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1860 Census - Holland or Bavaria?
Posted by: SUSAN ALLEN (ID *****1496) Date: September 17, 2005 at 17:23:06
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I have a question about the 1860 Manitowoc census. In the index to Schleswig, Manitowoc for 1860 there is a listing for 55 individuals from Holland. In the 1870 index for Schleswig, Manitowoc, there are no individuals listed from Holland. I have found at least two of the families that were previously listed from Holland in 1860 being listed as from Bavaria in 1870. Does anyone know if that particular census-taker used Holland as a "generic" homeland for German-speaking immigrants? I think the family I'm researching is there in the 1860 census (right names, ages, relationships) but they were definitely not from Holland. They were from Schleswig-Holstein which was either Denmark or Germany, depending who was winning the war in the 1850's. Their surname was Roh, Rohe, Roeh, or Reoh and have been listed in the census as Roch and possibly Rich. Any help would be appreciated.

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