Thursday, December 13, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1910 U.S. Census Record for Charles Auble 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 1910 United States Census record for my Auble great-grandparents and their family in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois:

The entry for the Charles Auble family is:

The extracted information for the family, residing at 611 West 70th Street in the 32nd Ward of Chicago, taken on 16 April 1910, is:

*  Charles Auble -- head of household, male, white, age 54, first marriage, married 11 years, born New Jersey, parents born New Jersey, speaks English, a decorator (of houses), a worker, was employed on 15 April 1910, was out of work 16 weeks in 1909, able to read and write, rents home

*  Georgia Auble -- wife, female, white, age 41, first marriage, married 11 years, 1 child born, 1 living, born Canada English, parents born Canada English, immigrated in 1890, speaks English, no ccupation, able to read and write
*  Emily Auble -- daughter, female, white, age 10, single, born Illinois, father born New Jersey, mother born Canada English, speaks English, able to read and write, attended school since 1 September 1909.

The source citation for this census record is:

1910 United States Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois, Population Schedule, Chicago Ward 32: ED 1391, Sheet 2B, dwelling #28, family #33, Charles Aubbe household; digital image, ( : accessed 29 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T624, Roll 278.

The errors or descrepancies I see in this entry include:

*  Charles Auble's name was written as "Aubbe" on the census record, and indexed as "Aubbe" by
*  Charles Auble's age is given as 54.  He was born on 31 October 1849, so he should have been enumerated as age 60.  I believe that he lied about his age throughout his married life... his birthdate as listed as 31 October 1854 on his death certificate.  We will see that on the 1880 census, and before, that his age is consistent with the 1849 date.
*  Georgia Auble's immigration date of 1890 is inconsistent with several other records which say 1889.
*  The address of 611 West 70th Street may be in error.  The Chicago City Directory for 1909 lists their address as 611 West 76th Street.

I tried to find the residence of 611 West 76th Street in Chicago in Tuesday's Tip - Find Ancestral Homes using Google Maps.  However, the 1910 census record clearly says 70th Street.  The 1909 Chicago City Directory says that they resided at 611 West 76th Street.  I don't know which source is in error.  I could check the neighbors from the 1910 census for their listing in the 1909 City Directory. 

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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