24 February 2014

Census Sunday #5

I almost forgot this week. Also, I'm not likely to make a post next Sunday as I'll be out of town visiting a friend.

This week's census image is from the 1930 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 6B. (full image)

On this image, my relatives are on lines 63-65. It has my great grandparents Henry & Clarissa LOVEN & their family at the time. This census shows Henry as being a 39 year old county supervisor. It shows Henry as having married at the age of 26 & being born in Iowa to parents that were born in Norway. He is also on the farm schedule. His wife Clarissa (misspelled as Clarisse) is shown as being a 36 year old woman, who married at 23 & was born in Iowa to parents who were also born in Iowa. Their oldest child Lloyd is shown as being 11, born in Iowa, & having attended school. Orval (mispelled as Orvall) is shown as being 9, born in Iowa, & having attended school.

The other families in the image:

  • Lines 51-55: a contination of a family from the previous page. It has 2 sons Harrie & Lester, 2 daughters Grace & Inez, & the head's mother Marie
  • Lines 56-59: Helmer HOTVEDT along with his brother Adolph, his sister Katehrine, & his mother Anna
  • Lines 60-62: Ole Morken along with his wife Hurtrud & a daugther Selma
  • Lines 67-70: Otto DAHLEN along with his wife Emelia, a son Ooe (sp?), & a daughter Marion
  • Lines 71-77: Alex DAHLEN along with his wife Henrietta, 2 daughters Phyllis & Lila, his son Arnold, his father Andrew, & his mother Ingeline
  • Lines 78-87: Frank DREW along with his wife May; 6 sons Francis, Cyril, Harold, Lawrence, & Paul; & 2 daughters Lewine & Pearl
  • Lines 88-92: Fred SMORSTAD along with his wife Betsey, a son Orval, a daughter Bernic, & a brother Joseph
  • Lines 93-94: Arthur BRYNESER (sp?) along with his wife Alma
  • Lines 95-99: Morrie SAMPSON along with his wife Anna & 3 sons Weston, Gavin, & Lester
  • Line 100: Alvin HUSELY (sp?)

17 February 2014

Census Sunday #4

I'm sorry for posting this late. I'll try to do a better job remembering next week.

This census image is from the 1940 US census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 7A. It's the 2nd half from my family last week. (full image)

This page shows my grandpa Orval & his sister Vivian. (Orval was misspelled on the census.) Orval is shown as being 19, having graduated from high school, & having been working as a farm laborer. Vivian is shown as being 7 & having attended school, although it appears like she was in her first year of school at the time.

The other families on this census page:
  • Lines 3-4: Arthur GROTH & his wife LaVerle
  • Lines 5-9: Rognwald (sp?) JACOBSEN, his wife Johanna, & 3 sons (Carsten, Kenneth, & Robert)
  • Lines 10-13: Ole RAMSEY, his brother Carl, his sister Edna KNUTSON, & his niece Lorraine KNUTSON
  • Lines 14-16: Eiwan HAMMERSNESS (sp?), his wife Isabel, & his step-son Eric STEVIE
  • Lines 17-19: Hildor OLSON, his wife Anna, & his son Curtis
  • Lines 20-23: Ole N SAND, his wife Beret Louise, & 2 sons (Arthur & Vernon)
  • Lines 24-26: Albert KERN, his wife Margie, & his daughter Charmaine
  • Lines 27-31: Oliver TESLOW, his wife Ida, 2 daughters (Donna Lou & Romana), & a son Wendell
  • Lines 32-35: Ben SKIEM, his wife Olive, & 2 sons (Oscar & Melvin)
  • Lines 36-40: Joe RYAN, his wife Locetta, 2 daughters (Mary Jane & Shirley Ann), & a son James 

09 February 2014

Cenus Sunday #3

This census image is from the 1940 US census for Glenwood township, Winnesheik county, Iowa page 6B. (Full image)
This census image shows the first part of the family of my great-grandparents Henry & Clarissa LOVEN (even though all 3 children were born by then) on lines 78-80. My grandpa (Orval) & the youngest (Vivian) are at the top of the next page, which I'll try to remember to make my post for next week.

The information shown on this page says that Henry was 49 at the time, completed all 4 years of high school, was born in Iowa, did work (& not for in a government emergency job) the last week of March, & that he operated a filling station. He was also on the farm schedule. The family is also shown as living in the same house in 1940 as they were in 1935. This page also shows that Clarissa (Clarisse) was 46, didn't go pass 8th grade, was born in Iowa, & was working in her own home. Lloyd is shown as being 21 (he didn't marry until 1956), single, finished 3 years of high school, & was working as a farm laborer (I'd assume on his parent's farm.)

The other families on this census page are:

  • Lines 41-45: Juel MOE & his wife Edna, a son Ernest, & 2 daughters Marcella & Eileen (Edna also happens to be my 1st cousin 3X removed)
  • Lines 46-49: Joseph CARLSBORG & his wife Lillian, a daughter Arlene, & a son Lester
  • Lines 50-51: John KALLESTAD & his mother Bertha
  • Lines 52-54: Herschel LENON & his wife Amanda along with a son Alden
  • Lines 55-56: Ida BERGE & her son Joseph
  • Lines 57-62: Joseph TANGEN & his wife Cora, a son Junir Carroll, 2 daughters Iola & Iona, & his mother Pauline
  • Lines 63-64: Lars A LEE & his wife Julia
  • Lines 65-68: Peter ROCKSVOLD & his wife Ida, a son Derwin, & a daughter Iona
  • Lines 69-70: Fletcher WHALLEN, Jr. & his wife Harriet
  • Lines 71-73: Andrew JOHNSON, a co-operator named Helmer BLEGAN & Helmer's wife Hannah
  • Lines 74-77: Otto DAHLEN & his wife Melia, a son Obie, & a daughter Marian

02 February 2014

Anders & Karine (NELSON) EVENRUD

Anders THORSTENSEN EVENRUD (see more on the naming pattern here) was born in July 1829 in Norway.

Karine NELSON was born Oct 1832 in Norway.

I currently have no information on the marriage of Anders & Karine, however, I suspect that it took place in Iowa as the 2 may not have been born in the same area of Norway. I do, however, know from the 1900 US Census that Karine was the mother of 12 children (4 I have no information on outside of this though). For the children where I do have information they had Thorvald (son) on 20 Sep 1859 (source), Pernille (daughter?) on 31 Aug 1863 (source) who died by 1870, Andrine (daughter) 9 Aug 1865, Nils (son) 3 Mar 1867 (source), Theoline (daughter) on 11 Nov 1868 (source), Caroline (daughter) in May 1870, Christine (daughter) about 1872, & Maria (daughter) about 1874.

I have no information on the deaths of either Ander or Karine at this time.

I do have the family on the following censuses:

  • 1860 US Census, page 181, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1870 US Census, page 16, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1880 US Census, page 12, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1885 Iowa Census, pages 17 and 18, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty
  • 1900 US Census, page 10A, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA

Census Sunday #2 - 1860 Glenwood twp, Winneshiek cty, IA, pg 181


This post is a little bit earlier in the day then I'll normally post, I have a few plans that'll take up most of the day though, so I'm making sure I don't forget.

This census image is from the 1860 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa on page 181. (full image)
Winneshiek county townships (source)
As you can see in the above map, Glenwood township is directly east of Decorah & Decorah township.

This is the first census I'm posting with a direct ancestor on it. Starting on line 30 is the family (at the time) of my gggg grandparents Anders Thorstensen & Karine EVENRUD. At this point, it looks like the family was still using Anders's patronimocial name from Norway. Anders (Andrew aged 32) is shown with his wife Karine (Caroline aged 26) & the oldest of their children (to the best of my knowledge) Thorvald (Torwell aged 0). Anders was a farmer, whose real estate property (I'm assuming he owned his farm from this) was worth $640 & whose personal estate was worth $100. Using an inflation calculator from davemanuel.com, in 2013 dollars that's about $17,000 real estate & about $2,000 for his personal estate.

The other family on this census page:
  • Line 1 - Asa FULLER aged 0 with the rest of his family on the previous page.
  • Lines 2-5 - Archibald CARY a farmer living Julia (likely his wife), Deborah (likely his daughter), & son George (likely his son).
  • Lines 6-11 - Sarah E SMITH, was living with a farmer & sawyer named Henry (likely her son) along with William (same jobs), Robert, & John (all likely sons) & Mary E (likely daughter).
  • Lines 12-20 - James CRANDELL, a farmer was living with Almeda (likey wife); 3 likely sons named Dwight, Lorenzo, & Lucius ; a likely daughter named Maretha R; William WALLIS(a sawyer), Jane WALLIS (likely William's wife); & Charles S WATSON (possible father-in-law).
  • Lines 21-24 - Caliver (sp?) SKINNER, a farmer living with Mary (likely wife) & 2 likely daughters Lily & Alice.
  • Lines 25-29 - Johannes SIMONSON, a farmer living with Martha (likely wife), a farmer named John, (likely son), Erasmus (likely son), & Ingobar JOHNSON (a "domesttic").
  • Lines 33-28 - Benjamin GOODWALL, a farmer living with Louisa M (likely wife), Mary E (likely daughter), 2 likely sons Julius & Andrew, & John THOMAS (a farm laborer).
  • Lines 39 & 40 - Nelson PETER, a farmer living with Ann, his likely wife.