27 July 2014

Census Sunday #17 - Winneshiek county, Iowa - 1940

I've been having some computer problems lately & as a result haven't been able to blog. Here's to getting back into it though.

This week's image is page 3B of the 1940 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
My great-great grandparents and the children that were living with them are on lines 48-51. John LOVEN is cited as a 77 year old farmer who was born in Norway. He owned his farm, which was valued at $5000.
His wife Mary (first name Bertha) is cited as a 75 year old woman who was born in Norway. Their son Melvin (first name Adolph) is cited as a 50 year old carpenter who did "private work" and had made $864 in wages or salary. Julius is cited as a 42 year old farmer working of his own accord. (I suspect that John & Julius were working together on the family farm.) The entire family was living in the same house in 1935.

The other families on the page are:

  • Lines 41-44: Ruth ODDEN (wife of the last person on page 3A) along with 2 sons (Custis and John Raymond) and a daughter Evelyn
  • Lines 45-47: Wilheim KESSEL along with his wife Inez and his daughter Margaret
  • Lines 52-57: Olaus BERGE along with his wife Sophie, 3 sons (Walter, Norman, and Otto), and a daughter (Stella)
  • Lines 58-60: Maria NELSON along with a son (Clarence) and a daughter (Nora)
  • Lines 61-64: Conrad VICK along with his wife Grace and 2 sons (Duane and Garg sp?)
  • Lines 65-67: Adolph HAGEN along with his wife Myrtle and a son (Dean)
  • Lines 68-75: Loren SMITH along with his wife Florence, 2 sons (Norman and Earl), and 4 daughters (Mary, Darlyne, Rita, and Kathryn)
  • Lines 76-79: Norman BRYNSAAS sp? along with his wife Mae, a daughter (Nancy), and his father Hans
  • Line 80: Lena HANSON (widowed woman)

15 June 2014

Cenus Sunday #16 - 1930 US Census

This week, the census image is from the 1930 US Census. It's page 2B from the census for Glenwood township, Winnehsiek county, Iowa. (full image)
My great-great grandparents & their family are on the lines 72-76. It cites John LOVEN as being a 67 year old married farmer who owns his own farm and was born in Norway. It cites him as coming to the US in 1870 (close) and as being a naturalized citizen at the time of the census. His wife Bertha is cited as being a 65 year old woman who was also born in Norway. She is cited as immigrating in 1872. At the time of the census, the couple had 3 sons living at home Adolph "Melvin" (40), Julius (35), and Roy (27). All 3 were single men at the time and all were born in Iowa. Melvin was a carpenter, Julius a farm laborer, and Roy was a laborer on county roads.

I'm also related to 1 other family on this census page. Lines 80-83 contains the family of my great-grandma's sister Hildegarde and their mother in the same household. Hildegarde (first name Alma from other information) is cited as being a 34 year old married woman who was born in Iowa. Her husband Perdy BLEGAN (first name starts with a G from what I've gathered elsewhere) is cited as being a 31 year old farmer who owns his own farm and was born in Texas to parents born in Iowa. Their daughter Eloise is cited as a 17 month old, who was born in Iowa. Anna HENDRICKSON (short for Andrine), Hildegarde's mother, is cited as a 64 year old widow who was born in Iowa to parents born in Norway.

The other families shown on the page are:

  • Lines 51-52: Oliver H and Albert J. Sons from the family at the end of the previous page (2A)
  • Lines 53-57: George ROGEN along with his wife Rubie A, a son (Jasper N), a daughter (Evalan?), and his father John
  • Lines 58-64: Albert ONSAGER along with his wife Ida, 2 daughters (Martha M and Ethel R), and 3 sons (Norman, Arnold I, and Oscar O)
  • Lines 65-68: Ole NELSON along with his wife Marie, a son (Clearance), and a daughter (Nora C)
  • Lines 69-71: Anderew A ANDERSON along with his wife Metta and a daughter Julia
  • Line 77: Melvin BLEGAN
  • Lines 78-79: Edward MOEN along with his wife Dina
  • Line 84: Martha N HAGEN, a widow
  • Lines 85-91: Gilbert N RAMSEY along with his wife Olga, 2 sons (Norman O and Raymond O), and 3 daughters (Gertrude A, Grace O, and Dorrie)
  • Lines 92-95: Julius INDVICK along with his mother Bertha, a servant (Florence STEEL), and a boarder (Milford HENDRICKSON*)
  • Lines 96-99: Rudolf RUEN along with his wife Marie N and 2 daughters (Mildred I and Leona O)
  • Line 100: Albert HAGEN (possibly more of his family on the next page (3A)
* Possibly the son of Andrine "Ann" HENDRICKSON and brother of Hildegarde BLEGAN (both above)