Thursday, November 8, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for D.J. Carringer Family

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1870 United States Census record for my Carringer great-great-grandparents and their family in Jackson township, Washington County, Iowa:

The entry for the D. Carenngtr family is:

The extracted information for the family (indexed on as "Carenngtr"), residing in Jackson township, Washington County, Iowa, taken on 6 August 1870, is:

*   D. Carenngtr -- age 40, male, white, a farmer, born P, a male citizen of the U.S. upwards of 21 years
*  Rebecca Carenngtr -- age 38, female, white, K. House, born Pa
*  Harvy Carenngtr -- age 18, male, white, school, born Pa, attended school within the year
*  Henry A. Carenngtr -- age 16, male, white, school, born Pa, attended school within the year
*  Effie Carenngtr - age 11, female, white, school, born Ia, attended school within the year

The source citation for this census entry is:

1870 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Iowa,  Population Schedule,  Jackson township: Page 131 (stamped), house #49, family #49, D. Carenngtr household; digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 424.

It took me a while to find this record the first time I tried, due to the strange surname spelling by the enumerator on the form, and the enumerator's poor handwriting.  A search for "Car*r" in Iowa smoked the entry out from the enumerator's rendition.  The only other error I see is the age of D[avid] Carringer - he should be age 41, not age 40.  He went by "D.J." and "Jackson" so I wasn't surprised to see only a first name initial for this entry.  The enumerator used two letter abbreviations for the birthplace states, rather than longer abbreviations.

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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