Peter L. Struble
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

The ancestor of the American branch of this family was Peter STRUBLE, a native of Strassburg, Germany, who came to this country with other Huguenots and soon afterward located in Sussex county, New Jersey, subsequently moving to Pennsylvania, where he was accidentally killed by being thrown from a colt. He was a remarkable man in many ways, spoke German, French and English, and lived to be one hundred and one years old. One of his sons was

  • Leonard STRUBLE,

who was probably born in New Jersey, making his home in Sussex county, where he carried on farming. He was an educated man and, like his father spoke German, French and English, and also taught school in this locality. He was the father of several sons, one of whom,

  • Peter L.,

was born in Newton township, Sussex county New Jersey, and was a cabinetmaker, but passed the last years of his life on a farm. His youngest son,

  • Oliver,

the father of our subject, has always followed agricultural pursuits and now resides on the old homestead in Newton township. He married Maria SHOTWELL, who was born in Augusta, Frankfort township, Sussex county, of English-Quaker parentage, and they became the parents of eight children.

Peter L. STRUBLE passed his early youth on his father's farm, receiving a limited education at Mount Retirement Seminary. In August, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company D, Twenty-seventh New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and served ten months, and upon his return he accepted a clerkship in Sussex county and served in this capacity for seven years. In 1875 he came to Morristown and here became associated with George Fletcher MERRELL in the undertaking business, this partnership continuing until the death of Mr. MERRELL, in December, 1896, since which time Mr. STRUBLE has been successfully conducting the enterprise on his own responsibility.

Mr. STRUBLE married Miss Nan E. STRADE, a daughter of Joseph H. STRADE, of Sussex county and a member of one of the old New Jersey families. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. STRUBLE are:

  • L. Grace and
  • Alberta L.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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