STRAUB, Amos, farmer, Berrysburg, Pa., was born in Schuylkill county, Pa., September 14, 1836; son of John and Christina (Horne) Straub, and a brother of William Straub, farmer in Mifflin township. He attended subscription schools in his native township and began working on the farm when he was six years old, working with his uncle and looking after the cattle, and remained with him one year. He then hired to a farmer as a farm hand, working for his board and clothing, and remained in that place on those terms for seven years. At fourteen years of age he left his employer and contracted to work for another farmer for seven to eight dollars per month, and remained with this man until he was twenty one years of age. After working one year for a shoemaker, he came to his brother William and worked for him tow years, and then for another farmer on eyear, after which he rented a small farm which he cultivated a year and a half, and in connection with his farming drove a coal team. He then bought a team and traded through the country for two years, after which he worked rented farms on the shares in Mifflin township. On April 2, 1887, he bought forty-five acres of land owned by W. M. Switzer, and has since been engaged in farming and raising stock. He was married, in 1861, in Mifflin township, to May Delfill, a native of that township, born in 1841. Their children are: John, Edwin, Samuel S., Milton, Harvey C., deceased, David F., died young, and tow children who died in infancy. In his politics Mr. Straub is a Democrat. He has served as a school director, superintendent of roads one year, and as inspector of elections. In religious views and fellowship he is a Lutheran.
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