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SARAH MARTIN KEEN RAUB4

237. SARAH MARTIN4 (Lydia Read3, John Read2, Joseph Read1) was born 2 May 1824 in Sussex County, New Jersey (Anon 1879:608) and died before 1895 in Iowa, probably in Sweetland Township, Muscantine County. Sarah was twice married. Her first marriage occurred around 1845 or 1846 and was to Baltis T. Keen. He was probably the son of Coonrad Keen and Catherine Titman and was born circa 1806 in Sussex County. Baltis T. Keen died 19 February 1854 at the age of 48 and was buried in Melpine cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb). Sarah married as her second husband William "Harrison" Raub who was born in Warren County, New Jersey on 1 May 1826. Harrison arrived in Muscantine County in 1855. He and Sarah were married on 13 March 1856 (Anon 1879:608). Sarah Martin Keen Raub died before the 1895 census for the state of Iowa was taken. Harrison Raub died 20 May 1896 and was buried in Melpine Cemetery. As both of Sarah's husbands are buried in Melpine Cemetery, as well as several of her children, it is assumed that Sarah is also buried there. The transcripts I consulted for Melpine Cemetery did not include her name (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb).

Sarah Martin and Baltis T. Keen had 4 children born betweeen circa 1847 and 1854, she and William Harrison Raub had 4 children (one adopted) between 1857 and 1861, this is a total of 8 children between 1847 and 1861. By both husbands Sarah had 17 grandchildren (one by her adopted daughter) who were born between about 1878 and 1900. She had at least 25 great-grandchildren; 56 second great-grandchildren; and 37 third great-grandchildren. Total identified descendants equals 143.

Children of Sarah Martin and Baltis T. Keen
Children of Sarah Martin and William Harrison Raub
Biographical Notes
References

1879 & 1889 Keen and Raub Biographies
Surname Index
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CHILDREN OF SARAH MARTIN and BALTIS T. KEEN:

3076. (i.) MARY E. KEEN5, was born circa 1847 in New Jersey and died unknown. She migrated to Sweetland Township, Muscatine Township, Iowa by 1852 (the year her father appears in the Iowa state census (1852 Iowa State Census, page 42)). Her father died in 1854 and her mother remarried two years later to William "Harrison" Raub (Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb; Anon 1879:608). Mary appears on the 1860 census as a resident of her mother and step-father's household in Sweetland Towhsnip. She was 12 years old and was attending school. She was not a resident of the household in 1870 (1860 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528, 30 June 1860, P.O Melpine, Iowa; 1870 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 304, 11 August 1870, P.O Wilton, Iowa). According to an 1879 biographical history of Muscatine County, Mary E. Keen was still living at the time of its writing (Anon 1879:608).

3077. (ii.) GEORGE KEEN5, was probably born in 1849. His birth date is estimated from that of his other siblings. Mary was born about 1847, Silvester in 1851 and Baltis Ernest in 1854. George may have been born in New Jersey before his parents migrated to Iowa. He died before 1860 as his name does not appear on the census (1860 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528, 30 June 1860, P.O Melpine, Iowa; Anon 1879:608). His name does not appear on either of the transcripts for Melpine Cemetery in Muscatine County, Iowa that I consulted; although his father and his brother B. Silvester Keen are both buried there. He may have died in New Jersey (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb).

3078. (iii.) B. SILVESTER KEEN5, was born about 1 April 1851, whether in New Jersey or Iowa is unknown. He died in Sweetland Township, Muscantine County, Iowa on 23 May 1852, aged 1 year, 1 month and 23 days. He is buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa (Anon 1879:608; Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb).

3079. (iv.) BALTIS ERNEST KEEN5, was born circa 1854 in Muscatine County, Iowa, he may have been a postumous child. His exact date of death is currently unknown. Records point to a death date between 1890 and 1910 in California (1910 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 80, Town of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Township, Santa Clara County, California, sheet 7A; Anon 1890). Baltis married on 9 February 1876, in Muscatine County, Hannah Ellen "Ella" Pierson, (Iowa Marriages) the daughter of Silas Cromwell Pierson and Elsie Ann Wintermute. She was born 9 February 1856 in Iowa. Hannah's grandparents were George Wintermute and Magdalene Staley of Warren County, New Jersey (Porritt 2002).

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CHILDREN OF SARAH MARTIN and WILLIAM HARRISON RAUB:

3080. (v.) JOHN W. RAUB5, was born 20 January 1857 and died 7 February 1857, age 18 days, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa . He is buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa (Anon 1879:608; Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb).

3081. (vi.) ANNA M. "Annie" McMURPHY RAUB5, was born circa 1857 in Iowa and died between 1880 and 1885. She was an adopted daughter of Sarah and Harrison Raub. She may have been the biological daughter of L.H. and Mary Ann McMurphy. Mary Ann McMurphy died 8 May 1857, age 17 years and 22 days. She was buried in Harker Cemetery, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb). Anna married on 31 August 1876, in Muscatine County, Elbridge F. Pace, the son of Michael Perkins Pace and Amanda Chambers (Iowa Marriages). He was born 23 May 1854 and died 1931. Elbridge was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine County, Iowa (Muscatine County, Iowa GenWeb; Anon 1879:637).

3082. (vii.) ARTHUR BRADLEY RAUB5, was born 10 May 1858 in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa and died 19 August 1909 (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb). Arthur married on 19 December 1883, in Muscatine County, Iowa Mary L. Day, the daughter of Josiah Day and Phoebe J. Minton. Mary was born 4 Januay 1861 in Washington County, Pennsylvania (Anon 1889:267; Iowa Marriages) and died 15 January 1926. They are buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County, Iowas (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb).

3083. (viii.) ORRON H. RAUB5, was born October 1861 in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa and died after 1930, possibly in Nebraska. He married circa 1890, Annie L. (Last Name Unknown). She was born circa 1874 in Iowa and died between 1910 and 1930 in Nebraska (1900 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 31, Logan Township, Burt County, Nebraska, sheet 2B, 7 June 1900; 1910 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 203, Flournoy Precinct, Thurston County, Nebraska, sheet 5B, 10-14 May 1910; 1930 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 22-13, First ward, Covington Precinct, South Sioux City, Dakota County, Nebraska, sheet 4B, 4 April 1930).

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Sarah Martin was the eldest daughter and second child of the nine children of Jonathan Martin and Lydia Read. She was born 2 May 1824 in Sussex (now Warren) County, New Jersey (Anon 1879:638; Kern 1938), probably in Hardwick Township. His father's farm was located in Hardwick Township on the census for 1830 and 1840. Sarah was listed as a resident of Jonathan Martin's household only on the 1830 census. She appears as a female between the ages of 5 and 9 on the 1830 census, which was taken a month before her sixth birthday (1830 United States Federal Census, Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 438). She was not a resident of her father's household when the 1840 census was enumerated (1840 United States Federal Census, Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 380). Sarah was 16 years old at the time of the 1840 census and was probably working out as a servant in another household in the county. Young men and women worked out in order to earn money for marriage, gain a little independence from their parents and to get to know other households in the community (Ulrich 1991).

Sarah married sometime between 1840 and 1847. Her husband was Baltis T. Keen. Baltis was probably the son of Coonrad Keen and Catherine Titman (a daughter of Baltis Titman and Maria Magdelina Force). This assumption is made based on the following pieces of data. First, Abraham Keen appears in the baptism records of Stillwater Presbyterian Church as the son of Coonrad Keen and Catherine Titman. He was born 20 September 1813, and was baptised in the church on 11 September 1814 (GMNJ 42:33, 62). Second Baltis Keen is buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County Iowa with several other members of the Keen family (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb). They are:

Abraham Keen, 1813 - 1855
Salina Keen, 1855 - 1932 (daughter of Abraham Keen)
Mary B. Keen, died 26 August 1850, age 47
B. Silvester Keen, son of Baltis T. & Sarah died 23 May 1852, aged 1 yr, 1 m & 23 dys
Baltis T. Keen, died 19 February 1854, age 48

Mary B. Keen, B. Silvester Keen and Baltis Keen appear to be buried in the same plot (Martin-Rott n.d.). According to a 1879 biographical history of Muscatine County, Iowa. Abraham Keen arrived in the county with his brother and sister (Anon 1889:409). I am assuming that this brother and sister were Baltis T. and Mary B. Keen.

Baltis Keen (or Baltus as given in the 1840 census) was born circa 1806, probably in Sussex County, New Jersey. In 1840, he was the head of the Keen household which was located in Hardwick Township. The household in 1840 included Baltis, his unmarried sister Mary, his bachelor brother Abraham, and his mother. There were also two children in the household. One was a 10 to 14 year old male who was probably a hired hand and the other was a male child under the age of 5, who may have been a grandchild or a foster child (1840 United States Federal Census, Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 378). Table 1 shows the possible composition of the Keen household in 1840.

Table 1: Household of Baltus Keen in 1840
1840 United States Federal Census
Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 378

Census Individual

Census Age
As of 1 June 1840

Probable Individual

Birth Date

one male

30 to 39 (1801 - 1810)

Baltus T. Keen

circa 1806

one female

60 to 69 (1771-1780)

Catherine Titman Keen

14 April 1777

one female

30 to 39 (1801 - 1810)

Mary B. Titman

circa 1803

one male

20 to 29 (1811 - 1820)

Abraham Titman

20 September 1813

one male

10 to 14 (1826-1830)

Unknown

Unknown

one male

under 5 (1836-1840)

Unknown

Unknown

Baltus lived near Sarah's Aunt Mary Read Konkle and her uncle John B. Konkle (or Kunckle as given on the 1840 census). He may have met Sarah through the Konkles. As it was, Baltis was about 18 years older than Sarah and five years younger than her mother. Yet the two were married sometime between the 1840 census and about 1847. Their first child, a daughter named Mary E. Keen was born in about 1847. Baltis was now a married man and new father in the community. In 1848, perhaps to reflect his new status, he ran for and was elected as Town Clerk for Hardwick Township (Snell 1881:619)—a position he held until 1849.

Baltus may have continued to hold offices in Warren County if he had stayed in the county, but in about 1850 he and Sarah, their daughter Mary and possibly an infant son named George migrated to Muscatine County, Iowa. George was probaly born in New Jersey in about 1849. His year of birth is estimated from those of his siblings: Mary 1847, B. Silvester 1851 and Baltis Ernest 1854. George was dead by 1879 (Anon 1879: 608), he probably died before 1860 as he does not appear on the 1860 census (1860 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528, 30 June 1860, P.O Melpine, Iowa). It is probable that he died before Sarah and Baltis left for Iowa as his name does not appear on the two transcripts I consulted for Melpine Cemetery where Sarah and Baltis's family are buried (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb). Baltis, Sarah and Mary E. Keen were accompanied on the journey west by Baltis's brother Abraham and his sister Mary. They were probably in route to Iowa when the 1850 census was enumerated as they do not appear on the census for that year. The family was in Iowa by August of 1850 as Baltis's sister Mary B. Keen died on 26 August and was buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton Township, Muscatine County (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb gives month of death as February).

Baltis's borther Abraham settled on land that straddled the Wilton and Sweetland Township lines in Muscatine County (Anon 1889:409). Baltis probably also settled in this area. The 1852 Iowa state census places him in Sweetland Township (Iowa 1852 State Census Index, page 42). Baltis and Sarah had another child in the spring of 1851, a son named B. Silvester Keen (the B probably stood for Baltis). The baby died a little over a year later in May 1852 and was buried in Melpine Cemetery with his Aunt Mary Keen (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb). The year 1852 also brought Baltis's nephew Baltis Keen Wintermute to Iowa from Warren County, New Jersey. He was the son of Baltis T. Keen's sister Margaret Keen and her husband Charles Wintermute (Charles was the son of George Wintermute and Magdalene Staley). Baltis Keen Wintermute would marry Sarah's younger sister Lidia Anna Martin in 1860.

In 1854, Baltis's brother Abraham finally married. His wife was Mary A. Drake, the youngest daughter of Elijah Drake and Lydia Doderer. She was born in Warren County in 1829 and came to Iowa in 1854 with her widowed mother (Anon 1889:409). She and Abraham might have had some sort of understanding before he left New Jersey for Iowa—that when his farm was established he would send for her and they would marry. The wedding took place on 23 July 1854 (Iowa Marriages). But 1854 also brought great sorrow to the Keen family. Baltis T. Keen died five months before his brother married, on 19 February 1854 at the age of 48. He was buried with his sister Mary and son Silvester in Melpine Cemetery. Baltis left behind Sarah as his widow and his daughter Mary (about seven years of age). Sarah was probably expecting their fourth child when Baltis died. This child, Baltis Ernest Keen was born sometime in 1854.

The following year, 1855, was also marked by a birth and a death. Salina Keen, the daughter of Abraham Keen and Mary Drake, was born; but her father Abraham Keen died the same year (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb). Both Sarah Martin Keen and Mary Drake Keen were widows with children who were all under the age of ten. Both women married again before 1860. Both of their husbands were natives of northwestern New Jersey. Mary Drake Keen married William H. Roy on 1 December, 1859. He was the son of William Roy and Ann Hankinson and was born 6 June 1825 in Sussex County (Anon 1889:409) and died 1890 in Iowa. Mary Drake Keen Roy died in Iowa in 1909 (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb).

Sarah's second husband was William Harrison Raub, they were married 13 March 1856 in Muscatine, Iowa (Anon 1879:638). Known as Harrison, he was born 1 May 1826 in Warren County, New Jersey. He migrated to Muscatine County in 1855 and married Sarah shortly after his arrival (Anon 1879:638). The couple began their marriage with two children from Sarah's previous marriage: Mary E. Keen (age about 9) and Baltis Ernest Keen (age about 2). Harrison and Sarah's first child, a son named John Raub, was born nine months later on 20 January 1857. He died 18 days later and was buried in Melpine Cemetery with his half brother B. Silvester Keen (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb). A second child, named Arthur Bradley Raub, was born 10 May 1858. By 1860, the Raub household included Harrison and Sarah; Mary and Baltis Ernest Keen; Arthur Raub; and a three year old girl named Anna M. McMurphy (1860 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528, 30 June 1860, P.O Melpine, Iowa). She was born about 1857 in Iowa and would eventually be adopted by the Raubs. The 1870 census gives her name as Annie M. Raub (1870 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 304, 11 August 1870, P.O Wilton, Iowa).

Table 2: Household of Harrison and Sarah (Martin) Raub in 1860
1860 United States Federal Census
Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528

Name

Age

Birthplace

William H. Raub

34

New Jersey

Sarah Raub

35

New Jersey

Arthur B. Raub

2

Iowa

Mary E. Keen

12

New Jersey

Baltus E. Keen

6

Iowa

Anna M. McMurphy

3

Iowa

Austin Wintermute

18

New Jersey

The Raub's owned a farm in Sweetland Township. In 1860 it was valued at $2,400. The family held a personal estate valued at $1,215. Harrison worked the farm in 1860 with a hired hand named Austin Wintermute. Neither Baltus or Arthur were old enough to do heavy farm work. Austin was the son of Jacob Mains Wintermute and Susan Sophia Quick. He was born circa 1841 in Sussex County, New Jersey. In addition to working as a farm laborer, he attended school during the 1860 census year. Mary and Baltus Keen also attended school (1860 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528, 30 June 1860, P.O Melpine, Iowa).

By 1870, the value of the farm had decreased to $1,800. However, the family's personal estate had increased to $2,800 (1870 United States Federal Census, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 304, 11 August 1870, P.O Wilton, Iowa). According to an 1879 biographical history of the county Harrison Raub owned 416 acres of farm land and he had made most of the improvements to the property (Anon 1879:608). The Raubs had adopted Annie McMurphy by the time of the 1870 census. She appears on the census as "Annie M. Raub." She was probably the biological daughter of L.H. and Mary Ann McMurphy. Mary Ann had died 8 May 1857, age 17 years and 22 days, around the time that Annie was born. Mary Ann McMurphy was buried in Harker Cemetery in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County Iowa GenWeb). Sarah's daughter by Baltis T. Keen—Mary E. Keen—was no longer a resident of the household. She would have been about 23 in 1870. Sarah's son by Baltis T. Keen—Baltis Ernest Keen—appears on the census as "Ernest B. Raub." Her son by Harrison Raub—Arthur B. Raub—was still a resident of the household. Sarah and Harrison had another son in October 1861who they named Orron. The Raubs were also boarding a 25 year old woman named Anna Trailigh, she was a native of Indiana. According to the census, Anna Trailigh was attending school. It is possible that she was also teaching in the local school. Harrison had a live-in hired hand in 1870 named John Kei. He was a 25 year old native of Prussia.

Table 3: Household of Harrison and Sarah (Martin) Raub in 1870
1870 United States Federal Census
Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 304

Name

Age

Birthplace

William H. Raub

45

New Jersey

Sarah Raub

48

New Jersey

Ernest B. Raub

16

Iowa

Arthur B. Raub

13

Iowa

Annie M. Raub

14

Iowa

Orron Raub

8

Iowa

Anna Trailigh

25

Indiana

John Kei

25

Prussia

Over the next decade, the Keen and Raub children began to marry. Baltis married Hannah Ella Pierson in Muscatine County on 9 February 1876. She was a daughter of Silas Cromwell Pierson and Elsie Ann Wintermute. By 1880, the couple had settled in Lone Tree Village in Johnson County, Iowa, where Baltis was employed as a tinner. They had one son named Orrin Keen (1880 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 234, Lone Tree Village, Freemont Township, Johnson County, Iowa, page 264C, 4 June 1880; Iowa Marriages; Porrit 2002). Annie Raub also married in 1876, on 31 August in Muscatine County to Elbridge Pace. Elbridge was a son of Michael Perkins Pace and Amanda Chambers. The couple had a farm in Fulton Township, Muscatine County in 1880. They had at least one child, a daughter named Myrtie Pace, before Annie died (sometime between 1880 and 1885). Elbridge married Kate Shellbarger as his second wife on 10 December 1885 (1880 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 242, Fulton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 76C, 2 June 1880; Iowa Marriages; Anon 1879:637). The whereabouts of Sarah's daughter, Mary E. Keen are unknown. She was still living in 1879, but it is not known if she was married (Anon 1879:608). Other changes to the family structure include the arrival of Sarah's sister Lidia Anna Martin Wintermute and their mother Lydia Read Martin. Lidia's husband, Baltis Keen Wintermute (nephew of Sarah's first husband Baltis Keen) had arrived in Muscatine County in 1852, but had not returned to Warren County to marry Lidia until 1860. Shortly after their marriage he enlisted in the Union Army. It is not known if Lidia came to Iowa during the war or after. However, she and Baltis were in Muscatine County by 1870, as was Sarah and Lidia's recently widowed mother Lydia Martin. The Wintermutes had a home separate from the that of the Raubs and Lydia Martin appears to have lived with her daughter Lidia Anna most of the time if not all. However, the two families lived only a few miles from one another (1870 United States Federal Census, Cedar Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 108; 1880 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 248, Ward 3, Muscatine City, Muscantine County, Iowa, page 201A).

Sarah and Harrison's household in 1880 included their sons Arthur and Oron (as given in the census); a boarder named Emma E. Barnard, who was a school teacher; and 17 year old Ella K. Titchner who was a domestic servant in the household. Harrison's name in the census is given as William H.H. Raub which suggests that his full name may have been William Henry Harrison Raub (1880 United States Federal Census, Enumeration District 244, Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 103 A, 7 & 8 June 1880). He may have been named after William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe and President of the United States in 1841 (he died in office). Raub was born in 1826 and was probably named after William Henry Harrison for his exploits as an Indian fighter, definitely not for the presidency which was some 15 years in the future. Table 3 lists the residents of Sarah and Harrison's household in 1880.

Table 4: Household of Harrison and Sarah (Martin) Raub in 1880
1880 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District 244, Sweetland Township, Muscantine County, Iowa, page 103A

Name

Age

Relation to Head

Place of Birth

Wm H.H. Raub

54

Head

New Jersey

Sarah Raub

56

Wife

New Jersey

Arthur B. Raub

22

Son

Iowa

Oron H. Raub

17

Son

Iowa

Emma E. Barnard

31

Boarder

Ohio

Ella K. Titchner

17

Servant

Iowa

The 1879 biographical history of Muscatine County offers a very short biography concerning Harrison and Sarah Raub. It is given in its entirety below:

W. H. RAUB, farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 35; P. O. Melpine; born in Warren Co., N. J., May 1, 1826; removed to Muscatine Co. in 1855. Married Mrs. Sarah Keen, formerly Miss Sarah Martin, March 13, 1856; she was a native of Warren, N. J., born May 2, 1824; they have two sons--Arthur B. and Orrin H., and one deceased--John W. Mrs. Raub has one son and one daughter by her former husband--Mary E. and B. E., and two deceased--George and Sylvester. Mr. Raub owns 416 acres of a fine farm; he has made most of the improvements. He and wife are united with the M. E. Church; Mr. R. is a radical Republican (Anon 1879:608).

The biographical history makes no mention of their adopted daughter Annie McMurphy Raub. It does make clear that four of Sarah's children were still living in 1879: Mary and Baltis Keen, and Arthur and Orrin Raub. Mary does not appear to have married by 1879 as no husband's name is given.

Sarah Martin Raub Keen died sometime between 1880 and 1895. She appears on the 1880 Federal census, but not on the 1895 Iowa State census. She is probably buried in Melpine Cemetery as both her husbands were buried there, as well as two of her very young children—B. Silvester Keen and John Raub. Her name does not appear on either of the Melpine Cemetery transcripts that I consulted (Martin-Rott n.d.; Muscatine County GenWeb). Sarah's husband Harrison appears on the 1895 Iowa State Census as a resident of Sweetland Township. He was living with his son Arthur and Arthur's family (Table 5). Arthur Raub had married Mary L. Day on 19 December 1883, in Muscatine County. She was the daughter of Josiah Day and Phoebe J. Minton (Anon 1889:267; Iowa Marriages). By 1895 the couple had four living children: Clarence, Gertie, Bessie, and Herbert Raub. Harrison and Arthur were probably running the farm together (1895 Iowa State Census).

Table 5: Household of Arthur B. and Mary L. (Day) Raub in 1895
1895 Iowa State Census
Sweetland Township, Muscantine County, Iowa

Name

Age

Place of Birth

Arthur B. Raub

36

Muscatine County, Iowa

Mary Raub

34

Muscatine County, Iowa

Clarence Raub

10

Muscatine County, Iowa

Gertie Raub

8

Muscatine County, Iowa

Bessie Raub

6

Muscatine County, Iowa

Herbert Raub

3

Muscatine County, Iowa

William H. Raub

68

New Jersey

Harrison Raub died the the year after the 1895 census on 20 May 1896. He was buried in Melpine Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine County, Iowa.

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Census

1830 United States Federal Census
Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 438.

1840 United States Federal Census
Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey, page 378, 380.

1852 Iowa State Census

Index, page 42, available on line through Ancestry.com

1860 United States Federal Census
Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 528.

1870 United States Federal Census
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Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 304.

1880 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District 234, Lone Tree Village, Freemont Township, Johnson County, Iowa, page 264C.
Enumeration District 242, Fulton Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, page 76C
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Enumeration District 248, Ward 3, Muscatine City, Muscantine County, Iowa, page 201A.

1895 Iowa State Census
Available on line through Ancestry.com

1900 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District 31, Logan Township, Burt County, Nebraska, sheet 2B

1910 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District 80, Town of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Township, Santa Clara County, California, sheet 7A
Enumeration District 203, Flournoy Precinct, Thurston County, Nebraska, sheet 5B

1930 United States Federal Census
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Martin-Rott, Susie

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