John Straub Sr.
John Straub Sr. Born October 1841 in Dayton, Ohio. Son of German immigrants, Jacob Straub and Barbary Kuntz.
Enlisted in Company B, 23rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, Civil War, in 1861 at Camp King, Covington, Ky. At the time of his enlistment, he and his family resided in Kenton County, Kentucky. Re-enlisted in same unit in 1863 and served for the entire war, 1861-1865.
Wounded at the Battle of Atlanta, Georgia in July 1864, had the tip of his right ear shot off during the battle.
Also served at battles in Tennessee - Nashville, Franklin, Chatanooga, Stones River, Missionary Ridge. In Georgia - Atlanta, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Rocky Face Ridge, Reseca, Lovejoy's Station, Brown's Ferry, Ringold, and Dalton. Served in many other smaller battles and skirmishes.
Discharged in 1865 and returned to Northern Kentucky and settled in Pendleton County near Gardnersville where he married Parthena Tomlin in 1866. They had 8 sons, John Jr., Pete, Eddie, Jasper, Adam, Albert, Ezra, and Seymore Straub.
After the war John Straub was a farmer and delivered the U.S. Mail by wagon in areas between Gardnersville and Crittenden, Kentucky.
He was a member of the Abraham Wileman GAR Post at Falmouth, Pendleton Co. Ky.
He died in January 1918 of a stroke and is buried at the Gardnersville Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky. His wife Parthena died in 1927.
The family tells of John telling many stories about the war as he got older and that his hands would shake. He told that the Battle of Atlanta was the worst battle he was in during the entire war. His regiment was frequently put up front during assaults.
- Album: All photos