STRAKA, Charles 1
Charles married Hannah Ethel MACPHERSON, daughter of Dr. Mason C. MACPHERSON and Mary L. SHOEMAKER, in 1896 in Ogle County, Illinois. (Hannah Ethel MACPHERSON was born in Jul 1878 in Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois.)
1 1900 US Census (District 13, Elkhorn Grove, Carroll County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Charles Straka (age 24, b. IA), wife Ethel [MacPherson] (age 21, b. IL) and son Mason (age 6 mos, b. IL), living in Elkhorn Grove, Illinois. Also in the household is Ethel's sister, Laura MacPherson (age 18, b. IL). Charles is listed as a "station agent," and indicates that both his parents were born in Germany. Living next door is Ethel's aunt, Laura Violet [Shoemaker] Buswell, and living two houses away is Ethel's brother, Walter MacPherson and his family.