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Springfield 1880 coalminer

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Springfield 1880 coalminer

Posted: 13 Jan 2005 6:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Mar 2006 5:04PM GMT
I have found a 17 year old male in the 1880 census whose occupation was listed as coal miner.
His name was August (or Gus) BERRY, he lived with his mother and three brothers in Springfield, IL, he was born in Stockholm, Sweden, as were his parents. Mother's name was Christina.
Nothing is known of him beyond these census entries. Family history says he went west and was never heard from again.

Since he was a coal miner, I am wondering if there are records of mines or miners that go back that far, and how I might access them. Does anyone have any ideas?
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JoyMcMullen44 13 Jan 2005 1:22PM GMT 
shepard999 13 Apr 2014 6:44PM GMT 
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