Johann Michael Stroh was born 30 December 1742 in Sprendlingen, Offenbach, Hessen, son of Johann Philipp Stroh (b. 23 October 1712) and Katharina Schicketantz (b. 3 June 1711). He arrived as a single man in Frank in 1767. He married Elisabeth Gruning.
The Stroh family (and the other families from Sprendlingen Dreieich) can be traced back several generations in Sprendlingen using the available parish records and the published Familienbuch.
Stroh families moved from Frank to Brunnental in 1863 and 1871.
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