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)

08 June 2014

Census Sunday #15 - 1920 US Census

This week, the image I'm posting is page 3A of the 1920 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
This page includes my great-great grandparents and their family on lines 33-40. John LOVEN is cited as a 38 year old married farmer, who was born in Norway. He was able to read and write, immigrated in 1868, and was naturalized in 1880. His wife Berte "Mary" was a 55 year old woman, who was also born in Norway. She was also able to read and write, immigrated in 1871, and was naturalized in 1886 (possibly mis-cited as she and John were married in 1887.) John and Mary had 6 children living at home at the time the census was taken. All of them were born in Iowa and none of them had attended school since 1 Sep 1919. The children at home were: (Adolph) Melvin, aged 31; Carl, aged 26; Julius, aged 28; Anga, aged 22; (Hannah) Violet, aged 20; and Roy, aged 16.

The other families on the page are:

  • Line 1: Hayward EVENRUD the 4 year old son of the last family on the previous page (2B)
  • Lines 2-7: George H RUEN along with his wife Dorthea, a daughter (Ida), 2 sons (Oliver and Albert), and his father-in-law (Olaus SCHJOLL)
  • Lines 8-10: Theodore RUEN along with 2 of his sisters (Gustava and Mina)
  • Lines 11-12: Herbert O SCHOLL and his wife Josephine
  • Lines 13-14: John R HAGEN along with his wife Mathilde
  • Lines 15-19: Rudolph RUEN along with his wife Marie, a son (Howard), and 2 sons (Mildred and Leona)
  • Lines 20-26: Emil LIVESIND along with his wife Minnie and 5 sons (Olaf, Milford, Clarence, William, and Earnest)
  • Lines 27-30: John ROGEN along with 2 sons (Albert and George) and a daughter-in-law (Hilga)
  • Lines 31-32: Melvin Blegen along with his mother Anna
  • Lines 41-46: Erich LOREIDA along with his wife Petrine, 2 sons (Lewis and Rudolph), and 2 daughters (Amelia and Olga)
  • Lines 47-48: Theodore ANDERSON along with his brother Albert
  • Lines 49-50: John HILL along with his wife Helvina