Dennis Strulb was born in Monroe, Sussex Co., N. J., in 1864, a son of Peter and Susan (Bush) Strulb, and removed with his parents to Sayre, Penn., where he attended the public schools a number of years. In 1884 he came to Buffalo, and after four years, during which time he was engaged in various occupations, he shipped on the steamer Jewett as oiler, the following season serving in the same position on the Owego. In 1890 he was appointed first assistant engineer on the George H. Hadley; in the spring of 1891 he came out in the new steamer Pueblo as first assistant, and the following year went on the William H. Gratwick, closing the season on the John Duncan. In the spring of 1893 he shipped on the St. Louis, in 1894 on the Delaware, finishing the season on the Omaha, in 1895 again shipped on the St. Louis as first assistant, and also engaged on her during part of 1896, finishing the latter season on the Samuel Marshall as first assistant.
Mr. Strulb is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association at Buffalo, and of the Fraternity of Odd Fellows. He makes his home in Buffalo, where he was married in 1893 to Maggie Barry, of that city, and they have two children, named William and Mamie.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.