Posted By:Nancy Mumford
Subject:Re: Napoleon Solo & Bertha Lebeck
Post Date:August 25, 2003 at 06:39:28
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Forum:Saint Joseph County, MI Genealogy Forum
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1860 census:

1860/Mi/St. Joseph/Mendon/p.33
Solo, Ackney 28 Male (no occupation listed) MI
Solo, Caroline 20 female MI
Solo, Napolian 2 male MI
Solo, Agnes 4mos MI

Solo, Napolean/head/Jun1861/38/marr12yrs/MI MI MI/foreman in quarry
Solo, Bertha/wife/May1870/30/marr12yrs/4children, 2living/GER GER GER/arrUS1883
Solo, Napolean/son/Aug1893/7/single/MI MI GER
Solo, Leona/dau/Nov1898/1/single/MI MI GER

The above census clearly has the wrong birthdate for Napolean.

Solo, Napolean/head/48/married2nd, 2yrs/MI MI MI/laborer, stone quarry
Solo, ?Treesy?/wife/58/married4th time, 2yrs/13children, 9 living/OH IRE IRE
Solo, Napolean/son/17/single/MI MI GER/laborer, stone quarry
Solo, Leona/dau/11/single/MI MI GER
Solo, Cora/dau/9/single/MI MI GER

From the IGI, on

MAR 1858         Mendon, St Joseph, Michigan 
10 APR 1916  Burial: 

        Father:        ANTHONY SPOLLINARIUS SOLO
        Mother:        CAROLINE MARCELLA LAFLEUR         

I was unable to find them in the 1870 census, despite hand searching the pages for Mendon. They appear again in 1880 in Mendon:

 Anthony SOLO         Self         M         Male         W         54         MI         Laborer         MI         MI 
 Caroline SOLO         Wife         M         Female         W         38         MI         Keeping House         MI         MI 
 Amy SOLO         Dau         S         Female         W         10         MI                  MI         MI 
 Clara SOLO         Dau         S         Female         W         9         MI                  MI         MI 
 Frances SOLO         Dau         S         Female         W         6         MI                  MI         MI

I can't find Napolean in the 1880 census either. 

I have been trying to find a family in Lockport, St. Joseph, MI in 1870 and even though I am sure they were there they just don't appear in the census.

Hope this helps you,