Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1860 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1860 U.S. Census record for the John Brocke household in Cedar County, Nebraska Territory:

The Brocke family snippet is:

The extracted information from this record is:

*  John Brookes - age 35, male, a farmer, $700 in personal property, born Germany
*  Jane Brookes - age 30, female, born Germany
*  Catherine Brookes - age 12, female, born Wisconsin
*  Nickolas Brookes - age 9, male, born Wisconsin
*  Franklin Brookes - age 6, male, born Wisconsin
*  Charles Brookes - age 1, male, born Nebraska

The source citation for this record is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Cedar County, Nebraska Territory, Population Schedule, Page 907, dwelling number 208, family number 120, John Brooks household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 665.

This family was indexed as Brooks by Ancestry.com, but it is the John Brocke family - the first four children are given in the same order in the 1870 and 1880 census records and in other family records.  
The later census records have John Brocke's wife's name as Christina, and not Jane.  It could be that Christina is the second wife of John Brocke, married after 1860 and before 1870.

John Brocke (1826-1891) is my wife's 2nd great-grandfather through his son John Nicholas Brocke (1855-1938) who married Anna Grieser in 1877 in Cedar County, Nebraska.


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