* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 1: Finding Elizabeth's Will (25 April 2016).
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 2: Transcription of Elizabeth Auble's Will (28 April 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 3: Identifying Elizabeth Auble's Heirs (29 April 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 4: The William Auble Challenges (3 May 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 5: The Sophia Auble Challenges Part 1 (5 May 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 6: Solving the William Auble Challenge (6 May 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 7: Sophia Auble's Descendants (10 May 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 8: Nathan Auble's Descendants (17 May 2016)
* Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 9: Was Sarah Auble Elizabeth's Sister? (24 May 2016)
In this series of posts, I am discussing the challenges that I found identifying the heirs of Elizabeth Auble who were named in her 1893 will.
1) In the will, these persons were listed among those who received a bequest of money:
* Cora Struble -- relationship to Elizabeth not stated, wife of Edward Struble of Newton. She was bequeathed $300. I had no knowledge of Cora or Edward Struble before reading Elizabeth's will.
* David Struble -- relationship to Elizabeth not stated, but probably related to Edward and Cora Struble. He was bequeathed $300. I had no knowledge of David Struble before reading Elizabeth's will.
2) The logical starting place is a census search for the Struble family in the 1900 United States census. Since Elizabeth wrote her will in 1893 and 1896, the persons named were probably alive in 1900. Sure enough, the Edward Struble family resided in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey:
The household includes:
* Edward Struble - head, male, white, born Sep 1859, age 40, married, for 15 years, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, works in a shoe factory (Laster)
* Cora J. Struble - wife, female, white, born May 1864, age 36, married, for 15 years, 4 children born, 4 living, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, no occupation.
* George A. Struble - son, male, white, born Feby 1887, age 13, single, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, at school.
* Raymond Struble - son, male, white, born May 1889, age 11, single, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, at school
* David A. Struble - son, male, white, born Sep 1893, age 6, single, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, , at school.
* Minnie F. Wilson - boarder, female, white, born Jany 1873, age 27, single, born New Jersey, father born New Jersey, mother born New Jersey, , no occupation.
The source citation for this record is:
1900 United States Federal Census, Sussex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Newton, ED 171, page 4A, dwelling #78, family #80, Edward Struble household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original record on National Archives Microfilm Publication T623, Roll 995.
There are other census records after 1900 for Cora and the children, but not for Edward.
There are Ancestry Member Trees with this family in them; they list Edward's parents as Richard Struble (1820-1890) and Elizabeth Beemer (1820-1915).
3) Find A Grave records for both Edward and Cora Struble were found in Newton Cemetery in Newton, New Jersey:
Edward was born 22 September 1859, and died 14 June 1907 in Newton, N.J.
Cora's Find A Grave memorial:
The memorial gives her name as Cora J. Wilson Struble, born 22 May 1865 and died 28 March 1938. No parents are provided.
So Cora may be a Wilson - remember that Minnie F. Wilson was enumerated in the 1900 U.S. Census with this family. Was shr a sister?
I found no parents names for Cora Wilson in the Ancestry Member Trees, nor in a search in all of Ancestry's records.
I looked in the "New Jersey Death and Burials Index, 1771-1971)" on Ancestry.com for a record of the death of Cora (Wilson) Struble, in hopes that it would provide her parents' names, but I found no matches using her names, birth year and death year.
4) I also found a birth record for David Struble in Ancestry's "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931" database:
This record gives David's birth date and place, and his parents names as Edward R. Struble and Cora Wilson. Another record for David Struble is his World War I Draft Registration record:
This record provides his full name (David Auble Struble), birth date (1 September 1893) and birth place (Newton, N.J.). That matches the birth record above. The same information is in his World War II Draft Registration record.
David Struble appears in the 1910 through 1940 U.S. Census records and the Social Security Death Index, dying in 1985. According to available records, he was the father of three sons, including another David Auble Struble (1924-1981).
5) I added all of these Struble persons to my RootsMagic database, and then synced them to existing persons in the FamilySearch Family Tree. Several of the Struble children were not in the Family Tree, so I added them. The Family Tree had no parents for Cora Wilson. Neither did Geni.com or MyHeritage trees.
6) That's as far as I've gotten with this family. The middle name of David Auble Struble leads me to believe that the Strubles may be related to the Aubles. The parents of Edward Struble are known and are contemporaries of Elizabeth Auble and her siblings residing in Sussex County, New Jersey, so it's probably not the Struble family. Cora's birth is too late to be a child of Sophia Auble or Sarah Auble. It is possible that Cora Wilson is a child of a sibling of Elizabeth Auble. There may still be another unknown female sibling of Elizabeth, Sophia, Sarah, David, Williams, Nathan, Hampton and Robert Auble.
It may be that Elizabeth Auble's will named Cora Struble because she was a friend or neighbor of Elizabeth Auble, or of her parents, or one of her sisters or brothers.
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