Category: Census

March-Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month. Women were the heart of the family and have made many contributions to society over the years…

Earliest Censuses for Mercer County & Willshire Township

In February 1820 the Ohio government authorized the establishment of Mercer County and Van Wert County. Mercer County was organized in 1824 and Van Wert County was organized in 1837. Who were some of the earliest settlers in this area?

Schumm Family Enumerated Twice in 1920

As I was researching this week’s Tombstone Tuesday, Agnes Schumm (1888-1921), I noticed that Agnes’ father Henry M. Schumm was not enumerated with the family in Willshire Township in 1910 or in 1920. Henry did not die until 1941, so just where was he in 1910 and 1920?

Enumerated Twice in Mercer County in 1850

I use census records a lot and really like looking through the old census records on-line. While reading through the 1850 census of Black Creek Township, I noticed something very interesting. A family was enumerated twice in Mercer County, Ohio.

1940 Census Indexing Update

Thousands of volunteers for the 1940 US Census Community Project continue to index at a phenomenal rate. Overall, the indexing is 63% complete and reports that indexing is one month ahead of schedule. Over 75 million records have been indexed and 20 states are 100% indexed and searchable on States that are searchable …

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