Is anyone else really confused about when we are? Between school starting (which seems especially early this year), much cooler temperatures here in the Midwest (also early), and a “late” Labor Day, I am utterly confused as to when I am.
It didn’t help that my mom reminded me that Christmas is 4 months from this past Tuesday. Sigh.
The optional theme for Week 34 was “Non-population.” If you followed the theme, I hope you had as much fun digging into the non-population schedules as I always do!
Leave a comment with a link to your Week 34 post and a little bit about your ancestor. As always, take a look at Week 33’s posts. Be warned — there are some sad stories in the “Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent” theme.
(My writing this week was on my other blog: “How Quilting Is Like Genealogy” and “National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: A Surprisingly Rich Resource.” In that one, I went into more detail with the record shown on the Bryan Cranston episode of Who Do You Think You Are?“)
Upcoming Optional Themes
- Week 35 (August 27 – September 2) – School Days
- Week 36 (September 3-9) – Working for a Living
- Week 37 (September 10-16) – Large Family
- Week 38 (September 17-23) – Favorite Place
- Week 39 (September 24-30) – Unusual
If you need some ideas on how to approach September’s theme, I have some on the September themes announcement. (As always, the themes are optional. Write about whomever you want!)
John Wesley RIGGIN (about 1835-before Oct 1888)
John Wesley Riggin’s Farm
It’s about how I use the agricultural census to describe my ancestors farms when writing about them. I also provide a link to the Census instructions to enumerators, which really helps me make sense of the various columns.
Samuel Frederick SCHNEITER, my husband’s 2x great grandfather.
Although I’ve used the agriculture census many times for people on my mother’s side, I haven’t found any of my husband’s ancestors on the non-population census reports as yet. And anyhow, this week I’m talking about one of the Swiss ancestors who amazingly worked elsewhere than on a dairy farm.
I should mention that I got all excited about a dairy farm record that I thought was Ken’s great-grandfather, but then I calmed down and looked at the date and county again and realized it wasn’t the right person at all!
Two posts this week, the first of two about a truly great great-aunt Mame — “52 Ancestors: Mame MARSHALL Brown 1891-1987”
And, a short post about her younger brother, Rev. Edmund P, Marshall, and a modern photo of the seminary where he studied for the priesthood — “Fr. Edmund MARSHALL – From Parisian Seminary to Small Town Parish, young priest finds his calling”
WEBB/ESTES – Elizabeth “Probably Not Webb” Estes (1715/1720-1772/1782), Wife of Moses Estes
No non-population schedules this week, so I wrote about yet another Irish 3rd great-grandparent, Mary McCURDY 1778-1855, whose father seems to have come from Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland. Another woman with few records about her…
WHIPPLE – WIPPEL
I was able to locate the Pennsylvania agricultural schedules for the 1850 and 1880 federal censuses online through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Thomas and Adam Whipple – Here a Cow, There a Sheep: An Investigation into Non-population Schedules of the U.S. Censuses http://wp.me/p4ioO6-gE
Henry Clayborn Jones Sr. – no. 50: (week 34) – His descendants cared enough to restore his family cemetery almost 100 years later
I had never looked at these before. I found my 4x great grandfather and his 2 sons (one is my 3x great grandfather) on the same agriculture schedule in1850. I compared the three farms to see what they where doing on each. Very interesting information.
I have two sets of William and Sarah SAMPSONs, so I used the non-population schedule to try to determine which couple is “mine.”
I had fun with this theme. I found a 3rd great-grandfather, Joseph ROSE (1809-1877), who was a gun manufacturer in 1850:
BINKLEY – Week 34 “Non-Population”: Davidson Binkley
I looked at my 3rd-great-grandfather’s enumeration on the 1860 U.S. Census agricultural schedule.
I did my stepfather’s great grandfather because it is my stepfather’s birthday and I found his great grandfather on the 1890 Veteran’s schedule.
HAYES, Sidney and YATES, Gilbert – father-in-law and son-in-law – comparing their farms in 1880. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2015/08/whats-growing-on-your-farm-great.html
HANNAH–George Newell Hannah–He farmed his entire life and I found him on the Agricultural Schedule.
DOBSON, Nicholas – my great grandfather – found in Kelly’s Directory of Durham for 1894
As far as I know Luxembourg didn’t have anything similar to the non-population schedules but I might be mistaken. Hope you enjoy my variation on the theme!
52 Ancestors: #34 KREMER-FRIEDERICH Family – Using Substitutes to Tell Their Story
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
Thank you Amy.
Benjamin Franklin Wood 1810-1860
I don’t have much documentation on Benjamin, but I do have a mortality schedule for him.
Jonathan GOMBERT – I found him on the 1890 Veteran’s schedule in Carbon County, PA.
My great great grandfather George Garner Wescott appears in the 1890 Union Veterans’ Schedule.
I wrote about an ancestor who would have appeared on a Non-population Schedule, had Indiana had any on Ancestry. I always knew my third great-grandfather was a farmer, but there was a lot I did not know about him.
SPRINGER, John Alexander
BOOTH, Joseph, listed under manufactures in the 1880 Non-Population Census.
Yes, not only am I confused about which week it is, but I’m a week behind due to another project, AND I took liberties with the theme for week 34 – instead of “non-population” I called in “no added population” (no children) and I wrote about my childless maternal great aunt:
ANDREW, Ida Alice (1871-1956), a nurse who married late to a much younger Anglican minister in Winnipeg Manitoba and moved with him down to Omaha Nebraska.
4th Great Grandfather William Williams: Fearless and Fiesty
Oops, I mean feisty
EMMINGER, Claude Ray 1890..trying to catch up.
PARKER – Featuring my newly found ancestor courtesy of Y-DNA testing, my 4th Great Grandfather, Jacob Parker. My Pinterest Board address here:
William Boweter (1841-1911)…a couple weeks late as I try to catch up.
I haven’t found one ancestor in a nonpopulation schedule, so I wrote about what they are and how sometimes you still don’t have any luck.