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Peter Strausbaugh

Peter Strausbaugh of Belsano, whose death has been noted in the The Democrat was born in Adams county in 1831, from which county he removed when he was very young and located in Jackson township, this county, a short distance north of the present site of Vintondale. There he farmed a number of years, but later removed to Kittanning, Armstrong county. While the Pennsylvania railroad was in course of construction through the western part of the state, he was employed on the work, making his home at Mineral Point. It was during this time that he met and married Miss Elizabeth Shearer. Later he took up his residence in Johnstown with his family and lived here about two years, following the trade of a cooper. At the beginning of the war, Mr. Strausbaugh enlisted as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Thirty-Fifth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, for a period of nine months, and at the expiration of his term of service re-enlisted as a private in Company D, Fourth regiment , Pennsylvania cavalry, for a period of three years. After he was discharged from the service at Lynchburg, Va., July 1, 1865, he returned to this locality and followed his trade for a time, later removing to a farm near Munday's in Jackson township, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he located in Belsano and where he made his home until the time of his death.

Mr. Strausbaugh is survived by his wife, who with four children, are residents of Belsano. They are William G., Charles L., Mary E., wife of Daniel Walters, and John L. One married daughter, Sarah E., the wife of John H. Miller, is a resident of South Fork. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother, the former being Mrs. Jane Halreigal of Catharine street, this city, Mrs. Rebecca Wiseman of Chesterton, Ind., Mrs. Maggie Rager of Nant-y-Glo and the brother Charles Strausbaugh also of Nant-y-Glo.

The funeral Tuesday morning was largely attended, the members of the Grand Army post and of the Mechanics attending in a body. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Raab of the Belsano United Brethern church. Interment was made in the Belsano cemetery.

(The Democrat, Johnstown, PA, December 25, 1897).

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