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George WAGNER/Wagoner

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Re: George WAGNER/Wagoner

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 1:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1830 - No Wagner families in Hancock county.

1840 -
Name: David Wagner
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Cass, Hancock, Ohio
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8

Remember -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

1850 -
George Wagner [b. 1823, OH] is not listed anywhere

1860 -


How can you prove George was one of 11 children in the family???

Only the 1900 and 1910 census asked "how many children has this woman had". By 1900 George would be 77.
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private 25 Jul 2012 6:27AM GMT 
thomasker2 6 Nov 2012 8:09PM GMT 
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