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Jacob Strait
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1826
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1892
Adams County
Iowa, USA

---"Jacob Strait was born in eastern Ohio, on the Muskingum river, October 24, 1826, son of Peter and Catherine (Hummel) Strait, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of German ancestry. Leonard Strait, an uncle of our subject, served in the war of 1812. Jacob was a boy when his parents moved to Athens county, Ohio, where he grew up on a farm and received a common- school education. His parents lived for a time in Pickaway county, that State, where the mother died. The father subsequently came to Adams county, Iowa, where he died at the age of ninety years. He was a farmer all his life; politically, a Republican; religiously, his views were in harmony with Methodist doctrines, although he was not a church member. He and his wife had nine children. Three of their sons participated in the late war. Jacob was a member of the Ohio National Guards, State Militia, and saw active duty when Morgan made his raid through Ohio.
---Mr. Strait lived in Athens county, Ohio, until 1865, when he came to Adams county, Iowa. Here he built a log house, 18x20 feet, which still stands as a landmark of pioneer days. He now has a comfortable cottage home, good barn, fine orchard and grove, and 100 acres of rich, well- improved land, located in section 36, Douglas township.
---At the age of twenty-one, Mr. Strait was married in Athens county, Ohio, to Sarah Thomas, a native of that place and a daughter of Major and Eliza Thomas. Their union was blessed with six children, five of whom are living, viz.: Sarah A., wife of Henry Taylor, of Brooks, Iowa; Mary C. Thomas, of Bedford, Iowa; Ellen, wife of Harrison James, of Douglas township, this county; Emmeline, wife of George Lawrence, of Nodaway township, this county; Peter, a resident of Douglas township. Mrs. Strait died February 12, 1889. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was a woman of many virtues. In her death her family and many friends sustained a severe loss. In October, 1889, Mr. Strait married Miss Celona Clark, a native of Henry county, Iowa.
---Mr. Strait is a man thoroughly identified with the best interests of the community in which he resides, and any movement which has for its object the advancement of religion, education or good morals finds in him a hearty support. He is a member of the Methodist Church.+ - Steve Strait 
Family links: 
  Peter Strait (1795 - 1886)
  Celona Clark Strait (1848 - 1929)
  Sarah Thomas Strait (1831 - 1889)*
  Sarah Anna Strait Taylor (1849 - 1924)*
  Mary Catherine Strait Crist (1851 - 1938)*
  Barbara Ellen Strait James (1852 - 1939)*
  Nancy Emeline Strait Lawrence (1854 - 1894)*
  Henrietta Jane Strait (1856 - 1861)*
  Peter Addison Strait (1858 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Strait Barker (1820 - 1899)*
  Jacob Strait (1826 - 1892)
  John Strait (1834 - 1870)*
  Henry Strait (1837 - 1863)*
  Rachel S. Strait Strait (1838 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Jacob Strait
Aged 65 years, 10 month, 7 day
GAR Ohio Nat'l Guard State Militia
Baldwin Cemetery
Adams County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Genealogy Bug Kate
Record added: Apr 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36428829
Jacob Strait
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Rest In Peace. GAR
- Karla Wright
 Added: Apr. 24, 2017
Second cousin 5 times removed.
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