07 June 2015

Census Sunday # 23 - 1940 US Census

This weeks page is from the 1940 US Census for Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota on page 7B. (full image) This image has many parts where the writing has faded and is hard to read.

I'm related to the household on lines 46-49, Fred and Mary BLUME. Fred is cited as a 69 year old operator of a saw mill. Mary is cited as a 56 year old woman who doesn't work outside the home. Loren is the oldest child at home and is cited as a 34 year old single man who works as a mechanic in the "wall digging industry." He's also marked as the person who gave he information to the enumerator. The only other child still at home is the youngest child, Lois (my grandma). She was cited as a 14 year old girl who had attended school in the previous month. Lois is also the only one of the 4 cited as having completed any high school, with 1 year of high school completed.

The other families on this page are:

  • Line 41: Amelia GASEMUCH (sp?) a lodger of the family at the end of page 1A
  • Lines 42-43: Harold H HOELZ and his wife Cora A
  • Lines 44-45: Evelyn M HOELZ and her mother Wilhelmina HOELY
  • Line 50: Fredrich HESCH
  • Line 51: Mary M WALGREEN (sp?)
  • Lines 52-54: George H HOELZ along with his wife Alice M and a son (George Jr
  • Lines 55-61:Harold J MADDEN along with his wife Marie M, 4 sons (Robert H, Raymond J, Harold? J, and Thomas H), and a daughter Shirley A
  • Line 62: August VOIGT
  • Lines 63-64: Matthew HAAUGEN and his wife Mary A
  • Lines 65-70: Henry P MUDLEN (sp?) along with his wife Sophia A, a niece (Adela S), a son (Leland E), and 2 lodgers (Helen M BOAGD sp? and Magoth A JOHNSON)
  • Lines 71-72: William A HOEPP and his wife Louisa
  • Lines 73-74: Thomas NEWELL and his wife Bridgett
  • Lines 75-78: Fred J HEILAND along with his wife Jean J, a son (John F), and a daughter (Elaine H)
  • Lines 79-80: Charles D TOWNSEND and his wife Pearl C

31 May 2015

Census Sunday # 22 - 1930 US Census

This week's census page is from the 1930 US Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota. (full image)

This page includes my great-grandparents Fred and Mary BLUME along with their children, the youngest of which is my grandmother*. Fred is cited as a 58 year old sawyer at a lumber mill. He was born in Minnesota to parents who were born in Germany. Mary is cited as a 45 year old woman, who was born in Minnesota. The oldest child on the page is Loren, who is cited as a 24 year old sawyer at a lumber mill. Lester is cited as a 22 year old laborer at a lumber mill. Ervin is cited as a 20 year old cream tester at a creamery. Florence is cited as a 16 year old girl who has attended school. Lucille (misspelled on the record) is cited as an 11 year old girl who has attended school. The youngest, Lois, is cited as a 4 year old girl. Every child was born in Minnesota, and Lois is the only person in the family who is cited as being unable to read and write.

The other families on the page are:

  • Lines 9-11: Robert J HAIG along with his wife Irene and a daughter (Mary Jean).
  • Lines 12-18: Barney KIRCHOFF along with his wife Katie and 5 sons (Barney Jr, Gerold, Ben, Robert, and Paul)
  • Lines 19-20: Fillmore JOHNSON and his wife Thelma
  • Lines 21-24: Morris M GAFFNEY along with his wife Iva, a daughter (Shirly Ann), and a son (Kevin)
  • Lines 25-26: Paul J HAUPT and his wife Elsa
  • Lines 27-29: James LENNON along with his wife Mary and a son (James Jr)
  • Lines 30-32: Dennis O'DAY along with his wife Elizabath and a son Edmund
  • Lines 33-34: William F WELDON and his wife Catherine
  • Line 35: Bertha ISCHE a servant for family 63 (on line 42 of page 3A)
  • Line 36: Anna STONE, the mother of the head of family 19 on line 67 of page 1B
  • Line 37: Herman NETZ, the son of the head of the family on line 89 of sheet 4
  • Lines 38-43: John SOLLER along with his wife Myrtle, 2 daughters (Gladys and Clara), and 2 sons (Roger and Garold)
  • Lines 44-48: Henry SCHULDR (sp?) along with his wife Catherine, 2 sons (Roy and Edwin), and a boarder (Gust WIECKMANN)
  • Lines 49-50: are parts of family 35 on sheet 2 it appears. They are Dolores HAUGLAND (niece) and Loren KILLIAN (boarder)


* My grandma is still alive at the time this is posted. There won't be a post for her until after her death. I'll add a link at that point in time.