STRAUB, Isaac

Male 1794 - 1875  (81 years)


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  • Name STRAUB, Isaac 
    Born 9 Dec 1794  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • Biography: Abraham (1794-1864) and Isaac (1794-1875) Straub, twin sons of Andrew Straub, followed in their father's footsteps as lumbermen and millers. Isaac may have been a millwright. Abraham learned the tanner's trade and owned a tannery in Milton until 1824. At that time he sold out and joined his brother Isaac in building a saw mill and a grist mill. Needing water power, they selected the large island, now Milton State Park, for their mills.

      Using the channel that split the island at that time for the mill sites, they dammed the outer channels. This directed a fall of four feet of water through the center channel on the reaction water wheels that they had invented. With sufficient power the mills operated successfully. Logs coming down the river as rafts supplied a steady supply for the sawmill. A bridge built by the Straubs from Milton to the island gave access to grain and supplies from the mainland and the return of flour and lumber. A portion of their production would have been shipped by river boats to Columbia, PA for transfer to the Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad for shipment to Philadelphia, or canal boat for shipment to Baltimore.

      In 1834 Isaac retired from the firm and went to Lewistown, where he engaged in merchan­dising. Isaac Straub left Lewistown in 1838 and went to Cincinnati, where he died, December 17, 1875.
    Biography
    • Isaac Straub was a twin brother of Abraham Straub, sons of Andrew and Mary Walter Straub. Andrew Straub removed to Milton from Lancaster County in 1779, and in 1792 laid out Mill Town, which name was afterwards shortened to Milton. The actual survey was made in 1793. He died in 1806. Brother Isaac Straub was born December 9, 1794. He and his twin brother learned the tanner's trade and carried on the business until 1824, and then founded the Birchwood Mills on the large island opposite Milton where they engaged in the lumber and milling business for a number of years. They were the inventors and first used the reaction water wheel. In 1832 and 1833 they erected the first bridges over the West Branch at Milton, which were carried away by the flood of March 17, 1865. In 1834 Brother Isaac retired from the firm and went to Lewistown, where he engaged in merchandizing. He left Lewistown in 1838 and removed to Cincinnati, where he died December 17, 1875.
    Biography 8 Jun 1826  [3
    • Isaac Straub took William Jodon into partership, the new firm to be named Straub & Jodon. They offered for sale a general assortment of seasonable, fancy and common goods.
    Census (desc) 1830  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 983A0AF8E52EE748AF268AA3DBFCFE8B7822 
    Died 17 Dec 1875  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I607  Milton Families
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2013 

    Father STRAUB, Andrew,   b. 14 Feb 1748, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1806  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother WALTER, Mary Eveline,   d. 20 Feb 1823 
    Married 1 May 1787 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1794 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1830 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1875 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Freemasonry in Northumberland & Snyder counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 240.

    2. [S3] Milton, PA, The 19th Century Town on Limestone Run by Homer F. Folk, Page 43.

    3. [S150] The State's Advocate, 13 July 1826; Volume 1, No. 21, page 3.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 5.