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Re: Gertrude Couch Picton ON. Canada

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Couch, Hickstine, Hickstein, McMullen
Athol, Picton, and Wellington, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881
about Gertrude Couch
Name: Gertrude Couch
Location: Picton Town
Age: 3
Birthplace: Ontario
Religion: Church Of England
Occupation: -
Census Year: 1881
Film #: C-13237
Division #: 1
Page #: 29
Entry #: 5
Family #: 161

1901 Census of Canada
about Gertrude E Couch
Name: Gertrude E Couch
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 23
Birth Date: 18 Mar 1878
Birthplace: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Church Of England
Province: Ontario
District: Prince Edward
District Number: 109
Sub-District: Picton (Town/Ville)
Sub-District Number: G-3
Family Number: 8
Page: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lydia J Couch 48, head
Gertrude E Couch 23, niece
James McMullen 67, uncle


1930 United States Federal Census
April 29, 1930
Name: Gertrude E. Hickstein
Home in 1930: Saint Michaels, Talbot, Maryland
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Adolf
Occupation: none
Rent/home value: owns, $10,000
Age at first marriage: 35
Parents' birthplace: Canada-English
Household Members: Name Age
Adolf Hickstein 53, b Germany, parents, b Germany, farmer
Gertrude E Hickstein 53, wife
Fredrick w Hickstein 15, son, b Cuba
Betty Hickstein 13, daughter, b Cuba
All show immigrated 1923

Found interesting ship's manifest:

Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951
about Federico Guillermo Hickstein
Name: Federico Guillermo Hickstein
Arrival Date: 21 Jul 1920
Birth Date: abt 1916
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Nationality/Race: Cuban
Ship: SS Miami
Port of Departure: Havana, Cuba
Port of Arrival: Key West, Florida
Last Residence: Cuba
Birth Location: Cuba
Birth Location Other: Ceballos
Microfilm Roll Number: t940_45
Page: 033
Line Number: 17

Four passengers:

Hickstein, Adolfo, 42, occupation: commerce
Couch, Gertrudis, 41, wife
Hickstein, Federico, 4
Hickstein, Elizabeth, 3

for all four says: Nationality=Cuba, Race=Cuban, last permanent residence, Ceballos, Cuba. Also says all, except Elizabeth, can read/write/speak Spanish

Second manifest:

Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1951
about Gertrudis Couch
Name: Gertrudis Couch
Arrival Date: 22 Jun 1923
Birth Date: abt 1878
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Nationality/Race: German
Ship: Governor Cobb
Port of Departure: Havana, Cuba
Port of Arrival: Key West, Florida
Last Residence: Cuba
Birth Location: Canada
Birth Location Other: Pickton
Microfilm Roll Number: t940_56
Page: 255
Line Number: 23




Passenger info typed but a lot of handwritten notes apparently from sometime afterwards.

Adolfo, 46, occupation=mer, nationality=German, living in Cuba 18 years
Gertrudis, 45, nationality=German, living in Cuba 11 years
children Federico, 8 & Elizabeth 5 yrs 6 months, shown as having Cuban nationality but crossed out by hand and "German" written in its place
Manifest says all 4 headed for Washington DC.

Handwritten notes for Adolfo: looks like applied for citizenship & a notation if made dated 4/6/1930
Handwritten notes for Gertrude: looks like I 404 issued Baltimore 11/20?/44"; another notation that could be citizenship application 11/7/44. Something else written, hard to read, might say: ME.B Insp


There must be a great story here to find out how a girl from Ontario is found married to a German on a ship from Havana to the FL Keys and headed to Washington DC!!



SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Norris Couch 6 Dec 1998 12:00PM GMT 
CUMMINSFORD 15 Mar 2008 12:28AM GMT 
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