Biography of John J. Strauss


Strauss, John J., Hamburg, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., September 1, 1840, and was educated in the public and private schools of that city. September 8, 1868, he married Theresa J. Buetler of Buffalo, and they had five children: Kate R., Matthew J., Rose L., Edward J. and Antoinette J. Mr. Strauss's father, Matthew, was born in Lucenberg, Germany, in 1803. He married Anna Krier of his native country, and they had seven children: Matthew A., John J. (as above), Peter, Mary, Nicholas J., Joseph and Jennie. They came to America about 1840 and located in Buffalo, N. Y., where he died in 1861 and his wife in 1888. Mrs. Strauss's father, Matthew Buetler, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1822. He came to America when a young man and married Anna M. Hiemens of Buffalo. They had eleven children: Theresa J. (as above), Nicholas J., Barbara, Kate B., Anna M., Margaret L., John J., Susan, Rose S., Emma L. and Elizabeth. He died in 1873 and his widow in 1882.

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