The family consisted of my great-grandfather, Eli, aged 74, and my great-grandmother, Cora, aged 71. Eli was born in Indiana and Cora was born in Ohio.
According to the census, both Eli and Cora had completed the 8th grade in education. Eli's occupation was listed as a farmer. The value of his farm was listed as $800. At 74 years old, I wonder how much activity he was still able to do on the farm?
Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.
State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Colleen Pasquale of Leaves and Branches.