I am trying to trace the ancestry of my 3rd-great grandmother, Judith STRAUB (also spelled as STRAWB and STROUP, who was born 4 Nov 1810. She married Joseph Mowder in 1833 in Pennsylvania. They later moved to Mason, Illinois, where Judith died on 9 Jan 1887.
The book "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas", published 1900, states that during her "early girlhood came with her parents to America, the family locating in Pennsylvania." They supposedly are from Württemberg, Germany.
I calculated her date of birth from the information shown on her death certificate. The certificate shows her date of death as 9 Jan 1887, and her age at death as 76 years, 2 mos, 5 days. This places her born on 4 Nov 1810. She shows as age 40, 50 and 60 in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records. However, on the 1880 census she is shown as age 68.
In the book ,"Church Record of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Mahony (sic) Township, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania; Church Record of the Christian Congregations in Hemlock Township, Pa" by Amandus S. Leiby, there is the following:
Christening: 09 Mar 1812, Hemlock, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Father: Joseph STRAUB; Mother: Barbara.
This date of birth would mesh with the 1880 census. However, it conflicts with the other census records mentioned as well as her age on her death certificate.
Any assistance to track down her parents and ancestors will be greatly appreciated!