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Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 10, 2012 at 07:39:42
In Reply to: HENRY FRANK SHOEMAKER by Linda Barth of 39454

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available and searchable census at this time.

You will not find Henry's parents enumerated with him in the census rcords -

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 +++

1850 - By this time Henry would be 39 and not living at home.

1870 -
Name: Henry Shoemaker
Age in 1870: 59
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: Prussia
Home in 1870: Clay, Bartholomew, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Newbern

Henry Shoemaker 59, Prussia
Christine Washer 24, Prussia - unknown relationship
William Washer 3, IND -unknown relationship
Josephine Washer 1, IND -unknown relationship
Hermas Shoemaker 18, Prussia

Is Christine a daughter ???????????

WHO did Henry marry???????????
Need her 1st name + DOB + birthplace

NEED 1st names + DOB's + birthplaces for all children.

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