December 2, 1842, Butler Township, Indiana.

September 2, 1899, Chicago, Illinois.

Swan Cemetery, Laotto, Indiana.

Straub was a music teacher, composer and publisher. Maria Straub was his sister. His works include:

  1. Christmas Is the Dearest Day
  2. Morning Light
  3. Come and Join Us Today
  4. Glorify the God Who Gave
  5. Have You Not Heard the Beautiful Story?
  6. How Pleasant Here to Dwell in Peace
  7. Join the Army of the Lord Today
  8. Remember the Dear Ones at Home
  9. Tiny Raindrops, Thick and Fast
  10. We Welcome You Here
  11. We’re Sailing to a Better Land
  12. When from His Father’s House So Far
  13. When the Day of Life Is Brightest
  14. When We Leave Our Home Below
  15. Why Do the Lovely Flowers Bloom?
  1. Alameda
  2. Be Glad to Serve
  3. El Niño
  4. Faith and Works
  5. Križevac
  6. Let the Light Shine In
  7. Other Side, The
  8. Providence
  9. Songs of Joy and Peace
  10. Sowing and Reaping
  11. Welcome Here