25 May 2014

Census Sunday #13 - 1880 US Census

The page this week is from the 1880 US Census for Glenwood township, Winnehsiek county, Iowa and is page 1. (full image)
The family I'm related to on this page is an lines 25-32. Aslak OLSON (LOVEN) is cited as being a 53 year old, married man, who is a Norwegian born farmer. Anna is cited as being his 51 year old wife, who was also born in Norway and is "keeping house" for employment. Sarah (or Sigrid), their daughter, is cited as a 19 year old, single woman, who was born in Norway and is a domestic servant. John, their son, is cited as being a 17 year old, single man, who was born in Norway and is a farm laborer and who has attended school in the previous year. Metta, their daughter, is cited as being a 15 year old girl, who was born in Norway & has not attended school in the previous year. Ole is cited as being a 12 year old boy, who was born in Norway and had attended school during the previous year. Hannah is cited as a 9 year old girl, who was born in Iowa and had attended school. The youngest Nels is cited as a 7 year old boy, who was born in Iowa and had attended school.

The rest of the families on the page are:

  • Lines 1-9: Ole ROCKSWOLD along with his wife Aime, 3 sons (George, Carl, and Theodore), and 4 daughters (Mathilda, Emma, Manda, and Hilda.
  • Lines 10-12: Ole KIRKEBY along with his farm hand Peter FROKOK? and a housekeeper (Amia FROKOK?
  • Lines 13-24: Knute JOHNSON along with his wife Herbet, 8 daughters (Maria, Tina, Eliza, Mina, Aima, Emma, Julia, and Hilda), and 2 sons (George and Herming)
  • Lines 33-34: John SKIME along with his wife Nicoline
  • Lines 35-36: Nilson JOHNSON along with his wife Jeanette
  • Lines 37-38: Ole A BERGH along with his mother Helen
  • Lines 39-44: Sigqurt? WEBJONSSEN? along with 2 sons (Carl and Paul), his parents (Webjom and Lena), and his brother (Helmer)

21 May 2014

Census Sunday #12 - 1870 Census

The image for this week (although late) is from the 1870 Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek couty, Iowa and is page 15. (full image)
The family I'm descended from is on lines 15-20. This is before they switched to using their farm name however.

Aslag OLESON is cited as being a 44 year old farm laborer from Norway. His wife Anna is cited as beign a 42 year old woman whose occupation is keeping house. Their oldest Sarah (or Sigrid) is cited as being a 10 year old girl who is "at home" and can't read or write. Their other children cited are John, age 8; Martha (Metta), age 6; and Ole, age 2. The entire family at the time had been born in Norway.

The other families on the page are: (In parenthesis are age and gender)
  • Lines 1-3: (continued from the previous page) Anetta HANSON (6 F) along with Hans (16 M) and Christian (3 M)
  • Lines 4-8: Ole STENESON (30 M) along with Gunver? (49 F), Julia (12 F), Nels (8 M), and Henry (4M)
  • Lines 9-14: Hans E FLOM (32 M) along with Margarita (44 F), Martha (14 F), Elling (11 M), Eric (10 M), and Sernen (9 M)
  • Lines 21-30: Michael BURKE (64 M) along with Anna (64 F), Terence (26 M), Jamie (24 M), Mary (23 F), Bridget (20 F), Margaret (19 F), Anna (18 F), Catherine (16 F), and Michael (11 M)
  • Lines 31-34: Esther FULLER (36 F) along with Harriet (23 F), Lucinda (17 F), and Asa (10 M)
  • Lines 35-37: Alfred S FULLER (23 M) along with Jane E (20 F) and Alice (2 F)
  • Lines 38-40: John ERICSON (54 M) along with Peter (23 M) and Hans (20 M)
As for the relatives on this page (above), I do realize that this census page doesn't cite the family relationships. However, I included them for clarity and I have other sources (see the included links above) that do provide the relationships.

11 May 2014

Census Sunday #11 - 1865 Norway

This will be my first post with a census image from a country other then the US. It's the 1865 Norwegian census for Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane. (full image)
I've added the translations & notes. I used Google translate for translating.
The Norwegian census does it a little differently here where you can only see the 1 family. It has Aslak & Anna (Anne) as the parents. Then their children: Johannes "John", Sigrid "Sarah", & Metta.

The image shows where I searched to find the image (digitalarkivet).

04 May 2014

Census Sunday #10 - 1900 US Census

The image this week if from the 1900 US Census, page 6A for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
The family I'm descended from is on lines 46-50. Martin HENDERSON is cited as a 35 year old married man, who was born in Dec 1864 in Iowa to parents who were both born in Norway. Martin was a farmer who owned his own farm, although it was mortgaged at the time, & was literate. His wife Andrine is cited as a 34 year old married woman, who was born in Aug 1865 in Iowa to parents who were both born in Norway. She was literate & the mother of 3 (all living at that time.) She & Martin had been married for 7 years when the census was taken. Their daughter Clarisa is cited as a 6 year old girl, who was born in Oct 1893 in Iowa. She had attended 2 months of school in 1900 & was able to read & speak English. Hildegard is cited as Martin's 4 year old daughter, who was born in Oct 1895 in Iowa. Synneva is cited as Martin's 8 month old daughter, who was born in Sep 1899 in Iowa.

The other families in this census are:

  • Lines 1-4: Olaus REUR (sp?) along with his wife Amanda, his mother Kari, & a daughter (Dina)
  • Lines 5-6: Heluri (sp?) MOEN along with his daughter Marie
  • Lines 7-11: Mathias SIVESIND along with 2 sons (Claus & Inge*) & 2 daughters (Gina & ?lina)
  • Lines 12-23: G.O. BLEGAN along with his wife Anne, 4 sons (August, George, Melvin, & Hellmer), 4 daughters (Emma, Emilie, Charlotte, & Luella), a wife (of Hellmer I believe named Hannah), & a son (of Helmer I believe named Turdy)
  • Lines 24-28: Siri STAR along with her husband Peter, 2 daughters (Andrine & Dina), & a son (Anton P)
  • Lines 29-32: J.C. ASK along with his wife Trine & 2 daughters (Sophia & Olga)
  • Lines 33-40: Ole NILSON along with his wife Marie, 3 sons (Carl, Adolph, & Henry), a daughter (Matilde), & Berthe EVENRUD (cited as his mother, she may be Marie's mother)
  • Lines 41-45: Nels EVENRUD along with his wife Emma, 2 daughters (Lilian & Evelin), & a boarder (Ragnid? ANDERSON)