Pvt Evan Strauss

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Apr 1896 (aged 68)
Laurys Station, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Laurys Station, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Note: PA Vet's Burial Index Card indicates place of interment as "Miller's Church Cemetery, Laurys, Pa." in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Memorial ID 141128537 · View Source
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Alternate Spellings of Surname: Strause, Strouss.

Private, Company K, 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Mustered in on 14 February 1865. Mustered out with the 47th at Charleston, South Carolina on 25 December 1865. His obituary also stated that he served with Company B of the 176th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Member, E.B. Young Post, No. 877 G.A.R., Allentown.

Spouse: Floranda. Born in Pennsylvania sometime around 1833.

Children: Mrs. O. S. DeLong (Slatington, Lehigh County); Milton A. Strauss, Clinton D. Strauss (born sometime around 1856); Phaon D. Strauss (born sometime around 1860); Albert O. Strauss (born sometime around 1864); Harvey A. Strauss (born sometime around 1868). All were born in Pennsylvania. The 1870 Census indicates his daughter, "Melusena" or "Mellosina," was born sometime around 1859. Milton and Albert were residing in Allentown at the time of their father's death in 1896; Harvey, who was shown as "Oliver" on the 1870 federal census, was residing in Spencer, New York; Clinton was the proprietor of the Hotel Laury in Laurys Station at that time.

1860: Working as a laborer. Residing with his wife and children in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.

1870: Working as a stone quarrier. Residing with his wife and children in South Whitehall Township.

1880: Working as a laborer. Residing with his wife an their son, Harvey J. Strauss, in North Whitehall Township.

Suddenly taken ill sometime around 20 April 1896, according to his obituary in the Allentown Morning Call newspaper, he suffered from an inflammation of his bowels, but was conscious until his death on 26 April at the Hotel Laury in Laurys Station, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, which was operated by his son, Clinton. He was 69 years, 4 months and 19 days old at the time of his death.

The Revs. J.S. Schindel and Owen Leopold officiated at his funeral services, which were held at the hotel on 30 April. The funeral edition of the Allentown Morning Call reported that the body "reposed in a walnut casket and was dressed in his Grand Army uniform." Undertaker: Schlough, Schnecksvile.

Mourners included: Edward Henninger (Mickley's), Frank Henninger (Orefield), Thomas Miller (Easton), Alvin Strauss (Sayre); Rev. Strauss and Miss Agie Strauss (Lehighton).

Evan Strauss was carried to his final place of rest at Miller's Church Cemetery in Laurys Station by pallbearers from G.A.R. Post 877 of Allentown. Graveside services were led by post commander, Francis Daufer. A Sons of Veterans honor guard under the command of Colonel W.E. Smith fired the graveside salute.


Sources: Bates' "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5"; Death Notice and Obituary, Allentown Morning Call (28 April 1896); Funeral Edition, Allentown Morning Call, 1 May 1896; U.S. Census (1860, 1870, 1880). U.S. Veterans' Schedule (1890).


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  • Added: 9 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141128537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Evan Strauss (7 Dec 1827–26 Apr 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141128537, citing Saint Johns UCC Cemetery, Laurys Station, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by lesnyder1 (contributor 47451559) .