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Henry Clay Laub

Henry Clay Laub

Male 1824 - 1910  (86 years)

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  • Name Henry Clay Laub  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 18 Apr 1824  Little York, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Christened 6 Dec 1826  St. James Ev. Lutheran Ch, Gettysburg, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Business - Merchant
    Government - Sheriff; County Superintendent; State Legislator 
    Died 22 Nov 1910  Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Buried 25 Nov 1910  Oakland Cem, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I3326  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2012 

    Family 1 Lydia Bear / Baer,   b. 7 Feb 1824, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1896, Onawa, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1848  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Alice M. Laub,   b. 25 Aug 1849, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1926, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth ("Mettie") Laub,   b. 9 Apr 1851, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1900, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. William H. Laub,   b. 24 Jun 1855, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1935, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Julia Katherine Laub,   b. 25 Jan 1857, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1950, Seattle, King Cnty, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Eli (Ely) Clinton Laub,   b. 30 Nov 1859, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1924, Aberdeen, Brown Cnty, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Anna Louisa Laub,   b. 31 Mar 1862, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1950, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Lydia Belle Laub,   b. 28 Oct 1864, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1885, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     8. Lillie M. Laub,   b. 2 Nov 1866, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1945, Winnetka, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Eleanor Snouffer,   b. 30 Apr 1866, Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1949, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1898  Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Henry Clay Laub, Jr,   b. 31 Oct 1899, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1971, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F1205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to his daughter Mary's obituary, in The Denison [IA] Bulletin (12 Jul 1900), Henry traveled from Maryland to Iowa in November, 1851. His wife and daughter Alice came to Muscatine, IA in June, 1852. In Dec. 1853 they moved to Crawford Cnty, IA.

      Notes by Sheila Simpson state that "During the Civil War he was a 1st Lt and Quartermaster for the Northern Border Brigade, formed to protect Iowan settlers from the Indian threat when regular U.S. Army troops were sent to fight the Confederates." www.FindAGrave.com, Memorial 20281686 (accessed Feb 2008).

      The 1880 census gives Henry's age as 56 and lists his occupation as a merchant; he was living with his wife Lydia, 56, who was "keeping house;" son William, 25, a farmer; Kathleen, 21, "at home"; and Eli, 19, and Anna, 17, "at school"; no occupation was given for "Bell" [sic], 15, or Lillie,12. 1880 U.S. Census, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 335, stamped p. 98).

      According to BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF CRAWFORD, IDA & SAC COUNTIES, IOWA, pp. 245-246 (Chicago, Lewis Pub. Co.: 1893):
      "Mr. Laub was born in Little York, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1824, son of William and Catharine (Snyder) Laub, natives of that State, his father of German extraction and his mother of German and Irish. He was reared at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and in his youth learned the trade of shoemaker, at which he worked three years. After that, he taught in the district schools four years, in [both] Pennsylvania and Iowa. It was in the fall of 1852 [sic; 1851] that he came West. In Muscatine, this State, he lived two years; thence to Cedar Rapids, where he was engaged in the mercantile business; and in 1855, ... he came to Crawford County.
      "He was married in Frederick county, Maryland, February 7 [sic], 1848, to Miss Lydia Baer, daughter of Jacob and Matilda Baer. She was born in Montgomery [sic; Carroll] county, Maryland, February 7, 1824. They have eight children: Alice M. ...; Mettie M. ...; William...; Catharine [Kathleen]...; Anna L....; Ely C. ...; Lydia B. ...; and Lillie....
      "That Mr. Laub is a man of business ability is shown by the progress he has made since coming to Iowa. Politically, he is a Republican, and in various official capacities he has served his county. He served as County Sheriff one term, County Surveyor, County Superintendent twelve years, County Commissioner three or four years, and has also filled all the minor offices. In 1880 he was chosen as a Representative to the State Legislature, and served two years. He is a member of the A.F.& A.M., the I.O.O.F., and the I.O.G.T., and for the past thirty years has been connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is one of the most active members and liberal supporters of the church at Denison...."

      See also, http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabiog/crawford/cis1893/cis1893-l.htm (accessed Nov 2004).

      The 1900 census lists Henry C Laub, 76, born in Maryland, Apr 1824, living with his second wife of 3 years, Mary [Snouffer], 34, born in Missouri in Apr 1866, their son Henry, 7 months, born in Iowa in Oct 1899, and a servant. Henry's occupation is "landlord." Living next door to them was his son William H, 44, born in June 1855 in Iowa, a "Livery Stable Keeper," his wife of 16 years, Edna, 37, born in Vermont in Sept 1862, and their Iowa-born children, "Wm A," 14 (Nov 1885), Hazel E, 11 (Sep 1888), and Harold, 2 (Apr 1898). 1900 U.S. Census, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 426, stamped p. 153).

      The Denison [IA] Bulletin (28 Jan 1904), reported:
      "H.C. Laub Badly Hurt
      "The many Denison friends of Hon. H. C. Laub were grieved to learn last week that he had been badly hurt while on a trip down into Missouri...
      "It seems that Mr. Laub ..., when at Strand, a little station north of St. Joseph, Mo., the train stopped for supper. Mr. Laub writes ... than when the train stopped he was the last one to leave the chair car, and where he got off the grounds were as black as darkness could make them. He started to follow the crowd toward the eating station and had gone but two or three rods [49.5 ft] when he plunged off a high platform and landed in a hole in the ground below. The fall shattered his left palm and fractured his right hip, paralyzing his body from the right hip down.
      "*** It is expected that from the serious nature of his injuries that it will be at least six weeks before Mr. Laub can recover enough to return home. His great age makes the accident more serious than it otherwise would seem, and alarms his friends greatly."

      The 1910 census (dated 15 Apr 1910) lists "H.C." Laub, 85, living with his second wife Mary, 44, and their son "Henry Clay," 10. Living in the household are his niece [sic; sister-in-law] Lucy Snouffer, 46, and nephew [sic; brother-in-law] "J.A." Snouffer, 51, both born in Missouri. 1910 U.S. Census, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 399, stamped p. 40)[Lucy's last named is indexed as "Suniffie"!!].

      Henry's Obituary in The Denison [IA] Review, 30 Nov 1910, states:
      "On Friday afternoon [25 Nov] the body of Henry C. Laub was conveyed from his late residence to the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, where the funeral services were held at two o'clock....
      "The day was an ideal one and there was a large attendance on the part of friends and neighbors of the deceased, there being quite a good many of the early pioneers in the audience. The business houses of the city, out of respect to the memory of Mr. Laub, closed during the time of the services. ***
      "After the services at the church, the body was taken to Oakland cemetery for burial. ***
    • (Research):
      There is a problem with the date for Henry's second marriage. His first wife, Lydia Bear/Baer, died 29 Aug 1896. However, the records seem to show that his second marriage to Mary Eleanor Snouffer occurred in Jan 1896. Further research is necessary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S257] Denison IA Review - Oct 87, Anonymous, "Obituary" : 3 Oct 1987, (The Denison Review, Crawford Cnty, IA), 21 Jun 1949.

    2. [S257] Denison IA Review - Oct 87, Anonymous, "Obituary" : 3 Oct 1987, (The Denison Review, Crawford Cnty, IA), 30 Nov 1910.

    3. [S255] Crawford IA History, BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF CRAWFORD, IDA & SAC COUNTIES, IOWA, (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co.: 1893), pp. 245-246.

    4. [S215] Ancestry Tree - Laub| , Sheila Simpson, Laub and Associated Families of Pennsylvania and Iowa , (Ancestry.com, Ancestry Private Member Tree, Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=ms_r_f-2_s&gsfn=henry+c&gsfn_x=XO&gsln=laub&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1824&msbdy_x=1&cpxt=1&catBucket=t&uidh=b61&cp=12 [This is a "private tree;" so one needs to contact Ms. Simpson via this link to seek permission to view the tree.]).

    5. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com), (Email, 3 Sep 2004).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    7. [S256] Sheila Simpson, Sheila Simpson, "Comments to Obituary for Mary Eleanor Snouffer Laub", (Posting to Snouffer Family Genealogy Forum (15 Aug 2004) : http://genforum.genealogy.com/snouffer/messages/36.html [Jan 2008]).

    8. [S257] Denison IA Review - Oct 87, Anonymous, "Obituary" : 3 Oct 1987, (The Denison Review, Crawford Cnty, IA), (2 Sep 1896).

    9. [S255] Crawford IA History, BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF CRAWFORD, IDA & SAC COUNTIES, IOWA, (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co.: 1893), p. 246.