Name: Joseph STRIEBICH
Given Name: Joseph
Change Date: 15 JUL 2017
Birth: 19 MAR 1848 in Merdingen, Baden, Germany
Departure 4 MAR 1868 Hamburg, Germany
Immigration: 21 MAR 1868 New York, NY
Note: He sailed aboard the SS Germania from Hamburg. He was described as a workman and 18 years old.
Census: JUN 1870 Birmingham, Allegheny Co., PA
Intention 24 APR 1880 Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
Census: JUN 1880 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
NATU: 18 DEC 1883 Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
ADDR: District Court, Western District of PA
Note: His witness was John Gulintz. Joseph's declaration of intention was filed April 24, 1880.
Directory 1892/3 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Census: JUN 1900 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Census: APR 1910 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Directory 1911 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Directory 1913 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Will: 7 NOV 1917
Note: He left his entire estate to his wife Mary Eva Loew Striebich. When she died, he directed the executor to sell all the real estate and divide the proceeds of the estate equally among his 7 children, though Aloysius only had access to income until he turned forty. Anna Callock and Louis Manocchia were the witnesses.
Census: JAN 1920 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
Death: of of stomach cancer 27 NOV 1922 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL
Note: He had been wintering the last 5 years in St. Petersburg.
Event: the Pittsburgh Sun
Obituary 28 NOV 1922
Event: the Pittsburgh Press
Obituary 28 NOV 1922
Event: the Pittsburgh Daily Post
Obituary 28 NOV 1922
Event: the Pittsburgh Gazette
Obituary 29 NOV 1922
Burial: 1 DEC 1922 Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
ADDR: Braddock Catholic Cemetery
Note: by Zorn and Glasser Funeral Home.
Probate: FROM 4 DEC 1922 TO 10 JAN 1924
Note: The inventory in his probate file detailed his personal estate as $25,000 with $3,000 of real estate in Braddock, Trafford City, North Versailles Township, PA and Brilliant, OH.
Joseph emigrated from Merdingen, Baden, Germany to avoid being drafted into the Prussian army. The STRIEBICH line can be traced back in Merdingen to the mid-1600s.
Joseph first lived in Birmingham (now the south side of Pittsburgh) and was recorded living in the home of Jacob Miller for the 1870 census. He settled in Braddock, PA where he was a carpenter/contractor and helped build St. Joseph Catholic church, which dates from 1877. Joseph also ran a wholesale liquor business in Braddock from 1890 to 1900. In the first year revenues were $27,000; by the third year annual sales had risen to $70,000. After the turn of the century, he had a retail liquor operation in Bellaire, OH run by his son Louis. Surviving Joseph Striebich-branded items include a bottle, a serving tray and a cork opener. He also sold whiskey using the Mill Stream brand but faced a trademark infringement challenge. Joseph (or his son of the same name) was listed as a member of the Bellaire Elks in a 1904-5 directory. Along with other Braddock businessmen, he was an investor in the Braddock Tool Company, a machine tool firm that employed over 100 employees at its peak before ceasing operations.
Newspapers reported travels Chicago (1894), Europe-Germany, Italy, France and Britain (1895); Wheeling, WV (1896; Atlantic City (1903); Put-In-Bay, OH (1904); Denver (1910)
Father: Mattheus STRÜBICH b: 6 APR 1811 in Merdingen, Baden, Germany
Mother: Maria SCHILL b: 23 MAR 1816 in Norsingen, Baden, Germany
Mary Eva LOEW b: 20 APR 1850 in Port Perry, Allegheny Co., PA
24 NOV 1870
in Birmingham, Allegheny Co., PA
- Note: Their witnesses were Ferdinand Traggesser, Otilia Fleckenstein, Ulric Dabbler, Caroline Hettrich.
- Anne Marie STRIEBICH b: 11 NOV 1871 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Joseph Albert STRIEBICH b: 17 MAR 1874 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Rose M STRIEBICH b: 12 OCT 1876 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Edward Clarence STRIEBICH b: 13 JUL 1879 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Louis W. L. STRIEBICH b: 2 FEB 1882 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Anthony STRIEBICH b: 28 SEP 1884 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Aloysius George STRIEBICH b: 19 JUN 1887 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA
- Carl Francis STRIEBICH b: 12 DEC 1889 in Braddock, Allegheny Co., PA