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Richard, age 68, and (50-year-old) Alphonsine’s family lived on the 5th block of Main Street. The children were Edmon R. (my great-great grandpa, at age 26), Arthur A. (age 23), Chester C. (age 30), and Florine E. (age 17). The children were all born in California. Richard was born in French-Canada, as were his parents. Alphonsine was born in New York, but her parents were born in French-Canada. Richard and the two younger boys work on their farm, which they own with a mortgage. Edmon is a photograph salesman. One of the most interesting statistics recorded for the censuses was this year, when they asked each woman how many births she’s had, and how many living children. Alphonsine has 4 living children, but 5 births.
Living near then is a Philip Poirier, who I think is Richard’s brother but I can’t be sure. Edmon named his children Edmon Richard (who goes by Richard, or Dick) and Elwyn Phillip (my grandpa, who goes by Phillip or Phil.)
Katy(posted on May 19, 2007 at 6:42 pm)
The 1900 census found Joseph Pompoco (b. Oct 1872, Switzerland) and his wife Elizabeth (b. Apr 1874, Germany) living in Hyde Park (I think that’s a suburb of Chicago) with their three girls, Helen M. (b. My 1896, Ohio), Elizabeth L. (b. Jul 1897, Ohio), and Theresa (b. Nov 1899, Iowa). The census record also states that Joseph came to America in 1874 and Elizabeth in 1886. It’s hard to read Joseph’s occupation, but after a garbled part it definitley says “life ins. co.” They can both read and write and speak English, and they rent their home.
Katy(posted on Jul 23, 2006 at 9:07 pm)
This was a hard record to find! Martin’s name is obscured, and Wilhelmina is listed as “Minnie” — I never knew she was ever called that. Well, Martin and Wilhelmina are living in Lake View, Illinois with their two young boys, Carl (born May 1895 in Ill.) and Kurt (born Sept 1897 in Ill.; I think he was actually born 1896). I can’t read the birthdate information for Martin and Wilhelmina (Nov something for Martin, and maybe 1872 for Wil?), except it says they were both born in Germany (I thought Martin was born in Illinois); but it says they are 27 years old and they have been married for 7 years. The immigration/naturalization dates are unreadable, though it looks like Wilhelmina has been in the country for 7 years and Martin for 20 years. That would place Wilhelmina’s arrival date at 1893 and Martin’s at 1880. It is also hard to read Martin’s profession. But they can both read, write, and speak English.
Katy(posted on Mar 6, 2006 at 2:01 pm)
This is the 1900 census record that reflects the Bonjours
living in Rush Township. It shows Thomas and Fanny living
with some of their children. It states their birth months
and years and says they have been married 29 years. It says
Thomas was born 1844, though I thought it was 42. All other
birth months and dates agree with my other sources. Living
with them are their sons James, Paul and John. It also
says Thomas was born in France as were his mother and father,
though we know it was Switzerland, and his year of immigartion
was 1852. It states that Thomas can read, write and speak
English and that they live on a mortgaged farm.
Katy(posted on May 3, 2003 at 10:00 am)
This is the 1900 census record that reflects the Byerlys
and some Hollingsworths. It shows Melville and Netie living
with an assortment of children. It states their birth months
and years and says they have been married 2 years. Living with
them their son Fredrick, born Sept. 1898. Also, Netie’s
children from her previous marriage, May (Feb. 1886), Ceben
(Sept. 1887) and Sterling (Sept 1890). It indicates that
Melville can read, write and speak English. Also, that they
are living on a mortgaged farm.
Katy(posted on May 2, 2003 at 11:00 pm)