Thursday, January 3, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for David 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 1870 United States Census record for my Auble great-great-grandparents and their family in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana:


The David Auble family entry:


The extracted information for the family, residing in the 4th Ward of Terre Haute, taken on 27 June 1870, is:

*   Daniel Auble -- age 53, male, white, a Boot & Shoe maker, real property worth $2500, personal property worth $200, born New Jersey, a male citizen over 21 years of age
*  Sarah G. Auble -- age 50, female, white, Keeping house, born New Jersey 
*  Mary F. Auble -- age 23, female, white, Teacher, born New Jersey, a male citizen over 21 years of age
*  Charles Auble -- age 21, male, white, Painter, born New Jersey, a male citizen over 21 years of age
*  Kate Auble -- age 17, female, white, at Home, born New Jersey, attended school in last year
*  Anna Auble -- age 10, female, white, at Home, born New Jersey, attended school in last year
*  Cora A. Auble - age 8, female, white, born New Jersey, attended school in last year.

The source citation for this census entry is:

1870 United States Federal Census, Vigo County, Indiana, population schedule, Terre Haute City Ward 4: Page 503, Dwelling #117, Family #118, Daniel Auble household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2011), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, Roll 366.

The errors I see in this enumeration include:

*  David Auble is listed as Daniel Auble.  Most other records I have say his name is David.  

*  Sarah Auble's age should be 52 years old, not 50 years old.

*  Mary Auble is listed with a tick mark in the "male citizen over 21 years of age" column.  That may have been crossed out later, since the page total doesn't seem to include her.

*  Charles Auble's age should be 20 (born in October 1849) rather than 21, which means he is not 21 years of age.

*  Kate Auble's age should be 18 rather than 17.

David Auble moved his family to Terre Haute, Indiana in the mid-1860s and resided there until his death in 1894.

Charles Auble's age in the 1870 census reflects his 1849 birth date, as did the 1880 census.  In the 1900 census (age 35), 1910 census (age 55), his 1898 marriage record (age 34) and his 1916 death record (age 61), he lied about his age.


Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Grant Davis said...

Seems like genealogy always has treasures for us and the fun is hunting for that treasure I found a real treasure in google books just before Christmas. I'm sure people are getting tired of hearing me tell about it though. I'll be writing about it in future blogs. Happy New Year to you!
Regards, Grant