which is in part supported by the fact that Margaret's father and siblings moved to Armstrong [now Clarion] County.
Philip STROUP of Mifflin County is purported to be a grandson of the 1733 immigrant, Johann Pieter STRAUB I, through his son, Johann Philip STRAUB (wife Barbara), several of whose children married STEELYs (Margaret FRAMPTON's mother was also a STEELY).However, the DNA test results reveal that the descendant of Philip STRAUB of Clarion County, who turns out to be Haplogroup R1b1:
We seem to have a situation here akin to the surprise we had when the Peter STRAUB of Perry County (wife Rosanna KOSER), turned out to be kin of Dewaldt STRAUB of Carbon County, not Johann Pieter STRAUB I, because the question now becomes...Is the bad connection between Philip STRAUB of Clarion County and Philip STROUP of Mifflin County?Or is the bad connection between Philip STROUP of Mifflin County and Johann Pieter STRAUB I?
In the case of the Peter STRAUB of Perry County, the DNA test results at least gave us a good alternative connection to replace the bad one, but in the case of Philip STRAUB of Clarion County, he doesn't match anyone else so far tested.Obviously, our most pressing need here is to find a patrilineal descendant of Philip STROUP of Mifflin County to be tested.
I never dreamt, when starting the STRAUB/STROUP DNA project, that the surname would have so many unrelated lines.Out of 26 individuals so far tested (two of whom were brothers and two first cousins, so each pair should count as one lineage tested), we have 18 genetically distinct STRAUB/STROUP lineages.Eighteen separate lines out of 24 lines tested!
It is looking more and more like "straub" is, indeed, an attribute name (for "bushy hair" or "rebel" -- take your pick), adopted numerous times by numerous families.In point of fact, for genealogical purposes, this is a good thing because the genetic distinctions are making it dramatically easy to separate STRAUB/STROUP lineages, especially here in the United States where a STRAUB/STROUP can have no obvious origin (beyond being European).It makes it more disappointing, in terms of having a match, "out of the gate," but in the long term, this is a good situation.We just need patience... and more people to get tested!