The STRAUCH Family
The Strauch family came to the US, via Harve to NY. in June of 1858. They settled in American Twp. Elverta, Sacramento County in California (Map showing Elverta, CA). David STRAUCH was born 16 Dec. 1830 in Bayern. He died 5 Apr. 1896 in Elverta California.History of Sacramento County California with Illustrations 1880, Thomson & West. p.246
He married 13 Mar. 1850 in Bayern to Magdalena "Lena" MILLER. She was born 1830 in Bayern. She died 15 Oct 1897 in Sacramento County California.
"STRAUCH, DAVID was born December 16, 1830, in Bavaria Germany, where he learned and followed the shoemaker's trade. Here he married Miss Lena, daughter of John P. Miller, of Bavaria, on the 13th of March 1850, in 1858 they left Germany for the United States, landing in New York in June, thence via the Isthmus route to California. They have had thirteen children....Since his arrival in California, Mr. Strauch has been engaged in farming and dairying. He owns a farm of eleven hundred acres, about nine miles from Sacramento, on the road to Marysville. The grape is cultivated for his own use only. He keeps a dairy of sixty to one hundred cows. "
The children of David & Magdalena (Miller) Strauch:
Victor Freidrich STRAUCH b. 23 Jul 1851 Bayern,
d. Sac. Co. CA; m 8 Dec. 1872 in Sacramento, CA to Emma STEINMULLER b. .
John Peter STRAUCH b. Dec. 1857, Bayern; m circa 1883 in Sac. CA to
Elizabeth F. SHANDONEY b. 5 Apr 1865, CA, d. 31 Mar 1952, Sac. CA.
Christina STRAUCH b. 14 Dec 1858, Elverta CA, d. 9 Nov. 1859, Elverta
Mary STRAUCH b. 21 Oct 1860, Elverta CA; d. 8 Oct 1862, Elverta CA.
Jeanie May STRAUCH b. 29 Oct 1862, Elverta CA; m 1st. Thomas W. JOHNSTON,
2nd. C. B. JONES.
Rudolph William STRAUCH b. 22 Dec 1864, Elverta CA, d. 15 Apr. 1962
Sac. CA; m Mary.
Charles Christopher STRAUCH b. 10 Apr. 1867, Elverta CA, d. 21 Jan,
1958, Sac. Co. CA. m 6 Jun. 1897 in Sac. CA to Lena C. WOLFE b.16 May
1878 CA, d. 1 May 1878 Sac. CA.
Emma Caroline STRAUCH b. 11 May 1869, Elverta CA, d. 7 Sep. 1942 Rio
Linda, CA; m 10 May 1905, Sac. CA to John J. WOLFE.
Gustave Anton STRAUCH b. 12 Mar. 1871, Elverta CA, d. 23 Feb 1951, Sac.
CA; m 8 Feb. 1900 in Sac. CA to Henrietta W. GERHARDT b. 3 Apr 1879, CA,
d. 12 Feb 1951, Sac. CA.
Charlotte Julia STRAUCH b. 13 Jun. 1874, Elverta CA, d. 6 Dec. 1876,
Annie May STRAUCH b.10 Aug. 1876, Elverta CA, d. 1967, Elverta CA; m
21 Feb. 1900 in Sac. CA to August WOLFE.
John Peter STRAUCH b. Dec. 1857, Bayern; m circa 1883 in Sac. CA to Elizabeth F. SHANDONEY b. 5 Apr 1865, CA, d. 31 Mar 1952, Sac. CA.
Christina STRAUCH b. 14 Dec 1858, Elverta CA, d. 9 Nov. 1859, Elverta CA.
Mary STRAUCH b. 21 Oct 1860, Elverta CA; d. 8 Oct 1862, Elverta CA.
Jeanie May STRAUCH b. 29 Oct 1862, Elverta CA; m 1st. Thomas W. JOHNSTON, 2nd. C. B. JONES.
Rudolph William STRAUCH b. 22 Dec 1864, Elverta CA, d. 15 Apr. 1962 Sac. CA; m Mary.
Charles Christopher STRAUCH b. 10 Apr. 1867, Elverta CA, d. 21 Jan, 1958, Sac. Co. CA. m 6 Jun. 1897 in Sac. CA to Lena C. WOLFE b.16 May 1878 CA, d. 1 May 1878 Sac. CA.
Emma Caroline STRAUCH b. 11 May 1869, Elverta CA, d. 7 Sep. 1942 Rio Linda, CA; m 10 May 1905, Sac. CA to John J. WOLFE.
Gustave Anton STRAUCH b. 12 Mar. 1871, Elverta CA, d. 23 Feb 1951, Sac. CA; m 8 Feb. 1900 in Sac. CA to Henrietta W. GERHARDT b. 3 Apr 1879, CA, d. 12 Feb 1951, Sac. CA.
Charlotte Julia STRAUCH b. 13 Jun. 1874, Elverta CA, d. 6 Dec. 1876, Elverta CA.
Annie May STRAUCH b.10 Aug. 1876, Elverta CA, d. 1967, Elverta CA; m 21 Feb. 1900 in Sac. CA to August WOLFE.
County Public School Districts 1850 to 1992, A Brief History
By CA Retired Teachers Association, State Capital Division, 5 1993. p.53.
Elverta School - Lincoln School District
9638 STRAUCH, Gustav Antony 21 5 61/2 Light Brown Light Blank California Sacramento County 34 4 blank Sacramento Sept 10, 18??
note: all dates & places for Johann & Amalia are from: International Genealogical Index: B#7929920.map showing Kusel
Johann Peter Mueller was born, 5 February 1797 in Kusel, Pfalz, Bayern. He married, 21 July, 1825 in Neustadt Haardt, Pfaltz, Bayern to Amalia Luisa Koch. She was born 17 October, 1791 in Neustadt, Pfaltz, Bayern.
They have two known children:
Magdalena "Lena" MILLER b.26 Jan. 1830, Neustadt Haardt, Pfaltz,Bayern, d. 15 Oct 1897 in Sacramento County, California; David STRAUCH.
Victor Freiderich MILLER b. 10 Aug.
1831, Neustadt Haardt, Pfaltz,Bayern, d. 26 Sep. 1916 in Sacramento County,
California; m 14 Aug. 1862 to Mary Jane CONNERTON, b. in Ireland, d. 7
Apr. 1888 in Sutter County, California.
A History of the New California" by Leigh H. Irvine, Vol. II, P.1079.
Victor F. MillerThe history of California as the state of to-day began in 1849 and 1850, when from the central and eastern portions of this country men of enterprise individuality and strong purpose made their way by land or water to the Pacific slope, there laying the foundation for the present development and advanced position of this commonwealth. It is now an honor to be numbered among these early pioneers, the honor to which Mr. Miller is entitled. He is a native of Bavaria, Germany, born August 10, 183l, a son of John P. and Louisa (Koch) Miller also natives of Bavaria, and there the mother spent her entire life.
In 1850 Mr. Miller came across the plains with mule teams, leaving St. Louis, Missouri, on the 29th of April, 1850, and arriving at what was known as Hangtown, but now Placerville, August 25, following. He at once cast in his lot with the gold seekers, operating first in Placer county then in the southern mines near Jackson, also in the northern mines on Nelson's Creek, and was successful in his various ventures. Investing his earnings in a mule pack train, he was engaged in teaming to the mines for a short time, and subsequently embarked in agricultural pursuits on the Sacramento river, twelve miles above the city of Sacramento where he resided from 1852 until 1854, in partnership with Isaac Stone, conducting business under the firm name of Stone & Miller. In the latter year Mr. Miller sold his interest in the ranch to his partner, and then secured employment as a cook and manager for George Hardy, the proprietor of Mineral Point House on J street, between Sixth and Seventh, in Sacramento, where he remained for five years. In 1857 he sent for his father and the remained of the family to join him in America, he paying all the expenses of the journey. In the fall of 1859 Mr. Miller embarked in the dairy business in Sacramento, and while thus engaged the memorable flood of 1862 came and although this caused him heavy losses he persevered and continued in the business until in March, 1872, when he sold his dairy and turned his attention to other pursuits. From 1883 until 1898 he was a resident of Sutter county, California, engaged in dairying and the livestock business near Nicolaus, and in the latter year established his home in Sacramento county. His first residence in this county was on a farm west of and near Florin, where he was successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits for many years, but in 1904 he took up his abode in Oak Grove, his pleasant and commodious residence being located at 207 First Avenue, where he and his daughter are spending their days in the quiet enjoyment of the fruits of former toil. He, however, still own a firm in Sutter county, consisting of eight hundred and seventy-three acres of rich and fertile land.
Mr. Miller was married August 14, 1862, to Mary J. Connerton, a native of Ireland, and they had eight children, namely: Lena, at home; William, in Sutter county; Frank, who also makes his home that county; Elizabeth, the wife of E.A. Wright, of Sacramento county; Albert, a resident of Sutter county; Louise, the wife of B. Donaldson, of Reno, Nevada; Jennie, the wife of Arthur Mahon, of Sitter county; and Victor F., Jr., at home. The cause of education has ever found in Mr. Miller a true friend, and while residing in Sutter county he served as trustee of the Lee school district, and also held the same position in the American River school district; He gives his political support to the Republican party, and is a staunch advocate of its principles. He is one of the honored and highly esteemed citizens of his community, and it is safe to say that no man in Sacramento county has a wider circle of friends than Victor F. Miller.
John STEINMILLER was born in 1802 in Germany. He died on 28 Jun 1879 in Sacramento County, California. He was Naturalized on 6 Sep 1845 in St Louis. Missouri. According to the 1860 US Census his mother may have been Louisa who was born about 1780 in Germany - or - she was his wife with the wrong age. Louis had two posably three sons in Sacramento.
1) George STEINMULLER was born about 1824, Germany. He died on 23 Jul 1856 in Elverta, Sacramento, California. He married about 1850 to Louisa Elizabeth. She was born on 4 Mar 1826 in Germany. She died on 4 Jun 1867 in Elverta Sacramento, California. They had three children:
1a) Louis Henry STEINMULLER was born on 16 May 1852. He died on 23 Aug 1915 in Sacramento County, California. He married on 6 Nov 1878 in Sacramento County, California to Laura A. NOLAN. She was born in Apr of 1852 in Massachutetts. She either died before 1900 or was in Prison (in Sacramento) in 1900 and the Stockton Mental Hospital in 1930 (1900 & 1930 US Census records). I cannot find the family in the 1880 census.
1b) Emma STEINMILLER was born in Mar 1855 in California. She died on 15 Feb 1933 Sacramento County, California. She married on 8 Dec 1872, Sacramento County, California to Victor Freidrich STRAUCH. He was born on 23 Jul 1851 in Neustadt Haardt, Pfaltz, Bayern. They had thirteen children all were born in Elverta, Sacramento, California. More on this family below.
1c) Louisa STEINMULLER was born on 4 Jan 1856 in Sacramento County, California. She died on 4 Oct 1938 in Sacramento County, California. She Married in 1875 in Sacramento County, California to John KROMER. He was born on 8 Dec 1850 in Germany. He died 29 Jun 1915 in Sacramento County, California. They had six children all born in Sacramento County, California:
Louisa Elizabeth married 2nd on 21 Jun 1857 in Sacramento County, California to John Charles HARMS. He was born on 11 June 1830 in Hanover, Germany. He died 11 November 1885 in Elverta, Sacramento, California.
2) Louis STEINMILLER was born about 1927 in Germany. He died on 24 Feb 1869 in Sacramento California. He married Louisa. She was born in 1834 in Germany. She died on 4 Jan 1863 in Sacramento, California.
2c) George STEINMILLER was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Sacramento County, California. He died 2 Sep 1944 in Solano County, California. He married Clara Belle ROCKWOOD. She was born on 4 Oct 1862 in Wilson County, Kansas. She died on 1 Oct 1935 in Solano County, California.
2d) John STEINMILLER was born on 26 Nov 1860 in Sacramento County, California. He died on 19 May 1932 in Oxnard, Ventura, California. He married 1st on 24 Jun1890 in Sacramento County, California to Emma STANG. She was born on 29 Jan 1869 in Kentucky. She died on 23 Apr 1893 in Sacramento County, California. They had a son:
3) Son STEINMILLER was born about 1843 in Germany. He died about 1869 in California. He married about 1866 in California to Cecelia METZER. She was born on 15 Nov 1844 in Baden. She died on14 Dec 1917 in Placer County, California. They had two children:
All their children were born in Elverta CA.
They had 6 children who were raised by Mary's mother Elizabeth (Jugal) WEBER.
William T. Wolfe had two daughters Blanche
& Evelyn both born before 1921.
History of Sacramento County California with Illustrations 1880, Thomson & West. p.246 American Township.
"WEBER, MRS. ELIZABETH lives eight miles from Sacramento, which is her Post Office; was born in Germany in 1825, and lived there until 1854; she emigrated to the United States in that year and came to California; she owns one hundred and sixty acres of land, which is well located; she has a vinyard and sistillery in connection with her farm; her land and improvements are worth about $6,000. She was married in 1864 (her maiden name being Jugal) to J. Weber, and by whom she has had two sons and four daughters - all living. Mr. Weber died in 1878."
John WEBER b. 1815 Pru, Germany, d. 25 Jun 1878, Elverta CA; m Elizabeth JUGAL b. Pru Germany, d. 24 Dec. 1890, Sac. County, CA.
Mary Weber b. circa 1854 in CA, d. 1881 in Sac. County, CA; m Joseph Wolfe.
Augustus WEBER b. 29 Sep. 1858 CA.
Lena WEBER b. circa 1861 CA.
Joseph WEBER b. 1864, Elverta CA.
Louisa WEBER b. 1866, Elverta CA.
Anna WEBER b. circa 1870, Elverta CA.
Irvine, A History of the New California 1905 pp.1139-40
AUGUST WEBERAgriculture forms the principal occupation of August Weber, and the wide-awake manner in which he takes advantage of all methods and ideas tending to enhance the value of his property has had much to do with his obtaining the competence which he now enjoys. Personal popularity results from the industry, perseverance and close and close attention to business which a person displays in management of any particular branch of business, and in the case of Mr. Weber this is certainly true, for he has closely adhered to the above mentioned pursuit, and he has gained the high esteem of all. Hisproperty consists of one hundred and sixty acres of rich and well improved land in the northern part of Sacramento county.
Mr. Weber was born in the county in which he still resides, on the 29th of September, 1858, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Weber, who were natives of Germany and well known pioneers of Sacramento county. They came to this state by the isthmus route in the '50s, and for a time made their home on the Haggin Grant, but in 1862 took up their abode on the ranch now owned by their son August, where the father died on the 25th of June, 1878. The mother survived for many years, and passed away in the city of Sacramento, December 24, 1890. Of the children born to this worthy couple three are now living, August, Louisa and Annie, all residents of Sacramento county.
August Weber was reared to man's estate on the old homestead farm, and his educational training was received in the Oak Grove public school, where he prepared for life's active duties. As a life occupation he chose that of a farmer, and has been successful in his ventures in this direction, also doing much toward developing the agricultural interests of his community. He has never sought or desired the emoluments of public office, preferring rather to give his undivided attention to his business interests, but as a citizen he is public-spirited and progressive, and every movement intended to prove of public benefit receives his hearty support and co-operation. For three years he has served as a trustee of the Oak Grove school district.
All were born in Elverta CA.
The families of Victor F. and Emma (Steinmiller) Strauch, Rev. Charles F. Oehler, and Lena Harms. Picnic of Confirmation Class 1898, Elverta, Sacramento County, California.
Irvine, A History of the New California 1905 pp.1127-28
VICTOR F. STRAUCHVictor F. Strauch, a representative agriculturist of northern Sacramento county, where he is the owner of a valuable and well improved ranch, is a native of the fatherland, his birth occurring in Germany on the 27th of June 1850. His parents were David and Magdalena (Miller) Strauch, who also had their nativity in that country. In the '50s, however, the family home was established in America, they taking passage on a sailing vessel at Harve, France, and about four weeks were spent in the voyage to New York. On reaching the American shore the journey was resumed to California, via the isthmus route, and on arriving in the Golden state they took up their residence in Sacramento county. For several years this worthy pioneer couple resided on the Haggin Grant, where Mr. David Strauch devoted his time and attention to agricultural pursuits, and in the '60s removed to the ranch now owned by his son, Charles C. California numbered him among her honored pioneers, where he was long a representative of industrial interests, but on the 5th of April, 1896, his life's labors were ended in death. His widow did not long survive him, joining him in the home beyond October 15, 1897. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Strauch were as follows: Victor F., whose name introduces this review; Peter J., Rudolph, Charles C., and Gustav A., all residents of Sacramento county; Jane, the wife of Thomas Johnston, of Placer county; Emma, who also maintains her home in that county; and Annie, the wife of August Wolfe, of Sacramento county. David Strauch was a Republican in his political affiliations, and in the county in which he so long made his home he was well and favorably known
Victor F. Strauch was reared to man's estate in Sacramento county, receiving his early education in the Lincoln school district, but the knowledge therein gained has been greatly supplemented in the passing years by broad reading and experience in the practical affairs of life. From an early age he has been identified with agricultural pursuits, and he is now the owner of a ranch of five hundred and ten acres of rich and fertile land. In connection with his active business career he has also discharged the duties of public office, for many years serving as a trustee of the Lincoln school district, and much of that time has been spent as clerk of the board. In this office he has discharged his duties with promptness and decision, proving himself to be a man of ability and trustworthiness.
The marriage of Mr. Strauch was celebrated on the 8th of December, 1872, when Miss Emma Steinmiller, a native of Sacramento county, became his wife. She is a daughter of George Steinmiller, who was long an honored resident of this county, but is now deceased. Eleven children survive to bless the union of Mr. and Mrs. Strauch, and the family is highly respected in Sacramento county, where they have many friends. Mr. Strauch is a member of Schiller Lodge, I. O. O. F., at Sacramento, and his political affiliations are with the Republican party.
George W. STRAUCH b. 11 Jul 1886, Sac. CA, d. 5 Jan 1949 Sac CA,; m Meta J.
Ernest Clement STRAUCH b. 20 Sep 1893, Nicolaus, Sutter Co CA, d. 12 Apr. 1958, Sac. CA; m Frances.
Oscar STRAUCH b. circa 1910, Sac. CA.
Steven JOHNSTON b. 10 Sep. 1882, Elverta CA, d. 11 Jan. 1899, Elverta CA.
Harold R. STRAUCH b. 28 Jan 1908, Sac. CA, d. 4 Dec 1970; m Dorothy.
The family lived in Elverta & all the children
were born there. To the right is a picture of the children with Helena
NICOLAUS (middle, dark hair w/ponytails), circa 1912.
Eva STRAUCH b. 1908; m Odell JONES.
Carl Herman STRAUCH b.10 Nov 1904, Sac. CA, d. 1 Dec. 1985, Sac. CA; m 1st. Frieda Augusta WEISSE, 2nd. Maranda Mae.
Wesley STRAUCH b. circa 1912, Sac. CA, d. before 1990; m Ardis P.
Vernon F. STRAUCH; m 1st. Mae, 2nd. Helen A.
Mary M. Wolfe b. 1 Jan 1902; m Charles SCHEIDEL.
Celia M. Wolfe b. 3 Feb. 1904; m Harold L. JORDAN.
Richard V. Wolfe b. 1909; m Ada B.
KISSEL, KOCH, MUELLER, REDEBACH, SCHEUER, SCHRECK, STRAUCH, WEINSCHENK, ZABIN
note: all names, dates & places are from:
International Genealogical Index: B#7929920.
Martin & Catharina STRAUCH had a son Johann
Jakob STRAUCH b. 1746 in Neuweiler, Rheinland, Preussen. Johann married
Dorothea ZABIN. They had a son Conrad STRAUCH, b. 26 Oct 1776, Erlenbach,
Pfalz, Bayern. He married 17 Apr. 1806 in Neustadt, Pfalz, Bayern to Barbara
SCHRECK b. 5 Oct. 1780, Koenigsbach Neustadt Haardt, Pfalz, Bayern (parents:
Eberhardt SCHRECK & Katharina WEINSCHENK). Conred & Barbara (SCHRECK)
STRAUCH had a daughter Anna Catharina STRAUCH, b. 13 Jun. 1807, Neustadt,
Pfalz, Bayern. She had a son David STRAUCH b.16 Dec. 1830, Bayern, Germany.
David married Magdalena "Lena" MILLER.
Joseph SCHEUER had a daughter Maria Magdalena
SCHEUER, she married circa 1698 in Bayern to Johann Jacob KISSEL. They
had a daughter Maria Christina KISSEL, she married 31 Mat 1745 in Neustadt,
Pfaltz, Bayern, to Johan Georg KOCH. They had a son, Ehrhard KOCH b. 25
Apr. 1762 in Neustadt, Pfaltz, Bayern, he married Charlotta REDEBACH b.
1762 in Desloch Bei, Meisenheim, Rheinland, Preussen. They had a daughter,
Amilia Luisa KOCH b. 17 October, 1791 in Neustadt, Pfaltz, Bayern, she
married Johan Peter MUELLER b. 5 February 1797 in Kusel, Pfalz, Bayern.
His mother was Anna Maria MUELLER.