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 Johann Pieter Straub, II

Johann Pieter Straub, II

Birth
Grossgartach, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 5 Sep 1804 (aged 76)
Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 67517770 · View Source
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Biography graciously submitted by Matthew Myers

Johann Peter Straub was born on 4 February 1728 in Grossgartach, Heilbronn, Wurttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Johan Peter Straub and Maria Barbara Hoffman. He married Catherine Elisabeth (?). He died on 15 September 1804 in Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, at age 76. He was buried in Freeburg, Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Johann Peter Straub immigrated in 1733 to Pennsylvania from Germany with his parents and brother Jacob aboard the Pennsylvania Merchant. He was raised Berks County area in Pennsylvania. He and Catherine Elisabeth (?) were living in what would become Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, by 1762 when Peter purchased 100 acres of land that was adjacent to land he already owned. In 1770, Peter Straub, Andrew Morr and Casper Roush applied to the proprietors of the Colony for land for a church and school. In 1774, the proprietors granted Peter Straub, Andrew Morr and Casper Roush a warrant for fifty acres in Penns Township, Northumberland County "in trust for a Lutheran Church and School House." A survey of 42 acres was made on 27 April 1774. The acreage was about a mile north of the present village of Freeburg. The register opened in 1781 and included 70 baptisms performed through 1793. The church became known as St. Peter's Lutheran and German Reformed Church. He served Overseer of the Poor in Penn Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, between 1773 and 1775. He was taxed for 200 acres in Penn Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1781. He was living in 1785 about three miles northwest of the present town of Freeburg, where his house was later occupied by Jacob Haines. The house was described as one story, weather boarded over the original logs and painted red. He sold his homestead, Heilbrun in Penn Township in 1800 to his son Andrew.

Johann Peter Straub served as a Private in Capt. Charles Meyer's Company of Militia and Rangers from Northumberland County during the American Revolution.


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  • Created by: Jennifer White
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67517770
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Pieter Straub, II (4 Feb 1728–5 Sep 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67517770, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer White (contributor 46824467) .