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Joseph Strobel, section 22, Allen Township, was born in Prussia, Aug. 27, 1834, a son of Mathias and Orizula
Strobel. In 1853 he with his brother Antoine came to the United States and located in Scioto County, Ohio, where
in 1859 he bought a farm, prior to that working by the month. He remained in Ohio till 1865, when he came to La
Salle County, Ill., and rented a farm in Rutland Township a year, and in March, 1866, moved to Allen Township,
where he had bought eighty acres of land the December before. To this he has added till he now owns 160 acres of
valuable land. Mr. Strobel was married in 1859, in Jackson County, Ohio, to Elizabeth Gahm, a native of that county,
born Feb. 2, 1840, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Beck) Gahm. Her father died in 1868, aged sixty two years, and
her mother at the age of fifty two years. Mr. and Mrs. Strobel hare had ten children, eight of whom are living
- Mary K., born June 18, 1860; Frank X., Feb. 23, 1862; Pheobe A., Dec. 5, 1863; William E., May 23, 1868; Emma
F., April 14, 1870; Antoine H., Sept. 28, 1872; Oscar, Nov. 9, 1864, and Matilda E., Feb. 14, 1879. John M., born
March 9, 1866, died Sept. 28, 1867; Ida O., born Dec. 2, 1883, lived but six days. Mary K. was married Oct. 24,
1880, to Fred Detloff, and has one child - Joseph C., born Nov. 23, 1881. In politics Mr. Strobel is a Republican;
He was reared a Catholic, his wife being a member of the Lutheran church.
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