24 May 2015

Census Sunday # 21 - 1920 US Census

This week's census page is from the 1920 Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota. It's on page 2A. (full image)

This page has 2 families I'm related to on it. The first is on lines 2-4 with my great-great grandma Lena OLDENBURG, Lena is cited as a 53 year old widowed woman who was born in Minnesota to parents from Germany. In the same household is her son-in-law John F. Heidingolder (sp?), a 23 years old man who was born in Minnesota to parents from Bavaria, and her daughter Alma. Alma is cited as a 23 year old female who was born in Minnesota. She's cited with her father being born in Minnesota and her mother in Germany. (There's an obvious error there I haven't researched yet.) All 3 were able to read, write, and speak English.

The 2nd family is my great-grandparents Fred and Mary Blume on lines 14-20. Fred is cited as a 48 year old thrasher who was born in Minnesota to parents born in Hanover. Mary is cited as a 35 year old woman who was born in Minnesota to parents who were also born in Minnesota. Also in their family are their children: Loren H, a 13 year old boy; Lester C, an 11 year old boy; Ervin H, a 10 year old boy; Florence E, a 7 year old girl; and Lucille A, an 11 month old girl. All the children but Lucille had attended school and are cited as being able to read and write.

The other families on the page are:

  • Line 1: Alvin BAUMAN is the grandson of the last head from the previous page.
  • Lines 5-13: Christian F. KOCK along with his wife (Christina), 4 sons (Christian P, Thkeophil E, Emanuel D, and Alvian J.), and 3 daughters (Beata J, Adle? H, and Ether)
  • Line 21: Henrietta GRAGERT
  • Lines 22-23:- Henry E FAY along with his wife Lenzena
  • Lines 24-28: Frank RIHL, along with his wife Margaret, 2 daughters (Leona and Angela), and a son (Christian F)
  • Lines 29-31: Fred VOIGHT along with his wife Johan and a son August F.
  • Lines 32-34: Mar??n KOWARSH along with his daughter Mary.
  • Lines 35-42: Marth HAUER along with his wife Maria, 4 sons (Mathew, Arthur, Ewald, and Herbbert), and a daughter (Irene).
  • Lines 43-49: Math BLAU along with his wife Augusta, 4 sons (Alvin, Victor, Frank, and George) and a daughter (Marie)
  • Line 50: Henry J TELTHOASTER (sp?)

10 May 2015

Census Sunday #20 - 1910 US Census

I know it's been awhile since I posted. With any luck, I'll keep up better. This post is from the 1910 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 9A (full image)

On this page are my ancestor Anna LOVEN, in the household of her son Ole on lines 34-37. Ole is cited as a 42 year old, farmer who was born in Norway. He (along with Anna) are cited as immigrating in 1868. He own his farm. Anna was cited as an 81 year old widow, mother of 6 (5 living) who was born in Norway. Also in the household are Ole's brother Nels, and his niece Bertina ERICKSON (cited as a housegirl.) Nels is cited as a a 35 year old laborer, who was born in Iowa. Bertina is cited as a 22 year old servant, who was born in Iowa.

The other family on this page are:

  • Line 1 - Dagny the daughter of the head from the previous page (8B)
  • Lines 2-5 - John J SKINE along with his wife (Martha), son (Joseph), and daughter (Olga B)
  • Line 6 - Harry IVAMNE (sp?)
  • Lines 7-13 - Ben SKIEM along with his wife (Olma), 4 daughters (Clara B, Minnie N, Louisa O, and Anna C), and 1 son (Joseph L)
  • Line 14 - Anne IVAM
  • Lines 15- 20 - Sigvad (sp?) WILLIAMS along with his wife (Maldda sp?), 3 sons (George W, Olaf, and Alfred), and 1 daughter (Myrtle)
  • Lines 21-26 - Helmer BLEGEN along with his wife (Hanna), 3 sons (George, Irevvoyn?, and Allen R), and a niece (Evie Lila)
  • Lines 27-31 - Ole SWENSIND along with his wife (Nathali), son (Alfred), 2 daughters (Thurie and Thora)
  • Lines 32-33 - John SKAIM, Sr along with his wife Bertha
  • Lines 38-41 - Ole FLOTLAND (sp?) along with his wife (Hilda) and 2 sons (Allen and Harold)
  • Lines 42-43 - Peter JACONBSON along with his wife Julia
  • Lines 44-48 - Martin KIRBEBY along with his wife (Helmer), 2 sons (Theodore and Henry) and daughter (Irina)
  • Lines 49-50 - Hilma (sp?) WILLIAMS along with his wife Lhrina (sp?)