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Isaiah Golden – 1860 US Federal Census, Non-Population Schedules – Industry

1860 US Federal Census, Non-Population Schedules: New York, Westchester, Morrisania, 1 June 1860

Name, Business/Product/Capital Invested/Raw Materials Used: Quantities-Kinds-Value/Kind of Motive Power/Average Number of Hands Employed: Male-Female/Wages: Average monthly cost of male labor-Average monthly cost of female labor/Annual Product: Quantities-Kinds-Values

GOLDEN, ISAIAH, Cooper, $300 Invested[1], Hoops, $500 Value[2], 2 Male Laborers, $40[3] Cost of Labor, 4000 [illegible] Kegs, $1400[4] Value.[5]

Isaiah Golden - 1860 Federal Census-Non-Population

[1] $300 in 1860 is the equivalent of $124,000 in 2016 in Income Value.  https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/

[2] $500 in 1860 is the equivalent of $207,000 in 2016 in Income Value.

[3] $40 in labor cost in 1860 is the equivalent of $16,600 in 2016 in labor value for skilled labor.

[4] $1400 in 1860 is the equivalent of $579,000 in 2016 in Income Value.

[5] 1860 US Census, Non-Population Schedule: New York, Westchester, Morrisania , Archive Collection Number: I5; Roll: 80; Page: 12; Line: 19; Schedule Type: Industry, Image 448, (Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2010)

Isaiah Golden and Mary Code – 1860 US Federal Census

In the 1860 US Census, Isaiah and Mary were living in Williamsburgh, New York.  Isaiah’s worked as a cooper and his personal estate was valued at $200.[1]  In the house, there were two children.  Emma was the older daughter, age 13, and had attended school.  The younger of the children was the son Isaiah, age 9, who had also attended school.[2]   Given the age difference between Emma and Mary, it’s highly unlikely that Mary was Emma’s mother, as that Mary would have given birth to Emma at age 11.  So it is presumed that based on this record, Isaiah had a first wife, whose identity remains unknown at this time, and that both Emma and Isaiah are children of that first wife.

Isaiah Golden 1860 Census

Transcript:

1860 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, 1st District, 14th Ward, 10 July 1860, Dwelling No. 489, Family No. 1152:

GOLDEN, ISAAH [ISAIAH], Age 33, Male, Cooper, Personal Estate Value: $200, Born New York;

GOLDEN, MARY A., Age 24, Female, Born New York;

GOLDEN, EMMA, Age 13, Female, Born New York;

GOLDEN, ISAAH [ISAIAH], Age 9, Male, Born New York.

[1] $200 in 1860 is the equivalent of $82,700 in income value in 2017.  https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php

[2] 1860 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Williamsburgh, Roll M653_773, Page: 129, Image 129, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2009.

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Xaver Schillinger in the 1905 New York State Census

Xaver Schillinger in the 1905 New York State Census

I’m launching a new series of How-To Presentations and Companion Guides.  I was inspired by my recent experience looking and finding my 3rd great-grandfather Xaver Schillinger in the 1905 New York State Census.  Using my real world example, I take you step-by-step through the process I used to locate him – a difficult task since he did not come up in a routine search using FamilySearch.org’s search engine.  I ended up having to manually search for him in the census, because his name and those of his family members were butchered by the enumerator recording the census.  However, I was able to turn what would seem like an arduous task into something that was easily accomplished in a single evening in front of my home computer – no special trips to the National Archives, Sutro Library or Family History Center required.

So, without further ado, here is How to Search the 1905 New York Census.

 

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