Hi all -
Diana, what is your source for saying Marinus Nielsen immigrated in 1916?
The 1916 manifest lists that mysterious "Anders Christensen" and a place name we don't recognize.
Your original post was brief, Diana. If you can add more about Marinus, great. Your input is valuable. Anything you say might help the forum identify where are the descendants of Marinus's siblings.
Even if you do NOT have something (naturalization papers, original marriage certificate, death record), do go ahead and say that in the forum. Oddly enough, knowing that can be helpful.
Kaj would you also post the 1930 census? You mention that it states Marinus first immigrated in 1909, which seems to be a mistake but would be good to see that record anyway. Thanks.
Karsten has certainly found "our" Marinus immigrating in 1913.
Marinus can be on more than one manifest - return to Denmark and back again to USA. The illegible 1916 manifest seems to note previous trips by that man; hard to tell whether the note is scribbled out or not. Either way, does nothing to tie the 1916 record to the Marinus in Iowa.
Fenton, Kossuth, Iowa (WWI draft registration)
Seneca, Kossuth, Iowa (1940 census)
are very very close.
A man could be farming a little outside the one and a little outside the other and list either as his address. The difference in the two addresses could be linked to the system of enumeration in the draft and in the census.
Ah - I see a couple new posts came in while I was writing. I'll go read!