraine, together with the fact
the great majority of Alsatian speaking people were from Alsace. Based on
preceding and the other circumstantial evidence, this writer believes It is
reasonable to assume these families were from Alsace.

EARLY SETTLEMENT AT BEAVER CREEK

It is not known when these Alsatian Catholic families first arrived at Beaver
Creek. This is difficult to tell from land records. When these early settlers
found an unoccupied piece of land on which they wish to settle, it was normal
practice for them to simply squat on the land, stake out a claim, and to
proceed with development of the land and building of primitive homes and farm
buildings. These claims were not recorded.


In those early times the land remained the property of the English Crown. The
Penn family had been given proprietary rights to the lands of the colony. The
Proprietaries in turn sold rights to occupy and use the land subject to a
yearly quitrent. The settlers acquired the permanent right to occupy this land
by obtaining a patent deed from the Proprietaries or their agents.

The process was for the settler to find and claim a desired land parcel, and
then obtain a warrant for the described land. Next an official survey was made
to define the location and determine the amount of land, and finally a patent
deed was obtained for the property. The quit rent was usually retroactive to
the time the settler started his improvements to the property.

The warrant, survey, and quit rent required cash payment, something many of the
early settlers did not have. Therefore it was common for the settler to squat
on the land until he could afford the payments.

The need for this delay in obtaining warrants was apparently recognized and the
officials more or less permitted a grace period before enforcing the legal
process for land acquisition. This unofficial grace period seems to have been
about seven years. However, many settlers took no action toward obtaining a
warrant for their claimed land until they were threatened with loss of the
land, or they had a need of their own to obtain a legal patent deed for the
land. It was said by one early official, the Germans would squat on the best
lands and never paid anything until made to do so.

The Lancaster County lands across the Susquehanna River In the Beaver Creek
area were not officially opened for settlement until 1736 when the Penns pur-
chased these lands from the Indians. There may been some unauthorized settlers
in the area before then.

The earliest found evidence of a settlement at Beaver Creek was a land warrant
to Jacob Eyler (L12) in 1738. He was not the only one there, as he indicated
the land was next to that of "old Cope" and "old Lexon". Cope may have been the
father of Jacob Shope. Jacob Shope was to became a son-in-law of Nicholas
Strasbach. Who Lexon was is unknown, but study of the lands surrounding that
of Jacob Eyler as shown on the Land Map, suggests he may have been the first
settler on the land acquired by John Abbott (J13).

The first of the land warrants obtained by one of the Princess Augusta families
was that of John Francis Christian (Ll4) in 1744. His land was surveyed in
1745 and showed Strasbaugh (L12) as a neighbor. In the same year the survey
draft of John Bready's land (M14) also showed Strausbaugh as a neighbor.

There appears to have been little land record activity in this settlement prior
to 1750. The warrants prior to 1750, found to date include: 1738, Jacob Eyler
(L12); 1743, John Bready (Ml4); 1744, John Francis Christian (Ll4); 1745, John
Bready (K19), 1746, James Reed (H5 & J5), Mathias Bowser (Fl6).

The officials must have then caused some activity. Warranted 1750, Nicholas
Strasbach (M12), Nicholas Noel (Kll), Peter Noel (J15), John Nagle (E16), Jacob
Eyler (M8); 1751, Melchor Kerbach (Ml6), Nicholas Shearer (Mil), John Hun-
singer (NIO), John Noel (MIO); 1754, Frederick Shulla (N13); 1756, Jacob Giles
(018); 1762, Peter Delon (K7), John Noel (Hl7 & Gl8); 1765, John Grove (G19).

Land surveys for the Alsatian families were made in 1745, John Francis Chris-
tian; 1751, Nicholas Strasbach; 1753, Nicholas Noel; 1764, John Noel; 1766,
Peter Noel, Peter Delon, Nicholas Strasbach Jr, 1767, Nicholas Delon.

Nicholas Ory (NIO) and Jacob Shupe (Mil) apparently left the area about 1751
without ever obtaining warrants for their claims.

Joseph Noel probably died before 1750 and his land warranted by one or more of
his sons) Peter, John or Nicholas. No land records have been found for his
younger sons Andrew or Joseph Jr in this area. The land (Hl7 & G18) north of
York Road, John Noel warranted in 1762 is somewhat of a puzzle. John obtained
a deed to this unwarranted land from Hans Hamilton in 1761. The Hans Hamilton
family were on west in Manor of Maske by 1741. Perhaps they settled on this
land prior to moving on to Marsh Creek, and the Noel family then occupied the
land. Perhaps the deed was needed to obtain clear title to the land which the
Noels may have been occupying for 20 some years.

Philip Noll and his sons John Yost and George Noll, who later acquired land in
the area were not of Joseph Noel's family. Philip immigrated in 1751. When
they arrived in the area is unknown. They appear to have been Protestants.

Nicholas Noel was another son-in-law of Nicholas Strasbach. John Heidler,
another son-in-law of Nicholas Strasbach, inherited land from his brother Jacob
in 1760. John didn't have this land surveyed until 1797.

Nicholas Strasbach inherited his fathers land (M12) in 1753. He acquired
another property (J5) out by Cross Keys in 1765, which he had surveyed in 1766,
and in 1768 sold to George Noll. This was a part of the land warranted by
James Reed in 1746. Not long after 1768, Nicholas and his son Peter relocated
to Buchanan Valley in that part of York County which later became Adams County.
Michael Strasbach, youngest son of Nicholas Sr) acquired land south of Pigeon
Hills and off the area covered by the Land Map. Most Strausbaugh families of
York County and eastern Adams County, descended from Michael Strasbach.

It should not be construed from the preceding, that these families straggled
into this area over a period of time. Study of various records provides
evidence the better lands in this settlement were occupied by 1741. Lands taken
by Princess Augusta families were some of the best. In order to acquire an
almost contiguous group of these prime properties, immediately surrounding the
land John Abbott and Jacob Eyler, the whole group of these families must have
arrived within a very short period of time, probably in 1738 or 1739, certainly
not later than 1740. They were the original warrantees of most of this land.

The Strasbach (Strausbaugh), Noel, and Delon (Dillon) families stayed in this
settlement for some time and descendants of the Strausbaugh family still live
in surrounding areas. Part of the Strausbaugh, Noel and Dillon families moved
to Buchanan Valley in Northwest Adams County and descendants of these Straus-
baugh and Dillon families still live in that area.

Some of the second generation of these families were born in the settlement,
essentially all reached adulthood and married here. The only marriage between
the second generation of these families that might have occurred before they
reached the Pigeon Hills was that of Nicholas Ory and Anna Strasbach.


THE STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY HISTORY

PART 1 NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH THE IMMIGRANT

CHAPTER 1-1 INTRODUCTION TO THE STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY HISTORY

SYNOPSIS

This is the history of the Strausbaugh families descended from the immigrant,
Nicholas Strausbaugh, who in the summer of 1736, sailed from Rotterdam, Hol-
land, with his wife and family , and arrived in America at Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania on September 16, 1736, and eventually settled in Paradise Town-
ship, York County, Pennsylvania, where he died in the year 1753.

Nicholas Strausbaugh arrived in America with six children. At the time of his
death, there were ten known surviving children, three sons and seven daughters.
Of the three sons, the second son died shortly after his father, without heirs,
thus the decendants of the name are either from the eldest son, Nicholas
Strausbaugh Jr, or from the youngest, Michael Strausbaugh.

Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr. lived in a number of locations, including what is now
Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Most of the Strausbaugh fam-
ilies who lived in, or migrated out of the western half of Adams County, are
descended from Nicholas Jr.

Michael Strausbaugh lived in Paradise Township, York County, and Pennsylvania. Most of the Strausbaugh families who lived in, or migrated out of York County and the eastern portion of Adams County, Pennsylvania are descended from Michael.

The seven daughters of Nicholas Strausbaugh all married and had descendants.
These sisters, Anna Strausbaugh Urigh, Mary Ann Strausbaugh Decker, Barbara
Strausbaugh Hinds, Margaret Strausbaugh Noel, Matalena Strausbaugh Gogh, Cath-
erine Strausbaugh Schoff, and Judith Strausbaugh Heidler, together with their
brothers Nicholas and Michael Strausbaugh were the ancestors of many of the old
families of York and Adams Counties.

Some Strausbaugh families still reside in the general area of the original
settlement in York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania, however, most have scat-
tered to other places. About 1810 some of the descendants started moving
westward, particularly into Ohio. Today, descendants are found spread through
most of the states of United States. It is believed that the great majority of
the Strausbaugh families of various spellings, now living in the United States
are descended from this immigrant ancestor, Nicholas Strausbaugh.

THE STRAUSBAUGH FAMIIY NAME

In the 20th Century, Strausbaugh appears to be the spelling of the name most
commonly used by the descendants of the immigrant, Nicholas Strausbaugh. The
second most common spelling is Strasbaugh. A few other variations of the spel-
ling still exist.

In the early years the family was in America, many variations of spelling were
used.

In this family history, Strausbaugh is used as the general purpose spelling.
Other spellings are used when quoting a specific record, or in reference to
such a record, and elsewhere when appropriate.

While the Strausbaugh spelling is common today, this was not always the case.
This spelling has evolved as such in the last 100 years of the almost 250 year
history of the family in America. During the first 100 years, Strasbach was
the most common spelling, but it was just one of many.

Essentially nothing is known concerning the original European spelling or
pronunciation of the name. The immigrant, Nicholas, could not write his name.
On the first day that he was in America, his name was written into the Pennsyl-
vania Provincial records four times, with four different spellings. It was
recorded probably by Englishmen, who wrote it down as they heard it spoken in a
foreign tongue, and then Nicholas signed with his mark. In later years, re-
searchers studying these ancient documents have transcribed and published their
interpretations of these old hand written spellings. To date, published trans-
criptions have been found which provide five different spellings of his name as
it was recorded on his first day in America. These are: Nicolas Trasbart,
Nicollas Drasbart, Collas Drasbart, Colas Drasbarb, and Collas Prasbart. It
takes a little imagination to relate these to the modern spelling.

Thus, it is seen that the name Strausbaugh is probably an American invention or
an evolutionary derivation from the original, whatever that may have been. The
names Strausbaugh and Strasbach appear to be typical German names, but it is
doubtful that Nicholas was even German. He did settle in an area of
Pennsylvania which soon became predominately German in heritage. Thus it is
possible that with time the original name became Germanized as well as
Americanized in both pronunciation and spelling.

It must be remembered that for the greater part of the 250 years that the
family has been in America, the name was written down by record keepers as they
heard it, or as they thought it should be spelled. In many instances this was
true even when the person could write their own name. Written signatures were
most often used for signing legal record documents. For these documents, if
the person could not write, he made his mark along side his name after it was
written by others.

Following are various spellings found during family research: Drasbart, Dras-
barb, Prasbart, Trasbart, Trasbach, Trasback, Trasbaugh, Tresback, Treshback,
Trosbach, Trosbaugh, Trospaugh, Stars bach, Strasbach, Strasback, Strasbaugh,
Strawsbach, Strawsbaugh, Strawsbauch, Strawsbauck, Strassbach, Strasbock,
Strassbaugh, Strosbach, Strosback, Stroosbaugh, Strausbaugh, Strausbough,


CHAPTER 1-2 NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH THE IMMIGRANT

FIRST GENERATION

100 -1 NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c 1696 Northcentral Europe, possibly Alsace-Lorraine
Died: c 1753 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Immigrated: 16 Sep 1736 Rotterdam, Holland to Philadelphia, PA
Ship: Princess Augusta, Samuel Marchant, Master
Resided: c 1738-c1749 Lancaster Co, PA
C 1749-c1753 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Parents: Unknown

Married: c1718
Spouse: Name unknown
Born: Europe
Died: p1753 PA
Children: 3 sons and 7 daughters known, order of daughters unknown
201-1 Nicholas Jr c 1721 Northcentral Europe
211-2 John 173- died prior to 1763, without heirs
221-3 Michael c 1742 PA
231-4 Anna c 1719 Northcentral Europe
241-5 Mary Ann 172- Northcentral Europe
251-6 Barbara 172- Northcentral Europe
261-7 Margaret 17-- Northcentral Europe
271-8 Matalena 173- probably Europe
281-9 Catherine 173- probably PA
291-10 Judith 173- PA

* The proper order of the children is not known

Nicholas Strausbaugh, the immigrant ancestor, was 40 years of age when he
arrived in America in the year 1736, indicating that he was born about the year
1696.

Essentially nothing is known concerning his parentage, birth place, marriage,
or his early life in Europe. Because of the religious preference of the
majority of his children and grandchildren, it is assumed that Nicholas was of
the the Roman Catholic faith. Based on somewhat flimsy circumstantial evi-
dence, it appears that his origin may have been in the Alsace-Lorraine region
of Northcentral Europe, and that he and his family traveled down the Rhine
River with a small group of Catholic families from that area, who were bound
for America. From wherever he may have come, the termination of the European
portion of the journey was at Rotterdam, Holland, located at the mouth of the
Rhine River. Rotterdam was the principle port of embarkation for those emi-
grants who came down the Rhine.

In the summer of 1736, Nicholas Strausbaugh, his wife and six children, boarded
the ship. Princess Augusta, captained by Samuel Marchant, which sailed from
Rotterdam, Holland, made a stop for provisions at Cowes on the English Isle of
Wight, sailed across the Atlantic to Philadelphia, arriving on, or shortly
before, September 16, 1736.


The trip across the Atlantic could not have been an easy journey. From Captain
Marchant's manifesto, it is learned that there were approximately 330 passen-
gers crowded into the sailing vessel. Of these, 112 were males over 16 years
of age, the remaining 218 were women and children. Two male passengers are
known to have died during the journey and the number of women and children who
shared this fate is unknown. Five of the male passengers were too sick to make
the appearance before the Philadelphia Court upon arrival.

Captain Marchant's manifesto indicated that the passengers were from the Pala-
tinate and other places. This suggests that the majority of the passengers
were from the Palatinate* However, there is reason to believe that Nicholas
Strausbaugh was not included in this majority.

On September 16, 1736, Captain Marchant and the male passengers appeared before
the Philadelphia Court for qualification as required by the laws of the Pro-
vince of Pennsylvania. The captain presented to the court his list of male
passengers over sixteen years of age who were transported to Pennsylvania on
the Princess Augusta. The Court prepared two lists on which the passengers
either signed their names, or if they could not write their name, they signed
with their mark alongside the name as it was written down by the Court's
recorder. Thus, for those who could not write, the name was written with a
phonetic spelling as heard by the recorder.

These three lists, which are extant, contain essentially all the known informa-
tion concerning Nicholas Strausbaugh prior to his arrival in America* These
three lists are published in "Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Strasssburger
and Hinke and are identified as lists A, B, and C, List A being Captain Mar-
chant's list, and Lists B and C being the two lists prepared by the Philadel-
phia Courts. List A is of the most importance to the Strausbaugh history as it
gives Nicholas's age and the number of persons in his family.

The other lists are of interest as they indicate which of the passengers signed
their own names and which signed with their mark. Nicholas Strausbaugh signed
with his mark. Nicholas's name appeared twice on List A, thus from the three
lists, there are found four phonetic spellings of his name. None of the four
are identical. On List A, Nicholas is found as "Nicollas Drasbart and Nicolas
Trasbart", on List B as "Collas (+) Drasbart" and on List C as "Collas (+)
Prasbart." The (+) indicates Nicholas's mark.

Some of these differences in name spellings may be due in part to difficulty in
reading the deteriorated original documents and in deciphering the ancient
handwriting. It must also be remembered that the documents were prepared by
probably at least three different persons whose spelling proficiencies undoubt-
edly varied and for those passengers who could not write, the phonetic spel-
lings might vary considerably, depending on the familiarity of the recorder
with the language or dialect in which the name was pronounced.

An analysis of how Nicholas's name was written by others suggests the following
concerning the pronunciation of his name. The absence of the "S" indicates
that it was either missing or was very soft and followed by a harsh consonant
which made the "S" insignificant, also that it was hard to distinguish whether
the consonant was a "t", "d", or "p". The dropping of the "Mi" from Nicholas
suggests a French rather than German pronunciation, Ni-kol'as, with a soft
first syllable, rather than Nik'o-las*

The preceding suggests the possibility that the Nicholas Strausbaugh family was
from one of the French provinces along the Rhine River, rather than from one of
the German provinces. While there were numbers of French refugees in the
German Palatinate and also in Holland, these were predominately Protestant
Huguenots rather than Catholics.

Captain Marchant's list contains an oddity which indicates that research re-
lated to the origins of some of the other families aboard the Princess Augusta
might possibly provide information concerning the origin of the Strausbaugh
family.

Following his list of the 112 males over 16 years of age. Captain Marchant also
provided a listing of a few of the families aboard the Princess Augusta. In
the following table, the first column is Captain Marchant's family list, the
remaining three columns give the names as spelled on Lists A, B, and C:

Family List List A List B List C

Francis Ore, a wife Francis Ory *Francois Ory *Francois Ory
3 children age 56
Nicholas Ore Nicholas Oree *Nicholas Ory *Nicholas Ory
Age 26
Nicolas Trasbart, Nicollas Drasbart Collas Drasbart Collas Prasbart
Wife, 6 children
Pierre Dilon,wife Petter Delo *Pierre Dulon *Pierre Dulon
4 children age 40
Nicolas Gerard, Nichols Gerrard *N Gerard *N Gerard
a wife age 30
Jean Francois Chretien Francis Christian *Jean Francois *Jean Francois
a wife, 1 child age 40 Chrestien Chrestien
Eneas Newell, Ennos Newell Enoas Nowell Ennos Newell
a wife, 1 child age 36
Joseph Newell, Joseph Newell *Joseph Noel *Joseph Noel
Wife 6 children, age 56
of whom Pierre Petter Newell Peter Nowell Pieter Newell
Newell is one age 16

In the above lists, the names preceded by * are those which were written in the
person's own hand.

One can only speculate as to why Captain Mar-chant, with 330 passengers on his
ship, chose to prepare such a listing for 6 family groups with a total of only
36 passengers. Were these families of a higher class distinction than the
others? Where the heads of these families better known to the captain, and
possibly were those who shared the captains table? Had they paid for better
quarters for their families? Was the captain more conversant in their language
or dialect than the others?

>From the lists, it is surmised that, particularly for those who signed their
own names, the spellings generally appear to be French rather than German.

Nicholas Ory appears to have been the son of Francis Ory. Joseph, Ennos, and
Peter Noel appear to have been of the same family. Joseph was 20 years older
than Ennos, and Ennos 20 years older than Peter, however Peter was the son of
Joseph, therefore Ennos was probably either an older son or younger brother of
Joseph Noel.

At the time of this writing, comprehensive research on these other families has
not been done. However, information has been found which pertains to a con-
tinuing relationship between the Strausbaugh (Trasbart), Urigh (Ore), Delone
(Dulon), Noel, and Krichten (Chrestien) families extending through several
generations. This suggests an association of these families from the time of
boarding the Princess Augusta at Rotterdam and perhaps even earlier.

Presently no information is available directly related to the religious beliefs
of the immigrant families. However based on the church associations of their
children and grandchildren, it is believed that the Strausbaugh, Delone, Noel,
and Krichten families were Catholic while the Urigh family was Lutheran. This
suggests a different type relationship between the Strausbaugh family and the
Urigh family than with the other families.

Information concerning the origins of the Delon, Noel, and Krichten families of
the Princess Augusta is no better than for the Strausbaugh family. However,
later immigrations of other Delone and Noel families from Alsace and Lorraine,
who were possibly related to the Princess Augusta families, does suggest the
Alsace-Lorraine region as a place of origin. For centuries these adjoining
principalities were pawns of the wars between the French and Germans. They
were exposed to the language and heritage of both. In the early 1700s many
were bilingual, speaking both German and French, with French being the language
of the courts and business and the most commonly written language. While this
is highly speculative, the Alsace-Lorraine region appears to fit this small
group aboard the Princess Augusta better than most other regions along the
Rhine.

The first record of Nicholas Strausbaugh after arrival in Pennsylvania is found
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where, on September 1, 1738, Nicholas Stars-
bach and Nicholas Orie each secured a warrant for one hundred acres of land in
Conestoga Township. Neither a survey or a patent deed followed for either of
the properties, suggesting that they soon moved on to other parts.

Francis Ore, father of Nicholas, apparently settled in Cocalico Township,
Lancaster County, and records of some of his children are found in the regis-
ters of the Lutheran Churches of the area. However, his son Nicholas followed
the Strausbaugh family, first to Conestago Township, Lancaster County and
eventually on to Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania. The reason for
this becomes finally apparent in the administration of the estate of Nicholas
Strausbaugh where it is learned that Nicholas's daughter Anna married Nicholas
Urigh.

The Strausbaugh family may also spent time in Cocalico Township and Nicholas
Strausbaugh Jr may have resided there as late as 1755.

Sometime, about 1748 or 1749, Nicholas Strausbaugh and Nicholas Urigh crossed
the Susquehanna River into that part of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania which in
1749 was to become York County.

On September 10, 1750, Nicholas Strasbach was granted a patent for 100 acres of
land in Paradise Township, York County, adjoining the land of Nicholas Oury and
Gotlib Breigner, including his improvements, for which he agreed to pay the
rate of 15 pounds, 10 shillings, with lawful interest for the same, and a
yearly quit-rent of one-half penny Sterling for every acre thereof.

It is not known when Nicholas Strausbaugh and Nicholas Urigh first settled on
this land in Paradise Township, or when Nicholas Strausbaugh made the original
application for a warrant, however, since the land then included his improve-
ments, it can be assumed that he had been there for some period of time.

Although Anna Strausbaugh and her husband Nicholas Urigh moved along with the
Strausbaugh family, rather than remaining in the same vicinity as the other
Urigh families, they appear to have followed the Lutheran faith.

Presently, the routes taken from Philadelphia to York County by the immigrant
Delone, Noel, and Krichten families are unknown, but they, or at least some of
their children ended up settling in in York County in the area surrounding
Conewago Chapel. This was then a small Roman Catholic log mission house,
established in 1741 by Jesuit missionaries sent out from Baltimore, Maryland.
This site is now occupied by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which
is still commonly known as Conewago Chapel, and is a well known Pennsylvania
historic religious shrine. Conewago Chapel is located in what is now Conewago
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and about three miles west of Hanover,
Pennsylvania. The presence of this Catholic chapel was probably what drew the
Strausbaugh, Noel, Delone, and Krichten families to the Conewago area.

In 1736, when these families arrived in America, there were few Catholics and
few Catholic Churches in Pennsylvania. While Pennsylvania was one of the few
colonies which professed to have freedom of religion. Catholics were not wel-
comed with open arms by the general populace. Thus the existence of a Catho-
lic church and congregation on the western frontier of Pennsylvania was un-
doubtedly an attraction to these Catholic families.

The extant records of Conewago Chapel do not begin until about 1791, therefore
they do not provide any assistance in researching the early years of these
families. However records of later generations of all four of these families
are to be found in the registers of Conewago Chapel. Intermarriages between
the Strausbaugh, Delone, and Noel families occurred for a number of genera-
tions.

It appears that some of the Krichten family settled in the immediate vicinity
of Conewago Chapel, in what is now Conewago Township, Adams County. Some of
the Noel family and possibly some of the Delone family settled a few miles
north in the Pigeon Hills in what is now Berwick Township, Adams County, and
Nicholas Strausbaugh and Nicholas Urigh settled to the east of the Pigieon
Hills, across Beaver Creek into what is now Paradise Township, York County. At
the time of their settlement this whole area was a part of Lancaster County,
the entire area became part of York County when it was formed from Lancaster
County in 1749, and the area was split when Adams County was formed from York
County in 1800. Thus, in the early years, these families were located relative-
ly close together and close to Conewago Chapel.

The dates of arrival of each of these families into the Conewago area is not
known. It has been said that the so-called French settlement in the Pidgeon
Hills, was started about 1749. The Noel family supposedly was one of the early
families in this settlement. Perhaps the Strausbaugh family, Nicholas Urigh,
the Delones, Noels, and Krichten families all came into the Conewago area
shortly before 1750, from some previous common settlement in Lancaster County.

Essentially nothing is known concerning the life of Nicholas Strausbaugh during
the period that he lived in Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania. The
only found records concern the administration of his estate.

Nicholas Strausbaugh died during the year 1753, at an age of about 57, as on
October 25, 1753, letters of administration for the estate of Nicholas
Strausbaugh were granted to his oldest son, Nicholas. Nicholas Jr. rendered his
account of administration on everything but the real estate on January 2, 1755.
On March 26, 1755, Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr. declared in Orphans Court that the
property of his father could not be divided equally among the heirs. He asked
the Court to summon an inquest to place a value on the real estate in prepara-
tion for its disposition. On the same date he gave a bond for the faithful
performance of his duties as the executor. This was necessary because he was
then living outside the province, in Frederick County, Maryland. Also on the
same day, Nicholas Strasbach of Frederic County, Maryland, sold for 100 pounds,
to F. Jollah and Godlip Briegner of Paradise Township, lands formerly of his
father, Nicholas Strasbaugh, deceased.

The final episode in the settling the estate of Nicholas Strausbaugh did not
occur until March 1763. Apparently the inquest requested in 1755 never func-
tioned and the Court ordered a second inquest. The property of Nicholas
Strausbaugh, deceased, was appraised at a value of 128 pounds, and was to be
divided as follows: Nicholas, the oldest son, to keep his share and that of
his brother John, deceased at full age, since the death of his father; and the
rest to be divided equally between the rest of the heirs. The other heirs were
listed as: Anna, wife of Nicholas Urigh; Mary Ann, wife of John Decker; Bar-
bara, wife of Anthony Hidsman (Hinds); Margaret, wife of Nicholas Noel; Lena
wife of George Gogh; Catherine, wife of Jacob Schoffin (Schoff); Judith, wife
of John Heidieren (Heidler); and son Michael Strasbach.

The places of burial are not known for either Nicholas Strausbaugh, the immi-
grant, or his wife. His wife, whose name is unknown, was not mentioned in the
administration of his estate and it is assumed that she died before Nicholas.


INDEX OF NAMES AND GENEALOGICAL NUMBERS

100-1 Nicholas Strausbaugh, Immigrant
201-1 Nicholas
211-2 John
221-3 Michael
231-4 Anna
241-5 Mary Ann
251-6 Barbara
261-7 Margaret
271-8 Matalena
281-9 Catherine
291-10 Judith

201-1 Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr and Matlena
301-1 Peter and Barbara Noel
401-1 Michael
402-2 Catherine and William Cobb
502-1 John
502-2 William
502-3 Mary Ann
502-4 Abraham
403-3 Susanna
404-4 Elizabeth and Peter Delone
504-1 Maria
504-2 Joseph
504-3 Unknown
504-4 Barbara
504-5 Samuel
405-5 Joseph and Christina Berger
505-1 Elizabeth and John Hull
505-2 Peter and Sophia Grim
605-11 Sarah Ann
605-12 Esther
605-13 Matilda
605-14 Abraham
605-15 Catherine
605-16 Sophia
505-2b Peter and Elizabeth Devault
605-17 Amos B.
605-18 Lydia Ann
605-19 Nancy Jane
605-20 Peter
605-21 Sophia
605-22 Clarisa
605-23 Lafayette
605-24 Rebecca
505-3 Valentine and Barbary Barger
605-25 Margaret
505-3b Valentine and Mary
605-26 Ellsworth
505-4 Barbara and Henry Barger
605-27 Christina
605-28 Nancy
605-29 Jane
605-30 Eliza
505-5 Michael and Mary Morehead
605-31 David
505-6 Susanna
505-7 Nancy
505-8 Margaret and Samuel Devault
605-41 Mary E
605-42 Joseph
605-43 Samuel
605-44 Christina
605-45 Barbara A
605-46 Lewis
505-9 Joseph and Rebecca Devault
605-51 Caroline
605-52 Ephriam
605-53 Almond
605-54 Rachael
605-55 Hiram
605-56 Sylvester
605-57 Emma
505-10 Ephriam and Jane Barger
605-61 Henry B.
605-62 Martha J
605-63 Margaret
605-64 John A
505-10b Ephriam and Catherine Strausbaugh
605-65 Clarence
505-11 Christina
406-6 Margaret
407-7 Jacob and Mary Beamer
507-1 Peter and Elizabeth Pollock
507-2 John and Sarah Smith
507-3 Samuel and Mary
607-1 Jacob
607-2 Elizabeth
607-3 Mary
507-4 Barbara
507-5 Mary Magdalen
507-6 Jacob and Mary Heist
408-8 Joanna
409-9 Barbara and John Weaver
509-1 Barbara
509-2 Elizabeth
509-3 John
509-4 Anna
509-5 Henrietta
509-6 Magdelena
509-7 David A
509-8 Margaret
509-9 John
410-10 John
411-11 Peter and Catherine Berger
511-1 Valentine and Anne
611-1 Lucindia
611-2 George
611-3 Catherine J
511-2 John and Jane
611-11 Joseph
611-12 Nancy
611-13 Nellie
511-3 Hannah and William Dewalt
511-4 George and Mary Elizabeth Smith
611-41 Malinda
611-42 Son
611-43 Elizabeth
511-5 Daughter
511-6 William and Jane T Busby
611-61 John
` 611-62 Henry B
611-63 Isaac
611-64 Delilah
611-65 Abraham
611-66 Jacob
611-67 George
511-7 Michael and Christina Strausbaugh
611-71 Rosanna
611-72 Mary M
611-73 Leletha
611-74 Hannah
611-75 Sarah C
511-8 Daughter
511-9 Son
412-12 Abraham and Catherine Bittinger
512-1 Anna Johanna
512-2 Abraham Samuel
512-3 Charles Abraham and Mary
612-1 Mary M
612-2 Catherine J
612-3 Louisa
512-4 William
512-5 John and Maria
612-10 James
612-11 Susanna
612-12 Augustin
512-6 Jacob Francis and Mary
512-7 Adam
512-8 Josephine
413-13 Anna
414-14 George and Elizabeth Bittinger
514-1 Nancy and George Cole
614-1 Jacob J and Josephine Rider
714-1 Edward J
714-2 Francis I
714-3 Mary J
714-4 Ellen C
714-5 Flemming C
714-6 Joseph K
714-7 Thomas J
714-8 Sara M (Pearl)
614-2 Josephine E
614-3 Mary E
614-4 Sarah J
614-5 Nancy J
514-2 Sarah and John Cole
514-3 Margaret and William Shepard
514-4 Lucy Anne and Joseph Warner
514-5 Mary Elizabeth and John McKendrick
514-6 Susanna and Vincent Childers
514-7 John William
301-2 John

211-2 John, died without issue

221-3 Michael Strasbach Sr and Eva Catherine Staub
321-1 John
421.1 Frederick
421-2 John and Sally Maurer
521-1 Andrew
421-2b John and Mary Blair
521-2 Margaret
521-2 Ambrose Anthony
521-4 John Frederick
421-3 Margaret
421-4 Catherine
421-5 Mary Magdalena
421-6 Anthony and Anna Nancy Magers
521-5 Mary Isabella
521-6 William
521-7 Martha Berlinda
521-8 Lewis
521-9 Daughter
521-10 Edmund
521-11 Mary Agnes
521-12 Thomas Augustine
521-13 Joseph Alexius
521-14 Alexius Miles
421-7 Jacob and Dorothy Bahn/Bohn
521-71 Matthias
521-72 Anne Marie
521-73 Catherine
521-74 Lucy
521-75 Emos Henry
521-76 Susan
421-8 Susan and Samuel Allwine/Alwine
521-81 Thomas F John
521-82 Joanna Mary
521-83 Margaret Eliza
521-84 Mary Anna
521-85 Pius
322-2 Michael Jr and Margaretha
422-1 Catherine "Kitty" and Michael Noel
522-1 Benjamin
522-2 Joseph Elias
522-3 Mary
522-4 Catherine
522-5 Michael
522-6 Margaret
422-2 John Michael and Margaret Elizabeth Marks
522-11 George
522-12 Henry
522-13 Elizabeth
522-14 Magdalen
522-15 Joseph
522-16 Anthony
522-17 Mary Anna
522-18 Sarah
522-19 Catherine and Joseph Bracht
622-191 William F
522-20 Michael
522-21 Agnes
422-3 Polly and Jacob Noel
522-25 Margaret
522-26 Jacob
522-27 Andrew
422-4 George and Mary Catherine Rutlege
522-31 Mark Soloman
522-32 Ismael
522-33 Mary
522-34 Laurence
522-35 Anastasius
522-36 Eva Catherine
522-37 Francis Xavier
422-5 Samuel and Margaret Topper
522-51 Elizabeth
522-52 Susan
522-53 John
522-54 Samuel
522-55 Michael
522-56 Mary Margaret
522-57 James Peter
422-6 Henry and Elizabeth Winters
522-61 Susan
522-62 Elizabeth
522-63 Margaret
522-64 Rebecca
522-65 Michael
522-66 Anthony (Henry)
522-67 Mary
522-68 Louise (Lucy)
522-69 Matthew
522-70 Joseph
522-71 Sarah Agnes
422-7 Peter and Dorothy Bower
522-72 Anna Mary
422-8 Jacob and Margarethe Flanagan
522-81 Michael
522-82 Susan
522-83 Joseph
522-84 Jacob Henry
522-85 John Francis
522-86 Mary Elizabeth
422-9 Margaretha
323-3 Catherine
324-4 Magdalena
325-5 Peter and Anna Maria Wans
425-1 John and Christina Ickes
525-1 Jacob
525-2 Mary Anna
525-3 Caroline
425-2 Son
425-3 Maria
425-4 Jacob and Margaret Ehedron (Eckenrode, BOK?)
525-31 Peter
425-5 Joseph and Margaret Weinbrenner
525-41 Anna Maria
525-42 Sarah
525-43 Amelia
525-44 Edward
525-45 Mary Ann
525-46 Louisa Appolonia
425-5b Joseph and Rebecca
525-47 Levi
525-48 Caroline
525-49 Harriett
425-6 Adam and Judith Klung/Klunk
525-51 Jerome
525-52 Mary A
425-7 Son
425-8 Theresa
326-6 Elizabeth
327-7 Jacob and Name Unknown
427-1 John and Sara Wans?
527-1 Mary
427-2 Peter and Martha Patterson
527-11 James
527-12 Anna Marie
527-13 Jeremiah and Mary Elizabeth Bishop
627-1 Emma
627-2 William O
627-3 Mary Susan
627-4 Charles
627-5 Luther G
627-6 Martha Jane
627-7 Edith
527-14 William
527-15 Anna Margaret
327-7b Jacob and Anna Nancy Bingham
427-3 Elias
427-4 Maria Anna
427-5 Henry
427-6 Tobias
427-7 Matilda Nancy
427-8 Cath. Magdalen
427-9 James William
427-10 Aloysius
427-11 Bernard Albert
427-12 Francis
328-8 Henry and Catherine Wagner
428-1 Benjamin Paul and Margaret Rebecca Noel
528-1 Catherine
528-2 Henry
528-3 Peter
528-4 Mary A
328-8b Henry and Maria Serf
428-2 Catherine and Daniel Saurbier
528-11 Francis Ignatius
528-12 Samuel Aloysius
528-13 James
428-3 Susan
428-4 Elizabeth and Peter Haefling
428-5 Charlotte
428-6 Mary Caroline
428-7 Rebecca and Joseph McMaster
528-41 James Henry
528-42 Levi Anthony
528-43 Mary Catherine
528-44 Gabrielle Joana
528-45 Rosa Ann Marg.
528-46 John Francis
528-47 Agnes
528-48 Sarah
528-49 Joseph Aloysius
329-9 Adam and Margaret Fissel
429-1 Adam and Rebecca Throne/Trone
529-1 Abraham
529-2 Sarah
529-3 Jonas
429-2 Jacob and Mary
529-4 Edward
529-5 Jacob
529-6 Lucinda
529-7 Caroline
529-8 Anna Mary
529-9 Amanda
429-3 Nicholas Abraham and Maria Kaltrider
529-11 Magdalene
529-12 Mandilla
529-13 Abraham
529-14 Adam
529-15 Laura
529-16 Meary (Mary?)
429-4 Margaret Anna
429-5 John and Sarah
529-31 Samuel
529-32 Jacob
529-33 Charles
429-6 Elizabeth
429-7 Joseph
429-8 Catherine
330-10 Nicholas and Catherine Sneeringer
430-1 Juliana
530-1 James Ambrose
530-2 Son
530-3 Daughter
430-1b Juliana and Henry Hart
530-4 Caroline
530-5 Matilda Elizabeth
530-6 Mary Magdalen
530-7 Henry Nicholas
430-2 Mary Elizabeth
330-10b Nicholas and Mary Magdalen Heidler
430-3 John
430-4 Josias
430-5 Son
430-6 Anna Maria
430-7 Mary Magdalen and Samuel Althoff
530-11 Louis James
530-12 Alexander C
530-13 Mary Elenora
530-14 John Samuel
530-15 Marsha Ann
530-16 Agatha and John Brady
430-8 Frederick
530-17 Emma Mary
430-9 Daughter
430-10 William
430-11 Daniel Andrew and Louisa Tyson
430-12 Henry

231-4 Anna and Nicholas Urigh/Ory
231-5 Mary Ann and John Decker
231-6 Barbara and Anthony Hidsman/Hinds
231-7 Margaret and Nicholas Noel
231-8 Matalena and George Gogh
231-9 Catherine and Jacob Schoffin/Schoff
231-10 Judith and John Heidler





CHAPTER 2-1 INTRODUCTION TO THE NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH JR FAMILY BRANCH

INTRODUCTION

Part 2 of the Strausbaugh Family History covers the family and descendants of
Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr., the eldest son of Nicholas Strausbaugh, the
immigrant.

Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr. and his younger brother, Michael Strausbaugh, were the
ancestors of all the descendants of the immigrant, Nicholas Strausbaugh, who
carried on the Strausbaugh name.

Because of the documents related to the administration of the estate of Michael
Strausbaugh, all of his children who reached maturity are fairly well estab-
lished by extant records of York County, Pennsylvania, Also through the re-
cords of Conewago Chapel the families of most of his children can be identi-
fied.

Very little similar information exists for the family of Nicholas Strausbaugh
Jr. No probate of an estate for Nicholas has ever been found. Nicholas
apparently made a number of moves during his life. Although he was probably
never far from York and Adams Counties, he did move back and forth across
county lines and the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line. Nicholas was 20 or more
years older than Michael, and the records of Nicholas's period were not as well
established as they were In Michael's period.

The research approach, because of necessity, has been to search out all Straus-
baugh families, all spellings, in York and Adams Counties and in the surroun-
ding counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and to assume that if they could
not be identified as sons of Michael Strausbaugh, it would be highly probable
that they were sons or grandsons of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr.

To date, only one such Strausbaugh, of the age to be a son of Nicholas, has
been identified. This is Peter Strausbaugh, a long time resident of Menallen
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Circumstantial evidence well supports
that he was the son of Nicholas Strausbaugh, Jr.

While Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr had only one known son, he had numerous
descendants through the many children of his son Peter.

The first record of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr being in York County was in 1753,
when he became administrator of his father's estate. However, it is not known
whether he was living in York County at that time.

A Nicholas Tresback owned land in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County in 1755.
It is believed that this was Nicholas Jr, as his father was dead by that time,
However, in 1755, Nicholas is also known to have been in Frederick County,
Maryland. In that year, the records of the administration of his father's
estate, indicate that he provided a bond for the faithful performance of his
duties as administrator of the estate. The bond was required because he was
then living outside the Province of Pennsylvania, in Frederick County, Mary-
land.

It is not known what year Nicholas became a resident of York County. However,
by 1762 he was in York County, in that part that was later to become Berwick
Township, Adams County. He was on the tax roles for Berwick Township for the
year 1762. Berwick Township was located immediately to the west of Paradise
Township. On May 13 May 13, 1766, a tract of land in Berwick Township, along
the York Road, was surveyed for Nicholas Strausbaugh, indicating that he was
probably still living there at that time. It is believed that he was living
not far from the "French Settlement" in Pidgeon Hills of Berwick Township.

Sometime between 1766 and 1772, Nicholas Strausbaugh moved on to Buchanan
Valley in the western part of York County and located in what was to later
become Menallen Township of Adams County. In the year 1772, both he and his son
Peter appeared on the tax roles in Menallen Township.

Although his son Peter continued to be found on the Menallen Township tax
roles, after 1772, Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr is no longer found in these records.
(The next record after 1772 was 1779). Some historians believe that Nicholas
died between 1772 and 1779. This writer believes it is also possible that
Nicholas left Menallen Township during this period and later returned to be
near his son in his last years and Nicholas possibly died in Menallen Township,
sometime in the 1790s*

A Nicholas Trasbaugh is found in the 1790 Census of Menallen Township, living
in the household adjacent to Peter Trasbaugh. The household consisted of one
adult male and one adult female, suggesting either an older couple with all of
the children gone, or a young couple as yet without children.

While no other Nicholas Strausbaugh, other than Nicholas Jr, has yet been found
who could be the Nicholas Trasbaugh, neighbor of Peter in 1790, it must be
recognized that the probability exists that there were other Nicholas Straus-
baughs who have not yet been identified. It is most unusual that a son Nicho-
las has not been found for either Nicholas Jr or his son Peter. According to
the pattern of these families, each of these should have named a son Nicholas,
however it is also possible that they did have sons named Nicholas who died
young.


201-1 NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH JR

Born: c1721 Northcentral Europe, possibly Alsace-Lorraine
Died: 17-- Probably Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Immigrated: Sep 16 1736 Rotterdam, Holland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ship: Princess Augusta, Samuel Marchant, Master
Resided: 175- - 1755 Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania
1755 - 17- Frederick Co, Maryland
1760 -c1768 Berwick Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
1768 - 177- Menallen Twp Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh, the Immigrant, mother unknown

Married: Prior to 1748, probably Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Unknown

Children: One known son, probably other children
301-1 Peter c1748 probably Lancaster Co, PA
301-2 John?

Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr. was born probably about 1721 in one of the French or
German provinces along the Rhine River, possibly in the Alsace-Lorraine area.

Nicholas Jr was one of the six children of Nicholas Strausbaugh who came with
his parents to America in 1736 on the ship Princess Augusta* He was not yet 16
years of age when the family arrived in Philadelphia on September 16, 1736, or
he would have been included on the list of male passengers over 16 years of age
who arrived on the Princess Augusta. Thus his earliest possible birth date
would have been September 17, 1720. His first son Peter was born in 1748, so
it is probable that he was born not later than about 1726.

By the time that Nicholas reached adulthood, the Strausbaugh family was probab-
ly living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr married
sometime prior to 1742, probably in Lancaster County. The name of his wife is
unknown •

In records concerning Nicholas Strausbaugh, he is usually found with variations
of the "T" spelling of the name rather than "S". The found exceptions to this
are in the records of the administration of his fathers estate in Paradise
Township, York County. Apparently in York County "S" spellings of the name
were used for Nicholas Strausbaugh Senior and in his estate records such spel-
lings were also used for Nicholas Jr. Therefore, in searching for the early
records for Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr, and his son Peter, it is necessary to look
for Trasbaugh and other "T" spellings as well as "S" spellings.

It is believed that none of the Strausbaugh families came to York County much
before 1749. By that time Nicholas Jr had his own family and it is quite
possible that he remained in Lancaster County for a time after his father moved
on to Paradise Township, York County.

Until the identity of Nicholas Trasbaugh of Menallen Township of the 1790
Census is established, it will not be known for certain whether Nicholas
Strausbaugh Jr died prior to 1779 or after 1790.

There are undoubtedly still unfound records that might provide more knowledge
concerning the life of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr and his family. The search for
such data is made difficult due to his having been a mover. As a result it is
not known where all there is a need to search for his records and it is also
unknown what all variations of the name may have been used.

In the 1790 Census a search has been made of all states for the apparent
Strausbaugh families, of all spelling variations. Those found include the
following:

Peter Trasbaugh, Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Peter was the
son of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr and grandson of Nicholas Strausbaugh, the immi-
grant.

Nicholas Trasbaugh, Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania. This next
door neighbor of Peter is as yet unidentified, but is obviously one of the
following: Nicholas Jr, Peter's father; an otherwise unidentified son of
Nicholas Jr and brother of Peter; a nephew of Peter and grandson of Nicholas
Jr; an older son of Peter. If the latter. Peter must have married twice or
married his wife Barbara when she was very young.

Michael Strosback, Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Michael was
the son of Nicholas Strausbaugh, the immigrant, and the uncle of Peter. It
appears that Michael's household included all of his known sons at the time of
the census. Thus all other Strausbaugh families are probably descendants of
Nicholas Jr or some completely different Strausbaugh family,

John Strosback, York County, Pennsylvania, in Berwick, Cumberland, Franklin,
Germany, Hamiltonban, Heidelburg, Mt Pleasant, Mt Joy, or Strahan Township.
There are three possibilities for the origin of this John. He was possibly a
son of Nicholas Jr, there is some evidence that Nicholas may have had a son
John. He may have been John, the oldest son of Michael (in which case there
was an extra male in the household of Michael in 1790), John son of Michael
resided in Paradise Township in 1800. Or this John was of a completely differ-
ent family. With two sons in 1790, this John would have been too old to be a
son of Peter, and Peter had a son John, who based on later census records, would
have been one of the sons counted in Peter's household in 1790.

John Stratsbaugh, Philadelphia County, Middle district, Pennsylvania, and in
the adjacent household, Peggy Stratsbaugh, a widow and probably the mother of
John. We have been unable to identify this family as a part of the family of
Nicholas Strausbaugh, our immigrant ancestor, but also we have not found traces
of this family in later census records.

No Strausbaugh families have been found in any other states.

CHAPTER 2-3 PETER STRAUSBAUGH

THIRD GENERATION

301-1 PETER STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c1748 Probably Lancaster Co, PA
Died: May 31 1830, Hamiltonban Twp., Adams Co, PA
Resided: 1772-1827 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr, mother unknown

Married: c 1772, probably York Co, PA
Spouse: Barbara, surname unknown, but probably Noel
Parents: Probably Andrew Noel and his wife Elizabeth

Children:
401-1 Michael c 1773 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA**
402-2 Catherine c 1774 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
403-3 Susanna c 1776 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
404-4 Elizabeth c 1778 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
405-5 Joseph c 1780 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
406-6 Margaret c 1782 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
407-7 Jacob 6 Mar 1783 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
408-8 Joanna c 1784 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
409-9 Barbara c 1786 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
410-10 John c 1788 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
411-11 Peter c 1790 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
412-12 Abraham c 1792 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
413-13 Anna c 1793 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
414-14 George c 1795 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA


* The dates and order of these children have been estimated
and may be incorrect, the dates or approximate dates for
the others are supported by records of varying degree of
of reliability. There were possibly other daughters.

** Menallen Twp was a part of York County until 1800 when Adams
County was formed.

Peter Strausbaugh was horn about 1748, probably in Lancaster County, Pennsyl-
vania, the son of Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr, and grandson of Nicholas Straus-
baugh, the immigrant ancestor. According to his death notice in the June 15,
1830 edition of the Gettysburg Compiler, Peter Strausbaugh died in his eighty-
second year on May 31, 1830. This indicates that he was born some time between
June 2 1747 and June 1, 1748. The part of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in
which he was born, is unknown. It is doubtful that his father had yet arrived
in the part of Lancaster County that later became York and Adams County.

It appears that during Peter's youth the family, at various times, lived in
what is now Lancaster, York, and Adams Counties of Pennsylvania and also in
Frederick County, Maryland. Nicholas Strausbaugh was still in Berwick Town-
ship, York County in May 1766 when Peter was about 18 years of age. Sometime
between then and 1772, they relocated to western York County, settling in what
is now known as Buchanan Valley in Menallen Township, Adams County.

When Peter and his father, Nicholas, arrived in Buchanan Valley, the valley,
then known as Paradise Valley, was entirely within Menallen Township, when
adjacent Franklin Township was formed in 1785, the valley was divided such that
the southwestern portion lay in Franklin and the northeastern portion in Menal-
len Township of York County. The neighborhood in which the Strausbaughs had
settled was split such that the part in which they settled remained in Menallen
Township but some of their neighbors were thereafter in Franklin Township.

It is thought that Peter married shortly after the move to Buchanan Valley.
Based on the 1790 Census data he had one son born before mid year 1774 and,
from other data, also had a daughter born probably in the year 1774 or early
1775. This indicates he married not later than 1772.

The name of Peter's wife was Barbara. There is circumstantial evidence that
she was probably the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Noel, close neighbors of
the Strausbaughs in Buchanan Valley, and who earlier, in Berwick Township, had
probably lived in the same general neighborhood as Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr.

It is believed that Andrew Noel, born about 1735, was the son of the immigrant
Joseph Noel, and at the age of about one year, was one of Joseph's six children
aboard the Princess Augusta on the journey to America with the Strausbaugh
family.

Andrew was about 14 years of age in 1749, which is about the time when the
Noel family is believed to have been one of the early families of the French
settlement in the Pidgeon Hills of Berwick Township, York County. It is be-
lieved that about the same time, Nicholas Strausbaugh Sr settled just a few
miles east of the Pidgeon Hills in Paradise Township.

It is believed that sometime prior to 1762, Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr moved into
the Pidgeon Hill neighborhood near the Andrew Noel family and that sometime
during the late 1760s or very early 1770s, these two families were among the
early settlers of Buchanan Valley. In the census of 1790, the Peter Trasbaugh
household was listed between those of Andrew Knowel and Nicholas Trasbaugh.

Since Andrew was only about 13 years older than Peter, the possibility exists
that Barbara Strausbaugh may have been a sister of Andrew rather than the
daughter, however Joseph Noel was about 55 when Andrew was born and thus Andrew
was probably one of the last of Joseph's children. Joseph Noel would have been
over 70 when Barbara was born, therefore, it is more likely that Barbara was
one of the oldest of Andrew's children. Andrew was probably a younger brother
of the Nicholas Noel who married Margaret Strausbaugh, one of the daughters of
Nicholas Strausbaugh Sr.

It is seen that a continuous interaction had existed between these families
from, or prior to, the time of the sailing of the Princess Augusta. Andrew
Noel or members of his family were second only to members of Peter Straus-
baugh's own immediate family in participation as sponsors for the baptisms of
Peter's grandchildren.

Barbara's grandfather, Joseph Noel, was possibly the source of the name given
to Joseph Strausbaugh, the second known son of Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh.
Their daughter Elizabeth was probably named for her mother Elizabeth. It is
unusual that none of their children were named Andrew, however, it is possible
they lost a son of that name. Also, only one given name is known for the sons
of Peter and Barbara and possibly Andrew was a second given name for one of
these sons.

Unfortunately, the Conewago Chapel records prior to 1790 are lost, and no other
proof has yet been found to definitely prove this relationship. Because of the
preceding circumstantial evidence, until proven otherwise, this family history
does assume that the wife of Peter Strausbaugh was Barbara Noel, daughter of
Andrew and Elizabeth Noel, and granddaughter of Joseph Noel, the immigrant
ancestor of the Noel family*

Peter Strausbaugh made his home in Buchanan Valley the rest of his life, except
for his last two years when he apparently lived with his son Abraham at Fair-
field in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County. All of his children were born in
Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Menallen Township became a part
of Adams County after the last of his children were born.

Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh were Roman Catholics and were associated with the
small group of Catholics in the Buchanan Valley who were ministered by Jesuit
missionary priests out from Conewago Chapel. Their services were generally
conducted in the home of Andrew Noel until about 1816 when they established
their own church, which was named the St Ignatius Catholic Church. This church
was built on a commanding eminence above the southern part of Buchanan Valley
in Franklin Township, and about ten miles west of Gettysburg. The land for the
church was given by John Lowstetter, a son-in-law of Andrew Noel, and the
cornerstone was laid in October 1816. The early records of this church are
lost and undoubtedly contained records which would have been of considerable
value to this family history.

It is said that in the early years of this South Mountains parish, the Rev
Adophus L DeBarth, one of the Jesuit priests, celebrated mass in the home of
Andrew Noel in Menallen Township. This was probably during the period of about
1797 to 1817. During the early years of this parish the records were placed in
the registry of Conewago Chapel by the missionary priests. The earliest of
the records found in the Conewago Chapel registry that can be identified as
related to members of the South Mountains parish was the marriage of Peter
Delon and Elizabeth Strasbach, daughter of Peter and Barbara, which occurred
January 8, 1798. The witnesses were Joseph Strasbach, Henry Becker, Catherine
Strasbach, and Elizabeth Dellow.

Thus, the church records of the Peter Strausbaugh family were kept first in the
registry of Conewago Chapel and later in the registry of the St Ignatius
Church. Unfortunately the records of Conewago Chapel prior to 1791 are lost as
were the early records of the St Ignatius Church.

The Conewago Chapel register sometimes, but not always, identifies the Buchanan
Valley records as being of the "South Mountains". Since the South Mountain
entries start in the late 1790s, the early baptisms of Peter's grandchildren
appear in these records but none of the baptisms of his own children are there,
indicating that the family of Peter and Barbara was apparently complete prior
to about 1797.

The marriage records of the children of Peter Strausbaugh which are found in
the Conewago Chapel records include: Elizabeth 1797, Joseph 1803, Jacob 1808,
Abraham 1818, and Anna 1820. Marriages that can be identified through bap-
tisms of the children found in Conewago Chapel records include; Catherine,
Barbara, Peter, and George. Marriages of the children of Peter and Elizabeth
not found include: Michael, Susanna, Margaret, John, and Joanna. Probably some
of these married out of the Catholic Church and possibly some of the daughters
never married.

It is thought that neither Peter or his father could write, hence a consider-
able variation on the spelling of the name is found in various records. The
early records in Menallen Township used variations of the "T" spelling. The T
spelling was used in 1772 in the earliest existing tax record of Menallen
Township. In 1779 Peter's name was spelled Trosbaugh, in 1781 it was spelled
Treshback, and in 1883 was spelled Trasback. In the 1790 Census it was spelled
Trasbaugh.

The earliest found spelling of the name Strausbaugh in the Conewago records for
Peter's family occurred in 1798 where it was recorded as Strasbach. This may
have been influenced by the Conewago priests who were also recording the names
of the Strausbaugh cousins living in the Conewago area who were using the "S"
spelling. In any event, after 1797, the spelling generally was generally some
variation of Strasbaugh. The last found use of the "T" spelling occurs in the
1810 Census where the name of Peter's son Joseph was spelled Trosbaugh.
However, "S" spellings were used for the other members of the family.

Peter's name was listed as Peter Strasback on the 1799 tax list for Menallen
Township. His assessed valuation was $424.

It is not certain just how many children Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh had. No
listing of the family, prepared by one of the immediate family, is known to
exist. Therefore it has been necessary to assemble the family by association
using bits of information gleaned from various records.

The 1790 Census of York County, Pennsylvania, shows the family of Peter Tras-
baugh to consist of 2 males over 16 (Peter and one son born prior to 1774,
probably Michael age about 17, 4 males below 16 (probably Joseph age 10, Jacob
age 7, Peter age about 5, and John age about 3) and 7 females (his wife Bar-
bara, and six daughters probably Catherine age about 16, Susanna, Elizabeth,
Barbara, Margaret, and Joanna).

After 1790 Peter and Barbara had two more sons, Abraham born about 1792 and
George born about 1795. They also had at least one more daughter, probably
Anna and possibly another. It is difficult to determine the total number of
children because Peter does not appear in the 1800 Census.

Peter and a group of his neighbors that appear in both the 1790 and 1810
Censuses are missing from the 1800 Census and it appears that a page may have
been lost by the time these pages were microfilmed.

In the Census of 1810, Peter is shown as a head-of-family in Menallen Township,
Adams County, Pennsylvania, Some published indexes show him in Cumberland
Township. A close examination shows that some of the pages were apparently
loose and were filmed out of order. While the page that includes Peter was
microfilmed with the Cumberland pages, it is very obviously a Menallen Township
page. The household included 1 male over 45 (Peter age 62), 1 male 26-44
(probably Michael about 37) males 10-15 (probably George 15, and 2 unidentified
younger males, possibly sons of Michael), 1 male 0-9 (again unidentified and
possibly a son of Michael), 0 females over 45 (where is Barbara? perhaps
staying with her daughter Catherine Cobb who had a new baby, and where there is
an otherwise unidentified older female), 1 female 26-44 (probably wife of
Michael or one of the unmarried older daughters), 3 females 10-15 (possibly
Anna, thought to be the youngest daughter, and the others were possibly gran-
daughters), and 3 females 0-9 (probably granddaughters).

Peter's sons, Joseph and Jacob Strausbaugh were married and listed as heads of
other households in the neighborhood.

William Cobb, husband of their daughter Catherine, and John Weaver, husband of
their daughter Barbara, were both listed as heads of households in the same
neighborhood.

The sons not accounted for in 1810 were John, possibly married. Peter, and
Abraham. Michael never appears until 1830 and is thought to be the son living
in Peter's household in 1810 and 1820.

In the 1820 Census of Adams County, Peter Strasbaugh is again found in Menallen
Township. The household included 1 male over 45 (Peter), 1 male 26-44 (prob-
ably Michael about 47?), 1 male 18-25 {probably George 25), 1 female over 45
(Barbara), 1 female 10-14 (probably a daughter of Michael).

Their son Jacob was listed as the head of the adjacent household in Menallen
Township. Additional research is needed for other members of the family in
Adams County*

Peter Strausbaugh appears in the Menallen tax lists until 1827. He was
assessed for land through 1822 and is shown with no land from 1823 through
1826, and was reported out of township in 1827. There is evidence that his
real estate amounting to 250 acres, was sold by the sheriff in 1824.

It is believed that about 1827, Peter then about 79 years of age, went to live
with his son Abraham at Fairfield in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Penn-
sylvania. It is probable that his wife Barbara had died by this time as no
female of her age is included in Abraham's household in 1830.

Peter Strausbaugh died at Fairfield on May 31, 1830 in his eighty-second year.
The place of burial for Peter and Barbara is unknown.


CHAPTER 2-5 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH-COBB FAMILY
FOURTH GENERATION

402-2 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c 1774 Menallen Twp, York (Adams Co), PA
Died: c 1861 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Resided: 1806-1818 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
1818-1861 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH

Parents Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara (Noel)

Marriage: c 1806 probably Adams Co, PA
Spouse: William Cobb
Born: c 1755 or c 1764 London, England
Died: c 1834 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Parents: John Cobb and his wife Grace

Children: SURNAME COBB
502-1 John c 1807 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
502-2 William Feb 6 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
502-3 Mary Ann Jul 5 1810 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
502-4 Abraham Sep 13 1813 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA

Catherine Strausbaugh was born in the Buchanan Valley area of the South Moun-
tains, Menallen Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Menallen Township became
a part of Adams County in 1800. She was born about 1774 and was probably the
oldest daughter and second child of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara.

Catherine married William Cobb. The date and place of, and the person perfor-
ming the marriage are unknown, however, she was still Catherine Strausbaugh in
1803 when she witnessed the marriage of her brother Joseph. Her second child
was born in February 1809, and her first son probably about 1807, it is
therefore assumed that she married not later than 1806 nor earlier than 1803.

In Pennsylvania records, William's name has been found spelled Cohb, Kop and
Capp. The origins of William Cobb are discussed hereafter. William Cobb was a
carpenter by trade.

Catherine Strausbaugh was raised in the Roman Catholic faith and apparently she
and William Cobb associated with the Catholic Church after their marriage.
Their marriage has not been found in church records but the baptismal records
of their sons William and Abraham are in the register of the Basilica of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, better known as Conewago Chapel. He was probably not
originally of the Catholic faith as there are no other Catholic records of the
Cobb family other than the baptisms of two of his children.

It is probable that the baptisms of William and Abraham did not take place at
Conewago Chapel, but rather in the South Mountains where the small group of
Catholics worshiped in the home of Catherine's grandfather, Andrew Noel, and
were ministered by Jesuit missionary priests from Conewago Chapel.

>From the Conewago Chapel records it is learned that William Kop, son of William
and Catherine Kop was baptized April 18, 1808 with Peter Strassbach (either his
grandfather or uncle) and Peggy Strassbach ( his mother's sister Margaret)
serving as sponsors.

Abraham Capp, son of William and Catharine Cap? was baptized on November 23,
1813. Abraham Strasbach and his sister Susanna (Catherine's brother and sister)
were sponsors. No baptismal record has been found for John or Mary Ann Cobb.

It is the Conewago Chapel records that establishes Catherine as a member of the
Peter Strausbaugh family. It has been seen that her father, brother, and
sisters served as the sponsors at the baptisms of her sons. In addition,
Catherine participated in other family events recorded at Conewago Chapel. A
few of these events are listed in the following paragraphs*

On January 8 1798, Catherine Strasbach and her brother Joseph were witnesses at
the wedding of her sister Elizabeth Strasbach to Peter Delon. On November 8
1803, Catherine, Susanna, and Peter Strasbach, and Henry and Valentine Berger
were witnesses at the wedding of her brother Joseph to Christina Berger. Su-
sanna was her sister. Peter was either her father or brother Peter, Henry
Berger was her future son-in-law, and Valentine Berger was either the father or
the brother of Henry and Christina Berger.

In the 1810 Census of Adams County, Pennsylvania, William and Catherine Cobb
were living in Menallen Township, in the midst of related families. Following
is a list of this group of families with the number of the household as record-
ed by the census taker; 107 Andrew Nowel (probably Catherine's grandfather),
109 Joseph Trosbaugh (her brother Joseph), III Peter Straughbaugh (her father),
112 John Weaver (her brother-in-law, Barbara's husband), 113 Jacob Strausbaugh
(her brother), 114 Wm Cobb (Editors Note: this census was difficult to read and
was copied as Coble, at the time it was not known we were looking for a Cobb
family), 115 Jacob Nowel (Andrew's son, probably Barbara Strausbaughs brother),
116 Valentine Berger (Joseph Strausbaugh's father-in-law), 117 Jacob Berger
(Valentine's son)

The William Cobb household included 1 male 46 and over (William), 3 males under
10 (John about 3 and William 1) 1 female over 46 (possibly Catherine's mother,
Barbara Strausbaugh, she was not listed in her own home and may have been
staying in the Cobb home to help out with the new baby), 1 female 26-45 (Cath-
erine), and 1 female under 10 (probably Mary Ann, then a new babe).

About 1812 some of the Buchanan Valley families started to move west to Harri-
son County, Ohio* Among these were Valentine Berger, a neighbor of the Peter
Strausbaugh family. Over the next few years the families of Valentine and all
his known children made this move. Included were Catherine's brothers Joseph
and Peter Jr, both of whom had married daughters of Valentine Berger. Joseph
Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger made the move in 1815. The date that
Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Catherine Berger made the move is not known, but
was prior to 1818.

In 1818, William and Catherine Cobb followed her brothers to Green Township,
Harrison County, Ohio. It is said that they built their cabin on the Berger
homestead. Valentine Berger had settled in Cadiz Township but also acquired a
tract of land in Green Township on which some of his children settled, includ-
ing his sons-in-law Joseph and Peter Strausbaugh. His son Henry also acquired
an adjacent tract. It is not known whether the Cobb cabin was on a parcel of
the Berger land occupied and farmed by one of her brothers or on the Henry
Barger land.

It is reported through family tradition that as William and Catherine were
preparing to leave for the west, that one of the Jesuit priests (probably
Father DeBarth who is thought to have been serving the South Mountain parish at
the time) warned them against the Methodists of the country, for he had heard
reports of their turning people from the Catholic faith. The warning was of no
avail as William and Catherine Cobb, like her brothers Joseph and Peter became
Protestants in Harrison County. Apparently William and Catherine became Metho-
dists while her brother Joseph became a Presbyterian.

In this pioneer community, there was not enough carpenter work to keep William
busy at his trade. He was better educated than most of his pioneer neighbors,
so he became a teacher and ran a subscription school.

William Cobb died in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio in about 1834 at an
age of 79. The date and place of his death and burial are unknown.

In 1844, Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb's daughter Mary Ann married Henry Barger,
son of Valentine Berger Sr. At the time of the 1850 Census Catherine Straus-
baugh Cobb was living in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, with Henry and
Mary Ann Barger. Catherine apparently lived with Henry and Mary Ann the rest
of her life.

Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb died about 1861. The date and place of her death
and burial are presently unknown.

ORIGIN OF WILLIAM COBB

According to family traditions, the immigrant William Cobb was born in England,
the son of Captain John Cobb and his wife Grace. John Cobb was a seaman and
he had another son who also followed the sea, and a daughter, Grace. Captain
John Cobb reportedly drowned in New York harbor.

William Cobb was born and reared in London. His coming to a America was not
with the intention of making it his home. He made the trip as the ship's
carpenter. On the journey over he became convinced that the ship was not
seaworthy and when the captain refused to lay over until William could repair
the ship, he refused to return to England with the ship. According to the
tradition, the ship was lost at sea on the return voyage.

William decided to stay and cast his lot in the new land and eventually made
his way to Adams County, Pennsylvania working as a carpenter. Here he married
Catherine Strausbaugh

While this tradition from Catherine's descendants would have Catherine's hus-
band to be the immigrant, there is another source of information which appears
to raise some question as to whether he was the immigrant ancestor or the son
of the immigrant William Cobb.

There is an indication in the history of Buchanan Valley as presented by
Warner-Beers, 1886 History of Adams County, Pennsylvania, that William Cobb,
husband of Catherine Strausbaugh, may have been the son of the immigrant Wil-
liam Cobb. This story is also possibly a family tradition as it was supposedly
written by Jacob J. Cole who was the great nephew of Catherine, the grandson of
her brother George Strausbaugh, and son of Nancy Strausbaugh and George Cole.
Jacob apparently relied more on family and neighborhood traditions than on
research into county records and is off considerably on some of his dates.

According to the Buchanan Valley history, a William Cobb is credited with
being one of the early settlers of Buchanan Valley along with Nicholas Straus-
baugh, Peter Delon, John De lone, Andrew Noel and others. The permanent settle-
ment of Buchanan Valley did not occur in the 1730s as suggested by Jacob but
after the French and Indian War. The Strausbaugh, Noel, and most of the other
families appear to have arrived by about 1770. In any event, if William Cobb
arrived along with this group, he would have been far to old to have been the
William Cobb who married Catherine Strausbaugh.

There appears to be two possibilities concerning this matter. First, there is
the possibility that the William who married Catherine Strausbaugh was not the
immigrant, but the son of the immigrant English sailor William Cobb. The other
possibility is that Jacob J Cole made an error in including William Cobb along
with the Noel, Delone, and Strausbaugh families in the early settlement of
Buchanan Valley. Being a Strausbaugh descendant, Jacob would have been aware of
William Cobb's name but perhaps was in error concerning the time of arrival of
William Cobb in Buchanan Valley.

This writer has presently has found no trace of William Cobb in the Buchanan
Valley area prior to 1800 and believes Jacob Cole was in error.

RESEARCH NOTES - WILLIAM COBB FAMILY

Four children of William Cobb and his wife Catherine Strausbaugh are known
these being John, William, Mary Ann, and Abraham. Decendants have indicated
that John was the youngest. John is the only one for which the birth date is
unknown. This writer has placed him as the oldest because the family included
two sons in the 1810 Census and it is known that Abraham was born after this
date. John was placed as the oldest since there was not room for another son
between William and Mary Ann. If John was the youngest, the possibility of
another son exists. Prior to the knowledge that the Cobb family had moved to
Harrison County, Ohio, this writer had listed another possible son found in the
Conewago Chapel records. On 8-23-1827, Abraham Vincent Cope, born 7-19-1827,
son of Philip & Roseanne McDevitt Cope was baptized, sponsors were Abraham and
Mary Ann Strasbach. Abraham is thought to be the brother of Catherine Straus-
baugh Cobb and Mary Ann the daughter of Abraham. In the Conewago records, Cobb
had previously been spelled as Kop and Capp, so a Cope spelling is not supri-
sing. Thus we have the possibility of an oldest son of William and Catherine
Cobb, named Philip who either returned to Pennsylvania, or as a teenager re-
mained in Pennsylvania with relatives when his parents moved to Ohio. This
writer believes that it is more probable that either the decendants are in
error concerning the birthdate of John and that he was indeed the oldest son,
or that there was an older son of unknown name who died young but after 1810.


CHAPTER 2-6 ELIZABETH STRAUSBAOGH-DELONE FAMILY
FOURTH GENERATION

404-4 ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH

Born; c1779 Menallen Twp, York(Adams) County, Pennsylvania
Died: c1810 Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1797- Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara

Marriage: Jan 8 1797 probably at South Mountains, Adams Co, PA
Spouse: Peter Delone

Children: Surname Delone
504-1 Maria Dec 31 1798 Menallen Twp, York Co, PA
504-2 Joseph Oct 11 1800 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
504-3 ? Dec 12 1805 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
504-4 Barbara Nov 17 1807 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
504-5 Samuel Feb 14 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA

Elizabeth Strausbaugh was born in the Buchanan Valley area of the South Moun-
tains, Menallen Township, York (Adams) County, Pennsylvania. She was the daugh-
ter of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara. The date of her birth is not
known, but was probably prior to 1780, say about 1779.

On January 8, 1797, Elizabeth married Peter Delone, The marriage is recorded
in the register of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conewago Town-
ship, Adams County, Pennsylvania. This Catholic Church is more commonly known
as Conewago Chapel and is one of the historic religious shrines of Pennsyl-
vania.

It is quite probable that the marriage did not take place at the Chapel, but
rather, was performed in Buchanan Valley by one of the Jesuit missionary
priests from Conewago Chapel who served the small Catholic congregation in the
South Mountains. The witnesses for the marriage were Joseph Strausbaugh (her
brother), Catherine Strausbaugh (her sister), Henry Decker, and Elizabeth
Dellow.

The parents of Peter Delone are not presently known, but Peter was undoubtedly
the descendant of the Peter Delone who came to America in 1736 on the ship
Princess Augusta, the same ship which brought Elizabeth's great-grandfather
Nicholas Strausbaugh.

Peter and Elizabeth Delone lived in Menallen Township, Adams County. They are
missing from the 1800 Census and are thought to be part of a complete neighbor-
hood (including the Strausbaugh, Berger, and Delone families) which is missing
from the census probably due to a lost page.

Peter and Elizabeth were members of the small South Mountains Roman Catholic
congregation which met in the home of Andrew Noel. Andrew Noel is thought to
have been the father of Barbara Strausbaugh, wife of Peter and was therefore
probably Elizabeth's grandfather. This congregation was ministered by Jesuit
missionary priests from Conewago Chapel.


The baptisms of Peter and Elizabeth Delone's children are found in the register
of Conewago Chapel. The children's baptismal dates and sponsors were as follows:

Maria Delow May 14 1799 Charles and Maria Delow
Joseph Delon Oct 11 1800 Peter and Barbara Strasbach
Unnamed child Aug 19 1806 James (Jacob) and Margerita Strasbach
Barbara Delon Nov 17 1807 Andrew and Elisabeth Noel
Samuel Dellon Apr 18 1809 George Strassbach

It is thought that Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of Samuel as there
are later baptisms which appear to be children of Peter Delone and a second
wife. The date and place of her burial are unknown.


CHAPTER 2-7 JOSEPH STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY
FOURTH GENERATION

405-5 JOSEPH STRAUSBAUGH
Born: mid yr 1780 Menallen Twp, York Co(Adams), Pennsylvania
Died: c 1860 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio
Buried: place unknown probably Vinton Co, Ohio
Resided: 1804-1815 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
1815-1849 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
1850-186- Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio
Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara
Married: Nov 8 1803 Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Christina Berger
Born: c1784 prob Manheim Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Died: 186- Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio
Parents: Valentine Berger and his wife Elizabeth
Children:
505-1 Elizabeth Oct 21 1804 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-2 Peter Feb 6 1806 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-3 Valentine May 31 1807 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-4 Barbara Feb 9 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-5 Michael Feb 20 1811 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-6 Susanna Oct 4 1812 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-7 Nancy Sep 8 1814 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
505-8 Margaret c1816 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
505-9 Joseph c1818 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
505-10 Ephriam Jan 21 1821 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
505-11 Christina c1828 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio

Joseph Strausbaugh, the progenitor of the Strausbaugh families of Vinton Coun-
ty, Ohio was born about midyear 1780 in the Buchanan Valley of the South
Mountains of York County, Pennsylvania, in that part which in 1800 became
Menallen Township, Adam County, Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of Peter
Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara. His mother in thought to have been Barbara
Noel, daughter of Andrew Noel, a neighbor of the Strausbaugh family in Menallen
Township, and earlier in Berwick Township, York County. Andrew Noel is thought
to have been the son of Joseph Noel, a co-passenger on the ship. Princess
Augusta, with the immigrant Strausbaugh family on the trip from Rotterdam to
Pennsylvania in 1736.

Joseph spent his youth in that portion of Buchanan Valley located in Menallen
Township of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The earliest record yet found for
Joseph is that of his marriage in the year 1803.

On November 8, 1803, Joseph married Christina Berger, the daughter of Valentine
and Elizabeth Berger, close neighbors of the Strausbaugh family in Buchanan
Valley. Valentine Berger is thought to be the son of the immigrant Andrew
Berger, who settled in Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Christina
is thought to have been born in Manheim Township before the family moved to the
Buchanan Valley in the late 1780s. Thus, Joseph and Christina had been raised
in the same neighborhood and had known each other since they were children.

Their marriage is recorded in the register of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. This historic Catho-
lic Church is more commonly known as Conewago Chapel. It is quite probable
that the marriage did not take place at the Chapel, but rather, was performed
in the South Mountains by one of the Jesuit missionary priests from Conewago
Chapel who served the small Catholic congregation in the South Mountains. It
is probable that the marriage was performed in the home of Andrew Noel whose
home was used for the Catholic services in early Buchanan Valley.

The witnesses to the marriage included Valentine Berger, Henry Berger, Peter
Strasbach, Catherine Strasbach, and Susan Strasbach. It is believed that
Valentine Berger was either Christina's father, or her brother Valentine, and
that Henry was her brother. Peter could have been either Joseph's father or
brother and Catherine and Susanna were his sisters.

The Peter Strausbaugh family was Roman Catholic while the Berger family is
thought to have been Lutheran. The existing church records for the Berger
family during this period are found in the Union Records of the Zion Church at
Arendtsville, Franklin Township, Adams County, and also in the New Trinity
Lutheran Church records at Arendtsville. In the early years the Zion Church
building was shared by the Lutheran and German Reformed congregations. The
Union Records are the combined records of the two congregations. Since the
Berger records are also found in the New Trinity Lutheran Church records, it is
believed that they probably associated with the Lutheran portion of the com-
bined congregational records.

The Catholic church records for the Strausbaugh families, including the early
records for Joseph and Christina's family are found in the register of Conewago
Chapel, located in Conewago Township, Adams County.

Joseph and Christina adhered to the Catholic faith as long as they remained in
Adams County. Their marriage record and the baptismal records of their seven
children born in the South Mountains are recorded in the register of Conewago
Chapel. The last of their children born in Pennsylvania was Nancy, born Sep-
tember 8, 1814 and baptized October 27.

The earliest public record found for the Joseph Strausbaugh family is in the
1810 Census of Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, where he is
listed as the head of a household. The name was recorded as Joseph Trosbaugh.
The household was shown as including two males under ten (Peter and Valentine),
two females under ten (Elizabeth and Barbara), one male 26-45 [Joseph) and one
female 16-25 (Christina).

About 1813, Valentine Berger started a migration of the Berger families from
Adams County, Pennsylvania to Harrison County, Ohio. Over the next several
years the families of all of his sons and daughters settled in and around
Cadiz, the county seat of Harrison County. Cadiz lies in Cadiz Township, near
the township line between Cadiz Township on the west and Green Township on the
east. The families settled in both Cadiz and Green Townships.

About 1815, Joseph and Christina Strausbaugh joined in this movement and lo-
cated in Green Township of Harrison County. They were joined in this move by
the family of Peter Strausbaugh Jr, a younger brother of Joseph who was married
to Christina's sister Catherine Berger and also by the family of Joseph's
sister Catherine and her husband William Cobb. It is not known when the Peter
Strausbaugh made to the move but was there by 1820. The Cobb family moved to
Ohio in 1818.

The earliest found record of Joseph Strausbaugh in Ohio is in the 1820 Census
of Harrison County. In that year and in the subsequent censuses of 1830 and
1840, Joseph Strasbaugh is shown as a head-of-household in Green Township,
Harrison County, Ohio. These early records did not tabulate the names of the
family members. The following tabulations give first the number of persons in
each age group as given in the census record, followed by the names and ages of
the known family members who best match the census data.

1820 Census, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, - Joseph Strausbaugh:

Males No Name Age Females No Name Age
0- 9 yrs 2 Joseph 2 0-9 yrs 3 Margaret 4
Michael 9 Nancy 6
10-15 yrs 2 Valentine 13 Susanna 7
Peter 14 10-15yrs 2 Barbara 11
45+ yrs I Joseph 39 Elizabeth 15
26-44 yrs 1 Christina 36
1830 Census, Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, - Joseph Strausbaugh:

Males No Name Age Females No Name Age
5-9 yrs 1 Ephraim 9 0-4 yrs 1 Christina 2
10-14 1 Joseph 12 10-14 yrs 1 Margaret 14
15-19 1 Michael 19 15-19 yrs 2 Nancy 16
20-29 2 Valentine 23 Susanna 17
Peter 24 20-29 yrs 2 Barbara 21
40-49 1 Joseph 49 Elizabeth 25
40-49 yrs 1 Christina 46

1840 Census, Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH---Joseph Strausbaugh:

Males No Name Age Females No Name Age
15-19yr 1 Ephraim 19 10-14 yrs 1 Christina 12
20-29 2 Joseph 22 20-29 yrs 3 Margaret 24
Michael 29 Nancy 26
60-69 1 Joseph 60 Susanna 27
30-31 yrs 1 Barbara 31
50-59 yrs 1 Christina 56
It is noted that Joseph's age varies one year between census years, suggesting
that his birthday was about the time of taking the census.

It is not known what Joseph and Christina did about their church affiliations
after the move to Ohio. At the time of arrival there was not a Catholic in the
area. The families of Christina's brothers Jacob, Valentine, and Peter Barger
appear to have switched to the Presbyterian Church in Cadiz. By 1850 most of
the children of Joseph and Christina Strausbaugh had also affiliated the Pres-
byterian Church.

All of the children of Joseph and Christina, except Susanna and Nancy, married
while the family lived in Harrison County, Ohio. Susanna and Nancy were still
single when the family left Harrison County. Nancy never married and it is not
known what happened to Susanna.

Peter Strausbaugh married first, Sophia Grimm in 1833, and second, Elizabeth
Devault in 1845. Elizabeth married John Hall in 1843, Margaret married Lewis
Devault in 1843, Ephriam married Jane Barger in 1844, Valentine married Barbary
Barger in 1845, Joseph Jr married Rebecca Devault in 1845, Michael married Mary
Morehead in 1847, Barbara married Henry Barger in 1847, and Christina married
Michael Strausbaugh in 1847.

Lewis, Elizabeth and Rebecca Devault (also found as Dewalt) are thought to have
been brother and sisters and of a family also originally from Adams County,
Pennsylvania. Henry, Barbary, and Jane Barger were the children of Jacob Bar-
ger, brother of Christina Berger Strausbaugh. Michael Strausbaugh was the son
of Peter Strausbaugh Jr and his wife, Catherine Berger. Thus, Valentine,
Barbara, and Ephriam Strausbaugh all married first cousins, while Christina and
Michael Strausbaugh were double first cousins.

By early 1850, the majority of the Joseph Strausbaugh family had made the move
from Harrison County to Vinton County, Ohio. The exact date of the move is not
known but Joseph and Christina were probably still in Harrison County when
their daughter Christina was married in 1847. By the time of taking the 1850
Census, Joseph and Christina were in Vinton County as well as the families of
their children. Peter, Joseph, and Ephraim Strausbaugh, daughter Christina and
her husband Michael Strausbaugh, daughter Susanna, daughter Barbara and her
husband Henry Barger, daughter Margaret and her husband Peter Dewalt. Valentine
Strausbaugh was still in Harrison County for the 1850 Census but was in Vinton
County by 1852. Their daughter Nancy was in Vinton County by 1857. Their son
Michael, and his wife Mary, never moved to Vinton County and it is not known
what happened to their daughter Elizabeth Strausbaugh Hull.

In the 1850 Census, Joseph is shown as the head of household in Wilkesville
Township, Vinton County. The household included: Joseph 69, Christina 65,
daughter Susanna 37, son Joseph 33, daughter-in-law Rebecca 21, and grandchild-
ren Caroline 3, Ephriam 2, and Almon 3 mo.

In 1851, Ephraim and Jane, Joseph and Rebecca, and Michael and Christina
Strausbaugh joined the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church. In 1852, Peter and
Valentine Strausbaugh joined the church. By 1857 the other daughters and
daughters-in-law, Susanna, Nancy, Elizabeth and Barbara Strausbaugh had joined.

There is no indication that the parents, Joseph and Christina ever joined,
however this could be confused by the existence of two Joseph Strausbaughs and
two Christina Strausbaughs in the area.

At the time of the 1860 Census, Joseph Strausbaugh was still located in Wilkes-
ville Township, Vinton County as a head-of-household. The household included
Joseph age 80, Christina 76, Susanna 46, and Nancy 44* Presently no informa-
tion has been found concerning Joseph and Christian Strausbaugh after 1860.
They were not listed in the 1870 Census and it is presumed that they died
between 1860 and 1870 and were buried in Wilkesville Township, Vinton County,
Ohio, but the dates and place of burial are presently unknown.

FIFTH GENERATION

505-1 ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH-HALL

Born: Oct 21 1804 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger

Married: Mar 7 1842 Harrison Co, Ohio
Spouse: John Hull

Children: Surname HALL

Unknown

Elizabeth was the first child of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife, Christina
Berger. She was born October 21, 1804 and baptised on August 20, 1805 in the
South Mountains of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Her baptismal record is at
Conewago Chapel where she is listed as "Elisabetha of Josephus Strasbach &
Christina". The sponsors at the baptism were Peter and Susanna Strasbach,
probably her grandfather and aunt.

Elizabeth Strausbaugh married John Hall (or Hull) on March 7, 1842 in Harrison
County, Ohio. The service was performed by Wm Cobb, Justice of Peace. William
Cobb was Elizabeth's cousin, the son of Catherine Strausbaugh and her husband
Wiliam Cobb.


505-2 PETER STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Feb 6 1806 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 1880-1900 Vinton Co, OH
Buried: Place unknown
Resided: 1833-1849 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
1850-188- Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH

Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Married:(1) Apr 4 1833 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Sophia Grim
Born: Date and place unknown
Died: 1845 Harrison Co, OH
Buried: Old Zion Lutheran Cem, Germany Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Parents: Abraham Grim and his wife Catherine

Children:
605-11 Sarah Ann c 1834 Harrison Co, OH
605-12 Esther c 1837 Harrison Co, OH
605-13 Matilda c 1839 Harrison Co, OH
605-14 Abraham c 1841 Harrison Co, OH
605-15 Catherine Jun 29 1843 Harrison Co, OH
605-16 Sophia 1844 Harrison Co, OH

Married(2) Apr 15 1846, Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Elizabeth Devault
Born: Dec 23 1823 OH
Died: After 1900

Children: of Peter and 2nd wife Elizabeth Devault
605-17 Amos B. c1846 Harrison Co, OH
605-18 Lydia Ann c 1848 Harrison Co, OH
605-19 Nancy Jane 1850 Vinton Co, OH
605-20 Peter c 1852 Vinton Co, OH
605-21 Sophia c 1854 Vinton Co, OH
605-22 Clarissa c 1858 Vinton Co, OH
605-23 Lafayette c 1862 Vinton Co, OH
605-24 Rebecca 1865 Vinton Co, OH

Peter Strausbaugh was the first son of Joseph and Christina Strausbaugh. He
was born February 6, 1806, probably in Buchanan Valley, Menallen Township,
Adams Co, Pennsylvania. He was baptised at South Mountains on May 20, 1806.
His baptismal record is located at Conewago Chapel, where he is listed as
"Petrus of Josephus Strasbach & Christina." The sponsors at the baptism were
his grandparents. Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh.

On April 4, 1833, in Harrison County, Ohio, Peter Strausbaugh married Sophia
Grim, daughter of Abraham and Catherine Grim of Harrison County. Abraham Grim
died in 1842 and Peter Strausbaugh served as coexecutor of the estate. In
Harrison County records the name is found spelled as Grim and Grine. Grim is
correct as this spelling was used in the Church records and her father's will.

The Grim family were members of the old Zion Lutheran Church in German Town-
ship, Harrison County. Peter and Sophia Strausbaugh were married by Dewalt
Rothacker, minister of the church and were apparently members of the church.

Peter and Sophia were the parents of six children: Sarah Ann, Esther, Malinda,
Abraham, Catherine, and an infant Sophia who apparently died at or shortly
after birth along with her mother. The mother and infant were buried in 1844
in the Old Zion Lutheran Cemetery where they are buried along side Sophia's
parents.

On April 15, 1845, in Harrison County, Peter Strausbaugh married as his second
wife, Elizabeth Devault. The marriage was performed by the Rev. Amos Bartholo-
mew.

Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of ten children, eight of whom are known.
The first two, Amos and Lydia Ann were born in Harrison County. The others,
Nancy Jane, Peter, Sophia, Clarisa, Lafayette, and Rebecca were born in Vinton
County, Ohio.

Some time prior to the taking of the 1850 Census, Peter and Elizabeth Straus-
baugh were among the Strausbaugh families that made the move from Harrison
County to Vinton County, Ohio. In the 1850 Census the family was listed in
Wilkesville Township, Vinton County. The household included: Peter Strausbaugh
age 47, Elizabeth 37, Sarah A. 16, Esther 13, Mellinda 11, Abraham 7, Catherine
6, Amos 4, Lydia A. 2, and Nancy 3 months.

In Vinton County, the Peter Strausbaugh family became members of the
Presbyterian Church.

Peter was again listed in Wilkesville Township in 1860. The household included
Peter 55, Elizabeth 38(error). Ester 22, Malinda 21, Abraham 18, Catherine 17,
Amos 14, Lydia A. 12, Nancy J. 10, Peter 8, and baby 2.

In 1870, Peter and Elizabeth were still in Wilkesville Township and the house-
hold included Peter 69, Elizabeth 47, Amos 24, Nancy 20, Sophia 14, Clarrisa
12, Lafayett 8, and Rebecca 6.

The last record found concerning Peter Strausbaugh is the 1880 Census. Peter
and Elizabeth were still in Wilkesville Township and the family consisted of
Peter 75, Elizabeth 55, Sophia 24, Clarra 21, Lafayett 18, and Rebecca 15.
Peter's occupation was listed as farmer.

Peter Strausbaugh apparently died in Wilkesville Township sometime between 1880
and 1900 as in the Census of 1900, his widow, Elizabeth was living in the home
of their son, Lafaytte Strausbaugh. In the census report she indicated that of
her ten born children only 4 were still living.

The date and places of death and burial are presently unknown for both Peter
and Elizabeth.


505-3 VALENTINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: May 31 1807 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania?
Died: Nov 13 1881 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Resided: 1845-1851 Cadiz Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
1852-1862 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio

Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Married: (1)Apr 1845 Harrison Co, Ohio
Spouse: Barbary Barger

Born: Mar 27 1813 probably Cadiz Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio
Died: Nov 17 1862
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Parents: Jacob and Barbary Berger

Children: One known child
605-25 Margaret born 18--, died 1848, Harrison Co, Ohio

Married: (2)date unknown, between 1863-68
Spouse: Mary, surname unknown
Children: One known child
605-26 Ellsworth 1869, died 1870, Vinton Co, Ohio

Valentine Strausbaugh, son of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife, Christina Ber-
ger, was born May 31, 1807 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania and
was baptized at South Mountains, Adams County, June 2, 1807. His baptismal
record is located at Conewago Chapel where he is listed as "Valentinius of
Josephus Strasbach & Christina." Sponsors at his baptism were Jacob Straus-
baugh and his sister Margaret, brother and sister of his father Joseph.

Valentine Strausbaugh married his cousin, Barbary Barger, in Harrison County in
1845. The marriage license was obtained April 2, 1845, however the date of the
marriage was never recorded. Barbary was the daughter of Jacob and Barbary
Berger and a sister of Henry and Jane Barger who married Barbara and Ephraim,
the sister and brother of Valentine.

Valentine and Barbary had but one known child, Mary who died July 19, 1848 and
was buried in the old Cadiz Cemetery, Harrison County, Ohio.

In 1850, Valentine and Barbary resided in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, and
adjacent to the household of Valentine and Jane Barger. They moved to Wilkes-
ville Township, Vinton County, Ohio by 1852, as in that year, Valentine joined
the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church. Barbary Barger joined the church in 1357.

Barbary Barger Strausbaugh died November 17, 1862 in Wilkesville Township,
Vinton County, Ohio and was buried in the Wilkesville Town Cemetery. There is
some confusion as to whether her name was Barbary or Barbara. It is given as
Barbary on her gravestone.

Valentine married secondly Mary, surname unknown. They had one son, Ellsworth,
born August 16, 1869 and died November 5, 1870, and was buried in Wilkesville
Town Cemetery. Valentine Strausbaugh died November 13, 1881, and was buried in
the Wilkesville Town Cemetery next to Barbary and son Ellsworth. His widow,
Mary, probably remarried and her date of death and place of burial are unknown.

505-4 BARBARA STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Feb 9 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Dec 1872 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Buried: Place unknown
Resided: 1842-1849 Harrison Co, OH
1850-1872 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Parents: Joseph and Christina Berger

Married: 30 Aug 1842 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Henry Barger
Born: About 1808 probably Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: After 1900 probably Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Parents: Jacob and Barbary Berger

Children: Surname BARGER
605-27 Christina c 1843 Harrison Co, OH
605-28 Nancy 1844, d 1848 Harrison Co, OH
605-29 Jane c1847 d 1848 Harrison Co, OH
605-30 Eliza c 1856 Vinton Co, OH

Barbara Strausbaugh, the daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger, was born in Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA on Feb 9, 1809 and was baptized April 18, 1809. Her baptismal record is at Conewago Chapel. The sponsors at the baptism were her grandparents, Peter and Barbara Strassbach.

Barbara married her first cousin, Henry Barger, in Harrison County, OH, on Aug 30, 1847. The marriage was performed by the Rev. James Kerr, pastor of the Cadiz Presbyterian Church.

By 1850, Henry and Barbara Berger were living in Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH. In the 1850 Census, the family was listed in Wilkesville Twp. The household included Henry Barger, 43, Barbara 43, Christina, 6. Henry and Barbara joined the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church in 1851.

Barbara Strausbaugh Barger died in Dec 1872 in Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH. The date of her death was obtained from the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church records. The place of her burial is unknown.

The date and place of Henry Barger's death is unknown. He was living in Wilkesville in 1880. The household included Henry Barger, age 72, his daughter Eliza Barger, age 23, his sister in law, Nancy Strausbaugh, age 68. Also living in the same house was the family of Charles and Christina Hawk. It is believed that this was his daughter Christina. This family included Charles Hawk, age 40, carpenter; Christina 36, Arminda 18, Viola 14, Orestes 11, Dorsia 6, Emerson6, Michael 3 and Jennie 6 months.

505-5 MICHAEL STRAUSBAUGH
Baptised: Feb 20 1811 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Date and place unknown
Resided: 1850 Harrison Co, OH
Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Married: Dec 9 1847 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Mary Morehead
Parents: John Morehead and his wife Mary

Children: One known child, probably others
605-31 David born c1849 Harrison Co, Ohio

Michael Strausbaugh, son of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger,
was born probably early in the year 1811 in Menallen Township, Adams County,
Pennsylvania, and was baptised on February 20, 1811. The sponsors for the
baptism were Abraham and Johanna Strassbach, brother and sister of Joseph
Strausbaugh. The record of the baptism is at Conewago Chapel.

Michael Strausbaugh married Mary Morehead on December 9, 1847 in Harrison
County, Ohio. The marriage was performed by the Rev. James Kerr, pastor of the
Cadiz Presbyterian Church. Mary was the daughter John and Mary Morehead of
Green Township, Harrison County.

Michael was the only son of Joseph and Christina Strausbaugh who did not join
the family move to Vinton County, Ohio.

The last information presently available for Michael is the found in the 1850
Census of Harrison County, Ohio. Michael is listed as a head-of-household in
Green Township. The household included Michael age 39, Mary 31, David 1, and
Mary Morehead 61, mother of Mary Morehead Strausbaugh.


505-6 SUSANNA STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Oct 4, 1812 Menallen Township, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Unknown
Parents Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Susanna Strausbaugh, daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina
Berger, was born October 4, 1812 in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsyl-
vania, and was baptized June 15, 1813. Her baptismal record is located at
Conewago Chapel. The sponsor at the baptism was her father's sister Susanna
Strausbaugh.

In 1850, Susanna, age 37, was living in the home of her parents in Wilkesville
Township, Vinton County, Ohio. In 1860, she and her sister Nancy were the only
unmarried children of Joseph and Christian Strausbaugh and were both living
with their parents. Presently, no data concerning Susanna Strausbaugh has been
found after 1860.

505-7 NANCY STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Sep 8 1814 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Feb 24 1901 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, Ohio
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger
Marriage: Never married

Nancy Strausbaugh was the last of the children of Joseph and Christian Straus-
baugh born in Pennsylvania and is the last known to have been baptised with
rites of the Roman Catholic Church. She was born September 8, 1814 in Menallen
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania and was baptised October 11, 1814. Her
baptismal record is located at Conewago Chapel. The sponsors for her baptism
were Abraham and Hanna Strausbaugh, who were probably the brother and sister of
her father Joseph Strausbaugh.

The earliest record found for Nancy Strausbaugh in Ohio is the record of her
joining the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church in 1855. In 1860 she was residing
with her parents in Wilkesville Township, Vinton County, Ohio. In the census
of that year her age was listed as 44. In the 1870 Census she was living with
her sister Barbara Strausbaugh Barger and her husband Henry Barger. Her age was
listed as 56 and her occupation as domestic servant. In 1880 she was still
living with Henry Barger, although her sister Barbara had died by that time.
In 1900 she was living with her niece Martha Strausbaugh McLaughlin, wife of
Leonard McLaughlin.

Nancy Strausbaugh died in 1901 and was buried in the Wilkesville Town Cemetery
in a group of Strausbaugh family members including her brothers Valentine and
Ephriam Strausbaugh, and her sister Margaret Strausbaugh Devault.

505-8 MARGARET STRAUSBAUGH
Born: About 1816 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: Apr 25 1859 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Resided: 1843-1849 Harrison Co, OH
1850-1859 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH

Parents Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Married: Mar 23 1843 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Lewis Devault
Born: c 1821 OH
Died: Unknown

Children: SURNAME DEVAULT
605-41 Mary E. c 1844 Harrison Co, OH
605-42 Joseph c 1847 Harrison Co, OH
605-43 Samuel c 1848 OH
605-44 Christina 1849 OH
605-45 Barbara A. c 1852 Vinton Co, OH
605-46 Lewis c 1854 Vinton Co, OH

Margaret Strausbaugh, daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina was
the first of their children to be born in Ohio. She was probably born in Green
Township, Harrison County, Ohio in about the year 1816.

Margaret Strausbaugh married Lewis Devault in Harrison County, Ohio on March
23, 1843. By 1850, along with the Strausbaugh families, the families of Lewis
Devault, Jacob Devault, and Cyrus Devault, made the move from Harrison County
to Vinton County, Ohio,

In the Census of 1850, the Lewis Devault family was listed in Wilkesville
Township, Vinton County. The household included: Lewis Devault 29, Margaret
32, Mary E. 6, Joseph 4, Samuel 2, and Christina 1.

Margaret Strausbaugh Devault died April 25, 1859 in Wilkesville Township and
was buried in the Wilkesville Town Cemetery.

What happened to Lewis Devault is not known. Margaret's children were appar-
ently raised by her brothers and sisters. In 1860, five of her children were
in the home of Joseph Strausbaugh Jr and his wife Rebecca Devault, including:
Joseph 15, Christina 10, Barbara A. 8, Lewis 6, and Jacob 4. Samuel Devault
age 12 was living in the home of Valentine Strausbaugh.


505-9 JOSEPH STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c 1818 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: unknown
Resided 1845-1849 Harrison Co, OH
1850-18-- Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH

Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

Married: Feb 26 1845 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Rebecca Devault
Born:
Died:

Children:
605-51 Caroline c 1846 Harrison Co, OH
605-52 Ephriam c 1848 Harrison Co, OH
605-53 Almond 1850 Vinton Co, OH
605-54 Rachael c 1851 Vinton Co, OH
605-55 Hiram c 1855 Vinton Co, OH
605-56 Sylvester c 1857 Vinton Co, OH
605-57 Emma c 1862 Vinton Co, OH


Joseph Strausbaugh, son of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife, Christina Berger,
was born in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio about 1818.

Joseph married Rebecca Devault on February 26, 1845, in Harrison County. The
marriage was performed by John Wilkin, Justice of Peace.

Some time prior to the taking of the 1850 Census, Joseph and Rebecca were among
the Strausbaugh families who made the move from Harrison County to Vinton
County, Ohio. In the census of that year Joseph and his family were residing
in the same household as his father and mother. The family of Joseph and
Rebecca were listed as follows: Joseph 32, Rebecca 21, Caroline 3, Ephriam 2,
Almond 3 months.

In the 1860 Census, Joseph was missing, but Rebecca was shown as the head of a
household which included: Rebecca Strausbaugh 33, Caroline 14, Ephriam 12,
Almond 10, Rachael 9, Hiram 5, Sylvester 3. The household also included a part
of the orphan children of Lewis Devault and Margaret Strausbaugh, including
Joseph Devault 15, Christina 10, Barbara 8, Lewis 6, and Jacob 4.

In 1870, Joseph was again with the household which was listed in Wilkesville
Township, Vinton County, and included: Joseph 50, Rebecca 40, Ephraim 21,
Almon 20, Rachael 17, Hiram 14, Sylvester 13, Emma 8. In 1880, the family,
still in Wilkesville Township, had decreased to Joseph 62, Rebecca 62, Sylves-
ter 22, and Emma 18. This the last data presently found for the Joseph Straus-
baugh Jr. family.


505-10 EPHRAIM STRAUSBADGH

Born: Jan 21 1831 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: Apr 26 1901 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Resided: 1848-1849 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
1850-1901 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
Parents; Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger
Married:(1) Aug 22 1848 Harrison Co, OH
Spouse: Jane Barger
Born: Jan 18 1819 Harrison Co, OH
Died: May 31 1867 Vinton Co, OH
Buried: Wilkesville Town Cemetery
Parents: Jacob Barger and his wife Barbary

Children: of Ephraim and Jane
605-61 Henry B. Apr 2 1850 Vinton Co, Ohio
605-62 Martha J. Aug 1859 Vinton Co, Ohio
605-63 Margaret Jun 13 1862 Vinton Co, Ohio
d Mar 31 1863 Vinton Co, Ohio
605-64 John A. Jul 1863 Vinton Co, Ohio

Married (2) c 1868
Spouse: Catherine Strausbaugh
Born: Jun 29 1843 Harrison Co, OH
Died: Unknown, after 1901
Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Sophia Grim

Children: of Ephraim and Catherine
605-65 Clarence b May 1869 Vinton Co, OH

Ephraim Strausbaugh was the youngest son and next to last child of Joseph
Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger. He was born January 21, 1821 in
Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio.

Ephraim Strausbaugh married his first cousin, Jane Barger, on August 22, 1848
in Harrison County, Ohio. The marriage was performed by the Rev. James Kerr,
pastor of the Cadiz Presbyterian Church. Jane was the daughter of Jacob Barger
and his wife Barbary.

Some time prior to the taking of the 1850 Census, Ephraim and Jane were among
the Strausbaugh families that made the move from Harrison County to Vinton
County, Ohio. In 1850 the family was listed in Wilkesville Township and in-
cluded Ephriam 39, Jane 41, and Henry B. 2 months. Ephraim listed his occupa-
tion as farmer.

The family was still located in Wilkesville Township in 1860 and the household
included Ephraim 39, Jane 41, Henry 10, Martha 10 months. Ephraim listed his
occupation as farm laborer. Their neighbors were also Strausbaugh families.

The order in which the recorder listed the households was as follows: 746-
Valentine Strausbaugh, 747-Joseph Strausbaugh (Sr), 748-Ephraim Strausbaugh,
and 749-Rebecca Strausbaugh (wife of Joseph Jr.)

Jane Barger Strausbaugh died May 31, 1867 at the age of 48 years, 3 months and
22 days. She was buried in the Wilkesville Town Cemetery.

Sometime in 1868, Ephraim married as his second wife, Catherine Strausbaugh,
daughter of Peter Strausbaugh and Sophia Grim.

In the 1870 Census the family was still in Wilkesville Township and consisted
of Ephraim 48, Catherine 26, Henry 20, Martha 8, John 6, and Clarence I •

In 1880, the family, still in Wilkesville Township, included Ephraim 59, Cath-
erine 37, Martha 20, John 17, Clarence 11. Ephraim listed his occupation as
farmer.

In 1900, the household included Ephraim 79, Catherine 56, and Esther Straus-
baugh, Catherine's sister. In 1900, Ephraim's surviving children were located
on farms in the area. Henry and his wife Isabelle were farming in adjacent
Saleiri Township, Meigs County, while John and his wife Viola, Clarance and wife
Mary, and Martha and her husband Leonard McLaughlin were farming in Wilkesville
Township.

Ephraim died April 26, 1901 and was buried in the Wilkesville Town Cemetery
beside his first wife Jane. While the name of his second wife, Catherine is
engraved on the tombstone, she reportedly remarried and is not buried on the
lot.



CHAPTER 2-8 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY
FOURTH GENERATION

407-7 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Mar 6 1783 Menallen Twp, York (Adams Co), PA
Died: Aug 20 1838 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp
Resided: 1818-18-- Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
18-1838 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and wife, Barbara (Noel?)

Married: Nov 15 1808 Adams Co, PA
Spouse: Mary Beamer
Born: Dec 20 1784 Probably York (Adams Co), PA
Died: Sep 23 1849 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp

Children: Total number unknown

507-1 Peter Nov 10 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
507-2 John Feb 17 1816 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
507-3 Samuel Jan 9 1820 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
507-4 Barbara Jan 9 1820 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
507-5 Mary Magdalen May 20 1823 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
507-6 Jacob Aug 28 1825 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA

Jacob Strausbaugh was born in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania on
March 6, 1783, the son of Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh.

The earliest record found for Jacob is his marriage on November 16, 1806 to
Mary M. Beamer. The record of this marriage is found in the register of
Conewago Chapel, as follows: Jacobus Strasbach and Marie Bimmer (In South
Mountains) on 15 November 1808. Thus the marriage probably took place in the
home in the home of Andrew Noel, who was probably Jacobs grandfather. The
small group of Catholics in Buchanan Valley were ministered by Jesuit mission-
aries from Conewago Chapel who held services in the home of Andrew Noel in
Menallen Township. This group were referred by as the South Mountains church
in the Conewago records until the St Ignatius Catholic Church was built nearby
in Franklin Township, probably in the 1820s. The witnesses for their marriage
were Andrew and James Noel.

In the Conewago records, Jacob was listed as Jacobus and James, Latin equiva-
lents of Jacob. Mary was listed as Marie, Maria, Mary and Bimmer, Beemer, and
Bimer. She undoubtedly was of one of. the several Beamer families who lived in
Menallen and Franklin Townships.

Jacob was raised as a Catholic and the Beamer families in the area were German
Reformed. After their marriage they stayed with Jacobs church as the baptismal
records of the first five children are at Conewago Chapel. The record of their
last son known to have been born in Pennsylvania, Jacob Jr, is not at Conewago,
however, by that time they were probably worshiping at St Ignatius whose early
records are lost.

In the 1810 Census of Adams County, Pennsylvania, Jacob Strasbaugh was listed
as a head-of -household in Menallen Township. The household included 1 male 16-
25 (Jacob age 27 therefore listed in wrong age group), 1 female 16-25 (Mary age
25) and 1 male 0-9 (Peter age 4).

In the 1820 Census of Adams County, Jacob Strasbaugh was again listed in
Menallen Township. The household consisted of 1 male 26-44 (Jacob age 37), I
male 10-15 (Peter age 14), 3 males 0-9 (John 4, Samuel under 1, and 1 unknown),
1 female 26-44 (Mary 35), and 1 female 0-9 (Barbara under 1). Thus there was
apparently one son who died young or has not otherwise been identified.

Apparently sometime after 1823, the family made a move from Pennsylvania to
Richmond County, Ohio where they settled probably in Troy Township.

Jacob died there August 20, 1838, age 55 yrs, 5 mos, 14 dys. Mary M. died
September 23, 1849, age 64 yrs, 9 mos, 3 dys. In this record, their birth
dates have be determined from their gravestone records from Lexington Cemetery,
Troy Township, Richmond County, Ohio. In these published cemetery records
their names are recorded as Strasburg, as is their son Jacob in the same
cemetery. However, also in Lexington Cemetery are their sons Peter and John
with the Strausbaugh spelling.

CHAPTER 2-8 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH FAMILY
FIFTH GENERATION

507-1 PETER STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Nov 10 1809 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Baptised: Nov 14 1809 Record at Conewago Chapel, Adams Co
Died: 1890 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp
Resided: Troy Township, Richland Co, OH

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer

Married: Apr 25 1850 Richland Co, OH
Spouse: Elizabeth Pollock
Born; 1825 Washington Twp, Richland Co, OH
Died: 1892 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp
Parents: Thomas Pollock and wife Mary Morrell

Children: 3 alive in 1880, names not known


Peter Strausbaugh was horn November 10, 1809, the first son of Jacob
Strausbaugh and his wife Mary Beamer. He was baptized four days later as
recorded in the Conewago Chapel records. His parents were listed as James and
Maria Strassbach and the sponsors were Peter and Barbara Strassbach, his grand
parents.


507-2 JOHN H. STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Feb 17 1816 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: unknown
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp, Richland Co
Resided: 1850 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
Military: Civil War, Co E 2nd Ohio HQ

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer

Married: Nov 21 1846 Richland Co, OH
Spouse: Sarah Smith
Born; Jan 13 1824 PA
Died; May 4 1878 Richland Co, OH
Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Troy Twp
Parents: John Smith and wife Eleanor

Children: Unknown

John Strausbaugh was born February 17, 1816 in Menallen Township, Adams County,
Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Strausbaugh and his wife Mary Beamer and was
baptised May 5, 1816, probably at South Mountains. The record of his baptism
is in the register of Conewago Chapel. Sponsors at the baptism were John and
Kitty Lowstetter. Kitty was born Catherine Noel and was probably an aunt of
Jacob Strausbaugh. Catholic services at South Mountains were conducted by
Jesuit missionaries from Conewago Chapel and were held in the home of Andrew
Noel thought to be the father of both Catherine Lowstetter and Jacob's mother,
Barbara Strausbaugh.

507-3 SAMUEL STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Jan 9 1820 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Unknown
Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer
Marriage:
Spouse: Mary, surname unknown
Born: PA

Children: 2 known
607-1 Jacob c 1846 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
607-2 Elizabeth 1849-1849 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH
607-3 Mary c 1855 Troy Twp, Richland Co, OH

Samuel is thought to be the son of Jacob and Mary Strausbaugh who was baptised
as George. At this period the Conewago Jesuits usually listed only one name
and his name may have been George Samuel, or George Samuel. George and his
twin sister Barbara were baptised probably at South Mountains on February 27,
1820. His parents were listed as James and Mary Beemer Strausbauch and the
sponsors were George and Joanna Strausbauch, Jacob's brother and sister. *

The next found record for Samuel after his baptismal, is the 1850 Census of
Richland County, Ohio, where he is listed in Troy Township. The household
included Samuel 30, Mary 27, Jacob 3, Elizabeth J 11, and Barbara Straus-
baugh 30, who is assumed to be Samuel's twin sister.

Samuel was again in Troy Township for the 1860 Census. The household included
Samuel 40, Mary 37, Jacob 14, and Mary 5.

The time and place of Samuel and Mary's death and burial are unknown.

507-4 BARBARA STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Jan 9 1820 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer

Barbara was the twin of Samuel (George) Strausbaugh. The sponsors at her
baptism were her grandparents Barbara and Peter Strausbauch. In 1850, Barbara
was living in the home of her twin brother, Samuel Strausbaugh in Troy Town-
ship, Richland County, Ohio. Nothing further is known concerning Barbara.


507-5 MARY MAGDALEN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: May 20 1823 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer

Mary Magdalen Strausbaugh was baptised June 24, 1823. She was the last of
Jacob's children whose baptismal record is found at Conewago Chapel. The
sponsors for her baptism were Peter Strausbach and Barbara Noel, who we believe
were her grandparents. The Conewago priests usually recorded the married name
of the female sponsors but on occasion recorded the maiden name and married
name. Less frequently the maiden name was recorded without the married name.
We can find no other Barbara Noels at this period of time in the Buchanan
Valley area and it is believed this is an occasion where Peter and Barbara
served as sponsors and Barbara's name was recorded as Noel, her maiden name.
This is one more bit of circumstantial evidence that Barbara was a Noel.

507-6 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH JR

Born: Aug 28 1825 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Nov 22 1852 Troy Twp, Richland Co, Ohio
Buried: Lexington Cem, Troy Twp
Resided: Troy Twp, Richland Co, Ohio

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh and wife Mary Beamer

Married: Nov 29 1849, Richland Co, Ohio
Spouse: Mary A Heist
Children None

Jacob was the only one of the known children of Jacob and Mary Strausbaugh born
in Pennsylvania whose baptismal record is not at Conewago Chapel. This about
the time that the South Mountains congregation built their own church. The
early records of this church are lost and perhaps Jacob's record among them.
Jacob died within three years of his marriage and apparently had no children.
His will indicated that any remaining estate after the death of his wife should
be divided among his brothers and sisters. His brother Peter was his
executor.

FOURTH GENERATION

409-9 BARBARA STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1786 Menallen Twp, York (Adams) County, Pennsylvania
Died: 18-
Resided: 1803 - 18-- Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara

Marriage: c 1803
Spouse: John Weaver

Children: SURNAME WEAVER
509-1 Barbara Dec 4 1804 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-2 Elizabeth Nov 18 1805 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-3 John Dec 10 1806 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-4 Anna Jan 5 1808 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-5 Henrietta Jan 11 1811 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-6 Magdelena Mar 3 1813 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-7 David A. May 26 1821 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-8 Margaret bapt 1825 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
509-9 John bapt 1829 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA

Barbara Strausbaugh was born in the Buchanan Valley area of the South Moun-
tains, Menallen Township, York(Adams) County, Pennsylvania. She was the daugh-
ter of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara. Her birthdate is unknown.

Barbara married John Weaver. The date of the marriage is not known but is
assumed to be about 1803 as their first known child was born in December 1804.
The parents of John Weaver are not presently known. In various records the
name is found spelled Weaver, Webber, and Weber.

John and Barbara Weaver lived in Menallen Township in the same neighborhood
described in Catherine Strausbaugh-Cobb Family. In 1810, they
were living between Barbara's father. Peter Strausbaugh, and her brother, Jacob
Strausbaugh.

In the 1810 Census of Adams County, the John Weaver household included 1 male
26-45 (John Weaver), 1 male 16-25 (unidentified), 2 males 0-9 (John and 1
unidentified), 1 female 16-25 (Barbara Strausbaugh Weaver), 3 females 0-9
(Barbara, Elizabeth, and Anna). The unidentified male 16-25 could not have
been a son of Barbara, the unidentified male 0-9 may be a son for which the
baptism record has not been found. This census record helps determine the
probable age of Barbara Strausbaugh. Based on the census she was not older
than 25, or born not earlier than 1785. If she was born in 1785 she would have
been about 19 when her first daughter was born in 1804, thus she was born about
1785-86.

Their known children were baptised with the rites of the Catholic Church,
probably at South Mountains and the records are in the register of Conewago
Chapel. The baptismal dates, names of sponsors, and their relation ship to
Barbara Strausbaugh Weaver is given in the following table.

Barbara Aug 20 1805 Peter and Barbara Strasbach Parents
Elizabeth Feb 4 1805 James and Margareta Strasbaugh Brother and sister
John Mar 17 1807 Peter and Barbara Strasbach Grandparents
Anna Apr 5 1808 Charles and Maria Delon Aunt and uncle *
Henrietta May 4 1813 Peter Strausbaugh Father
Magdalena Jun 15 1813 Anna Strasbach Sister
David A Jun 21 1821 Abraham and Catherine Strausb. Brother and niece
Margaret May 8 1825 James and Anna Strausbaugh Brother and niece
John Aug 23 1829 Andrew Stern and Mary Walter Unknown

*Maria Delon was possibly the daughter of Andrew Noel and a younger sister of
Barbara Strausbaugh, Barbara Weaver's mother.

The time and place of death of Barbara Strausbaugh Weaver is not presently
known

FOURTH GENERATION

410-10 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1788 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Date and place unknown
Resided: 1810 - 1830 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents Peter Strausbaugh and wife Barbara (Noel?)

Married: Adams County, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Unknown

Children: Names and number unknown

John apparently married out of the Catholic Church as no data is found in the
Conewago Chapel records. He is in the 1830 Census for Menallen Twp with one
son and one daughter.

More research needed on this family.



CHAPTER 2-11 PETER STRAUSBAUGH JR FAMILY
RESEARCH NOTES

(Pages prior to this are not found. BOK) I am inserting this in here for informational purposes.)

The above would have Catherine at the latest born about 1794 and if this were
the case and Hannah was the first child and born 1810 she would have been only
16 and only 17 when Valentine was born. If we move her birth earlier she has
to go between Peter and Elizabeth or born in 1791 or 1792, if she moved ahead
of Peter she would have been older than Peter Strausbaugh which I don't believe
to be the case.

I think I am goofed up on the 1830 census which was very difficult to read.

1 female 0-5
1 15-20
1 20-30

I should have 4 females unless one of the daughters in the 1820 Census had
Died. I think I missed Catherine but also possibly got mixed up on age columns.
If the oldest female is Hannah and born 1810 or earlier, this would mean that
she was the first of the children and pushes Peter and Catherine's marriage to
about 1809 and her birthdate closer to that of Peter which was probably in
1790. This would have Peter about 19 when married and Catherine probably 17 or
18.

In 1820 there were two daughters below 16. The assumption that Catherine was
left off my list leaves this unidentified daughter in the household at age of
15-20.

Elizabeth Berger Dunlap's birthdate is a factor in this but she tossed her age
around rather loosely in the census records which doesn't help us much. Her
baptism was May 1793 and I suspect was born earlier that year. The 1820
Census, if she and John were in the Valentine Berger home, has her birthdate
1794 or earlier. In 1830 census her birthdate was between 1790 and 1800, in
1840 between 1780 and 1790. In 1850 it was 1790. In 1860 was about 1794. I
still think she was born in early 1793 which puts Catherine either in 1791 or
1792, between Peter and Elizabeth, or in 1794 or later if she was born after
Elizabeth, which I am inclined to think may be two late.

Again the above points out a need to learn when Hannah Strausbaugh was born.
If she was either the Hannah Dewalt head of household 1850 Harrison County or
the wife of William Dewalt both on page 240 Green Township, 1850 census, we may
have the answer to several items if we could read her age. If she was 38 or
younger. Valentine was the oldest child. If she was 39 she was Valentine's
twin. If 40 or older she was the oldest child and establishes an approximate
marriage date for Catherine.

Also the 1840 Census might help. The Iowa City film copy is so bad that it is
useless to look without an index and their index is also worn out and out for
rebinding. They could have temporarily left Harrison and gone to Tuscarawas or
Gallia or some such place.

Having received from Ruth Gram the 1860 Census data for William Strausbaugh of
Gallia County, Ohio, who very obviously appeared to be the William son of Peter
who married Jane Busby in Harrison County, and whose household appeared to
include Peter Strausbaugh Jr, the writer got enthusiastic and spent a half day
at the Iowa Historical Society Library at Iowa City. We also found William in
Gallia in 1850, and John in Gallia in 1860. Finding a Val Strausbaugh in the
1860 Ohio Census Index, we looked him up and also found him there in 1850 as
Valentine Strausbaugh. Having already located George and Michael in 1850 we
have now located the families of all but one of the probable sons of Peter and
Catherine and for one of the three daughters. The names of the 3 missing
children are unknown which will make finding them more difficult.

This writer has gone as far as can be done from here with the Peter Strausbaugh
Jr family. The censuses of Ohio through 1860 are available at Iowa City, but
there are a lot of Iowans looking for Ohio ancestors and these films are just
worn out. When you can read them at all, a lot of guessing has to be done. Of
the Counties involved in this search, the only published county literature
available is the Harrison County History. There are bound volumes of Ohio
statewide publications but no indexes so that it is like looking for a needle
in a haystack. Iowa City has very few out-of-state census records beyond 1860.

Should anyone have the opportunity we need Tuscarawas county data on Valentine
Strausbaugh and Gallia County data on William, John and Peter Jr. We need to
try to find Michael after 1860, perhaps he crossed over into Gallia. We also
need to track down George who by 1860 may have been in Illinois, he is not in
the Ohio 1860 index. His descendants might be found in Illinois by 1880 or
1900 Soundex.

I ran out of time but possibly daughter Hannah Dewalt was still in Harrison in
1850. I believe that Dewalt and Devault are two spellings of the same name.
She was not among the Devault families that went to Vinton County but in 1850
in Harrison County Census index there is both a Hannah Dewalt and William
Dewalt listed in Green Township page 240, also Jane page 244 and Samuel page
240. Her age is critical to the pinning down the approximate marriage date for
Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh.

It might be interesting to try to find Elizabeth Berger Dunlap's will to see if
she ever acknowledged Mary Elizabeth Smith as her daughter.

I have some confusion concerning over the census records for the females in the
family of Peter Strausbaugh that may be due to poor microfilm copy. Perhaps
Ruth Gram can help out since she seems to have access to more readable.

For 1820, I have 2 females 0-15 Hannah and 1 unidentified
1 26-44 Catherine

This would have Hannah born at the earliest in the last half of 1804. I think
that she was born about 1810 at the earliest and 1814 at the latest. If she was
born after George she would have been only 16 when married but she was of legal
age whatever that was in Ohio in 1832.

FOURTH GENERATION

411-11 PETER STRAUSBAUGH, JR
Born: 1790 Menallen Twp, York Co, PA
Died: After 1860 Date and place unknown, Gallia Co, OH?
Resided: 1810-c1816 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
C1817-185- Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
185- 1860 Morgan Twp, Gallia Co, OH
Parents: Peter Strausbaugh (301-1) and wife Barbara (Noel?)

Spouse: Catherine Berger
Married: c 1810 Adams Co, PA
Born: 179- Menallen Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 185- Probably Harrison Co or Gallia Co, OH

Parents: Valentine Berger and wife Elizabeth

Children:
511-1 Valentine c1811 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
511-2 John Nov 11 1813 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
511-3 Hannah 181- Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
511-4 George c1815 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
511-5 {daughter) 181-
511-6 William c1820 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
511-7 Michael c1822 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
511-8 (daughter) 182- Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
511-9 (son) 182- Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH

Peter Strausbaugh Jr was born probably about midyear 1790 in Menallen Township,
York County, Pennsylvania, the son of Peter and Barbara Strausbaugh. Menallen
Township became part of Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1800.

Peter's age has been determined from census records. Based on the 1790 and
1830 censuses, it would appear that Peter was born before the taking of the
1790 Census while from the 1820, 1850, and 1860 censuses, it appears that his
birthday was after the census date. From this it is assumed that he was born
about midyear 1790.

Peter grew to adulthood in Buchanan Valley of the South Mountains, Menallen
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Peter Strausbaugh married Catherine Berger, the daughter of Valentine Berger, a
neighbor who also lived in the valley. The date of the marriage is unknown but
probably occurred sometime in 1810 between the time of taking of the census in
that year and the latter part of that year since their first known son appears
to have been born about midyear 1811. It is believed that Catherine was
probably married after the taking of the 1810 Census since it was probably she
and her sister Elizabeth who were the two daughter's of Valentine Berger living
in his home at the time of the Census. The preceding assumes Valentine was
their first child. The possibility exists that Hannah was the first child
which would move their marriage earlier to at least 1809 unless Hannah was a
twin of Valentine.

Catherine was the younger sister of Christina Berger who in 1803 had married
Peter's brother, Joseph. She was also a sister of Henry Barger who later
married Mary Ann Cobb, the daughter of Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb and her
husband William Cobb, and thus was the niece of Peter Strausbaugh.

The Strausbaugh family were Catholics and the Berger family Lutherans. The
religious preference of Peter and Catherine while living in Adams County is not
known. Their counterparts, Joseph and Christina Berger Strausbaugh were ob-
viously practicing Catholics, as they were married with, and all seven of their
children born in Pennsylvania were baptised with the rites of the Catholic
Church, These events were recorded at Conewago Chapel, as were the baptisms
during this period for the children of most of Peter's brothers and sisters. On
the other hand, the only event in the early married life of Peter and Catherine
Strausbaugh recorded in the Conewago records was the baptism of their son John
on November 23, 1813. Since they appear to have had at least three other
children born in Adams County, it is doubtful that Peter and Catherine contin-
ued as practicing Catholics.

Between 1812 and 1820 Valentine Berger and the families of all his children
moved from Adams County, Pennsylvania to Harrison County, Ohio. Joseph and
Christina Berger Strausbaugh made the move about 1815. Peter and Catherine
Strausbaugh joined the movement sometime between 1815 and 1820, According to
later census records their son George was born in Pennsylvania in 1815 and
their son William was born in Ohio about 1820. The family of Catherine
Strausbaugh Cobb made this move in 1818 and possibly Peter and Catherine Berger
Strausbaugh came about the same time.

Valentine Berger settled in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio, but also
acquired 160 acres of land in Section 22 of Green Township, Harrison on which
some of his children settled, including the families of Joseph and Peter
Strausbaugh. William and Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb also built their cabin on
this land or an adjoining parcel owned by Henry Barger, brother of Christina
and Catherine Berger Strausbaugh.

In the census of 1820, Peter Strausbaugh was listed as the head of a household
in Green Township. The family consisted of 3 sons and 2 daughters under 16.
These were probably Valentine, John, George, Hannah, and one unidentified
daughter.

In 1821 Valentine Berger divided his property in Section 22 of Green Township
and sold it to his sons and sons-in-law who were farming it. The deed trans-
fering title to Peter Strausbaugh indicated that Valentine and Elizabeth Bar-
ger, for $270, sold to Peter Strawsburg of Green Township, Harrison County, 54
acres, it being the middle third part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 22 of
Township 10, Range 4, of land sold at Steubenville District for which a Patent
was granted unto Valentine Barger at the city of Washington on August 18, 1817.
The deed was signed by Valentine and Elizabeth Barger with their marks, and
witnessed by his sons Jacob and Peter Barger.

The children of Peter and Catherine in the 1830 census were one son 15-19,
probably John, with Valentine missing; one son 10-14, probably George; two
sons 5-9, probably William and Michael; and one son 0-4, unidentified. There
was one daughter 20-29, probably Hannah as she married two years later,' the
previously found unidentified daughter now in 10-14 age group, and another
daughter 0-4, as yet unidentified.

Presently, Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh have not been found in the 1840
Census. There are no marriages recorded for their children in Harrison County
from 1840 to 1847. It is possible that they left Harrison County for a time,
perhaps to Tuscarawas County, and then returned.

The last found record for Peter and Catherine in Harrison County, Ohio is the
1850 Census record in Green Township. There were no children listed in the
household,

The last information concerning Peter Strausbaugh is found in the 1860 Census
of Gallia County, Ohio where Peter, age 69 was living in the household of his
son William Strausbaugh and his wife Jane Busby. Catherine Berger Strausbaugh
was not included in the household and it is assumed that she died either in
Harrison County or Gallia County, Ohio some time between 1850 and 1860.

Additional research needs to be done in Gallia County, Ohio for possible addi-
tional data concerning Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh.

IDENTIFICATION OF THE CHILDREN OF PETER AMD CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH

The documented records for the family of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife
Catherine Berger are far fewer than for Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife
Christina Berger. Since Joseph and Peter Strausbaugh were probably the
ancestors of all Strausbaugh families that lived in Harrison County, Ohio
during the 1800s, and the family of Joseph and Christina Strausbaugh is well
established, it is assumed that all other early Strausbaughs in Harrison County
were the children of Peter and Catherine. The family of Peter and Catherine
has been assembled on the preceding assumption together with various found mar-
riage and census records.

Their first son appears to have been Valentine Strausbaugh, born about midyear
1811 in Pennsylvania, who was living in Washington Township, Tuscarawas County,
Ohio in 1850 and 1860. This identification is base purely on circumstantial
evidence as described hereafter.

Based on the census records of Harrison County, Ohio for 1820 and 1830, Peter
and Catherine had two sons born between 1810 and 1815. John Strausbaugh was
one of these and is identified as such by his baptismal record in Pennsylvania.
The only other male Strausbaugh of this age group who at some time lived in
the general area of Harrison County has been identified as Michael the son of
Joseph Strausbaugh

Joseph Strausbaugh also had a son Valentine born in 1807 who in 1850 was in
Harrison County and in 1860 was in Vinton County, Ohio.

Tuscarawas County is immediately west of Harrison County and by 1850 some of
the Barger cousins had also moved west into Tuscarawas. Presently no other
Strausbaugh families have been identified with Tuscarawas County during this
period.

It is seen the age of this Valentine Strausbaugh, his first name, the names of
his children, and his general location all fit the missing son of Peter,
therefore, it logical to assume it highly probable that this Valentine Straus-
baugh was the son of Peter Strausbaugh of Harrison County. There is a need for
more research to substantiate this.

Their second son, John Strausbaugh was baptized November 23, 1813 in Adams
County, Pennsylvania. Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh were identified as the
parents and John Delone (Joseph's nephew) and Anna Strasbach (Joseph's sister)
were the sponsors.

Hannah Strausbaugh married William Dewalt in 1832, in Harrison County, Ohio.
Both Hannah and William were of legal age. Thus she could not have born later
than between John and George. Since there is not room for another child
between Valentine and John, if she was born earlier than 1814, it would had to
be about 1810 or earlier, unless she was a twin of Valentine. Thus Hannah was
the first daughter and either the first child born about 1810, or the third
child born about 1814.

George Strausbaugh married Mary Elizabeth Smith in 1839 and they were living
near Peter and Christina in Green Township, Harrison County in 1850. The census
data indicates that George was age 35, and was born in Pennsylvania.

William Strausbaugh married Jane Busby in Harrison County in March 1840. Wil-
liam and Jane were living in Gallia County, Ohio in 1850 and 1860, and in 1860,
William's father Peter was living with him. Based on 1860 Census records,
William was born about 1820 in Ohio.

Michael Strausbaugh is the last known son of Peter Strausbaugh. Michael mar-
ried his cousin Christina, daughter of Joseph and Christina Berger Strausbaugh.
In 1850 and 1860 they were living in Vinton County. Census records indicate
that Michael was was born about 1822.

Based on the 1820 and 1830 Census records. Peter and Catherine had at least two
other daughters, who as yet, have not been identified. One was born probably
between George and William and the other after 1824. They also had an uniden-
tified son born sometime between 1825 and 1830.

FIFTH GENERATION

511-1 VALENTINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: 1811 Menallen Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Died: 18-- date and place unknown
Resided: 1850 & 1860 Washington Twp, Tuscarawas Co, Ohio

Parents Peter Strausbaugh (411-11) and wife Catherine Berger

Spouse: Anne Surname unknown
Married; c1830 date and place unknown
Born; c1808 Pennsylvania
Died: 18-- date and place unknown

Children:

611-1 Lucindia c 1832 OH
611-2 George c 1841 OH
611-3 Catherine J c 1842 OH


Valentine Strausbaugh was born about midyear 1811 in Menallen Township, Adams
County, Pennsylvania, the first known son of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife
Catherine Berger. While he was still a small boy the family moved to Green
Township, Harrison County, Ohio, where Valentine grew to manhood.

No record has been found of his marriage, which probably took place about 1830
in Harrison or Tuscarawas County, Ohio. His wife was Ann, surname unknown.

Valentine and Ann were living in Washington Township, Tuscarawas County at the
time of the 1850 Census. The census record is difficult to read, however the
family appears to have included Valentine age 39, Ann age 40, Lucinda age 18,
George age 9, and Catherine age 8.

At the time of the 1860 Census they were still living in Washington Township
and the family consisted of Val Strausbaugh age 48, Anne 52, Lucindia 28, and
Catherine J age 18.

The ages given for Valentine in these two censuses indicate that he was probab-
ly born about midyear 1811.

No research has yet been done on later census records in Tuscarawas County or
for any other possible Tuscarawas records that might provide additional
information.

511-2 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Nov 11 1813 Menallen Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Died: 18-- date and place unknown
Resided: 1860 Morgan Twp, Gallia Co, Ohio

Parents Peter Strausbaugh (411-11) and wife Catherine Berger

Spouse: Jane surname unknown
Marriage: 184- date and place unknown
Born: c1812 place unknown
Died: 18-- date and place unknown

Children:

611-11 Joseph c 1850
611-13 Nancy c 1845
611-13 Nellie c 1847

John Strausbaugh was born November 11, 1813 in Menallen Township, Adams County,
Pennsylvania, the second known son of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Catherine
Berger. He was baptised with Catholic rites November 23, 1811, the only child
of Peter and Catherine for whom baptismal records have been found. The spon-
sors were John Delon, probably his cousin, the son of Elizabeth Strausbaugh
Delone, and Anna Strausbaugh, his aunt. His baptismal record is at Conewago
Chapel.

The family moved to Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio when John was a
young boy and he grew to adulthood there. No record of his marriage has been
found and the first record found for John as an adult is in the 1860 Census of
Gallia County, Ohio where a John Strausbaugh was residing in Morgan Township.

This John is believed to be the son of Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh. In
1860, his brother William was also residing in Washington Township, and his
father Peter was living with William. No other Strausbaugh families were
living in Gailia County, although his brother Michael was living in nearby
Wilkesville Township, Vinton County as were most of his Strausbaugh cousins who
were the children of his uncle Joseph Strausbaugh. The southeast corner of
Wilkesville Township and the northwest corner of Morgan Township are only a
mile apart.

Additional research is needed in Gallia County.

511-3 HANNAH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: 181- Menallen Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Died; 18-- date and place unknown

Parents Peter Strausbaugh (411-11) and wife Catherine Berger

Spouse: William Dewalt

Married: Jun 28 1832 Harrison County, Ohio
No other information


511-4 GEORGE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1815 Menallen Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Died: 18-- date and place unknown
Resided: 1850 Green Twp, Harrison Co, Ohio

Parents Peter Strausbaugh (411-11) and wife Catherine Berger

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Smith
Married: Aug 22 1839 Harrison County, Ohio
Born: c1817 probably Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: 18- date and place unknown

Children:

611-41 Malinda c 1839 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
611-42 (son) c 1842 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
611-43 Elizabeth c 1844 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH

George Strausbaugh was born about 1815 in Menallen Township, Adams County.
Pennsylvania the son of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Catherine Berger. His
birth date has been determined from the 1850 Census.

When George was but a small boy, the family moved to Harrison County, Ohio
where they settled in Section 22, Green Township, and it was here that George
grew to adulthood.

George Strausbaugh married Mary Elizabeth Smith in Harrison County, Ohio on
August 22, 1839. They were married by the Rev James Kerr, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Cadiz, Ohio.

Mary Elizabeth Smith was born in Ohio about 1817. Her parents are unknown but
she is believed to be the Mary Smith named in the will of Valentine Berger Sr
as being a granddaughter who he had raised. Thus George and Mary Elizabeth were
first cousins.

Mary Elizabeth was probably either the daughter of an unknown daughter of
Valentine Berger, whose existence is not yet established, or that she was the
daughter of Elisabeth Berger born prior to Elizabeth's marriage to John Dunlap
in 1819. In any event she was raised in Valentine's home until his death in
1827 and thereafter lived with her uncle Henry Barger until her marriage.
Henry Barger lived in Section 21 of Green Township and was a near neighbor of
the Peter Strausbaugh family. Thus George and Elizabeth had known each other
all their lives and had been neighbors for 12 years prior to their marriage.

George and Mary Elizabeth Strausbaugh have not yet been located in the 1840
Census. At the time of the 1850 Census, George and Mary Elizabeth were living
in Green Township near Peter and Catherine Strausbaugh. The microfilm copy of
this census was difficult to read but it appears that the household included
George, age 35 born in Pennsylvania; Mary E, age 33 born in Ohio; Malinda,
age 9; a son (unreadable), age 8; Elizabeth, age 6.

George and Mary Strausbaugh reportedly moved west of Illinois after 1850.

511-6 WILLIAM STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c 1820 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: 18-- Date and place unknown
Resided 1850-1860 Morgan Twp, Gallia Co, OH

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Berger

Spouse: Jane T. Busby
Married: Mar 26 1840 Harrison Co, OH
Born; c 1818 OH
Died: 18-- Date and place unknown


Children:
611-61 John c 1841 OH
611-62 Henry B. c 1842 OH
611-63 Isaac c 1843 OH
611-64 Delilah c 1846 OH
611-65 Abraham c 1848 OH
611-66 Jacob c 1850 Morgan Twp, Gallia Co, OH
611-67 George c 1854 Morgan Twp, Gallia Co, OH

William Strausbaugh was born about 1820 in Green Township, Harrison County,
Ohio, the first of the children of Peter Strausbaugh Jr and his wife Catherine
Berger known to have been born in Ohio. He grew to adulthood on the farm of
his parents in Section 22 of Green Township.

William Strausbaugh and Jane T Busby obtained a license on March 24, and were
married in Harrison County on March 26 1840 by William Arnold, J.P.

Sometime between 1840 and 1850, William and Jane Strausbaugh moved to Morgan
Township, Gallia County, Ohio. At the time of the 1850 Census, they were
residing in Morgan Township and the household included William age 30, Jane age
32, John age 9, Henry B age 8, Isaac age 7, Deliah age 4, Abraham age 2, and
Jacob under one year.

The northwest corner of Morgan Township is but one mile from the southeast
corner of Wilkesville Township, Vinton County, Ohio and this move to Gallia
County may have been associated with the relocation of the Joseph Strausbaugh
family from Harrison to Vinton County. About 1850, about 1850 William's Uncle
Joseph and the families of nine of his children moved to Wilkesville Township.
This included William's brother Michael who was married to Christina Straus-
baugh, daughter of Joseph. When the first of the Joseph Strausbaugh families
arrived in this area, Wilkesville Township was still a part of Gallia County,
Vinton County having been formed in 1850. William's brother John also moved to
Morgan Township sometime prior to 1860.

Sometime prior to 1860, William's father, Peter Strausbaugh Jr also arrived in
Morgan Township, Gallia County, Ohio.

At the time of the 1860 Census, the William Strausbaugh family were residing in
Morgan Township and the household included William age 40, a farmer born in
Ohio, Jane T age 42, born in Ohio, John age 19, Henry B age 18, Issac age 17,
Delilah age 14, Abraham age 12, Jacob age 10, George age 6, and Peter age 69.

The last named was Peter Strausbaugh Jr, then 69, who apparently was making his
home with his son William.

No further research has presently been done on this family,

511-7 MICHAEL STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c 1822 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: 18-- Date and place unknown
Resided: 1850-1860 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh (411-11) and wife Catherine Berger
Spouse: Christina Strausbaugh (505-11)
Married: Apr 8 1847 Harrison Co, OH
Born: c 1828 Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH
Died: 18-- Date and place unknown

Parents: Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Christina Berger

Children:
611-71 Rosanna c 1848 Harrison Co, OH
611-72 Mary M. c 1851 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
611-73 Leletha c 1852 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
611-74 Hannah c 1855 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH
611-75 Sarah C. c 1859 Wilkesville Twp, Vinton Co, OH

Michael Strausbaugh was born about 1822 in Green Township, Harrison County,
Ohio, the son of Peter Strausbaugh Jr and his wife Catherine Strausbaugh.
Michael grew to adulthood on the Strausbaugh farm in Section 22, Green Township

On April 8, 1847 in Harrison County, Ohio, Michael Strausbaugh married his
double first cousin Christina Strausbaugh. The marriage was performed by John
Wilkin, Justice of Peace.

Christina was the youngest daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and his wife Chris-
tina Berger. Joseph was a brother of Peter Strausbaugh and Christina was a
sister of Catherine Berger Strausbaugh. The two Strausbaugh families lived on
adjacent farms in Green Township.

Sometime prior to the taking of the 1850 Census, Joseph and Christina Straus-
baugh together with most of their children and their families moved from Harri-
son County to Wilkesville Township, Vinton County, Ohio. Michael and Christina
were included in the group of families that made this move.

Michael and Christina have caused some confusion for family researchers. Since
Christina's brother Michael was the only one of the sons of Joseph that did not
move to Vinton County, some have assumed that this Michael was the son of
Joseph.

By the time of the 1850 Census, Michael and Christina Strausbaugh were residing
in Wilkesville Township and the household included Michael age 27, Christina
age 23, Rosanna age 2, and Mary age 11 months.

Michael and Christina joined the Wilkesville Presbyterian Church in 1851.

In 1860 they were still residing in Wilkesville Township and the family consis-
ted of Michael age 38, Christina age 34, Rosanna age 12, Mary age 9, Leietha
age 8, Hannah age 5, and Sarah age 1.

Michael served in the Civil War from Vinton County and returned to Wilkesville
when the war was over. However, by the time of the 1870 Census, Michael and
Christina were apparently no longer living in Vinton County, and have not been
found elsewhere in the census of that year*

What happened to Michael and Christina is presently unknown.

For additional information concerning the origins of Christina Strausbaugh see
Chapter 2-7, Joseph Strausbaugh Family.

412-12 ABRAHAM STRAUSBAUGH
Born: 1792 Menallen Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 1865 Fairfield, Adams Co, PA
Resided: 1818 -p1830 Menallen Twp, Adams Co, PA
1830 - 1860 Fairfield, Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and wife Barbara (Noel?)

Married: (1)Nov 16 1818 Adams Co, PA
Spouse: Catherine Bittinger
Born: 179-
Died: Before 1860

Children:
512-1 Anna Johanna 1819
512-2 Abraham Samuel Jan 20 1821
512-3 Charles Abraham Nov 19 1826
512-4 William (bapt) Feb 22 1829
512-5 John 1833
512-6 Jacob Francis Aug 4 1835
512-7 Adam 1840
512-8 Josephine 1843

Married: (2) Hannah


512-1 AMNA JOHANNA STRAUSBAUGH

Baptised: Nov 8 1819 Probably Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Unknown

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

The birthdate of Anna Johanna Strausbaugh is unknown, however, she was baptised
on November 8, 1819 and is assumed she was born in the year 1819, She was the
daughter o£ Abraham Strausbaugh and his wife Catherine Bittinger. The sponsors
for her baptisms were George Strausbaugh and Anna Strausbaugh, thought to be
the brother and sister of Abraham. The baptismal record is at Conewago Chapel.

Presently no additional information is available for Anna Johanna.

512-2 SAMUEL ABRAHAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jan 20 1821 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

Samuel Abraham Strausbaugh, known as Abraham, was born January 20, 1821 in
Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, the son of Abraham Strausbaugh
and his wife Catherine Bittinger. He was baptised on April 8, 1821. The
sponsors were Samuel Dello (Delone) and Barbara Weber (Barbara Strausbaugh
Weaver). Barbara was the sister of Abraham Sr and Samuel was probably the
nephew, being the son of Elizabeth Strausbaugh Delone. The record of the
baptism is found in the register of Conewago Chapel.

512-3 CHARLES ABRAHAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Nov 29 1826 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Dec 25 1881 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Hamiltonban Twp

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

Married: Prior to 1843
Spouse: Mary, surname unknown
Born: Nov 1 1818
Died: Sep 4 1879 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Children: Number of children unknown

612-1 Mary M c1843 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
612-2 Catherine J Apr 4 1851 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
612-3 Louisa c1856 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Abraham Charles Strausbaugh, later known as Charles A Strausbaugh, was born
November 29, 1826, the son of Abraham Strausbaugh and his wife Catherine Bit-
tinger* He was baptised on December 12, 1826. The sponsors were Charles
Delone and Theresa Noel. The baptismal record is at Conewago Chapel.

In the 1850 Census of Adams County, Pennsylvania, Charles Strausbaugh resided
in the town of Franklin, Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The
household included Charles 33, Mary 41, Ann M 17, Catherine J 9, Louisa 4.

Mary Strausbaugh died September 4, 1879, age 60 yr, 11 mo, 3 da* Charles A.
Strausbaugh died September 25, 1881, age 55 yr 26 da. Both are buried in the
Fairfield Cemetery, Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Buried
beside them is their daughter Catherine J Strausbaugh who died September 26,
1884, age 33 yr, 5 mo, 9 da.

Nothing further known concerning daughters Mary and Louisa, or any other chil-
dren.

512-4 WILLIAM STRAUSBAUGH

Baptised: Feb 22 1829 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

The date that William Strausbaugh was born is unknown, however, he was baptised
on February 22, 1892, the son of Abraham Strausbaugh and Catherine Bittinger.
The sponsors were William Noel and Mary A. Wilson.

No more information is presently available for William Strausbaugh.


512-5 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH
Born: 1833 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died:

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinqer

Married: Prior to 1856
Spouse: Maria, surname unknown
Born: c 1839

Children: Number unknown
612-10 James c 1856 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
612-11 Susanna c 1858 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
612-12 Augustin c 1859 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

The John Strausbaugh found in Hamiltonban Twp in the 1860 Census of Adams
County, Pennsylvania is assumed to be the son of Abraham and Catherine.

512-6 JACOB FRANCIS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Aug 4 1835 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: Aug 17 1927 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

Married: c 1860
Spouse: Mary, surname unknown
Born: Jul 27 1839
Died: Feb 19 1876 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Children: Number unknown

It is assumed that the Francis Strausbaugh in Fairfield, Adams County, Penn-
sylvania in the 1860 Census is the same person as Jacob Francis Strausbaugh
buried in the Fairfield Cemetery near Charles A Strausbaugh and that Francis
was also the son of Abraham and Catherine Strausbaugh

512-7 ADAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born c1840 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

512-8 JOSEPHINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1843 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Parents: Abraham Strausbaugh and wife Catherine Bittinger

No more information on Adam and Josephine Strausbaugh

414-14 GEORGE STRAUSBAUGH

Born c 1795 Menallen Twp, York (Adams Co), PA
Died: 1862 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
Resided: Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara (Noel?)

Married: Prior to 1820, Adams Co, PA
Spouse: Elizabeth Bittinger
Born:
Died:

Children:
514-1 Nancy c 1820 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-2 Sarah Sep 14 1821 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-3 Margaret Aug 14 1825 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-4 Lucy Ann (bapt) Aug 8 1829 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-5 Mary Elizabeth May 8 1832 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-6 Susanna 18-- Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
514-8 John William c 1843 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA

George Strausbaugh was the son of Peter Strausbaugh and his wife Barbara and
was apparently born about 1795 as in the 1860 Census of Adams County, Pennsyl-
vania his age was given as 65 years. He was born in Buchanan Valley, Menallen
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Sometime prior to 1820 he married Elizabeth Bittinger who was probably a sister
of Catherine Bittinger, who married George's brother Abraham. Like Abraham and
Catherine, George and Elizabeth settled in Franklin Township, Adams County.

Elizabeth died sometime prior to 1860. In the 1860 Census of Adams County,
George was listed as the head of a household in Franklin Township. The house-
hold consisted of George Strasbaugh 65, John Strasbaugh 17, John Warner 25 and
Lucy Warner 31. George was listed as a shingle maker.

George Strausbaugh apparently died in 1862 as in that year the administration
of his estate occurred. The heirs were listed as John William, Sarah (m John
Cole), Nancy m George Cole, Margaret m William Shepard, Lucyann m Joseph War-
ner, Mary Elizabeth m John McKendrick, Susanna m Vincent Childers.

514-1 NANCY STRAUSBAUGH-COLE

Born: c1820 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: c1863 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married: Oct 1 1843 St Ignatius Church, Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
Spouse: George Cole
Born: Berkenour, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
Died:
Immigrated: Aug 1830
Parents: George Cole Sr. and wife Elizabeth Geltz

Children: SURNAME COLE
614-1 Jacob J. Mar 2 1845 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
614-2 Josephine E. Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
614-3 Mary A. Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
614-4 Sarah J. Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA
614-5 Nancy J. Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA

Nancy Strausbaugh, daughter of George Strausbaugh and his wife Elizabeth Bit-
tinger, was married on October 1, 1843 to George Cole in a double wedding with
her sister Sarah Strausbaugh and John Cole, brother of George Cole. The wed-
ding was performed at the St Ignatius Church by the Rev Michael Dougherty. The
two couples lived together in the same home for 14 years.

Nancy apparently died sometime between 1862 and 1865. In 1862 she was listed
in her fathers will as the wife of George Cole. In January 1865, George Cole
married as a second wife, Elizabeth Young. He married third Sarah Noel and had
children by all three wives.

514-2 SARAH A. STRAUSBAUGH-COLE

Born: Sep 14 1821 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died: May 4 1861
Parents; George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married: Oct 1 1843 St Ignatius Church, Franklin Twp, Adams Co, PA

Spouse: John Cole
Born: Berkenour, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany
Died: Apr 27 1894
Parents: George Cole Sr and wife Elizabeth Geltz
Children: Unknown

Sarah Strausbaugh, daughter of George Strausbaugh and his wife Elizabeth
Bittinger, was baptised Feb 10, 1822, probably at South Mountains. The record
is at Conewago Chapel. The published Conewago record shows the sponsors at the
baptismal to be Andrew and Rachel McAnny, this probably was Andrew and Rachel
McKendrick,

Sarah was married on October 1, 1843 to John Cole in a double wedding with her
sister Nancy Strausbaugh and George Cole, brother of John Cole. The wedding
was performed at the St Ignatius Catholic Church in Franklin Township, Adams
County, by the Rev Michael Dougherty. The two couples lived together in the
same house for 14 years. Apparently John remarried as there is a record for Catherine, wife of John, died Nov 23 1904, 75y, 5m, 2 d.

514-3 MARGARET STRAUSBAUGH-SHEPARD

Born: Aug 14 1825, Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married: Probably in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Spouse: William Shepard
Born:
Died:

Children: Unknown

Margaret Strausbaugh was born August 14, 1825 in Franklin Township, Adams
County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George Strausbaugh and his wife Elizabeth
Bittinger. She was baptised August 8, 1825, probably at South Mountains. The
sponsors for her baptismal were Andrew Noel Jr, and his wife Elizabeth. The
record is at Conewago Chapel.

That Margaret was married to William Shepard is learned from her father's will.

In the Warner Beers History of Adams County it is stated that "Conewago Creek
rises on the William Sheppard's farm, at a spring in the meadow. This farm is
situated at the head of the (Buchanan) valley near Chambersburg pike." This
was probably written in about 1886 by Jacob Cole, nephew of Margaret and thus
probably refers to the farm of his uncle William Sheppard.


514-4 LOCY ANNE STRAUSBAUGH WARMER
Baptised: Aug 8 1829
Died;
Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married:

Spouse: Joseph Warner
Children: Unknown

The birthdate of Lucy Anne Strausbaugh is unknown, however she was baptised on
August 23, 1829. The sponsors were John Walter and Sarah Noel. The record is
at Conewago Chapel.

In the 1850 Census of Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, John and
Lucy Warner were living in the household of her father, George Strausbaugh.
John age 25, Lucy age 31, no children listed.

514-5 MARY ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH-McKENDRICK
Born: May 9 1832 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married:

Spouse: John McKendrick
Parents: Probably Andrew McKendric and wife Rachel Beixter (Baxter)

Children: Unknown

Mary Elizabeth Strausbaugh was born May 9, 1832, and baptised the same day,
probably at South Mountains. The sponsors were Samuel and Mary Brady. The
record is a Conewago Chapel.

That she married John McKendrick is known from her father's will. The
Andrew McKendric family were members of St Ignatius Catholic Church as was the
George Strausbaugh Family.

514-6 SUSANNA STRAUSBAUGH-CHILDERS

Born: 183- Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger

Married:
Spouse: Vincent Childers

The only information presently available concerning Susanna is found in her
fathers will where she is listed as the wife of Vincent Childers.

514-7 JOHN WILLIAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1843 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died:

Parents: George Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Bittinger
No other information available.

SIXTH GENERATION

614-1 JACOB J COLE

Born: Mar 2 1845 Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Died;
Resided: Buchanan Valley, Franklin Twp, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: George Cole and wife Nancy Strausbaugh

Married: 1871
Spouse: Josephine Rider
Parents: John Rider and wife

Children: Surname Cole
714-1 Edward J
714-2 Francis I
714-3 Mary J
714-4 Ellen C
714-5 Flemming C
714-6 Joseph K
714-7 Thomas J
714-8 Sara M (Pearl)

Jacob attended school during the winter season up to the age of 22, and at 14
commenced to learn the business of a lumberman and sawyer which became his main
occupation. He furnished many of the articles concerning the history of
Buchanan Valley for the Warner-Beers 1886 History of Adams County,
Pennsylvania.



CHAPTER 2-14 THE OTHER DAUGHTERS OF PETER STRAUSBAUGH
FOURTH GENERATION

It is not certain how many daughters Peter Strausbaugh had. At the time of the
1790 Census there were 7 females in his household, who are assumed to be his
wife Barbara and six daughters. The three preceding daughters, Catherine,
Elizabeth, and Barbara were included in the six. At least two sons, Abraham and
George were born in the 1790s, Abraham in 1792 and George in 1795. Thus it is
possible that there were more daughters after 1790, however, if Barbara was
indeed the mother of all of Peter's children, there could not have been many
more daughters after 1790.

Presently the only known sources of information concerning Peter's other
daughters are the Conewago Chapel birth and marriage records. The only mar-
riage recorded for one of his daughters is that of Elizabeth to Peter Delone in
1797. However, names of other possible daughters are found in association with
marriages and and baptisms of other members of the family. The following is a
summary of such records found to date*

1 * Baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

1804 Sponsors: Peter and Susanna Strasbach.

2. Baptism of Valentine, son of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

1807 Sponsors: Jacob Strausbaugh and his sister Margaret

3. Baptism of Michael, son of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

1811 Sponsors: Abraham Strassbach and Joanna

4. Baptism of Susanna, daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

1812 Sponsor: Susanna Strasbach

5. Baptism of Nancy, daughter of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger

1814 Sponsors: Abraham Strausbaugh and Hanna

6. Marriage of Joseph Strausbaugh and Christina Berger
1803 Witnesses: Peter Strasbach, Catherine and Susan Strasbach

7. Baptism of John, son of Peter Strausbaugh and Catherine Berger

1813 Sponsors: John Delon and Anna Strausbaugh

8. Baptism of Samuel, son of Jacob Strausbaugh and Mary Beamer

1820 Sponsors: George and Joanna Strausbauch

9. Marriage of Abraham Strausbaugh and Catherine Bittinger

1818 Witnesses: Peter and Margaret: Strausbaugh

10.Baptism of Anna Johanna, daughter of Abraham Strausbaugh and Catherine

1819 Sponsors: George Strausbaugh and Anna

11.Baptism of unnamed child of Peter Delone and Elizabeth Strausbaugh

1805 Sponsors: James(Jacob) and Margerita Strasbach

12.Baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara Strausbaugh Weber-Weaver

1805 Sponsors: James(Jacob) and Margareta Strasbach

13.Baptism of Magdalena, daughter of John and Barbara Strausbaugh Weaver

1813 Sponsor; Anna Strasbach

14. Baptism of William, son of William and Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb

1809 Sponsors: Peter and Peggy (Margaret) Strassbach

15. Baptism of Abraham, son of William and Catherine Strausbaugh Cobb

1813 Sponsors: Abraham Strasbach and his sister Susanna

>From the preceding we find Margaret or Margerita list 4 times and once
specifically as a sister.

Susanna or Susan is found 4 times, each time with her father or a brother and
in one case specifically as a sister.

Joanna is found twice, Anna is found thrice, and Hannah is found once. Per-
haps the real question is whether Susanna, Joanna, Hannah, and Anna were 2, 3,
or 4 persons. Assuming that Margaret was one of the daughters, at least 2 more
daughters are needed to make the six of the 1790 Census. After 1790, there was
probably at least one more daughter, possibly two more, but probably not three
more.

For the present 7 daughters will be assumed, being Catherine, Elizabeth, Bar-
bara, Margaret, Susanna, Joanna, and Anna. It is assumed that Hanna was a
variation or nickname of one of the others*

The reason there are no marriage of baptismal of children records for some of
the daughters may be that they other married. Probably some married out of the
Catholic Church and the records are elsewhere. To date a detailed search of
the records of Protestant churches in the area has not been made.

POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATIONS

Anna Strausbaugh: probably was the Anna Strausbaugh who married Samuel Daugax
on October 20, 1820. This wedding is recorded in the Conewago records, but
obviously took place at South Mountains, as the witnesses were Andrew Noel and
John Weber(Weaver) who, if this Anna was indeed a daughter of Peter, were
probably Anna's grandfather and brother-in-law. Samuel and Anna Daugax are not
heard of again after the wedding.



The following was a Working Draft copy that was sent to me by Don Osborn, c 1985. Barbara Brady O'Keefe, 1998

STRAUSBAUGH AND ASSOCIATED ANCESTRAL FAMILIES
CHAPTER 6 - MICHAEL STRASBACH FAMILY

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 6 covers the history of the Michael Strasbach family and the families
of his descendants through the 4th Generation. The history of his father) the
immigrant ancestor Nicholas Strasbach, is given in Chapter 5 along with the
history of his brother Nicholas' family and descendants through the 4th Gener-
ation.

Michael Strausbaugh and his oldest brother) Nicholas Strausbaugh Jr., were the
ancestors of all the descendants of the immigrant, Nicholas Strausbaugh, who
carried on the Strausbaugh name.

Unlike his brother Nicholas Jr) for whom very little is known of his family,
other than his son Peter, the family of Michael is fairly well identified by
the administrative records of Michael's estate. However, in the families
descended from Michael, some of the given names reoccur so often it is some-
times difficult to determine just who was the child of who in the third,
fourth, and later generations.

2ND GENERATION

221-3 MICHAEL STRASBACH SR
Born: c 1740 prb Beaver Creek Paradise Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
Died: c 1796 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Unknown
Resided: c1742-c1796 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (101-1) the immigrant ancestor

Spouse: Eva Catherine Staub
Married: c 1761 Probably York Co, PA
Born: Apr 4 1744 Allemangel, Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA
Baptised: Apr 15 1744 Parents home, Allemangel, Berks Co, PA
Died: 1834 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: John Adam Staub and wife Catherine Bewerts

Children:
321-1 John 1762 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
322-2 Michael May 17 1765 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
323-3 Catherine 1767 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
324-4 Magdalena 1769 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
326-5 Peter 1771 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
325-6 Elizabeth 1773 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
327-7 Jacob 1775 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
331-8 Henry 1776 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
328-9 Adam c 1778 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
329-10 Nicholas 1784 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
330-11 Mary 1787 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Michael Strasbach was the youngest son and either the last or next: to last
child of Nicholas Strasbach the immigrant ancestor of the Strausbaugh family.
He was probably the only son born in the Beaver Creek settlement.

With four Strasbach children born in America after 1736, Michael Strasbach or
his youngest sister Judith, which ever was elder, could not have been born much
earlier than 1740. Michael was last on the list of heirs to his fathers estate
and some researchers have assumed he was the last born. However, Michael's
first son was born in 1762. It is doubtful he married and had a child by age
20. It is assumed here he was older than Judith, was born about 1740, married
about age 21, and their first child born when Michael was about 22.

Michael was in his early teens when his father died in 1753 and it is not known
whether his mother was then still alive. It is not presently known whether a
guardian was appointed for him by the Orphan's Court. It is also not known
with whom he lived until he reached adulthood.

Michael married Eva Catherine Staub probably in 1761 or early 1762. Catherine
was the eldest daughter of Adam Staub whose family was then living in Digges'
Choice near what is now Brush Town, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsyl-
vania. See Chapter 13 for the Staub genealogy.

It is not known where they made their first home. The next found record
pertaining to Michael after the administration records of his father's estate,
was the the 1769 tax list for Paradise Township. He was listed with 2 horses,
I cow, and 2 sheep. There was no indication that he owned land, however they
may have been living on the land he later warranted.

The identity of his wife Catherine is learned from a York County Orphan's Court
record of September 6, 1774 pertaining to the administration of Adam Staub's
estate. Adam Staub was killed defending his land and crops in a Digges' Choice
land ownership controversy.

On May 6, 1774, the Province of Pennsylvania granted a Warrant to Michael
Strassbach to take 100 acres of land joining Tobias Heltzel, Henery Rotz, and
George Ross in Paradise Township. He was to pay yearly quit rent of one penny
Sterling for every acre thereof. It is believed this was the property on which
he lived the rest of his life, and is thought to have been located south of the
Pigeon Hills in that part of Paradise Township now located in Jackson Township,
York County. The exact location is not presently known.

Michael Strawsbach served with the York County Militia during the American
Revolution. It is believed this militia was called up for short periods of time
as needed. It is not known whether he served in any engagements. He was
assigned to Captain Thomas Whites Company, which was attached to the 7th Bat-
talion in 1777-78 and the 5th Battalion in 1780. In 1782 Michael was assigned
to Captain White's Company, Ensign Winkler's muster roll, and was again listed
in Captain White's company in 1783. On these rolls, his place of residence was
given as Paradise Township.

Michael Strasback was shown on the 1779 Tax List for Paradise Township, now
with 126 acres of land, 1 horse, and 2 cows. His tax was 13.10.0 (Pounds.
shillings.pence). On the 1780 Tax List for Paradise, he was shown with 40
acres, 1 horse, 2 cattle, tax: 5.12.6.

In 1781, Paradise Township, he was shown with 126 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle,
tax: 1.8. In 1782, Paradise Township, he was shown with 100 acres, 2 horses, 2
cattle, tax: 3.0.7; and for 1783 he was shown with 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows,
1 house and 2 inhabitants. From this 1783 list) it is seen the first nine of
Michael's children were born before 1783.

At the time of the 1790 Census they were living in Paradise Township. The
household included 3 males over 16 years of age and 5 females under. There were
4 females in the household. The total household numbered 12, thus, in addition
to Michael and Christina, ten of their eleven children were accounted for in
the household. Son John was listed separately in his own household in Berwick.

Michael Strasbach died in 1796. His wife Catherine and John Strasbach, bis
oldest son, were appointed administrators of the estate.

In the Federal District Glass Tax of 1798, the Widow Strasbach was taxed for a
36 by 18 wood dwelling house) and 40 by 22 barn, adjoining lands of Martin
Dreichler. Occupant of house was then Michael Strasbach Jr.

At the time of the 1800 Census) the household of the Widow Strasbach was listed
in Paradise Township and included 1 female over 45 (Catherine 56), 1 male 10-15
(Nicholas 15), and 1 female 10-15 (Mary 13).

December 20, 1809 a trust was established for the heirs to the land of Michael
Strasbach, deceased, to be held by Catherine and John Strasbach by a patent
granted to them on that date.

The heirs sold the lands to John and Michael Jr. The heirs were listed as the
following: John Strasbach and wife Margaret) Michael and wife Margaret, Cath-
erine wife of Anthony Cline (Little), Matlena wife of John Weatherspoon) Peter)
Elizabeth wife of Henry Cline (Little), Henry, Nicholas, Adam, and Mary.
(Note: the editor has not seen the original of this document. It Is not know
whether Jacob Strasbach was left off the original. He is found on other
documents concerning the administration.

At the time of the 1810 Census, the household of Catharina Strasbach in Para-
dise Township included 1 female over 45 (Catherine 66), 1 male 0-9 (probably
grandson), 1 female 10-15 (probably granddaughter), and 1 female 16-25 (Mary
23). The grandson was possibly Peter 9, son of Jacob. Granddaughter unknown.

In 1830 the household of Catherine Strasbach included only Catherine 80-89 (86)
and Mary 40-49 (43).

Catherine Staub Strasbach, widow of Michael Sr, died probably in 1834 at about
90 years of age. Her place of burial is unknown.

All the children left descendants except Mary, who never married and lived with
her mother until Catherine Strasbach died. Mary served as administrator of the
estate. The estates of Michael and Catherine Strasbach were finally closed in
1835.

BIRTHDATES AND ORDER OF BIRTH OF MICHAEL STRASBACH'S CHILDREN

This section is an introduction to the 3rd Generation of the Michael Strasbach
family history. The section discusses the probable birthdates and order of
birth of the children of Michael Strasbach Sr, and is the basis for the order
presently used In the listing Michael's children In the preceding section. At
time of this writing, the results given should not be considered final or
conclusive as obviously more research and analysis remains to be done.

It is known that not all available data has yet been acquired in our files.
Some of the data in our files are abstracts and should be replaced with full
text of original source as any abstract includes some input by the abstractor
as to what is of importance, and often reflect assumptions of the abstractor,
also what was abstracted may have been only that pertinent to the abstractor's
personal research.

Order and ages of Michael's children have been determined from various records
as described in the following paragraphs. This is not the place to discuss all
of the ramifications of using the various information sources, however some of
the more important are pointed out.

Census Records

Census day was the first Monday in August from 1790 to 1820, and June 1 from
1830 to 1870, thus the actual birthdate year span covered about half of two
different calendar years. Actually, the recorded age was supposed to be the age
as of Census Day. This guide was frequently not followed. Census takers more
often used age as of day data was recorded. For the early censuses, nine
months were allowed to complete the census, some were not completed within this
period. Thus some ages were recorded nine more months older than the person
was on Census Day. The census takers were usually deputized assistant marshals
compensated for quantity rather than quality of data collected. They would
obtain data from any family member found at home, and even from neighbors, if
no one was at home. Answers were spur of the moment and some family members
did not know the ages of all members of the household, or made quick guesses,
and some lied about their age. Forms were not provided, only a guide form. The
method of recording easily led to data being entered in wrong age brackets. The
number of inhabitants in the household was not limited to members of the
family. Census data is useful supportive data if consistent from census to
census and with other records. The 1850 Census was the first that identified
age of Individual family members.

Tax Records

Local tax records are useful in determining when a male came of age 21, or
married. Single males appeared on the tax list as "single man" for the tax
year following the calendar year in which they became 21. The preceding is
useful only when they first appeared In consecutive tax list years. Tax lists
were usually made late In the preceding year. When these records indicate an
individual was taxed for a trade, this quite possibly indicates the individual
had served an apprenticeship to learn the trade.

Tax Records

When a youth served an apprenticeship, commonly he served from age 14 to 21)
and was not permitted to marry until the training was completed. This form of
apprenticeship started to disappear In the late 1700s, but is sometimes useful
in determining the earliest age a tradesman may have married.

These old Pennsylvania Tax records indicated number of acres of land, numbers
of horses and cows, sometimes number of inhabitants and sometimes at the whim
of the preparer, choice bits of genealogical information.

Church Records

In these early years, Pennsylvania did not require recording of births and
marriage records as these were considered church functions. Some churches kept
such records and some did not. Males usually did not marry until they could
support a family and most usually this was after they were 21. Family connec-
tions can sometimes be determined through identification of witnesses.

Baptismal records when available provide some of the best record information
available when complete. If birthdate is missing it can not be assumed the
birth was in same year as baptism. Even when some children of a family were
baptised. It can not be assumed that records of all children have been found or
all were indeed baptised. The sponsors or godparents were often relatives.

Order of birth

If order of birth of the children of a family can be determined, and birthdates
of some of the children determined, ranges of age of intermediate children can
be reasonably estimated. However, errors in such determinations can result
from twin births) infant mortality and miscarriages, unknown children, etc.

General Information Concerning Michael and Catherine Strasbachs Family

The following study first looks at general Information concerning Michael's
family and then examines each of the children separately.

Birthdates of two, John and Michael are based on death records. John's birth
date of 1762 is based on Conewago Chapel Death Records thus he was born in 1761
or 1762. This agrees with census and other later records concerning John.

Michael's birthdate of May 15) 1765 is based on a newspaper notice of his
death, "Herald York-Adams Advertiser") of July 25, 1841 wherein it is stated,
"Michael Strassbach, Paradise Twp., died July 20, 1841) age 76-2-3." This
gives a birthdate of May 17, 1765. This date agrees with other later records.

Magdalena, Henry, Adam, and Mary were Included in the 1850 Census. The 1850
dates are consistent with other found data for except Adam, whose 1850 Census
age is obviously in error. Approximate birthdates based on 1850 Census date are
used for Magdalena 1769, Henry 1776, and Mary 1787.

General Information Concerning Michael and Catherine Strasbachs Family

The preceding establishes the order and approximate birth dates of five of the
known eleven children, as follows: John 1762, Michael 1765, Magdalena 1769,
Henry 1776, and Mary 1787.

Further research and analysis of available data was necessary to confirm the
above, to place the others in their proper order in the list of children, and
to estimate their most probable birth year.

At time of the 1790 Census, Michael's home included 3 males over 16 years of
age, these were Michael and two sons. John Strasbach, also over 16, was listed
separately in his own household. There were also five sons under 16, and ^
females, these being Catherine and 3 daughters. Including John, this census
record indicates in 1790, Michael's family included a total of eight sons,
three of whom were over 16, and five under 16. The family then included one
unidentified son whose existence has not otherwise been recognized. It is
probable this son died before reaching adulthood. Thus, at least one birth
place gap should exist somewhere in the list of children. Of the surviving
sons, it is known that two of the three born before August 1774 were John and
Michael, leaving one to be identified.

The 1783 Tax List indicates Michael's household included 2 individuals. With
this number of individuals in the household, there was little need for hired
help, and it is reasonable to assume these were Michael, Catherine, and their
nine oldest children. This list was most likely prepared in late 1782. Thus
at least one child in addition to Mary was born very late in 1782 or later.
Since the other daughters were apparently born before 1774, this other child
born 1782 or later was a son. The 1830 Census shows that Nicholas was youngest
son and thus the son not included in the 1783 tabulation. It is not known
whether the unidentified son of the 1790 Census was born before or after 1783.

Following are discussions of the individual members of the family, sons first,
to identify where they belong In the line up of children, and to confirm the
birth dates already designated here before.

John

John's birthdate of 1762, based on his death record, agrees with 1790, 1800,
1830, and 1840 Census records. The 1810 record for John Strasbach, does not
agree, but appears to be record of John JR's family. Nothing else presently
found disagrees, and it is assumed an error was made in recording his age
bracket in the 1810 Census.

Michael

Michael's birthdate of 1765, based on his death notice, agrees with 1790, 1800,
and 1820 Census Records. We don't have his 1830 record, and he hasn't been
found in 1840 Census records. Nothing has been found that disagrees with his
death notice data. This history uses the 1765 date.

Peter

Peter's baptised children, born before 1800, were Maria born December 15, 1796
and Jacob born January 23, 1798. The 1800 Census indicates he had 3 sons born
before 1800, one of which had to be born before Maria, or not later than 1795.
If assumed Peter was not younger than 22 when his first son was born, he could
not have been born later than 1773. His brother Jacob is found to have been
horn about mid 1775, which supports 1773 as the latest date for Peter. Since
it is possible both identified sons were born before Maria, it is also possible
that the latest possible birth date for Peter could have been about 1771.

Only two census dates are presently available for Peter. Based on the 1800 and
1810 Censuses he was born not earlier than August 1764, nor later than August
1774. His brother Michael's birth date of May 1765 narrows this range to
between early 1766 and August 1774. Sister Magdalena's birthdate of 1769
leaves one birth spot between Michael and Magdalena and two possible spots
between Magdalena and August 1774. These three spots are probable birth years
1767, 1771, and 1773 and are to be filled by the two other older daughters and
Peter. The 1773 date does not provide enough time for birth of two possible
sons born before Maria) leaving the choice of the 1767 and 1771 dates as those
which are positively early enough for Peter, but with 1773 also possible.
Tentatively the 1771 date is chosen until some other data indicates it should
be changed. Additional census data for Peter will not help in the choice. The
1820 Census would not force a change and Peter died before the 1830 Census
which could have forced the selection. This history presently assumes the 1771
birthdate for Peter.

Jacob

Our findings from research concerning Jacob indicate that he was older than
other researchers have suggested. His marriage to Anna Nancy Bingham was his
second marriage. By the first, he had John) born about 1796, Peter, born about
1801, and possibly others as yet unidentified.

He was taxed for the blacksmith trade, suggesting he probably spent time as an
apprentice and didn't marry until after 21 and thus was without children until
about 22. His son John was taxed as a single man in 1818, indicating John
probably came of age during the year 1817, or was born some time between late
1795 and late 1796. This in turn suggests Jacob was born not much later than
early 1775.

Jacob is found in only two censuses. In 1820 he is shown with two sons 16-25
(John 25-26, and Peter 19). Jacob was in the 26-44 group or born not earlier
than August 1775. In 1830 he was in 50-59 age group, indicating birth between
August 1770 and August 1780. These are the only records found which provide
clues to his birth. From the preceding paragraph it is estimated that he could
not have been born much later than 1775, and this can not: move much because of
Henry's 1776 birth date. However, it has also been shown Jacob can not have
been born much earlier than August 1775. Therefore, Jacob must have been born
about mid 1775.

Henry

To date no data has been found which is in conflict with Henry's age of 64 as
found In the 1850 Census, other than the proposed 1775 birth for Jacob, which
forces Henry's birth date into the second half of the year. Assuming Henry gave
his correct age as of the date the census was taken and is was so recorded, it
Is possible he became 64 at a later date than June 1, 1850. 1776 is used as
Henry's birth year in this history.

Adam

Adam's age, given as 62 in the 1850 Census, was obviously in error. According
to unconfirmed information from a descendant, Adam was born 1778. This suggest
his age in the 1850 Census should have been 72 rather than 62. The 1778 birth-
date is in agreement with other found data and is presently assumed correct.
Further research is needed to prove or repute the 1778 date. It is limited
from moving very much earlier because of Henry's 1776 date. Because of minimum
age limits based on census records, his birth date can not move enough later to
possibly interfere with Nicholas' birthdate. Therefore any change in Adams
date would not change the order of births. The 1778 birthdate for Adam is
tentatively used for Adam.

Nicholas

Based on the 1783 Tax List, Nicholas, as the next to youngest child, was not
born earlier than late 1782. Based on the 1800 census of his mother's house-
hold he was born not earlier than than 1784 nor later than than 1790. The 1820
census indicates he was born not later than 1784. The 1830 Census indicates he
was born between 1780 and 1790. The preceding suggests his age was recorded
after his birthday in 1800, and before his birthday In 1820, thus he was
probably born in or shortly after August 1784. 1784 is used in this history.

Magdalena

We presently do not have census or other data to check against her 1850 Census
age. Until conflicting data is found, the 1769 birth year based on 1850 Census
is assumed correct. Magdalena appears to have been the first daughter to
marry, perhaps prior to 1790.

Catherine and Elizabeth

Catherine and Elizabeth married brothers and both had first known child in
1796. It is assumed here Catherine was the older as she married the older
brother. Presently do not have census Information on these two. Only two spots
In the birth list remain to be filled after dates determined for the sons. With
Catherine placed in the earliest spot her birth date becomes 1767 and Eliza-
beth's becomes 1773. Catherine was 29 when her first: known child was born, and
Elizabeth was 23. For Elizabeth to move to a later birth year the next avail-
able spot would be after Adam, or about 1780, which would make her 16 when her
first child was born. It is more probable she was born in 1773.

Mary

The 1787 birthdate for Mary as determined from 1850 Census does not conflict
with any other found data concerning her. It therefore assumed she was born
between June 1, 1786 and May 31, 1787, or possibly later depending on how
census taker recorded dates. 1787 is used for closest year date.

Summary

The present edition assumes and uses the following order of birth and birth
years for the Michael and Catherine Strasbach family: John 1762, Michael 1765,
Catherine 1767, Magdalena 1769, Peter 1771, Elizabeth 1773, Jacob 1775, Henry
1776, Adam 1778, Nicolas 1784, Mary 1787.

It appears that the order of birth of this family is probably correct. If
additional data were to cause a change, the most probable changes would be the
reversal of positions of Peter and Catherine, or of Peter and Elizabeth.

The structure of the birth alignment list is such there is little room for
shifting birth dates more than ± 1 year from the designated birth years,
except in the gap between Adam and Nicholas. This gap has room for two births
and was undoubtedly where the unidentified son of the 1790 Census was born.
This son obviously did not reach adulthood and is not included in the listing.

It is conceded that not all data that should have been used for the study was
available for making the preceding analysis, particularly for the York County
families. Our files are more complete for Adams County descendant families
because of the previous concentration on the Buchanan Valley descendants of the
immigrant Nicholas Strasbach.

We suspect that additional data would cause very little change in the list of
birth dates. However, It should be obtained to prove that is so or not so. In
any event, the data is needed to write the complete story of the individual
families. Data is requested from whoever may have it, as well as comments,
discussion supporting or reputing the assumptions made herein.

Comments Concerning Following Family Histories

The following histories of the families descended from of Michael and Catherine
Strasbach have varying degrees of completeness. This is simply due to having
more data In our files for some families than the others.

The text of these family histories is basically a chronological listing of data
concerning each family, together with discussion of the data, which has been
converted into narrative text. When data is missing, text is also missing. As
additional data becomes available, text will be added in future editions of the
family history. Effort is made in the text to make obvious the source of
information used In writing the text. Eventually a bibliography will be in-
cluded for each chapter to more specifically identify sources and contributors.

Comments Concerning Following Family Histories

In this first edition of Michael Strasbach family, we are leaving out the
families of his daughters Catherine, Magdalena, and Elizabeth simply because we
don't have enough information to start the history of these families,
Basically all we have are the found Conewago Chapel records for the daughters.

We are aware that Catherine married as his second wife, Anthony Kline-Little,
and that Elizabeth married Henry Kline-Little. The early records are found
under the name Kline and English spelling Cline, and later records under the
name Little, an English translation of the German word Kline.

We are also aware that Magdalena married first a Herman, by whom she had
children and secondly married John Weatherspoon or Witherspoon by whom she also
had children.

We hope to collect sufficient data to include the history of the daughters'
families in the next edition of this history.

It is the intent, this volume will finally include the histories of these
families through the 4th Generation, Including a listing of the children of the
5th Generation. In some cases it may be necessary to study the 5th and 6th
Generation descendant families to assure correctness through the 4th Gener-
ation. Such families will be included herein, at least on a temporary basis.

We are particularly short of information for the descendants who lived in York
County. We have Census records for York for 1790, 1800, and 1810, a few
scattered records through 1850. We have, or have access to, the published Tax
records for York County from 1779 through 1783. The only other tax records for
York are a few which have been provided as a reference by other researchers.

For Adams we have fairly complete tax records for Menallen, Hamiltonban, and Mt
Pleasant Townships.

All of preceding are only for Strausbaugh families, except for those indicated
as complete, otherwise none for spousal families.

We have complete 1790 Census for York County, and 1800 Census for Adams County.

We have complete Baptismal, Marriage, and Death records for Conewago Chapel,
probably nearly complete Strausbaugh records from other churches as included in
the York County Card index.

We have the Index to the Adams Compiler, Volume II, and most of the Strausbaugh
entries.

And of course we have many bits and pieces submitted by other researchers from
various sources. Some of the data received from different sources disagrees,
apparently read, copied, or abstracted differently.

JOHN STRASBACH BRANCH - 3RD GENERATION

321-1 JOHN STRASBACH
Born: - --cl762 York Co, Pennsylvania, prb Paradise Township
Died: Aug 21 1846 Paradise Township) York County, Pennsylvania
Buried: Conewago Chapel, Adams Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1762 - 1846 Berwick and Paradise Twp, York Co) Pennsylvania

Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub (2SI-1)

Spouse: Margaret Kientz (3K1-1)
Married: c1786 York Co, PA
Born: c1766 Probably Bucks Co, PA
Died: p1830 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Unknown

Parents: Prb Michael Kientz and wife Catherine Geidlinger ?

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
421-1 Frederick 178- Berwick Twp, York Co, PA
421-2 John 178- Berwick Twp, York Co, PA
421-3 Margaret 179- Prb Berwick Twp, York Co, PA
421-4 Catherine 179- Prb Berwick Twp, York Co, PA
421-5 Mary Magdalena Aug 22 1797 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
421-6 Anthony Dec 29 1799 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
421-7 Jacob 180- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
421-8 Susan 1809 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

John Strasbach was the first born son of Michael Strasbach and Catherine Staub.
The birth and death dates for John Strausbaugh are from the Conewago Chapel
Death Records. It is assumed these record dates were correct. There could
have been no one else of the Paradise Strasbach families, with a birth date
this early, other than the first son of Michael and Catherine Staub Strasbach.

John started his family prior to earliest extant records of Conewago Chapel and
baptismal records of only two of his children are found there. These were of
Mary Magdalena and Anthony. It is fortunate that his surviving children were
named in the estate records of Magdalena Brandt, or it may never have been
known who his wife and children were, other than the two named above.

Some time in the mid 1780s, John Strasbach married Margaret Kientz, sister of
Magdalena Kientz Brandt. Two of their sons were born prior to the first
Federal Census of 1790.

Frederick and Magdalena Brandt were childless, and for those times, well to do.
They lived on Land Map property F16, and their home was used as a Mass House
for Catholic services held locally by the Jesuit Priests from Conewago. They
left their farm to the local Catholic congregation and the Immaculate Heart of
Mary Catholic Church was built on this land. The remainder of their estate was
left to Margaret's brothers and sisters or their heirs.

Mary Magdalena was the first of John and Margaret's children with a found
baptismal record. She was baptised October 30 1797, probably in the Brandt
home, and Magdalene Brandt served as sponsor, as recorded at Conewago Chapel.

It is believed Margaret Kientz Strasbaugh died prior to writing of Magdalena
Brandt's will in 1832, John was deceased by time the will was administrated in
1847, and the absence of Magdalena Strasbaugh in the list of John's children in
the estate records, suggests she was no longer living in 1847.

Mary Magdalena Strasbach, Magdalena's namesake and godchild was specifically
mentioned with a special bequest in her will, written in 1832. The other
surviving children of John Strasbaugh were listed in the administrative records
in 1847.

The administrative records of Magdalena Brandt's estate listed the sons first,
in the order Frederick, John, Anthony, and Jacob, then daughters Margaret and
Susan. Including Magdalena, these records indicate there was a total of seven
children surviving in 1832. Based on the 1800 and 1810 census records, there
was another daughter born before 1800. According to one source, this was
Catherine, said to have died January 12, 1813. The origin of the information
concerning Catherine is unknown.

John Strasbach was obviously the John living in Berwick Township at the time of
the 1790 Census with two sons under 16, probably Frederick and John.

The 1790 neighborhood was listed in the order John Grimes (Grim)(K6), Tetrick
Felty, Jacob Berlin, Peter Kiffer (Keefer), Frederick Berlin, Jacob Baker,
Christian Swopeland, John Strosback, Frederick Hoover) Andrew Mowra (Maurer),
Frederick Wolf (KIO). Land Map property numbers are given for those that can
be identified.

John's father, Michael Strasbach, died in 1796, and he and his mother Catherine
were appointed administrators of the estate.

Some time between 1790 and 1800) John Strasbaugh acquired land across Beaver
Creek in Paradise Township, in his grandfather's old neighborhood. This was
Land Map property L17, originally warranted by John Noel and later sold to
Valentine Prisle, adjoining the Breighner and Heidler properties. John perhaps
borrowed money from John and Judith Strasbach Heidler to acquire the property,
as at John Heidler's death, John owed money to the estate.

At least four more children were born between 1790 and 1800, these being
Margaret, Catherine, Magdalena, and Anthony. The baptism of Mary Magdalena on
October 30, 1797, was the first of this family to be recorded. Anthony born in
1799 was baptised March 21, 1800. Anthony's great aunt, and neighbor, Judith
Strasbach Heidler was sponsor.

At time of 1800 Census John Strasbach was living in Paradise Township and
household included three sons and three daughters under 10. It is suspected
this is in error and the two sons shown in the 1790 Census were still in the
household. This is supported by the fact that 6 children in 10 years is a bit
many unless some were twins. The total of 6 children was probably correct and
consisted of Frederick, John, Catherine, Margaret, Magdalena and Anthony. It
is believed they were then living next to the Heidlers.

In 1809 John and his brother Michael purchased most of their father's land from
the other heirs and apparently moved to his father's land.

At the time of the 1810 Census they were in Paradise Township, but now at or
near the old Michael Strasbach Sr farm, in what is now Jackson Township. Their
neighbors included his mother, Catherine Strasbach) and brothers Michael and
Peter. The John Strasbach home included 1 male 26-44 (John 48, tabulated in
wrong age group), 1 male 0-9 (Jacob), 1 male 10-16 (Anthony 10), 1 female 26-44
(Margaret c44),l female 0-10 (Susan 1), and 2 females 10-15 (Catherine about
14, Magdalena 12). By then, the eldest children Frederick) John) and Margaret
had apparently left the home.

At time of the 1820 Census, a John Strasbaugh was still living in Paradise
Township. The tabulation was not available at time of this writing.

At the time of the 1830 Census, John Strausbaugh was still living In Paradise
Township near his mother, and brother Henry. The household included 1 male 60-
69 (John 68), 3 males 10-15 (unidentified), 1 male 5-9 (unidentified)) 1 female
40-49 (unidentified), and 3 females 10-14 (unidentified). The oldest female was
not Margaret Kientz Strasbaugh unless listed in wrong age group) and thus
Margaret: had probably died by this date. The older female was to old to be a
daughter or widowed daughter-in-law, thus was probably a housekeeper or second
wife. The children were probably grandchildren, possibly children of the first
marriage of son John.

The 1840 Census is the last to include John Strausbaugh, still in Paradise
Township. Household then Included 1 male 70-79 (John 78), 1 male 20-29, and 1
male 15-19. These two younger males appear to be two of those of the 1830
household.

According to the death records of Conewago Chapel, John Strausbaugh died August
21, 1846, at the age 84. He was probably buried at Conewago Chapel, in a no
longer identifiable grave.

4TH GENERATION

421-1 FREDERICK STRASBACH

Born: - -- 178- prb Berwick Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: - - 18- alive 1832

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst
Married: unknown

Nothing is further is known concerning Frederick Strasbach. No census or other
records have been found for him In the York-Adams County area. Thus he may
have moved on to other parts as a very young man. He was named in the estate
records of his aunt Magdalen Kientz Brandt in 1847, so was still alive then.

Perhaps Frederick never married, or if he did, had no sons. There presently
has been no evidence found that he left descendants of the name Strasbaugh.

421-2 JOHN STRASBACH JR
Born: --- - 178- Prb Berwick Twp, York Co, PA
Died: -- - 18- Alive 1832
Buried:

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst
Spouse: (1) Sally Maurer
Married: 18-- Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: p1824 York or Adams Co, PA

Parents: Prb Andrew Maurer (Moura)

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
521-1 Andrew Oct 20 1816 York or Adams Co, PA

Spouse: (2) Mary Blair

Married: Oct 26 1824 Conewago Chapel, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born:
Died: 18--

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
521-2 Margaret Jul 22 1825 York or Adams Co, PA
521-3 Ambrose Anthony Feb 19 1827 York or Adams Co, PA
521-4 John Frederick Aug 3 1828 Prb Straban Twp, Adams Co, PA

John is believed to have first: married a neighbor of his youth in Berwick
Township, Sally Monroe (Maurer) probably daughter of Andrew Maurer. They had
one known child, Andrew, named for his maternal grandfather. Sally died some-
time prior to 1824. It is believed there were other children of this marriage
which have not yet been identified.

The evidence that it was John Jr who married Sally Maurer is simply that there
were only two other John Strasbachs of the Paradise Strasbach families, who
were old enough to have been the groom of this marriage. These were John
Michael, son of Michael Jr) who had married Margaret Elizabeth Marks in 1822,
and John, son of Peter) who married Anna Mary Wahns) also in 1824.

John Strasbach married secondly Mary Blair on Oct 26, 1824. The marriage
is recorded at Conewago Chapel, place of marriage is unknown, it may have been
at the Chapel or at the home of his aunt Magdalena Brandt which was used as a
mass house for Catholic services for the Beaver Creek neighborhood prior to
building the Catholic Church.

This John is probably the John Strausbaugh in Straban Township, Adams County at
the time of the 1830 Census. This household included 1 male 40-49 (John about
41), 3 males 0-4 (Ambrose 4, John Frederick 3, son 0)) 1 female 30-39 (Mary), 1
female 15-19 (unidentified probably a daughter of first marriage). It appears
daughter Margaret, born 1825 did not survive) and they had another son, not
long before the census) whose baptism was not recorded at Conewago.

The 1830 Census record is presently the last found record concerning John
Strasbaugh Jr.

With the exception of his possible son Andrew, who later lived in Paradise
Township, nothing is known what happened to John or his children.

According to the 1850 Census Index for Pennsylvania, there was a John Strasbach
on page 397 Paradise Township, York County, and a John Strausbach on page 223,
Sesqueha Township, Daulphin County) Pennsylvania) neither record in our files.
One of these might be this John.

421-3 MARGARET STRASBACH

Born: --- -- 179- prb Berwick Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- - 18-- alive 1832

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst
Married: unknown

Essentially nothing is presently known concerning Margaret. She was still
alive in 1847 when listed in estate records of Magdalen Brand t. However, she
was not found in her father's household after she reached maturity. She is not
listed as head of her own household in the 1850 Census of Pennsylvania. It is
therefore probable she married) but spouse has not yet been identified.

421-5 MARY MAGDALENA STRASBACH

Born: Aug 22 1797 prb Berwick Township) York County) Pennsylvania
Baptised Oct 30 1797 record at Conewago Chapel
Died: -- - pl847? alive 1832, possibly died prior to 1847
Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst
Married: unknown

Mary Magdalena was baptised on October 30) 1797, recorded at Conewago Chapel.
It is probable she was baptised at the home of her uncle and aunt Frederick and
Magdalena Brandt, whose home was used as a Mass House by the Catholics of the
Beaver Creek. Magdalena Keintz Brandt, sister of her mother served as god-
mother.

Magdalena was probably the Magdalena Strasbach who served as sponsor at the
baptism of Matthias, son of her brother Jacob.

Magdalena apparently was a favorite niece of Magdalena Brandt, who gave her a
special bequest In her will written In 1832. However it appears Magdalena
Strasbach did not survive to receive the bequest when the will was administered
in 1847, as she was not listed in the 1847 Orphan's Court records related to
administration of the will.

421-6 ANTHONY STRASBACH
Born: Dec 29 1799 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Baptised: Mar 21 1800 Record at Conewago Chapel, Adams Co, PA
Died: --- - 18-
Occupation: 1859 Huckster
Resided: 1799-1827 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
1830 Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
1840 Huntington Twp, Adams Co, PA
1850 Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst (3KI-1)

Spouse: Anna Nancy Magers (Major, Mayer, Mager, Meyer)
Married: Jul 1827 Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: c 1808 Baltimore, MD
Died: 18--

Parents: Laurence Magers and wife Mary White

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
521-5 Mary Isabella Nov 13 1831 d Jun 27 1833, bur Conewago Chapel
521-6 William Jun 29 1835 d Aug 1 1853, bur Conewago Chapel
521-7 Martha Berlinda c 1836 d Dec 25 1837, bur Conewago Chapel
521-8 Lewis c 1837 Adams Co, PA
521-9 Daughter c 1838 Prb died young, before 1850
521-10 Edmund c 1839 Adams Co, PA
521-11 Mary Agnes Jun 4 1840 Bap Jun 7 1840, Conewago Chapel
521-12 Thomas Augustine Feb 24 1842 Bap Mar 2 1842, Conewago Chapel
521-13 Joseph Alexius Jul 11 1844 Bap Jul 13 1844 d 1844
521-14 Alexius Miles Oct 16 1846 Bap Oct 20 1846, Conewago Chapel


Anthony Strasbach was born December 29, 1799, the son of John Strasbach and
wife Margarita Klein, recorded at Conewago Chapel. At recording error was made
on his mother's name, as she was Margaret Kientz, sister of Magdalena Kientz
Brandt, who named Anthony in her will along with his brothers and sisters. The
sponsor at his baptism was his great aunt, Judith (Strasbach) Heidler, wife of
John Heidler.

Anthony married in July 1827, Anna Nancy Magers, daughter of Laurence Magers
and his wife Mary White.

At time of 1830 Census they were living in Berwick Township, Adams County. In
1840 they were living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The
household included 1 male 40-49 (Anthony 40), 1 male 5-9 (William 5), 2 males
0-4 (Lewis 3, Edmund 1), 1 female 30-39 (Anna c32), 1 female 5-9 (unknown), 1
female 0-4 (Mary under 1).

In 1850 they were located in Conewago Township, Adams County, and the household
included Anthony 51, Ann 42, William 14, Lewis 13, Edmund 11, Mary A 9, Augus-
tine 8, Alexious 3. Ann was shown born in Maryland. Anthony's occupation shown
as a huckster. In 1853, their son William was buried at Conewago Chapel,
Conewago Township. This is the last found record concerning this family.


421-7 JACOB STRASBACH
Born: 180- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 183- Freedom Twp, Adams Co, PA
Resided: 1838 Hamiltonban (Freedom) Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Klenst (3KI-1)

Spouse: Dorothy Bahn (Bohn)
Married: Jul 1 1827 Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: 180- Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Unknown
Parents: Prb Jacob Bohn

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
521-71 Matthias Dec 12 1827 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
521-72 Anne Marie 183- Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
521-73 Catherine Feb 23 1832 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
521-74 Lucy 1833? Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
521-75 Emos Henry Jun 6 1835 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
521-76 Susan c 1839 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Jacob Strasbach, son of John Strasback, grew to adulthood in Paradise Township.
That John had a son Jacob is established by the will of his aunt Magdalen
Kientz Brandt. That the Jacob who married Dorothy Bahn was Jacob son of John
was established by his marriage record. While not included in the Marriage
Records of Conewago Chapel published in 1980, an earlier transcription of these
Records includes the notation on the record, "of Joannes". Whether this was on
the original or a quote from Reilly is unknown.

Jacob Strasbach married Dorothy Bahn on July 1, 1827, recorded at Conewago
Chapel. The witnesses were Andrew Strasbach and Susan Strasbach, probably
Jacob's nephew and sister. Dorothy Bohn, was probably the daughter of Jacob
Bohn of the Berwick part of the Beaver Creek neighborhood.

Their first child, Matthias was born Dec 12, 1827, recorded at Conewago Chapel.
The sponsors were Anthony and Magdalena Strasbach, Jacob's brother and sister.

At the time of the 1830 Census, Jacob and Dorothy were apparently In Straban
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Their household included 1 male 20-29
(Jacob), 1 female 20-29 (Dorothy), and 1 female 0-4. This indicates that their
first son, Matthias died as a baby, and one of their daughters whose baptismal
record was not recorded at Conewago Chapel was born prior to August 1830.

During the 1830s they apparently had four more children. Two of these,
Catherine and Emos Henry were baptised and recorded at Conewago Chapel. The
three whose baptism was not recorded at Conewago were Anne Marie, Susan, and
Lucy. These names were taken from a list prepared Raymond Mummert and the
source of his information is unknown.

I have a note inserted: Catherine wife of Gregory Delone: 1870 Berwick Census.
BOK

Sometime during the 1830s, they relocated to Freedom Township, Adams County,
where Jacob reportedly died prior to 1840. He is not found in the 1840 Census.
Some writers have assumed he was the Jacob Strasbach who died in Freedom
Township on March 15, 1838. It Is believed this incorrect and this was his
uncle Jacob Strasbach Sr. In the newspaper notice the Jacob who died March 15
was called Senior. There was no basis for calling the younger nephew Senior,

Jacob Strausbaugh did not leave a will and died with insufficient funds to
cover his debts. His personal property was sold, except for the property taken
by the widow, Dorothy Strasbaugh. The property was sold at a public sale and
the account filed by the Administrator, Nicholas Bushey.

Dorothy Bohn Strasbach has not been found in the 1840 Census or any other
censuses thereafter, and presently nothing more is known concerning what hap-
pened to this family. It may be the family was broken up and children placed
in other homes. A Susan Strasbaugh age 9, is found in 1850 in Paradise Town-
ship in the home of Samuel and Mary Noel. This could be Susan daughter of
Jacob if she were born after her father's death. A Lucy Strausbaugh, born in
Adams County, in 1833, later married in Seneca County, Ohio. This Lucy was
born in the 1830s hut are not certain she was horn in 1833.

421-8 SUSAN STRASBACH-ALLWINE

Born: - - 1809 Paradise Township York County) Pennsylvania
Died: -- - 1869 Hamilton Township, Adams County) Pennsylvania
Buried: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Paradise Township
Resided: Hamilton Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Parents: John Strasbach (321-1) and wife Margaret Kienst

Spouse: Samuel Allwine

Married: -- -- 183- prb York County, Pennsylvania
Born: Jul 04 1809 prb Hamilton Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18-- unknown.
Parents: Conrad Allwine and wife Susan Eckenrode

Children: surname Allwine

521-81 Thomas F. John Mar 05 1833 Hamilton Township, Adams Co, Pa
521-82 Joanna Mary May 02 1836 Hamilton Township, Adams Co, Pa
521-83 Margaret Eliza. Oct 10 1839 Hamilton Township, Adams Co, Pa
521-84 Mary Anna Feb 24 1843 Hamilton Township, Adams Co, Pa
521-85 Pius Sep 29 1847 Hamilton Township, Adams Co, Pa

The Samuel Allwine family is believed to have lived northwest of Cross Keys in
Hamilton Township, Adams County. The property is not identified on the Land
Map but was about about 1.5 miles north on Carlisle Pike from the intersection
with York Pike at Cross Keys. The farm house was about a half mile west of the
pike. This was still shown as S. Allwine on the 1872 Atlas of Adams County.

Presently nothing more is known concerning this family.


MICHAEL STRASBACH JR BRANCH - 3RD GENERATION

322-2 MICHAEL STRASBACH, JR
Born: May 17 1765 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Jul 24 1841 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1765-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub (2S1-1)
Spouse: Margaretha surname unknown, possibly Bievenaurer
Married: c 1790 Prb York Co, PA
Born: 176- Prb York Co, PA
Died: 18--

Children:
422-1 Catherine c 1791 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-2 John Michael May 27 1794 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-3 Polly Oct 3 1796 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-4 George Mar 21 1799 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-5 Samuel Oct 1 1804 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-6 Henry Aug 25 1807 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-7 Peter Aug 25 1807 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-8 Jacob Feb 14 1809 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
422-10 Margaretha Apr 17 1811 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

The birth and death dates of Michael Strasbach are learned from the "Herald
York-Adams Advertiser" newspaper of July 24, 1841, wherein it is stated that
"Michael Strassbach, Paradise Twp.) died July 20, 1841, age 76-2-3.

Some time about 1790 Michael married Margaretha, parents unknown. Presently
the only found clues that might lead to her identity are the sponsors at the
baptisms to her children. It was quite common for relatives of the parents to
participate as sponsors. A brief review of the sponsors for Michael Jr and
Margaretha's children is provided here as a source of further research.

The sponsors included John Strasbach and wife Margaretha Kientz) Michael
Deilone and wife Catharine Kientz, Anthony Little and wife Catharine Strasbach,
Barbara Bievenauer, John Breighner and wife Maria Bievenauer, Gottlieb and
Catherine Breighner) George and Margarita Lawrence, Sebastian Weis and Cath-
arina Jenkins.

The Bievenauer family is of the most interest because of number of connections.
Maria Bievenauer Breigner was the daughter of Anthony Bievenauer and Barbara
Deilone. Barbara Bievenauer, the sponsor, was either the wife or daughter of
Anthony. Michael Dellone was the brother of Barbara Dellone Bievenauer. Thus
the Bievenaurer-Delone family provided three sponsors.

The Kientz family provided two sponsors but Michael's wife could not be Mar-
garetha Kientz as she was wife of Michael's brother. It appears any relation-
ship of the Kientz sponsors was as In-laws) as was that of Anthony Little.

There were two Breighner sponsorships, John and George. It is believed George
and Catherine Breighner were the parents of John, and possibly of Margaretha
Strasbach. Catherine Breighner's ancestry is presently unknown.

No multiple family associations have been found among the other sponsors, but
these family names should not be ignored in search for parents of Margaretha
Strasbach. Sebastian Weis and George Lawrence were of age to be her father.

Michael and Margaretha probably made their first home on the Strasbach farm, or
at least moved there after his father died. In 1798, his mother was taxed for
a house of which Michael was the occupant. Michael purchased property from
Lawrence Schwelsguth in Paradise Township in 1799.

At the time of the 1800 Census the family were listed in Paradise Township. The
household included 1 male 26-44 (Michael 35), 2 males 0-9 (Michael 6, George
1), 1 female 26-44 (Margaretha), 2 females 0-9 (Catherine 8, and Polly 3).

In 1809 Michael and his brother John purchased a portion of their father's land
from the other heirs.

In 1810 they were still living in Paradise Township, their household included I
male over 45 (Michael), 1 male 16-26 (Michael 16), 1 male 10-15 (George II), 4
males 0-9 (Samuel 6, Henry 3, Peter 3, Jacob 1), 1 female 26-45 (Margaretha
30+), 1 female 16-25 (Catherine cl8), 1 female 10-15 (Folly 15).

Michael was again listed in Paradise Township in 1820 (presently do not have
the 1820 Census record). In 1821 he sold his rights to his father's land to
his sister Mary.

Michael was on Paradise Township tax rolls until 1826, but was missing there-
after until 1840. It should be remembered that by this time, Michael was over
60 years of age, and he and Margaret may have retired and started living with
some of their children. Some time prior to 1830, the families of some of their
children apparently left York and Adams Counties and their whereabouts unknown.

Their children Catherine, Polly, John Michael, George, Samuel, Henry, and Peter
married and settled at various locations in the general area served by Conewago
Chapel and raised their families there. Marriage and/or baptismal records of
at least some of the children of each of these sons or daughters of Michael
were recorded at Conewago Chapel.

Their son John. Michael married in 1822 and the baptisms of his first seven
children were recorded at Conewago Chapel, the last in 1837. However, John
Michael is not found in the 1830 Census in either York or Adams County. About
1837, John Michael and his youngest brother Jacob left made their way to
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Were probably there at time of the 1840
Census, and shortly after, the two brothers moved on to Seneca County, Ohio.

Son George, married in 1827, is not found in York or Adams in 1830, although in
1850 he was in Hanover, York County. Likewise, son Peter, who married in the
1820s, is not found in 1830. Yet the records at Conewago Chapel, suggest they
were not far away from Conewago Chapel. It may be Michael and Margaret, and
families of some of their children simply moved across the state line and
resided in Maryland for a time, but within the area served by Conewago Chapel.

According to a notice In the March 31, 1838 issue of the "Hanover Herald",
'"Died Mrs Margaret Strasbaugh, on 31 March 1838, York Co., age 68-10-3". It is
believed Margaret, wife of John had died prior to 1834, thus this must of been
Margaret wife of Michael, indicating they were in York County in 1838.

A Michael Strasbach again shows up on the Paradise Tax record of 1840. This
may or may not be this Michael. He does not appear as a head of household in
the 1840 Census. Then 75 years of age, he may be hidden as an elderly male in
the home of one of his children.

According to the newspaper notice referenced here before, Michael Strassbach
died July 20, 1841, age 76-2-3. It is not known where either Michael or
Margaret Strasbaugh were buried.


422-1 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH-NOEL (Kitty)

Born: c 1792 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 18--
Resided: 1850 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Michael Noel
Married: Mar 20 1814 York or Adams Co, PA
Born: 1785
Died: 18--
Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME NOEL
522-1 Benjamin Mar 8 1817 Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-2 Joseph Elias Dec 13 1821 Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-3 Mary Feb 8 1825 Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-4 Catherine Feb 8 1825 Prb Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-5 Michael c 1829
522-6 Margaret c 1829

Catherine Strasbach is the only child of Michael Strasbach for whom a baptismal
record has not been found. She is identified as the child of Michael in her
marriage record at Conewago Chapel. Catherine was called Kitty in some of the
Conewago records.

Michael Noel married Catherine Strasbach (of Michael) March 20, 1814. The
sponsors were James Weis and James Noel.

In 1850, Michael and Catherine Noel were living in Paradise Township, York,
County. The household included Michael Noel 65, Catherine 58, and children.

At time of this writing, no more information on this family.



422-2 JOHN MICHAEL STRAUSBAUGH (used Michael)

Born: May 27 1794 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Baptised: Jul 13 1794 Recorded at Conewago Chapel, Adams Co
Died: Nov 30 1876 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH
Occupation: Farmer
Resided: 1794-1837 Paradise Twp, York Co, and nearby areas
1838-1842 Prb Westmoreland Co, PA
1843-1876 Seneca Co, OH

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta
Spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Marks
Married: Oct 24 1822 Prb PA
Born: Prb Seneca Co, OH
Died:
Parents: Unknown, prb granddaughter of George Marks

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
522-11 George Jul 11 1823 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-12 Henry Jul 22 1824 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-13 Elizabeth Nov 19 1825 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-14 Magdalen May 7 1827 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-15 Joseph Jan 1 1831 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-16 Anthony Apr 16 1835 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-17 Mary Anna Feb 26 1837 Prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
522-18 Sarah 1838 Prb Westmoreland Co, PA
522-19 Catherine 1842 Prb Westmoreland Co, PA
522-20 Michael 1844 Prb Seneca Co, OH
522-21 Agnes 1848 Prb Seneca Co, OH

Joannes Michael Strasbach was baptised May 27, 1796, son of Michael and
Margaretha Strasbach. Sponsors were his uncle and wife) Joannes and Margaretha
Strasbach.

John Michael Strausbaugh grew to adulthood in Paradise Township, York County,
Pennsylvania. He went by the name Michael, but in this history, is called John
Michael up to the time he moved on west in order to identify him amongst the
many Michaels of the York-Adams Counties area.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Marks on October 24, 1822, the witnesses were his
brother George Starbach, and Henry Decker. The marriage is recorded at Conewago
Chapel.

The parents of Margaret Elizabeth have not been identified but she was likely
the granddaughter of George Marks, an early settler of Paradise Township owning
property N18 on the Land Map. The Marks family were apparently Protestants as
Elizabeth is the only one of the family found in Conewago Chapel records.

It is not known where they made their first home. No Michael Strasbach house-
hold has been found for the 1830 Census of either York or Adams County. This
suggesting they were outside of these two counties. However, baptismal records
of their children continued to be recorded at. Conewago Chapel through 1837.

The census indexes do not list any Michael Strasbach for any other Pennsylvania
counties. Perhaps John Michael, and some others of his father's family were
across the line in Maryland.

In, or shortly, after 1837, Michael and his youngest brother Jacob started
moving west, they probably first settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Jacob married Margaret Flanagan, a native of Westmoreland County. Michael and
Jacob moved on to Seneca County, Ohio about 1843.

At the time of the 1850 Census these families were in Seneca County, Ohio
(presently do not have this census record).

In 1860 the Michael Strausbaugh family was in Seneca and the household included
Michael 66, Elizabeth 60, Anthony 24, Sarah 22, Catherine 18, Michael 16, and
Agnes 14. Michael was listed as a farmer.

Michael eventually retired from the farm and moved into the town of Tiffin,
County Seat of Seneca County. He died in Tiffin on November 30, 1876.

422-3 POLLY STRAUSBAUGH-NOEL

Born: Oct 03 1796 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Baptised: Feb 25 1797 Recorded at Conewago Chapel
Died: 18--
Resided:

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Jacob Noel (also found as James in church records)
Married: Feb 18 1817 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: --- - 17--
Died:
Parents: unknown

Children: Surname Noel
522-25 Margaret Aug 4 1818
522-26 Jacob Nov 10 1823
522-27 Andrew Aug 9 1826

Polly Strasbach was baptised February 5, 1797, daughter of Michael and
Margareta Strasbach. The sponsors were uncle and aunt Antonius and Catharine
Klien (Little).

Polly Strausbaugh married Jacob Noel on February 18, 1817. The witnesses were
James Noel and Mary Strausbaugh, probably her aunt, sister of her father.

The baptisms of their listed children were recorded at Conewago Chapel.
Nothing further is known concerning this family.

422-4 GEORGE STRASBAUGH

Born: Mar 21 1799 Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Baptised: Apr 28 1799 Record at Conewago Chapel
Died: -- - 18-
Occupation: Cooper
Resided: 1799 - 18- Paradise Township) York County, Pennsylvania
18- - 18-- Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Mary Catherine Rutlege
Married: Feb 8 1827 York or Adams Co, PA
Born: c 1806 Prb York Co, PA
Died: 18--
Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME STRASBAUGH
522-31 Mark Soloman Sep 15 1827 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-32 Ismael Aug 2 1832 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-33 Mary Sep 4 1835 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-34 Laurence Aug 1 1838 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-35 Anastasius Sep 10 1840 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-36 Eva Catherine Nov 15 1843 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA
522-37 Francis Xavier Sep 23 1846 Prb Hanover, York Co, PA


George Strasbach was baptised April 28, 1799, son of Michael and Margarita
Sponsors were George and Margarita Lawrentz.

George Strasbach married Catherine Rutledge on February 8, 1828. The witnesses
were his brother Samuel Strasbach, and William Rutledge. William may have been
either her father or brother. Her father's name is unknown. A William Rotley
married George's cousin, Mary Strasbach, daughter of Peter.

At time of 1850 Census, George Strasbaugh lived in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The household included George 51, Maria 44, Lorentius 13, Anna 10, Eve 7,
Xpharius 5. George's occupation was listed as cooper

Presently no other information on the life of George Strasbach.


422-5 SAMUEL STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Oct 1 1804 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Baptised: Jan 6 1805 Record at Conewago Chapel
Died: Jan 9 1876 Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Conewago Chapel
Resided: Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Margaret Topper
Married: c 1830 Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: Mar 2 1809 Prb Germany Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Dec 1 1872 Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Conewago Chapel
Parents:

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
522-51 Elizabeth May 12 1831 Prb Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-52 Susan Feb 27 1834 Prb Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-53 John Oct 18 1836 Died before 1840
522-54 Samuel Mar 2 1839 Prb Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-55 Michael May 19 1843 Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA
522-56 Mary Margaret Sep 6 1847 Died before 1850
522-57 James Peter Sep 8 1849 Conewago Twp, Adams Co, PA

Samuel Strasbach was baptised January 6, 1807, at: Pigeon Hill, son of Michael
and Margareta Strasbach. Sponsors were Michael and Catharine Delone.

The parents of Margaret Topper have not: been identified. She probably was the
daughter of one of the following related families: Christian Topper and Eliza-
beth Miller, married 1796; Mathlas and Margaret Topper; Andrew Topper and
Margaret Brown, James Topper and Maria Keefer.

At the time of 1840 Census, Samuel was located in Huntington Township, Adams
County. The household included 1 male 30 - 39 (Samuel 37), 1 male 0-4 (Samuel
1), 1 female 30-40 (Margaret 31), 2 Females 5-9 (Elizabeth 9, Susan 6).

In 1850, the Samuel Strasbach family was living in Conewago Township, Adams
County. The household included Samuel 55) Margaret 40, Elizabeth 19) Lusanna
(Susanna) 16, Samuel 11, Michael 7, James P 10 months. Samuel's age was in
error, either recording or copying.

In 1870, the Samuel Strasbaugh family was living on Guilford Street, Abbot-
tstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The household then included Samuel 67,
Margaret 62, Michael 24, James P 22, and Vincent 7. Samuel and Michael were
listed as laborers. Some of the ages were obviously in error. Vincent was
probably their grandson, son of Samuel Jr and wife Mary Agnes Dummey. Vincent:
was born April 19, 1862.

Margaret Topper Strausbaugh died December 1 ,1771. Samuel died January 1,
1876, Both probably died at Abbottstown. Both are buried at Conewago Chapel.


422-6 HENRY STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Aug 25 1807 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Baptised: Oct 6 1807 Record at Conewago Chapel
Died: Nov 5 1884 Heidelberg Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Conewago Chapel
Resided: Heidelberg Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Elizabeth Winters
Married: 182-
Born: Sep 11 1809
Died: Feb 20 1873 Heidelberg Twp, Adams Co, PA
Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
522-61 Susan c 1829 Prb York Co, PA
522-62 Elizabeth Apr 30 1831 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-62 Catherine Nov 26 1832 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-63 Margaret Apr 2 1834 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-64 Rebecca c 1835 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-65 Michael May 20 1836 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-66 Anthony (Henry) Aug 13 1838 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-67 Mary Sep 11 1839 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-68 Louise (Lucy) Jul 21 1842 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-69 Matthew Mar 5 1845 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-70 Joseph Jul 1 1847 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
522-71 Sarah Agnes Nov 6 1849 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA

Henericus Strasbach was baptised October 6 1807, the twin of Peter, and son of
Michael and Margareta Strasbach. Sponsors were Sebastian Weise and Catharina
Jenkins.

Henry married Elizabeth Winter who was probably of a Protestant family as she
is the only one of the Winter families found in Conewago Chapel records.

In 1850 the Henry Strasbach family was living in Heidelberg Township. The
household included Henry 44, Elizabeth 43, Susan 21, Elizabeth 19, Catharine
17, Rebecca 15) Michael 14, Henry 12, Mary 10, Lucy 08, Matilda 06, Joseph 04,
Sarah 10 months. Henry listed his occupation as cooper. It is possible that
the census taker made error on age of Rebecca and she was in fact the child
baptised as Margaret.

Presently no further information on Henry Strausbaugh.

422-7 PETER STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Aug 25 1807 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Baptised: Oct 6 1807 Record at Conewago Chapel
Died: 18--
Buried:
Resided:

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta

Spouse: Dorothy Bower
Married: c 1835 York or Adams Co, PA
Born: Jun 22 1803
Died: Jun 23 1892 Abbottstown, Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
Parents:

Children:
522-71 Anna Mary Aug 26 1837

Peter Strasbach was baptised October 6 1807, the twin of Henry, and son of
Michael and Margareta Strasbach. Sponsor was Barbara Bibenaur.

At the time of this writing, it is not certain the Peter who married Dorothy
Bower was Peter, son of Michael Strasbach Jr, and father of Anna Mary. He has
been placed here because he was the left over Peter of this age bracket after
the other Peter's identified by Conewago Records had placed in their most
probable positions.

It is also possible the Peter Strausbaugh who married Dorothy Bower could have
been the missing unidentified son of Peter Strasbach who was born some time
between 1800 and 1810.

Dorothy Bower Strasbaugh was probably the Mrs Dorothy Strasbaugh who died in
Abbottstown on June 23, 1892, age 89-6-22. That Dorothy was 5 years older than
Peter, son of Michael raises some question whether this the right spot for
Peter husband of Dorothy.

Presently no other information on this Peter Strausbaugh.


422-8 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Aug 25 1807 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: --- - 18-- Prb Seneca Co, OH
Buried:
Resided: 1843 -al880 Seneca Co, OH

Parents: Michael Strasbach and wife Margareta

Spouse: Margarethe Flanagan
Married: c 1842 Prb Westmoreland Co, PA
Born: Dec 17 1817 Westmoreland Co, PA
Died: 18-- Prb Seneca Co, OH
Parents:

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
522-81 Michael c 1843 Seneca Co, OH
522-82 Susan Sep 24 1844 Seneca Co, OH
522-83 Joseph c 1846 Seneca Co, OH
522-84 Jacob Henry c 1848 Seneca Co, OH
522-85 John Francis c 1850 Seneca Co, OH
522-86 Mary Elizabeth c 1852 Seneca Co, OH

Jacob Strasbach was born February 14, 1809, the son of Michael and Margareta
(Marks) Strasbach) and baptised April 30, 1809. The baptismal is recorded in
the register of Conewago Chapel. The sponsors were Gottlieb and Catherine
Bricher (Breighner). The given name was either left off, or unreadable) and
left blank in. the published Conewago records. The birthdate is identical to
that of Jacob Strausbaugh, Seneca County, Ohio, who came to Ohio with his
brother Michael (John Michael) Strausbaugh about 1843. Thus it is obvious that
this Jacob was the missing son of Michael Strasbach and wife Margaret Marks.

Jacob, then still single, and John Michael Strausbaugh and his family, left the
York-Adams County area of Pennsylvania about 1837 and apparently first: settled
in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It was probably in Westmoreland County,
that Jacob met and married Margaretha Flanagan, a native of Westmoreland.

In 1843, or 1844, Jacob and John Michael with wives, and Michael's children
moved on to Seneca County, Ohio.

Jacob and Margaret Strausbaugh's first child was born in Seneca County in 1843.

In 1860 Joseph Strasbaugh was in Cl-- - -- Township, Seneca County. The house-
hold consisted of Jacob 50, Margaret 42, Susan 15, Joseph 13, Jacob 11, John 9,
Mary 7, Theresa 1. Joseph was listed as a laborer, he and Margaret: both born
in Pennsylvania, the children in Ohio.

In 1880, Jacob was still In same township, the household included Jacob Straus-
baugh 75, and the family of his son-in-law William Kesler 25, Theresa 23. Anna
M 3, and William A 1.

Presently no more information on Jacob Strausbaugh.


422-9 MARGARETHA STRASBAUGH

Born: Apr 17 1811 Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Baptised: Sep 01 1811 Record at Conewago Chapel
Died: -- - 18-

Parents: Michael Strasbach (322-2) and wife Margareta
Married: unknown

Margaretha Strasbach was baptised September 1, 1811, daughter of Michael Stras-
Bach. Sponsors were Joannes and Maria Britchner. Margaretha was the only one
of the children whose mother's name wasn't mentioned in the record.

Nothing is known concerning what happened to Margaret.

522-19 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: -- -cl841 Tiffin, Seneca County) Ohio
Died: Jan 13 1923 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Buried:

Resided: 1841 - 1- Seneca County, Ohio
1-- - 1923 Fort Wayne) Indiana

Parents: John Michael Strausbaugh and wife Elizabeth Marks

Spouse: Joseph Bracht
Married: --- -- 18-
Born: Aug 27 1843 Fremont, Ohio
Died: Apr 18 1918 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Parents:

Children: surname Bracht
522-191 William F - -cl868 Lafayette, Indiana



325-5 PETER STRASBACH
Born: -- --cl771 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Sep - 1822 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1765 - 18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
18-- - 1822 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub

Spouse: Anna Maria Wans/Wantz
Married: c 1792 York Co, PA
Born: 177- Prb York Co, PA
Died: 184- Unknown, alive in Heidelberg Twp in 1830
Buried: Unknown

Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME STRASBACH
425-1 John c 1793 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-2 son c 1795 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-3 Maria Dec 15 1796 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-4 Jacob Jan 23 1798 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-5 Joseph Aug 24 1801 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-6 Adam c 1804 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-7 son 180- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
425-8 Theresa Dec 13 1809 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Peter Strasbach was born about 1771, the fifth child of Michael Strasbach and
Catherine Staub. His birth date has been estimated as discussed on page 604 of
this Chapter.

He grew to manhood on the Michael Strasbach farm located in that part of
Paradise Township that: is now Jackson Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

Peter married Anna Maria Wans about 1792, in York Co. The parents of Anna
Maria are not presently known. The date of marriage is based on the birth year
of Peter's first born son. It is assumed Anna was Peter's first and only wife.

Their first child, John was born about: 1793. This was the John Strausbaugh who
died in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, on January 9, 1846, age 52, and
thus born not earlier than February 3, 1793, nor later than February 2, 1794,
and most probably born some time during the year 1793. This birthdate satis-
fies later census data concerning John. That John was the son of Peter is
based simply on the fact only Peter and three of his brothers were old enough
to have been father of this John. These were brothers John, Michael, and
Jacob. Each of these had a son John, who were contemporary and living during
the same period as this John. Thus Peter was the only possible father of this
John. Also, the administrator of Peter's estate was a John Strasbach. It was
common practice, if of age and capable, the eldest: son served in this role.

The earliest found record concerning Peter and Maria is the baptismal record of
their daughter Maria on May 1, 1797, recorded at Conewago Chapel. Another
child) Jacob was baptised April 15, 1798.


At: the time of the 1800 Census, Peter was listed as head-of-household in
Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Their household included I male
26-44 (Peter about 27), 3 males 0-9 (John 7, son about 5, Jacob 2), 1 female
26-45 (Anna Maria), 1 female 0-9 (Maria 3).

This census record indicates in addition to John, there was another son who had
not been identified by baptismal records. This son was most likely born
between John and Maria, or about 1775. It is also possible he was born between
Jacob and Joseph, in late 1799 or early 1800, prior to taking the census. At
time of this writing, this son had not been identified.

At time of the 1810 Census, the Peter Strasbach family were still in Paradise
Township. The household included 1 male 26-44 (Peter 37), 3 males 0-9 (Joseph
8, Adam 6, son ?), 2 males 10-14 (John 17) or son 14, and Jacob 12), 1 female
26-45 (Anna Maria), 1 female 0-9 (Theresia 0-1), 1 female 10-15 (Maria 13).

This census record shows still another unidentified son who was in the 0-9 age
group. The 10-14 age group included either John, placed in wrong age group, or
the unidentified son born about mid 1795. In the latter case, John age 17, was
missing from the household, probably working as a hand for another family) or
learning a trade. If the unidentified son was still in the household, it is
seen he was born about 1795, not earlier than August 1795, but certainly in
1795, otherwise his birth would have been to close to the 1796 birthdate of
Maria.

At the time of this writing, the 1820 Census record of Peter's family was not
available. The census indicates he was still in Paradise Township.

Apparently shortly after 1820, the Peter Strasbach family relocated to Heidel-
berg Township, where Peter was reportedly living when he died September 22,
1822. His death is recorded in the Conewago Chapel Death Records, and it is
presumed he was buried there in a grave no longer identifiable.

York County Will Book 0, page 84, dated September 16, 1823, indicates that John
Strasbach, was administrator of the Peter Strasbach estate, late of Heidelberg
Township, produced account. Page 92, indicates John Strasbach, administrator
of estate of Peter Strasbach, settled the estate. It Is assumed here that the
administrator was Peter's eldest son John, age 31 in 1822 when his father died.

Ann Strasbach was listed as head-of-household in Heidelberg Township, at the
time of the 1830 Census. At the time of this writing, this census record was not
available. This record together with the 1820 record, might clarify the matter
concerning the two unidentified sons. Presently it is not known whether they
survived to adulthood.

Presently nothing is known as to what happened to Anna Maria Wans Strasbach,
after 1830. She may have been the elderly female in the home of her son Adam
in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, at the time of the 1840 Census.


425-1 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH
Born: 1793 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Feb 3 1846 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried:

Resided: 1795-182- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
182- 1832 Prb Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
1833-1846 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans

Spouse: Christina Ickes
Married: Feb 17 1824 Conewago Chapel, Adams Co, PA
Born: c 1805 Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Unknown, living in Mt Pleasant Twp in 1870
Buried:
Parents: Prb Peter Ickes and wife

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
525-1 Jacob Oct 21 1824 Adams or York Co, PA
525-2 Mary Anna Apr 14 1833 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
525-3 Caroline c 1837 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA

John Strausbaugh was born probably in 1793, and at the latest February 1794. He
was the first child of Peter Strasbach and Anna Maria Wans. He was one of two
of their children whose baptismal record is not recorded at Conewago Chapel.

The earliest found record concerning John Strausbaugh, was his serving as the
administrator of his father's estate in 1823. John was about 29, and still
single, when his father died.

John married Christina Ikis (Ickes) on February 17, 1824, the marriage is
recorded in Conewago Chapel register. The witnesses were Samuel Hild and James
Wagner. Christina was probably the daughter of Peter Ickes of Abbottstown. In
1799, Peter was proprietor of the hotel in Abbottstown, and a land holder in
Berwick and Hamilton Townships. Two parcels of land are shown on the Land Map,
properties N8 and 012.

It is not known where they made their first home, and it isn't known where they
were at the time of the 1830 Census. They probably moved to Mt Pleasant
Township, Adams County in 1832. John first appears on the Mt Pleasant Tax List
in 1833. John lived in Mt Pleasant the rest of his life, and his widow Chris-
tina was still in Mt Pleasant at the time of the 1870 Census.

In the 1830s, several of the sons of Peter Strasbach appear to have established
a colony at or near Granite Hill in Mt Pleasant Twp, a location not yet
identified. These were John, Jacob and Adam. The only known son missing from
this settlement was Joseph.

At the time of the 1840 Census their household included 1 male 40-49 (John 40),
1 male 15-19 (Jacob 17), 1 female 30-39 (Christina 35), 2 females 5-9 (Mary
Anna 7, 1 unknown), 1 female 0-4 (Caroline 3).

John Strausbaugh died 1846 as noticed in the "Sentinel" dated February 9) 1846,
which stated John Strasbach, of Mt Pleasant Township, died February 3, 1846,
age 52.

John Strausbaugh's will is recorded as #2524 In the Adams County, Register of
Wills. A copy is not available at this writing, however an abstract indicates
the following. Will proved 1-29-1846, inventory 2-17-1846, vendue list 3-30-
1846, Account 5-25-1847. Will named Mary Ann, daughter; Jacob, son; Caroline,
daughter; and Christina, wife. Accounts named as being paid included Joseph
Strausbaugh, Jacob Strausbaugh Sr, Jacob Strausbaugh, and Adam Strausbaugh.
These are presumed to be John's son Jacob, and three of John's brothers who
lived in the neighborhood.

Christiana Strasbach was listed as head-of-household at the time of the 1850
Census of Mt Pleasant Township. Her home included Christina 45, Jacob 26, Mary
An 17, and Caroline 13.

At the time of the 1870 Census, Christina was at Granite Hill, Mt Pleasant
Township. The home then Included Christina 50?, Mary A 20?, and Emma 8. The
ages obviously in error, and identity of Emma presently unknown. She may have
been the Emma Strausbaugh who married Samuel Johns in 1882, at which time she
would have been about 20.

At time of this writing nothing more is known concerning Christina Ickes
Strausbaugh.

Possible marriages of children.

Jacob Strausbaugh married Mary Ann Will, --- -- 185-
Mary Ann Strausbaugh married ? Pius Lawrence, May 18, 1858
Caroline Strausbaugh married ? John Busby

The Mt Pleasant 1833 Tax List adds an interesting puzzle to the identity of
John Strasbach. On the abstract provided the writer is the note "John of
Anthony Little's heirs". This is the first year in which John Strasbach was
taxed in a fairly long sequence, and is assumed to be the John of the 1840
Census.

Anthony Little, who married Catherine Strausbaugh, sister of John's father
Peter, had plenty of heirs of his own without distributing among the many
Strausbaugh nephews and nieces. Was this based on some connection between his
mother and the Kline-Little family. This raises the question, whether Anna
Maria Wans was John's mother, and the possibility Anna was Peter's second wife.

Even if John's mother was a Kline-Little, she could not have been a daughter of
Anthony, husband of Catherine Strasbach, unless he was much older than Cath-
erine. It is known that Catherine was his second wife. We are inclined to
think that if there was a connection, it had to be an earlier generation
Anthony Little. It also may be that whoever made this statement was In error.
We also wonder this statement was on original, or added by an abstractor.

425-3 MARY STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Dee 15 1796 Paradise Township, York county, Pennsylvania
Died: - -- 18- unknown, still alive in 1810
Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans
Married: unknown

Although named Maria on her baptismal record, she was known as Mary.

She was in her parents home at the time of the 1810 Census. Her whereabouts
between then and 1850 are unknown.

She is believed to be the Mary Strasbach listed as a head of household in the
1850 Census of Paradise Township, York County. The home included Mary 60 (age
incorrect: should be 55), and her sister Theresa 40.

She also may have been the Mary Strausbaugh living alone at Granite Hill, Mt
Pleasant Township at time of 1870 Census, age 77. Granite Hill is where three
of her brother's families lived or had lived.

While these census ages were incorrect, no other Mary Strausbaugh of this age,
either single or widowed, who might have been this Mary of the 1850 and 1870
Censuses.

425-4 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jan 23 1798 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- unknown, alive 1870, Mt Pleasant Township
Buried:

Resided: 1798 - 182- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
182- - 183- prb Heidelberg Township, York Co, Pennsylvania
183- - 187- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans

Spouse: Margaret Ehedron (maybe Eckenrode? BOK)

Married: - -cl822 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: -- -cl797

Died: -- - 18- unknown) alive 1870, Mt Pleasant Township
Buried:
Parents: unknown

Children: surname Strausbaugh
525-31 Peter Apr 12 1823 prb Paradise Twp, York Co, Pa

Jacob Strausbaugh was born January 23, 1798, the son of Peter and Anna Maria
Strasbach. He was baptised April 15) 1778) the record is at Conewago Chapel.
The sponsors at the baptism were Anthony Klien (Little) and wife Catherine
Strasbach. Catherine was Peter's sister.

Jacob married Margaret Ehedron not later than 1822 as their son Peter was born
April 12, 1823.

Jacob Strausbaugh has not been found in the 1830 Census, perhaps they were
living in the household of his mother Ann Strasbach in Heidelberg Township)
York County. At the time of this writing Ann's 1830 record was not available.

Jacob was still in Heidelberg Township at the time of the 1840 Census. The
home included I male 40-49 (Jacob 52), I male 15-19 (Peter 17), I female 40-49
(Margaret 53). Jacob and Margaret were apparently recorded in wrong age group,
or an error made in copying the data.

Sometime between 1840 and 1850, Jacob relocated to Mt Pleasant Township, Adams
County, Pennsylvania, where they apparently lived at or near Granite Hill in
the neighborhood which Included his brothers, John, Joseph, and Adam. When
Jacob joined this group, the only one of the sons of Peter Strasbach not at
Granite Hill was Samuel who lived not far away in Conewago Township.

At the time of the 1850 Census, Jacob and Margaret were residing in the house-
hold of which their son Peter was listed as head. The home included the
following. Peter 28, Agnes 27, Sarah 2 mo, Jacob 53, Margaret 55. Peter was
listed as a cooper and Jacob a laborer.

By 1860, Jacob and Margaret had relocated to New Oxford Township, where they
were living in the same or a residence adjacent to son Peter. Their ages were
listed as Jacob 62, Margaret 63. It Is believed this is the most nearly
correct age of the three found census records, 1850 and later.

At the time of the 1870 Census, Jacob and Margaret were listed in their own
household at Granite Hill, Mt Pleasant Township, both age 70. It is probable
the 1860 Census is more correct on the age. This seems that the ages of
several of the Granite Hill families were incorrect in the 1870 Census.

At the time of this writing, nothing Is known concerning Jacob and Margaret
after 1870.

There is no evidence that Jacob and Margaret ever had more than the one child
Peter. However, because of Peter's large family, they probably had numerous
descendants.

425-5 JOSEPH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Aug 24 1801 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 18-- Unknown, alive in Mt Pleasant Twp, in 1870
Buried:
Resided: 1801-182- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
182- 184- Prb Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
184- 18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans


Spouse: (1) Margaret Weinbrenner
Married: Oct 19 1830 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born; - -- 18- York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 1840 York County, Pennsylvania
Buried: unknown
Parents: unknown
Children: surname Strausbaugh
525-41 Anna Maria Aug 31 1831 prb Heidelberg Twp
525-42 Sarah - -cl832 prb Heidelberg Twp
525-43 Amelia Jun 14 1834 prb Heidelberg Twp
525-44 Edward Apr 15 1836 prb Heidelberg Twp
525-45 Mary Ann Jul 29 1838 prb Heidelberg Twp
525-46 Louisa Apolonia Sep 21 1840 prb Heidelberg Twp

Spouse: (2) Rebecca surname unknown
Married: -- -cl840 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: Mar 2 1809 unknown
Died: -- -- 18-- unknown
Buried: unknown
Parents: unknown
Children: surname Strausbaugh
525-47 Levi - -cl841 prb Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
525-48 Caroline - -cl844 prb Paradise Twp,York Co, PA
525-49 Harriett - -cl848 prb Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Little is presently known about the life of Joseph Strausbaugh.

He first married Margaret Weinbrenner. The marriage was recorded at Conewago
Chapel, as were the births of Joseph and Margaret listed above. Where they
were living was unknown. They never went to Mt Pleasant with the rest of his
brothers, so perhaps stayed in Heidelberg Township for a time.

The only census record available at the time of this writing was the 1850
Census, at which time Joseph was living in Paradise Township, York County. The
household then consisted of Joseph 48, Rebecca 41, Sarah 18, Amelia 16, Edward
15, Mary A 13, Louisa 11, Levi 9, Caroline 6, Harriett 2.

>From this census record, it can be concluded that sometime Margaret died, and
very soon after, Joseph remarried to a Rebecca) surname unknown. Just when this
change in wives occurred is not obvious.

Since there is no real obvious time break, between children, it is assumed here
that the change came when the baptisms of the children stopped.

At the time of this writing, no information concerning this family was avail-
able later than the 1850 Census.

425-6 ADAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: --- -- 1804 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Baptised: Apr 01 1804 Recorded at Conewago Chapel

Died: Jan 9 1876 Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Buried: Conewago Chapel

Resided: 1801 - 172- Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
172- - 183- prb Heidelberg Township, York Co, Pennsylvania
183- - 184- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans

Spouse: Judith Klung

Married: --- -pl840 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: Jan 21 1809 prb Abbottstown, Berwick Twp) Adams Co, Pa
Died: - -- 18-- unknown, living in Paradise Twp, York Co, 1850
Parents: Peter Klung and wife Elizabeth Weaver

Children: surname Strausbaugh

525-51 Jerome Nov 05 1843 prb Heidelberg Twp, York Co, Pa
525-52 Mary A --- -cl847 prb Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, Pa

Adam Strasbach was probably born in early 1804. He was baptised on April I,
1804, however the birth date was left off the record which is at Conewago
Chapel.

Adam married Judith Klung, date unknown but prior to 1840. The marriage was not
recorded at Conewago Chapel. Judith was born January 21, 1809, and baptised
January 27) 1809, the record is at Conewago Chapel) the sponsors at her baptism
were Martin and Rosina Klung. Peter Klunk was a resident of Abbottstown in
1799. Peter was probably son or grandson of Martin Klunk) an early land owner
In the Beaver Creek settlement. See Land Map property Dl4. In old records the
family name was spelled Klung, Clung) Klunk, and Klung.

The earliest record found for Adam after maturity, is the 1840 Census of Mt
Pleasant Township, Adams County. His household included 1 male 30-39 (Adam
36), 1 female 30-39 (Judith 31), 1 female 70-79 (possibly mother Ann Strasbach)
she would have been in this age bracket.

Sometime between 1840 and 1850, Adam relocated to Paradise Township, York
County, where he was located at the time of the 1850 Census.

In 1850, his household included Adam 46, Judith 41, Jerome 9) Mary A 3.
This the last record of Adam Strasbach available at the time of this writing.


425-8 THERESA STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Dec 13 1807 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Baptised: Feb 13 1810 Recorded at Conewago Chapel
Died: -- - 18- unknown

Parents: Peter Strasbach (325-5) and wife Anna Maria Wans
Married: unknown

Theresa was in her parents home at the time of the 1810 Census. Her whereabouts
between then and 1850 are unknown.

At the time of 1850 Census, a Mary and Theresa Strasbach, ages given as 60 and
40, were living together in Paradise Township, York County. Though the ages
are not quite correct, these are believed to be sisters and the daughters of
Peter Strasbach Sr.

Theresa was no longer living with Mary at the time of the 1870 Census, when
Mary was at Granite Hill in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County.

It is probable Theresa never married, or at least did not have descendants. It
Is not known when or where she died.


327-7 JACOB STRAUSBAUGH, SR
Born: 1775 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Mar 15 1838 Freedom Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Possibly Emmitsburg Catholic Cem, MD
Resided: 1788-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub

Spouse: (1) unknown
Married: -- --cl795 Prb York Co, PA
Born: --- - 177-
Died: -- --pl812 Unknown

Children: SURNAME STRASBAUGH
427-1 John c 1796 York Co, PA
427-2 Peter c 1801 York Co, PA

Spouse: (2) Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: Feb 2 1812 Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: Dec 11 1791 York Co, PA
Died: Feb 14 1846 Near Emmitsburg, MD
Buried: Emmitsburg Catholic Cemetery, MD

Parents: Bernard Bingham and wife Elizabeth Topper

Children:
427-3 Elias Aug 16 1813 Twin, died young
427-4 Maria Anna Aug 16 1813 Prb Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-5 Henry Nov 18 1814 Died young
427-6 Tobias Jul 27 1816 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-7 Matilda Nancy Feb 26 1819 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-8 Cath. Magdalen Dec 1 1821 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co,PA
427-9 James William Mar 16 1824 Prb Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-10 Aloysius Apr 6 1826 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-11 Bernard Albert Jan 25 1831 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA
427-12 Francis Mar 13 1833 Hamiltonban Twp, Adams Co, PA

Jacob Strasbaugh was born about 1775, the ninth child of Michael Strasbach and
Catherine Staub. His birthdate has been estimated as discussed on page 604 of
this Chapter.

He grew to manhood on the Michael Strasbach farm located in that part of
Paradise Township that is now Jackson Township, York Co, PA

Jacob's whereabouts is unknown during the early years of his adulthood.

Jacob married sometime not later than early 1796, probably l795. His first wife
has not been identified. He had two sons) and possibly other children by this
first marriage. His son John was born probably late 1796, and son Peter was
born about 1801.

Perhaps Jacob's wife did not live long after the birth of Peter and he left the
area. A boy of the age group to be his son Peter was in the home of Jacob's
mother Catherine Strasbach at the time of the 1810 census. Son John, then 13,
was possibly with his father, where ever that may have been.

Jacob has not been found in the 1800 or 1810 censuses of Pennsylvania, and
during this period he did not participate as a sponsor or witness in any of the
family marriages or baptisms.

He apparently showed up in Mt Pleasant Township not long after 1810 and on
February 2, 1812, took as his second wife, Anna Nancy Bingham, daughter of
Bernard and Elizabeth Bingham, a Catholic family of Mt Pleasant Township. Most
Bingham families of Adams County were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.

Jacob and Anna's marriage was recorded at Conewago Chapel. The witnesses were
Joseph Weber and Joanna Stab.

Jacob and Anna Strasbaugh made their home in Mt Pleasant Township. Jacob and
his younger brother, Nicholas both appeared on the Mt Pleasant Tax List pre-
pared in late 1812 for the Tax Year 1813. Jacob was taxed for 1 cow, 1 horse,
and a trade.

Their first children were born August 16, 1813, twins Elias and Mary Anna.

Jacob was again on the tax list 1814, now with 2 cows and 1 horse. His trade
was indicated as being a blacksmith. Jacob continued on the tax list
continuously through 1826, usually with a horse and a cow, and taxed as
blacksmith.

In 1818, his son John was taxed as a single man, indicating that he had prob-
ably become age 21 sometime the year preceding late fall 1817, when the tax
list was prepared. John continued on the list as single man through 1822, in
which year he also was listed as a blacksmith, a trade he apparently had been
learning while working with his father.

In 1820, Jacob and Anna were living in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County,
Pennsylvania. The census record of that year shows their household to include
1 male 26-44 (Jacob 42), 2 males 16-25 (John 23, Peter 19), 1 male 0-9 (Tobias
4), 1 female 16-26 (Anna 29 listed wrong age group), 2 females 0-9 (Mary Anna
6, Nancy Matilda 1).

>From the 1820 census record, it appears that two sons with found baptismal
records died young. These were Elias, who was one of the twins, and Henry.

His son Peter) who would have come of age in 1821, never appeared on the Mt
Pleasant tax list. He apparently headed west to Cumberland Township, Adams
County, when he became 21. He married in about 1822 and apparently settled in
the vicinity of Greenmount) which was near the township line between Cumberland
and that part of Hamiltonban Township which in 1838 became Freedom Township.


In 1822, the Mt Pleasant Tax list starts becoming complicated with the arrival
of other Strausbaugh families. In that year the list included Nicholas, car-
penter; Jacob, miller; Jacob R; John) single man, blacksmith. Was Jacob R,
Jacob the blacksmith) or someone else? Had Jacob turned the blacksmith busi-
ness over to son John and left the area?

In 1823, the list included Nicholas; Jacob (which one?); John, single man,
millwright.

In 1824 and 1825, the list included Nicholas, joiner; and Jacob, blacksmith.

It is presently believed that Jacob the blacksmith did not leave at this time.
It is not reasonable to assume John the millwright was the same John who the
previous year had been a blacksmith. These occupations were skilled trades and
those taxed for trades were not common laborers who may have assisted a trades-
man. One did just not change jobs and become a tradesman of another skill in a
years time.

It is believed that John the blacksmith probably left In 1822 and married in
1822 or 1823) perhaps moving on to the area where his brother Peter was living
near Greenmount. It is not presently known who these other Strausbaughs were
who spent a short time in Mt Pleasant Township.

In 1826, Jacob Strausbaugh) blacksmith, did leave) and in 1827, was missing
from the Mt Pleasant tax list. It is believed that he and his family followed
his son Peter to the Greenmount area. Jacob may have possibly acquired land on
the Hamiltonban side of the township line. A note on the Mt Pleasant 1828 Tax
List indicated Jacob had moved.

By 1829, Jacob Strausbaugh was back on the Mt Pleasant list. Perhaps he had
established one of his sons on the land in Hamiltonban. This time Jacob stayed
on the Mt Pleasant list until 1832.

At the time of the 1830 Census, Jacob Strausbaugh was listed in Mt Pleasant
Township) Adams County. The household included 1 male 50-59 (Jacob 52), 1 male
10-14 (Tobias 14), 1 male 5-9 (James 6), 1 male 0-4 (Aloysius 4), 1 female 30-
40 (Anna 49), 1 female 15-19 (Mary Anna 16) 1 female 10-14 (Nancy Matilda 11),
1 female 5-9 (Magdalen 8), 1 female 0-4 (unidentified).

Jacob's brother, Nicholas Strausbaugh was the only other Strausbaugh listed in
Mt Pleasant Township at the time of the 1820 Census. Therefore those others
who were on the tax lists in the 1820s had left.

Apparently Jacob Strausbaugh left Mt Pleasant for good in 1832 as he was no
longer taxed in the township after that year. He relocated to Hamiltonban
Township, in that part which became Freedom Township in 1838. He is believed
to have located between Greenmount and the Maryland State Line, also not far
from Emmitsburg, Maryland. The family probably participated in Catholic Church
services at Emmitsburg.

About the same time another Jacob Strausbaugh) son of Peter of Buchanan Valley
also came into Hamiltonban Township and settled in the Fairfield area.

Sometime after 1830 another Jacob Strasbaugh, believed to be the son John,
brother of Jacob the blacksmith, also came into Hamiltonban and settled in the
part that was to become Freedom Township. Ho attempt has been made to try to
sort out who-was-who in the Hamiltonban tax records.

Jacob Strasbaugh died in Freedom Township some time prior to 1840. It is
believed he was the Jacob of the notice in the "Republican Compiler" Adams
County newspaper, which stated "Died March 15, 1838 Mr. Jacob Strausbaugh, Sr„,
Freedom Township, this county."

Some researchers have suggested this notice applied to his nephew, Jacob Stras-
baugh, husband of Dorothy Bahn, who also died in Freedom Township in 1838,
That the "Compiler" identified the expired Jacob as "Senior", suggests that the
notice applied to the eider Jacob Strasbaugh of the area, rather than to his
nephew. In those times application of "Senior and Junior" were not limited to
father and son*

It is not known where Jacob was buried. He may be buried in a no longer
identifiable grave In the Catholic Cemetery at Emmitsburg where his widow Anna
was later buried.

His descendants buried at Emmitsburg are buried in the Lutheran Cemetery. This
was the family of his grandson Jeremiah who married into a Lutheran family.

At the time of the 1840 Census, Nancy (Anna Nancy) Strasbough was listed as
head of household in Freedom Township, Adams County. The home included 1
female 50-60 (Anna Nancy 59), I male 15-19 (James 16), I male 10-14 (Aloysius
14), 1 male 5-9 (Bernard Albert 9) 1 male 0-4 (Francis wrong age group), 1
female 20-30 (either Mary Anna 26, or Nancy Matilda 21), 1 female 10-14 (the
unidentified female of the 1830 Census ), 1 female 5-9 (unidentified), 1 female
80-89 (possibly Anna's mother, Elizabeth Bingham).

Anna Nancy Bingham Strausbaugh died in Freedom Township in 1846 and was buried
in the Emmitsburg Catholic Cemetery. The gravestone reads "Anna Strausbaugh,
wife of Jacob, Feb 15 1846, age 54 years".

Genealogical research of this family was made difficult by the alternate use of
James and Jacob, Anna and Nancy, and the variant spellings and misspellings of
the name Bingham. Following Is a chronological listing of the Conewago Chapel
Record spelling of the Jacob and Anna's names: Jacob Strasbach and Anna Bingam)
James and Anna Strasbach, James and Anna Strasbach, Jacob and Nancy Bigham
Strausbaugh, James and Nancy Riggam Strausbaugh, James and Nancy Bigam Straus-
baugh, James and Anna Bingam Strasbach, James and Anna Becern Strausbach, James
and Anna Byngam Strausbach, James and Anna Beekim Strausbaugh, James and Anna
Bikarn Strasbach.

427-1 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c1796 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: 18- unknown
Resided: 1813-22 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and first wife, name unknown

Spouse: Sara Wans ??
Married: - --cl823
Born: - - 18-
Died: - - 18- unknown
Parents:

Children: surname: Strausbaugh
527-1 Mary Dec 28 1824 prb York or Adams Co, Pennsylvania

John Strausbaugh was born probably late 1796, the son of Jacob Strasbaugh and
his first wife. The name of John's mother is unknown.

John's mother died when he as a boy. The whereabouts of he and his father are
unknown until about 1812 when Jacob married, as his second wife, Anna Nancy
Bingham. The family then settled in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, where
he grew to adulthood in the home of his father and stepmother.

John became 21 sometime in 1817 and he was taxed as a single man in Mt Pleasant
Township for the tax year 1818.

John was still in bis father's household In Mt Pleasant Township at the time of
the 1820 Census.

He apparently learned the blacksmith trade from his father and in 1822, then
still single) was first taxed for a trade.

John Strausbaugh was no longer included on the Mt Pleasant Tax List in 1823,
indicating he left the township sometime during the year 1822. As a qualified
tradesman he was ready to set out on his own.

It is not presently known what happened to John after he left Mt Pleasant
Township. He may have been the John Strausbaugh who married Sara Wans and had
a daughter Mary born 1824, and baptised at Conewago Chapel. Presently neither
John the blacksmith or John, husband of Sara, have been identified after 1824.
That these two Johns were one person is a judgement guess. During this period,
the number of John Strausbaughs having children baptised, with wives of dif-
ferent names are more Johns than we can account for from Strausbaugh descendant
families. In the effort to try to sort these Johns out, this marriage and
baptism appear as logical as any to be that of John the blacksmith, son of
Jacob the blacksmith.

More research is needed on this family.


427-2 PETER STRAUSBAUGH
Born: c 1801 York or Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Unknown, alive in Gettysburg in 1870
Resided: 1813-1822 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
1822-18-- Generally Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and his first wife, name unknown
Spouse: Martha Patterson
Married: c 1822 Prb Adams Co, PA
Born: 180- Ireland
Died: p 1870 Prb Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
Parents:

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
527-11 James Jun 16 1823 Prb Cumberland Twp,Adams Co, PA
527-12 Anna Marie Oct 21 1824 Prb Cumberland Twp,Adams Co, PA
527-13 Jeremiah Sep 3 1829 Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
527-14 William 1831 Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
527-15 Anna Margaret Sep 10 1834 Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA

Peter Strausbaugh was born about 1801, the son of Jacob Strasbaugh and his
first wife. The name of Peter's mother is unknown.

Peter's mother died when be was quite young and he grew to adulthood in Mt
Pleasant Township in the home of his father and stepmother Anna Nancy Bingham
Strausbaugh.

Peter Strausbaugh, then about 19, was in his father's home in Mt Pleasant
Township at the time of the 1820 Census.

Peter became 21 and of age in 1822 and would have been included on the Mt
Pleasant Tax List for 1823 had he remained in Mt Pleasant Township. However,
he apparently left the paternal home when he became 21. Sometime in 1822 he
married but whether this was in Mt Pleasant Township or elsewhere is unknown.

Peter married Martha Patterson sometime during the year 1822 as their first
child was born in Jun 1823. Martha's parents are unknown. According to her
son Jeremiah, as recorded in the 1900 Census of Cumberland Township, his mother
was a native of Ireland.

They apparently settled in the vicinity of Greenmount) Adams County, probably
in Cumberland Township. Greenmount is near the township line between
Cumberland and Freedom Townships. Freedom then was still a part: of Hamiltonban
Township. Greenmount was located on the pike between Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
and Frederick, Maryland. A few miles south of Greenmount) just across the
state line was Emmitsburg, Maryland, where their was Catholic settlement. It is
probable the Strausbaugh Family participated in Catholic Church services at
Emmitsburg.

At the time of the 1830 Census, Peter Strausbaugh was in Cumberland Township.
The household included 1 male 30-39 (Peter 29), 2 males 0-4 (James 7, Jeremiah
1), 1 female 20-29 (Martha). Anna Maria had apparently died, which is
supported by the later naming another daughter Anna Margaret.

James was placed in the wrong age group, or had died and had been replaced by
another son. It is also possible that this was a delayed census, Peter is also
in the wrong age group. If that was the case then the second son in the 0-4
group could have been William, born probably in late 1830 or early 1831.

Peter was missing from Adams County at the time of the 1840 Census. They may
have crossed over into the Emmitsburg, Maryland area.

Some time prior to 1850, Martha Patterson Strausbaugh died, date and place of
burial are unknown.

By 1850 Peter was back in Adams County, again living on a farm In Cumberland
Township. The family was scattered, probably because of the loss of the
mother. Peter and daughter Hannah (Anna Margaret) were living in one house-
hold, Peter's age was listed as 44, (perhaps a transcription error, it should
have been 49). Hannah's age was listed as 16, which agrees with her baptismal
record. Jeremiah was a (farm laborer age 21 in household of Isaac Payton) in
adjacent Mount Joy Township. William was a laborer in the household of Jacob
Grouse? in Cumberland Township.

In 1870, Peter was living In the household of his son) Jeremiah Strausbaugh, in
Gettysburg) Cumberland Township. Peter's age was 69, and occupation was listed
as miller.

This is the last found record for Peter Strausbaugh. Nothing is known what
happened to his family except for Jeremiah, who moved back and forth between
Cumberland Township, Adams County and Emmitsburg, Maryland, until his death in
1905.

427-4 MARIA ANNA STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Aug 16 1813 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: - - 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: reached adulthood and probably married, nothing further known

427-6 TOBIAS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jul 27 1816 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County) Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: married and left descendants but presently, nothing known of his
family

427-7 MATILDA NAHCY STRAUSBAUGH

Born: 7eb 26 1819 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: ---- - 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: reached adulthood and probably married, nothing further known

427-8 CATHERINE MAGDALEN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Dee 01 1821 Mt Pleasant Township) Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: reached adulthood and probably married, nothing further known

427-9 JAMES WILLIAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Mar 16 1824 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham»
Married: probably reached adulthood and married, nothing further known

427-10 ALOYSIUS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Apr 06 1826 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: probably reached adulthood and married) nothing further known

427-11 BERNARD ALBERT STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jan 25 1831 prb Hamiltonban Twp) Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: - - 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: probably reached adulthood and married, nothing further known

427-12 FRANCIS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Mar 13 1833 Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: - -- 18- unknown

Parents: Jacob Strausbaugh (327-7) and Anna Nancy Bingham
Married: probably reached adulthood and married, nothing further known

Francis may have been the youth in Gettysburg at the time of the 1850 Census.

With the exception of family of Jeremiah Strausbaugh, son of Peter, nothing is
presently known of this family after the 4th generation.


527-13 JEREMIAH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Sep 3 1829 Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: Mar 20 1905 Adams Co, PA or Frederick Co, MD
Buried: Lutheran Cemetery, Emmitsburg, MD
Resided: Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA and
Emmitsburg, MD vicinity

Parents: Peter Strausbaugh (427-1) and wife Martha Patterson

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Bishop
Married: Feb 25 1851 Adams Co, PA
Born: Dec 19 1825 Adams Co, PA
Died: Mar 10 1899 Adams Co, PA or Frederick Co, MD
Buried: Lutheran Cemetery, Emmitsburg, MD

Children: surname: Strausbaugh
627-1 Emma cl852 Frederick Co, MD
627-2 William 0 Jul 07 1853 Cumberland Twp, Adams Co, PA
627-3 Mary Susan Feb 28 1855 Frederick Co, MD
627-4 Charles Aug 1858 Frederick Co, MD
627-5 Luther G Nov 18 1865 Frederick Co, MD
627-6 Martha Jane Dec 26 1870
627-7 Edith Dec 12 1874

Of the above children all but Emma and Charles died without marrying and are
buried In the Lutheran Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Birthdates have been
calculated from published grave marker data. What happened to Emma is unknown.
Charles married and lived in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

At the time of the 1870 Census, Jeremiah Strausbaugh was living in Gettysburg,
the household consisted of Jeremiah 41 born Pa, Mary Eliza 46 born Pa, Emma 18
born Md, William 17 born Pa, Mary Susan 15 born Md, Charles 12 born Md, Luther
4 born Md, and bis father Peter 69 born Pa. Jeremiah was a farmer, Peter was a
miller.

At the time of the 1900 Census, Jeremiah was living in the home of son Charles
in Cumberland Township, Adams County. The household consisted of Charles born
Aug 1858, parents born Pa; wife Jennie, Aug 1860, Grace, Nov 1882; Belle, Dee
1886; Jerrie M, Nov 1888; and father Jeremiah, Sep 1829, father born Pa, mother
born Ireland.

It is not known where Jeremiah and Mary Bishop Strausbaugh died. They were
buried at the Catholic Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Their son Charles Strausbaugh was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. He
died in 1924.

Nothing more is presently known concerning descendants of Jeremiah Strausbaugh.


328-8 HENRY STRASBACH

Born: -- -- 1776 Paradise Township) York. County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 185- Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Resided: 1776-185- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Buried:

Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub
Spouse: (1) Catherine Wagner

Married: Nov 23 1811 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: -- -- 17- prb York County, Pennsylvania
Died: Jun 07 1812 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried; Conewago Chapel

Children: surname Strasbach
428-1 Benjamin Paul Feb 02 1812 Paradise Township, York County, Pa

Spouse: (2) Maria Serf

Married: Dec 27 1819 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: --- --cl798 prb York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18-- unknown
Buried: unknown
Parents: unknown

Children: surname Strasbach

428-2 Catherine Jun 28 1820 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
423-3 Susan Jun 02 L822 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
423-4 Elizabeth Nov 30 1824 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
428-5 Charlotte cl826 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
428-6 Mary Caroline Feb 24 1827 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
428-7 Rebecca ---- -cl832 Paradise Township, York County, Pa

Based on the 1850 Census, Henry Strasbach was born about 1776, the eighth child
of Michael Strasbach and Catherine Staub. He grew to adulthood on the Stras-
bach farm located in that part of Paradise Township, now Jackson Township, York
County, Pennsylvania.

Henry is not found in the 1800 and 1310 Censuses. He was single but no one of
his age bracket was included in the tabulation of his mother's household in
either of those censuses.

He was in Paradise Township, listed as a single man, on the 1810 Tax List of
Paradise Township. He was not shown as owning land.

He married Catherine Wagner on November 23, 1811, recorded at Conewago Chapel.
No witnesses were listed.

He was included on the Paradise Township Tax List for 1812, which indicated he
lived next; to John Strasback.

His first child) Benjamin was born February 2, 1812, and his wife Catherine
died about: four months later, on June 7, 1812.


He was again included on the Paradise Tax List for 1814, living next to the
Widow Strasbach, his mother. He was taxed for a cow, but no land.

In 1817, Henry was taxed as a distiller.

On December 27, 1819,Henry married as his second wife, Maria Serf. Maria's
parentage is unknown. Their first child was born in June 1820.

At the time of the 1820 Census, Henry was listed as head of a household in
Paradise Township. The household included 1 male 26-44 (Henry 44), 1 male 0-9
(Benjamin 8), 1 female 10-15 (Maria 22 wrong age group), 1 female 0-9
(Catherine 0), 1 female over 45 (possibly Maria's mother)

Henry Strasbach was shown on the Paradise Tax Lists from 1822 through 1839, now
with land varying from 63 to 99 acres, list as a farmer, and taxed for horses
and cows.

At the time of the 1830 Census, Henry's household in Paradise Township included
1 male 50-59 (Henry 54), 1 male 15-19 (Benjamin 17), 1 female 30-39 (Maria 32),
1 female 15-19 (unknown, perhaps a servant), 1 female 10-14 (Catherine 10), 2
female 5-9 (Susan 8, Elizabeth 6), 2 females 0-4 (Charlotte 4, Mary Caroline
3).

In 1840, Henry was still located in Paradise, the household included 1 male 60-
69 (Henry 64), 1 female 40-49 (Maria 42), 1 female 20-29 (Catherine 20) 2
females 15-19 (Susan 18, Elizabeth 16), 2 females 10-14 (Charlotte 14, Mary
Caroline 13), 1 female 5-9 (Rebecca 8). Son Benjamin was in his own household
near by.

Sometime between 1840 and 1850, Henry moved from Paradise Township to Heidel-
berg Township, York County, as Henry was listed in Heidelberg for the 1850
Census. The household included Henry 74, Mary 58, Charlotte 24, Rebecca 18.

The 1850 Census identifies the two daughters of Henry and Maria, tabulated in
the 1830 and 1840 Censuses, but who are not found in the Conewago Chapel
baptismal records. In 1850, Henry's son Benjamin was still in Paradise Township.

At the time of this writing, nothing more is known concerning Henry and Maria
Strasbach.

428-1 BENJAMIN PAUL STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Feb 2 1812 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Jul 19 1883 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Conewago Chapel, Adams Co, PA
Military: Civil War, Co H, 168 PA Infantry
Resided: 1812-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Henry Strasbach (329-9) and wife Catherine Wagner

Spouse: Margaret Rebecca Noel
Married: Apr 25 1838 York or Adams Co, recorded at Conewago Chapel
Born: Jun 4 1818 York or Adams Co, PA
Died: Jun 8 1884 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Conewago Chapel, Adams Co, PA

Parents: James Noel and wife Mary

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
528-1 Catherine 1838 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
528-2 Henry May 1 1840 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
528-3 Peter Feb 26 1846 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
528-4 Mary A 1848 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Benjamin Strausbaugh was born February 2, 1812, the only child of Henry
Strasbach and his first wife, Catherine Wagner. He was baptised April 2, 1812,
recorded at Conewago Chapel. The sponsors were Michael Strasbach and Magdalena
Strasbach Wetherspoon, brother and sister of his father. His mother died June
7, 1812.

Benjamin married Margaret Rebecca Noel on April 25, 1838, the marriage recorded
at Conewago Chapel. The witnesses were Susan Marshall and Margaret Rosenstil.
On the marriage record, Benjamin's wife's name Is given as Margaret) on some
later records it is found as Rebecca. It is assumed her name was Margaret
Rebecca or visa versa. She was the daughter of James and Mary Noel.

They were in Paradise Township at time of the 1840 Census. The household
Included 1 male 20-29 (Benjamin 28), 1 male 0-4 (Henry 0), 1 female 20-29
(Rebecca 32).

In 1842 and 1843, Benjamin served as administrator of the estate of Rebecca's
parents.

York County Administrative Bond No. 175, dated December 27, 1842, indicates
that in the Estate of Mary Noel of Paradise Township, Benjamin Strawsbach filed
account.

York County Orphans Court Docket U1136, dated January 3 1843, indicates that a
petition sets forth that James Noel died intestate and left a widow (since
deceased) and issue David, Henry, John, Joseph, (the last three being minors)
and Rebecca wife of Benjamin Straswbach. Owned 4 acres and a dwelling in
Paradise Township.

The preceding establishes the parentage of his wife Rebecca Noel.

At the time of the 1850 Census, Benjamin was again listed as head of household
in Paradise Township. The home included Benjamin 30, Margaret 31, Catherine
12, Henry 10, Peter 6, Mary A 2.

This the last record available for this family, other than their death records.

428-2 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH-SAURBIER

Born: Jun 28 1820 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Resided; 1820 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried:

Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf

Spouse: Daniel Saurbier

Married: Jan 04 1841 York or Adams County, recorded at Conewago Chapel
Born: --- - 18- York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried: unknown

Parents: possibly James Saurbier and Mary Klunk

Children: Surname Saurbier

528-11 Francis Ignatius Mar 24 1842 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
528-12 Samuel Aloysius Mar 03 1844 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
528-13 James Apr 09 1844 Paradise Township, York County, Pa

Catherine Strausbaugh married Daniel Saurbier, January 4, 1841, recorded at
Conewago Chapel. The witnesses were Anthony Small and Margaret Saurbier.

Nothing known concerning this family other than Conewago Chapel marriage and
baptismal records.

428-3 SUSAN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jun 28 1820 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Resided: 1820 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried:

Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf
Married: unknown

Nothing known concerning Susan.

428-4 ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH-HAEFLING

Born: Jun 28 1820 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- - 18-

Resided: 1820 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried:

Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf

Spouse: Peter Haefling
Married: Apr 25 1824 York or Adams County
Born: - - 18-- York or Adams County) Pennsylvania
Died: - - 18-
Buried: unknown

Children: unknown

Elizabeth reportedly married Peter Haefling. At the time of this writing
nothing is known concerning this family.

428-5 CHARLOTTE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: --- -- 1825 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 18- Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Resided: 1825 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried:

Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf
Married: unknown

Nothing is known concerning this daughter other than her appearance in the 1850
Census In the home of Henry and Maria Strasbach. She was obviously a daughter
as was in the age group of an otherwise missing daughter in the 1830 and 1840
Censuses.

She was probably still unmarried in 1855 and the Charlotte Strasbaugh who
served as sponsor at the baptism of a child of her sister Rebecca Strasbaugh
McMaster.

This was not the Charlotte Strausbaugh that was a servant at Conewago Chapel.


428-5 MARY CAROLINE STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Feb 24 1827 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1827-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried:
Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf
Married: Unknown

428-7 REBECCA STRAUSBAUGH-McMASTER
Born: c 1832 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: 18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1832-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Unknown
Parents: Henry Strasbach (328-8) and wife Maria Serf

Spouse: Joseph McMaster
Married: c 1854 York or Adams Co, PA
Born: 18-- York or Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Unknown

Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME MCMASTER
528-41 James Henry Jul 16 1855 York or Adams Co, PA
528-42 Levi Anthony Apr 26 1857 York or Adams Co, PA
528-43 Mary Catherine Jun 23 1859 York or Adams Co, PA
528-44 Gabrielle Joana Feb 3 1861 York or Adams Co, PA
528-45 Rosa Ann Marg. Dec 18 1863 York or Adams Co, PA
528-46 John Francis Apr 5 1867 York or Adams Co, PA
528-47 Agnes Mar 17 1870 York or Adams Co, PA
528-48 Sarah Aug 8 1872 York or Adams Co, PA
528-49 Joseph Aloysius Jan 24 1875 York or Adams Co, PA

Nothing known concerning this family other than the Conewago baptismal records
of their children.

329-9 ADAM STRAUSBAUGH
Born: -- -cl778 Paradise Township, York County) Pennsylvania
Died: - - 186- still living in Paradise Twp in 1850
Buried: unknown
Resided: 1788 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub (2SI-1)
Spouse: Margaret Fissel
Married: Jan 09 1809 York City, York County, Pennsylvania
Born: - - 1785 York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- - 1766 Jackson Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried: Rhodes Cemetery, Jackson Township

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH
429-1 Adam May 16 1809 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-2 Jacob Mar 1810 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-3 Nicholas Abraham Jan 16 1812 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-4 Margaret Anna Oct 14 1814 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-5 John Feb 6 1817 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-6 Elizabeth Feb 6 1817 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-7 Joseph Jan 28 1823 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
429-8 Catherine c 1825 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Adam Strasbach grew to adulthood in that part of Paradise Township which became
Jackson Township in 1858.

He married Margaret Fissel at York, York County, the marriage is recorded in
the register of the First Reformed and Trinity Reformed Church. Margaret was
apparently of a German Reformed family, as there is only one Fissel entry
besides hers in the Conewago Chapel records. While they were married in a
Reformed Church, all their children, except their last, Catherine) were bap-
tised as Catholics and recorded in the register of Conewago Chapel.

It is not: known where they made their first home. Adam is not listed as a head
of household in the 1810 Census.

In 1820 they were living in Heidelberg Township, York County. The 1820 record
was not available at time of this writing.

The family was again listed in Heidelberg in 1830. The household included 2
males 20-29 (Adam Jr 22, Jacob 20), 2 males 15-19 (Abraham 18) John 13 listed
in wrong age group), 1 male 5-9 (Joseph), 1 female 40-49 (Margaret 45), 1
female 20-30 (prb Margaret Anna 16 listed in wrong age group), 1 female 10-14
(Elizabeth 13), 1 female 5-9 (Catherine 5). It might be a copying error, but in
this record Adam Sr is missing from the household, but he was still alive.

In 1850 Adam Strasbach was located in Paradise Township. The household in-
cluded Adam 62, Margaret 62, Elizabeth 30, Catherine 25, Mary Myers 5, and John
Strasbach 30. The ages are in error in this record. Adam was listed as a
farmer and John was a brickmaker. Mary Myers was possibly a child of daughter
Margaret Anna.


This was the last census record available for the Adam Strasbach family at time
of this writing.

Margaret Fissel Strasbach died in 1866 and was buried in Rhodes Cemetery in
Paradise Township. It is not known where or when Adam Strasbach died, or where
lie was buried.


429-1 ADAM STRAUSBAUGH JR

Born: May 16 1809 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -1888 prb Fulton County, Illinois
Buried:
Resided: 1809 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel

Spouse: Rebecca Throne/Trone

Married: -- -- 183- probably York County, Pennsylvania
Born: - --cl816

Died: - - 18- prb Fulton County, Illinois
Buried: unknown
Parents: unknown

Children: surname Strausbaugh

529-1 Abraham -- --cl839 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
529-2 Sarah - --cl842 Paradise Township, York County, Pa
529-3 Jonas -- 1850 Paradise Township, York County, Pa

Adam Strassbach was born May 16) 1808, the son of Adam and Margaretha Fissel
Strassbach, and baptised September 19) 1808, recorded at Conewago Chapel. The
sponsors were John and Maria Strasbach.

The only record available for Adam Jr after reaching adulthood, is the 1850
Census) when he was listed as a head of household in Paradise Township, York
County, Pennsylvania. The home included Adam Strassbach 40) Rebecca 34, Abra-
ham 11) Sarah 8) and Jonas 11 months. Adam was listed as a farmer.

Abraham and his family are reported to have relocated to Fulton County)
Illinois.

429-2 JACOB
Born: Feb 17 1810 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Jan 16 1852 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Lischy's Cemetery, North Codorus Twp
Resided: 1810-18-- Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
18-- - 1852 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (329-8) and Margaret Fissel

Spouse: Mary, surname unknown
Married: Probably York Co, PA
Born: Jan 25 1811
Died: Feb 17 1868 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Lischy's Cemetery, North Codorus Twp
Parents:

Children:
529-4 Edward c 1838 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
529-5 Jacob c 1840 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
529-6 Lucinda c 1841 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
529-7 Caroline c 1845 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
529-8 Anna Mary 1847 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
528-8 Amanda 1849 North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA

James (Jacob) Strassbach was born March 1810, the son of Adam Strassbach and
Margaritha Strassbach. He was baptised July 1, 1810) recorded at Conewago
Chapel. The sponsors were his uncle Nicholas Strasbach and Catherine.

The first record of Jacob as an adult in the 1840 Census of York County,
Pennsylvania) where he is listed as a head of household in North Codorus
Township. The home included 1 male 20-29 (Jacob 30), 1 male 0-4 (Edward 2)) 1
female 20-30 (Mary 42)) 1 female 10-14 (unidentified)

At the time of the 1850 Census, they were still in North Codorus. The
household included Jacob 41, Mary 40, Edward 13, Jacob 10, Lucinda 9, Anna M 3,
Mandilla 10 months. Jacob was listed as a cooper.

Jacob died January 16, 1852, and was buried at Lischy's Cemetery in North
Codorus Township.

At the time of the 1860 Census, Mary was listed as head of a household in North
Codorus Township. The home then included Mary, widow 52, Anna Mary 12, Amanda
10, and Susan Howard 44. Who Susan Howard is unknown.

Mary died February 17, 1868) and was also buried at Lischy's Cemetery.

429-3 NICHOLAS ABRAHAM STRAUSBAUGH (called Abraham)
Born: Jan 16 1812 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: still living in Paradise Twp in 1850
Buried:
Resided: 1812 - 18- Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel

Spouse: (1) Maria Kaltrider

Married: - --cl84l probably York County) Pennsylvania
Born: -- -- 182- prb York County, Pennsylvania
Died: --- -- 185- prb Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Buried: unknown
Parents: unknown

Children:
529-11 Magdalene c 1842 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
529-12 Mandilla c 1844 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
529-13 Abraham c 1847 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
529-14 Adam c 1851 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
529-15 Laura c 1853 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
529-16 Meary (Mary?) c 1856 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA

Spouse: (2) Susanna, surname unknown
Married: 186- York or Adams Co, PA
Born: Sep 7 1826
Died: Oct 26 1880 Berwick Twp, Adams Co, PA
Buried: Emanuel Reformed, Abbottstown
Parents: Unknown
Children: None, at least not by Abraham

Nicholas Abraham Strasbach was born January 23, 1812, son of Adam and Margareta
Strasbach. He was baptised May 10) 181.2) recorded at Conewago Chapel. The
sponsors were his uncle Nicholas Strasbach and Catherine.

Abraham has not been found in the 1840 Census and it assumed that he had not
yet established a home. He probably married after the census in 1840 or in
1840. He married Maria, reportedly Kaltrider. They appear to have made their
home in Paradise Township, York County where they were residing in 1840.

At the time of the 1850 Census, Abraham was listed as head of a household in
Paradise Township, York County. The home included Abraham 38, Maria 30)
Magdalena 8, Mandella 6, and Abraham 3.

Sometime between 1850 and 1870, Maria Kaltrider Strasbaugh apparently died,
because at the time of the 1870 Census, Abraham's wife is shown as Susan.

Some time between 1850 and 1870, Abraham Strasbaugh moved across Beaver Creek
into Berwick Township, Adams County. It is assumed they immediately located
just south of Abbottstown where Abraham owned land and was living in 1870.

At this writing, the 1860 Census data for Abraham was not available. This
would show whether Abraham had yet moved to Berwick Township, and whether
Maria's death and Abraham's second marriage occurred before or after 1860.

His location is shown on the 1872 Atlas of Adams County. The land was the
southern part of the land warranted by Nicholas Noel in 1750, Land Map property
Kll. This property had previously been owned by Nicholas Noel, Casper Rowland,
one of the Abbott family, Jacob Noll (Descendant of Philip), and possibly
others, during the preceding 100 years.

At the time of the 1870 Census, Abraham was living in Berwick Township. The
home included Abe 57, Susan 45, Meary 16) Adam 19, and Laura. In the adjacent
household) probably on the same land were Abe Strasbaugh Jr 23, Agnes 25.

In the 1872 Adams County Atlas, A Strausbaugh was the only Strausbaugh shown on
the Berwick Township Map. However, by that time Berwick was much smaller than
it once was, Hamilton and Oxford Townships both having been formed from
Berwick.

Susanna, second wife of Abraham Strausbaugh died October 26, 1880) age 54
years, I month, and 19 days. She was buried in the Emanuel Reformed Cemetery,
Hamilton Township, Adams County (Abbottstown).

Abraham Strausbaugh died April 18, 1885, age 73 years, 3 months, 2 days. He
was buried in the Emanuel Reformed Cemetery beside his second wife Susanna.

429-4 MARGARET STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Oct 14 1814 Paradise Township) York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18- unknown
Resided:

Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel
Married: unknown


429-5 JOHN STRASBAUGH
Born: Feb 6 1817 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Apr 11 1889 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Blairs Meeting House Cemetery, Heidelberg Twp
Resided: 1817-185 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
185- - 1889 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
Parents: Adam Strasbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel

Spouse: Sarah, surname unknown
Married: Probably York Co, PA
Born: Sep 2 1820 Unknown
Died: Mar 22 1875 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: Blairs Meeting House Cemetery, Heidelberg Twp
Parents:

Children: SURNAME STRASBAUGH
529-31 Samuel 1852 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
529-32 Jacob Mar 16 1853 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA
529-33 Charles Aug 6 1856 Heidelberg Twp, York Co, PA

John Strausbaugh and his twin Betsy were born February 6, 1817, the children of
Adam and Margaret Fissel Strausbaugh. They were baptised May 11, 1817, and
recorded at Conewago Chapel. The sponsors were Peter and Polly Strausbaugh for
John, and Henry Strausbaugh and Betsy Herman for Betsy.

Peter and Henry Strausbaugh were uncles. Which Mary or Maria Strausbaugh,
Polly was is unknown, probably Anna Maria wife of Peter. Betsy Herman, was a
Cousin, Elizabeth Herman, daughter of Magdalen Strasbach Herman Weatherspoon.

The earliest record presently available for John after he reached adulthood is
the 1860 Census of Adams County, where John was listed as a head of household
in Conewago Township. Their home then included John Strasbaugh 42, Sarah 48,
Jacob 17, Samuel 18^ Charles 13.

The John Strasbaugh family were probably Mennonites, at least John and Sallie
were buried in the graveyard at Blair's Mennonite Meeting House.

Sons Jacob and Charles married sisters, Annie and Amanda Brillhart.

429-6 ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Feb 6 1817 Paradise Twp, York Co, PA
Died: Mar 10 1883 Prb North Codorus Twp, York Co, PA
Buried: St Paul's Cemetery (old part) North Codorus Twp
Parents: Adam Strasbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel
Married: Never married

Elizabeth, twin of John never married. She lived with parents while they were
alive. Where she lived thereafter is unknown.


429-7 JOSEPH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jan 28 1823 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18- unknown
Resided: 1850 Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret: Fissel

Spouse: Sarah, surname unknown
Married: - -- 184- probably York County, Pennsylvania
Born: -- --cl823 unknown
Died: -- -- 18-- unknown
Buried:
Parents: unknown

Children: surname Strasbaugh
529-41 Samuel --- - 1852 Heidelberg Township, York Co, Pa

Joseph Strausbach was born January 28, 1823, the son of Adam and Margaret
Fissel Strausbach. He was baptised Jun 1, 1823, recorded at Conewago Chapel.
The sponsors were James and Anna Strausbach, his uncle Jacob and wife Anna
Bingham.

The only information available for Joseph after he became an adult is the 1850
Census of York County, Pennsylvania, where he is listed as head of a household
in Manheim Township. The home included Joseph Strasbach 27, Sarah 27, Anna 6,
and John 2. Joseph was listed as a farmer.

528-8 CATHERINE STRAUSBAUGH

Born: cl825 Paradise Township) York County, Pennsylvania
Died:

Resided: was living with her parents in 1850, Paradise Twp, age 25
Parents: Adam Strausbaugh (328-8) and wife Margaret Fissel
Married: unknown


330-10 NICHOLAS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: - - 1784 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 184- prb West Manchester Twp, York Co) Pennsylvania
Occupation: Carpenter

Resided: 1784 - 1812 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
1813 -1833 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
1833 -184- West Manchester Twp, York. Co) Pennsylvania

Parents: Michael Strasbach (221-10) and wife Catherine Staub (2SI-1)

Spouse: (1) Catherine Sneeringer
Married: Nov 11 1811 prb York County, Pennsylvania
Born: - 178-
Died: Jan 15 1814 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA

Parents: Lawrence Sneeringer and wife

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBACH
430-1 Juliana Aug 19 1813 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-2 Mary Elizabeth Dec 24 1814 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA


Spouse: (2) Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: --- -cl815 prb York County) Pennsylvania
Born: -- --cl798 Paradise Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18- prb York Borough) York County) Pennsylvania

Parents: John Heidler Jr and wife Mary Eva Kientz


Children: Surname Strausbach
430-3 John c 1817 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-4 Josias Jun 2 1818 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-5 son -- c 1820 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-6 Anna Maria Feb 27 1821 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-7 Mary Magdalen Apr 13 1824 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-8 Frederick? c 1826 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-9 daughter c 1828 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-10 William c 1831 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-11 Daniel Andrew Sep 2 1832 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
430-12 Henry c 1835 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA

Nicholas Strausbach was born about midyear 1784, last son, and next to last
child of Michael Strasbach and Catherine Staub.

His father died when he was about 12. At the time of the 1800 Census, he was
the only son remaining in the home of his mother) Catherine Strasbach, in
Paradise Township. Somewhere as a youth or young man, Nicholas learned the
carpenter trade.

The first record of Nicholas as an adult is found in Mt Pleasant Township,
Adams County, where he was taxed as a single man in 1808. This is the only
found record of his location until 1813) when he again appears on the Mt
Pleasant tax list, then as a married man.

Nicholas has not: been found in the 1810 Census. As a single man, he probably
boarded in the household of another family.

In November 1811, Nicholas Strausbaugh married Catherine Sneeringer, daughter
of Lawrence Sneeringer.

Lawrence Sneeringer was probably the son of Joseph Sneeringer, who reportedly
immigrated from Switzerland, and first settled south of Adams County, in Car-
roll County, Maryland, later relocating across the state line In Conewago
Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Probably sometime in 1812 Nicholas and his older brother Jacob, both moved Into
Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County. They both appear on the Mt Pleasant tax
list for the year 1813, prepared in late 1812.

His first child, Juliana, was born in Mt Pleasant in August 1812. Another
daughter, Elizabeth, was born in Mt Pleasant on the day before Christmas, 1813.
About three weeks later Catherine Sneeringer Strausbach died, however, her
daughter Elizabeth survived.

In 1814, Nicholas was taxed for a trade as a joiner (carpenter), and for 2
cows. There is no evidence he had land. Nicholas was to remain on the Mt
Pleasant tax lists continuously until the 1833, the 1833 list being last to
include his name. He was usually shown with one cow, never with a horse) and
only on one list any evidence he may have owned land.

Nicholas was shown as carpenter or joiner on tax lists for 1814, 1821, 1822,
and 1826. He was shown as a labor man on the 1829 list.

Nicholas, a widower with two small children, needed a wife, and about 1816,
married, as a second wife, Mary Magdalen Heidler, then about 18 years of age.

Mary's father, John Heidler Jr, was Nicholas' first cousin, son of Judith
Strasbach Heidler. Based on the 1850 Census when she gave her age as 51, Mary
Magdalen was probably born between June 1 1798 and May 31, 1799, probably the
summer of 1798. Her parents home was probably on the land of her grandfather
John Heidler, Land Map property M16. John Jr inherited the eastern part of
this land when his father died about 1806. About 1812, John Heidler Jr,
apparently relocated to Tyrone Township, Adams County where he became of the
founders of the town later called Heidlersburg.

Nicholas and Mary Magdalen apparently had their first child, a son John born
probably sometime in 1817. This child's baptism record was not recorded at
Conewago Chapel. His existence is shown by the 1820 Adams County Census, and
the Mt Pleasant Township "Poor Child" list of 1826.

Their son Josias, was born on June 2, 1818, and baptised June 13, 1818. His
grandparents John Heidler Jr and Mary Kientz Heidler were the sponsors.

Nicholas Strausbach was in Mt Pleasant: Township for the 1820 Census. The
household included 1 male 26-44 (Nicholas 36), 2 males 0-9 (John 3, Josias 2),
1 female 16-25 (Mary Magdalen 22), 2 females 0-9 (Juliana 8, Elizabeth 6).

The Poor Child list included children whose parents could not afford to sent to
school. The 1826 list included two Strausbaugh children, Elizabeth 11 and John
9. This list was probably prepared in 1826 when Elizabeth was 11) indicating
that John was probably born in 1817. Of the several Strausbaugh families in Mt
Pleasant, Nicholas appears to be the only one during this period who had
children included on the poor child list. The other entries were 1831, Josias
age 10 and Mary age 8, 1832 Anamary age 10 and Magdalain age 8, and 1833 Ana
Mary (crossed off) and Magdalain age 9. Compared with census and baptismal
records, the ages of Nicholas' children on the poor list are very erratic, but
the names are obviously children of Nicholas.

The presence of his children's names on the lists is an indication that during
this period Nicholas was having hard times. From various sources) it appears
that many families of the area were in such status in the late 1820s and early
1830s.

At time of 1830 Census, their household in Mt Pleasant Township included 1 male
40-49 (Nicholas 46), 1 male 5-9 (unidentified), 1 male 10-14 (John 13), 1 male
0-4 (unidentified), 1 female 30-39 (Mary Magdalen 31), 1 female 15-19 (Eliza-
beth 16), 3 females 5-9 (Anna Mary 9, Mary Magdalen 6, 1-unidentified). This
particular census record appears to be very erratic. Apparently Juliana age
17, almost 18 was gone from the home.

They appear to have had two more sons while living in Mt Pleasant Township,
William born about 1831, and Daniel Abraham born September 2, 1832. In Cone-
wago Chapel records, Daniel is called Nathaniel Abraham, but in all subsequent
records he is known as Daniel A Strausbaugh. This may have been a recording
error when the record was later entered into the church record.

About 1833 the Nicholas Strausbach family relocated to West Manchester Town-
ship, York County, Pennsylvania. West Manchester was located adjacent to, and
west of York Borough (City of York).

At the time of the 1840 Census, Nicholas was listed as head-of-household in
West Manchester Township, York County. Their household included 1 male 50-60
(Nicholas 56), 3 males 5-9 (William 8, Daniel 7, Henry 5), 1 male 10-15 (also
present in 1830, still unidentified), 1 female 40-49 (Magdalen 41), 1 female
10-14 (unidentified), 2 females 15-19 (prb Anna Mary 19, Mary Magdalen 16).

Some time between 1840 and 1850) Nicholas Strausbach died. The place and time
of death and burial are unknown. Quite probably he died in West Manchester
Township.

Some time before 1850) Magdalena Strausbaugh apparently moved into adjacent
York Borough) where Magdalena Strausbaugh is found as the head-of-household in
the 1850 Census. The home included Magdalena 51, William 18, and Henry 15. It
is believed this was the widow of Nicholas, and the inclusion of the two sons
identifies the otherwise two unknown sons age 15-19 of the 1840 Census.

It is not known when or where Mary Magdalena Heidler Strausbaugh, widow of
Nicholas died, or where she was buried.

Based on a study of census records from 1820 through 1850, Nicholas Strausbaugh
had a total of 12 children. Of these, 5 have been identified by baptismal
records at Conewago Chapel, these were Juliana and Mary Elizabeth, the two
children of his first wife, and Josias, Anna Maria) Mary Magdalen) and Nath-
aniel Andrew, four of the ten children of his second wife. Another son, John
has been identified by the Poor Children list of Mt Pleasant Township, Adams
County. Two more sons were identified by the 1850 Census, William and
Henry. Nathaniel was obviously the Daniel of later records. Thus nine of
Nicholas' twelve children have been identified by various records.

This leaves three unidentified. These were a son born about 1820, a son born
about 1826, and a daughter born about 1828.

In addition to those identified by records, another likely son has been iden-
tified. In the Conewago Chapel register is found the baptismal record of Emma
Mary Strassbach, born 1852, baptised March 10, 1864, daughter of Frederick
Strassbach and Elis Gump, sponsor Mary Magdalen Althoff. If assumed that this
Frederick was in his mid twenties In 1852, he would have been born about 1827.
Sponsor Mary Magdalen Althoff was the daughter of Nicholas Strausbaugh and Mary
Magdalen Heidler. It is suspected that this Frederick was Mary Magdalen's next
younger unidentified brother, born about 1826, and named for his uncle Fred-
erick Heidler. No other spot, as a son, has been found for Frederick among the
children of Nicholas Strausbaugh's brothers and older nephews. While he is
tentatively been picked as the unidentified son born about 1826) it is also
possible Frederick was the unidentified son born about 1820.

In this history, it is presently assumed that Frederick was their son, and has
been placed correctly in the list of their children. Additional research is
needed to prove or disprove this assumption. If Frederick could be found in
the 1860 and 1870 Census) at least his date of birth would be established.

430-1 JULIANA STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Aug 19 1813 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: - - 184- Prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1813 - 183- Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
183- - 18- West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Catherine Sneeringer

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBAUGH (Children apparently born out of wedlock)

530-1 James Ambrose Apr 5 1834 York or Adams Co, PA
530-2 son 183- York or Adams Co, PA
530-3 daughter Apr 5 183- York or Adams Co, PA

Spouse: Henry Hart
Married: 184- York or Adams Co, PA
Born: 18-- Unknown
Died: 18-- Unknown
Parents: Unknown

Children: SURNAME HART
530-4 Caroline Jan 1 1845 York or Adams Co, PA
530-5 Matilda Elizabeth Jan 29 1848 York or Adams Co, PA
530-6 Mary Magdalen Oct 16 1850 York or Adams Co, PA
530-7 Henry Nicholas Oct 31 1851 York or Adams Co, PA

Juliana apparently had three children born out of wedlock before she married
Henry Hart, probably sometime in the early 1840s.

Her first child, James Ambrose, was born was born April 5, 1834, and baptised
April 13, and recorded at Conewago Chapel.

Juliana Strausbaugh was listed as a head of household In Conewago Township,
Adams County, at the time of the 1840 Census. The household included 1 female
20-29 (Juliana 27), 1 male 0-4, 1 male 5-9 (James A 6), 1 female 0-4.

Nothing more is known concerning the family of Juliana

430-2 MARY ELIZABETH STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Dec 24 1814 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 184- Prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1814-183- Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
183- - 18- West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Catherine Sneeringer
Married: Unknown

Nothing is known concerning Mary Elizabeth Strausbaugh.

430-3 JOHN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: - --cl817 Mt Pleasant Township) Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 184- prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1817 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township) Adams County, Pennsylvania
183- - 18- West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: unknown

John was present in the home at time of 1830 Census, age 13) and missing at the
time of the 1840 Census, then age 23. Nothing more is known.

430-4 JOSIAS STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Jun 02 1818 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: ~~- -- 184- prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1813 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
183- - 18-- West Manchester Twp, York Co) Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: unknown

Josias was present in the home at time of 1830 Census, age 12) and missing at
the time of the 1840 Census, then age 22. Nothing more is known.

430-6 ANNA MARIA STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Feb 27 1821 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 184- prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1821 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
183- - 18-- West Manchester Twp) York Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: unknown


430-7 MARY MAGDALEN STRAUSBAUGH

Born: Apr 13 1824 Mt Pleasant Township) Adams County) Pennsylvania
Died: 18--- prb. West, Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided 1824 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township) Adams County) Pennsylvania
183- - 18- West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler

Spouse: Samuel Althoff
Married: Oct 06 1850 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: - - 1821
Died: -- -- 18- unknown

Parents: unknown

Children: Surname Althoff

530-11 Louis James Jul 05 1853 York County, Pennsylvania
530-12 Alexander C Aug 12 1851 York County, Pennsylvania
530-13 Mary Elenora Aug 17 1856 York County, Pennsylvania
530-14 John Samuel Jul 17 1860 York County, Pennsylvania
530-15 Marsha Ann Jul 29 1863 York County, Pennsylvania
530-16 Agatha - - 1866 York County, Pennsylvania

More information is need to write the story of the Althoff family.

430-8 FREDERICK STRAUSBAUGH

Born: -- -- 1826 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -~ 18- prb WesC Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1813 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
183- - 18-- West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler

Spouse: Elis Gump

Married: cl851 York or Adams County, Pennsylvania
Born: - - 18-
Died: -- -- 18- unknown

Parents: unknown

Children: surname Strausbach
530-17 Emma Mary - -- 1852 York County, Pennsylvania

Frederick is believed to have been the son of Nicholas and Magdalena Hiedler
Strausbaugh born about 1826.

He married Elis Gump not later than 1851 as they had a daughter born in 1852.

Frederick's daughter Emma Mary was born 1852, but not baptised until March 10,
1864, about the age for confirmation. Frederick's sister Mary Magdalen
Strausbaugh Althoff was the sponsor.

Nothing more is presently known concerning Frederick Strausbaugh.

430-10 WILLIAM STRAUSBAUGH

Born: -- -cl831 Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Died: -- -- 18- prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
Resided: 1813 - 183- Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania
183- - 18- West Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: unknown

Nothing more known concerning William.


430-11 DANIEL ANDREW STRAUSBAUGH
Born: Sep 2 1832 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Military: Civil War, Co H, 200 Bat, PA Infantry
Resided: 1832 - 1833 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
183- - 18-- West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA

Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler

Spouse: Louisa Tyson
Married: Apr 7 1853 Trinity Reformed Church, York, York Co, PA
Born: 18-- Prb Spring Garden Twp, York Co
Died: 18-- Unknown

Parents: Joseph Tyson and wife Rebecca

Children: SURNAME STRAUSBACH
530-21 Unknown


>From the Records of; the First (Trinity) Reformed Church, 1744-1853, York, York
County, it is learned that Daniel A Strasbaugh of York married Louisa Tyson of
Spring Garden Township on April 7, 1853, parents of the groom, Nicholas and
Magdalena Strasbaugh, parents of the bride, Joseph and Rebecca Tyson

Daniel served as a Private in the Civil War with Company H, 200th Pennsylvania
Infantry Battalion. He eventually received a pension for his service,
Application #462995-299901, Certificate #279685.

Nothing more is known concerning Daniel.

430-12 HENRY STRAUSBAUGH

Born: c 1835 Mt Pleasant Twp, Adams Co, PA
Died: 18-- Prb West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Resided: 1835- 18-- West Manchester Twp, York Co, PA
Parents: Nicholas Strausbaugh (329-10) and wife Mary Magdalen Heidler
Married: Unknown

Nothing more known concerning Henry.