I am a descendant of Franz and Julia (Lebkowsky) Purczinsky. I am looking for the entries in the 1880 Washington Co., TX census, but cannot find them. Do you have the location? Here is some of the information that I have: FRANZ: Born Sept. 24, 1845 per 1938 death certificate (death on Jan. 9). 1900 McLennan Cty Pct 1 ED 68 census (image 40 of 63) sheet 20 shows Franz b Sep 1846 in Germany, age 53, married 31 yrs, both parents b Germany, immigrated 1874 from Germany, naturalized citizen, occupation farmer, can read, write and speak English, farm owned with a mortgage. Probably settled in Washington Co., TX, where son Otto Henry was born in the year after they immigrated. Moved to McLennan Co. prior to 1900.
1900 McLennan Cty Pct 1 census. Frank purchased 63 acres on 1/2/02 out of the Ignacio Golinda League Grant in McLennan Co (vol 146 p 303).
JULIA: Born in Germany and immigrated from there with husband Franz to the U.S. in 1874 per 1900 census. Death certificate on file states residence in Levi for 63 years at time of death in 1947, which would mean Franz and Julia moved to Levi in 1884 after being in the U.S. for ten years. 1900 McLennan Cty Pct 1 ED 68 census (image 40 of 63) sheet 20 shows Julia b Jan 1851, age 49, married 31 years, 10 children, all still alive, both parents born in Germany, could not read or write English but could speak it. Two children living with Julia and Franz were Paul (20?), Ervin, 17, Willie 14, Lydia, 12, Martha 9 and Hermann 7. Paul is shown as born in Germany and immigrating with parents although it appears his age is shown as 20.
1910 McLennan Cty Pct 1 ED 76 sheet 27B (image 54 of 59) shows Julia, age 59, 11 children, 10 living, could speak and now could read English but still could not write English. Sons Willie L. 24 and Herman 17, both single and b Texas still living with parents and now Susanna Lebkowsky (age 90), Julia's mother, is living with them.
1920 census shows Julia, age 68, year naturalized 1892?
1930 Census McLennan County Bullhide Creek shows Julia, age 78, as b Germany while under son Otto's entry she is b Pozen. Julia was about 96 years old when she died in 1947, which of course would have meant that she was alive as my father Jerry Walters' great-great grandmother for his first nine years, making Jerry a fifth-generation descendant. Great-great grandfather Franz just missed the fifth-generation goal, at least for my direct ancestral line, since he died six months prior to Jerry being born.
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