Notes for Thomas Straub: Jordan R. Dodd. Marriage Index; Michigan and Wisconsin, 1830-1900. Liahona research, Orem UT (Broderbund CD-251) Strout, Thomas m Hayer, Carlina May 16, 1868 Allegan County, MI. *This record can be found in the County Court Records, film #1017875-1017877 ____________________________________________________________________________________
Library of Michigan 1870 Census Index/Images (online at the Library of Michigan) Stroup, Thomas Salem Twp., Allegan County, MI. Roll-660 Pg. 330 Burnips Corners P.O., Salem Twp., Allegan Co., MI., pg 330A, enumerated 13 Jul 1870
Stroub, Thomas N 23 M W Farmer b-Ohio Caroline 23 F W wife k.house b-Ohio Ada R 1 F W dau b-Michigan Buyce/Bryce 12 M W do Hoyer, Jane 14 F W do **There is a strong probability that Jane is Caroline sister and I can't place Buyce/Bryce ____________________________________________________________________________________
THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOYS; This statement is a window into the experience of these men during their service (Jacob Kimmel, MD, mentioned here wrote a book on the history of Hancock Co. Mosses Plotts, aged 55 years said "In the War of 1861-1865 I served as Private in said Co. 21 O.V. Infy from the 4th of Jan.1864 till the close of the war. I well knew Thomas Straub, Said claimant. He was with us on the Atlanta Campaign, and up to the time I was wounded and away from the company which was at Peach Tree creek on July 20th 1864, he was a good soldier and only missed one battle in which the command was engaged At the fighting at Chatahoochee River about July 5 and 6th, 1864, on our skirmish lines we charged the Rebel skirmish lines three times within an hour and our Regiment lost about 53 men killed and wounded that day--George Smith was killed in front of me. Andrew L. Morehart (Hester Straubs husband and Thomas's uncle) was shot dead at my side--that was July 5, 1864. (You will find a picture of his tombstone on this site) and at that time said Thomas Straub was unable to be with us in the engagement, he was sick at camp. Jacob Kimmel also was sick at camp I can't say positively what his sickness was at that time but I Remember that in March previous at Graysville, Georgia, we suffered all of us severely from exposure. Heavy rains, snow, slush slept on rails in the water. We did not lie down in the water but at Midnight the water was all over us.We were a soak and had to bring rails and build a fire. We suffered severely from exposure. I remember that after that said Thomas dropped out at several different times unable to march. That was while I was with him before I was wounded July 20, as stated above." Oct. 11,1894 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thomas's civil war pension file is abstracted and can be found in the Straub Book and is posted on the web site.
More About Thomas Straub: Date born 2: Abt. 18311296 Burial: June 25, 1925, Oakwood Cemetery, Otsego, Allegan, MI (undertaker Benson)GAR marker. Census 1: 1870, Salem township, Allegan County, MI. Census 2: 1850, Amanda Twp. Hancock Co. Oh (age 3). Census 3: 1860, Findlay Twp., Hancock Co., OH (age 13). Military service: 1864, Co. A 21st O.V. Reg't Ohio Infantry (age 17?). Occupation: Farmer. Residence 1: October 21, 1909, Otesgo, Allegan Co., MI. Residence 2: 1870, Salem Twn, Allegan Co. MI.
More About Thomas Straub and Caroline Hoyer: Death of one spouse: June 22, 1925, Allegan County, Michigan. Marriage: May 16, 1868, Salem township, Allegan Co. Mi.
Marriage Notes for Thomas Straub and Caroline Hoyer: married by Rev. John Henges Esq.
Michigan marriage index-- Strout, Thomas m.Carlina Hayer, May 16, 1868, Allegan, MI (this record can be found in the County Court records, film #1017875-1017877)