|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1744|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1805|
Sebastian [Bastian] Strope [Straub], pioneer settler of Wysox Twp. Moved from Catskill on the Hudson in 1773 to Indian Meadows (Wyalusing, Bradford Co, PA), then to Wysox. Married Lydia VanValkenburg, daughter of Isaac Van Valkenburg & Jannetje "Jennette" Clement. Joined the patriot army, was at Wyoming (PA) Massacre when family carried away by Indians to Ft. Niagara, kept for 3 yrs. See daughter Jane Strope's narrative. Upon negotiated release of wife and children, returned to Wysox. Died June 4, 1805. Buried on his property near the mouth of Wysox Creek, among first burials in Wysox. Remains moved 1869 to Wysox Presbyterian Church Cemetery when railroad was built through cemetery site. Mrs. Strope was killed by a fall from a wagon about 1814. Children: Heinrich "Henry", Jannetze "Jane", Mary, Ann, Isaac, John, Elizabeth, Hannah. Parents: Johann Heinrich Straub/Straup & Anna Maria Catharina Speichermann. Birthdate based on church baptismal records. Some sources give 1735.
Lydia Van Valkenburg Strope (1738 - 1814)*
Created by: Marnie Weeks
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16027576
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In memory - from a McAlpin/e - Strope family researcher|
Added: Feb. 16, 2013