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Title: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 13:51 BST (UK)
I've looked at original census for Rockwell city and cant reconcile it with the Ancestry transcription .

The column for house numbers is not in consecutive order,
So I'm not sure who is living with who.

I didn't realize where the  information about parents came from until I looked at the next page ...it's wonderful that their names ,origins and place of marriage is given ..


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Unfortunately the handwriting is very bad so I'm not sure if information is transcribed correctly .

I'm interested in line ,129 especially if George Lan.... was born in Ireland, where according to transcription his parents married .

He's at house 13
.. the head of house ?

Who are the people several lines above also at house ,13

Is he related to "Ellen TAYLON in line 130 ?
Transcribed as wife but in house ,12 !

Other anomalies later in columns
 he's been in Ohio 67 years
 in USA for 70
but he will be  66 next birthday ( backwards maths ?)

If you can see original could you confirm what I found ...mother's name phepa CULVER

Here,s a clip from  first page

Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 June 21 14:24 BST (UK)
How about giving a link to the census page you're interested in.
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 14:33 BST (UK)
How do i do that erato ?
When i click on ref it justs opens the census

Sorry im still a technophobe.

Ive asked for this post to be put on handwriting board but will post about the man and his connection s if its the right person .
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 14:36 BST (UK)
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/1084/

Is that it?

* .no it doesn't seem to be
Its George H LANGDON b abt 1858 ireland
Residing 1925 rockwell ioha
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 June 21 14:43 BST (UK)
I don't have Ancestry.  I can get the 1925 Iowa census at FamilySearch but I don't know what page you're looking at.  What is the name of the person you're looking at?
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Christine53 on Thursday 10 June 21 14:45 BST (UK)
I think this is the page in question :

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XG-D632?i=240&cc=2224537&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQKQW-5MJM
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 June 21 14:54 BST (UK)
Line 129:  Taylor, George, born in Indiana, both parents born in Ohio, married in Indiana
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: JenB on Thursday 10 June 21 14:59 BST (UK)
Quote
Other anomalies later in columns
 he's been in Ohio 67 years
 in USA for 70
but he will be  66 next birthday ( backwards maths ?)

If you are talking about the chap in line 129, he's 67 at his next birthday, has lived in the USA for 67 years and in Iowa for 40 years.
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: JenB on Thursday 10 June 21 15:01 BST (UK)
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The column for house numbers is not in consecutive order,
So I'm not sure who is living with who.

The writing in the 'house number' column is completely different to the other writing on the page. I think it might have been added later, and doesn't necessarily relate to house numbers (although what it does relate to I'm not sure).
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 June 21 15:05 BST (UK)
Column 4C is age at last birthday.
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 15:16 BST (UK)
Thanks so much for unraveling this Erato

Not my man at all
Total mistranscription by ancestry

Mind you in really struggled reading anything

Sorry I had noted last birthday

Ok back to the drawing board
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: Erato on Thursday 10 June 21 15:51 BST (UK)
Who are you looking for in Iowa?
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 16:05 BST (UK)

I think i.ll start a separate post about the elusive george its a fascinating story.

I must say ive never seen any other censuses that give so much information
Title: Re: Making sense of an Iowa census 1925
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 10 June 21 17:52 BST (UK)
Erato has kindly solved the handwritten names and details I needed to know
As it's not the correct man
Other names on the page & birthplaces are no longer relevant

Though I would be interested in how you transcribe the names at house 13 compared to how ancestry has transcribed rthem

Line 129 come up as George Langdon ...not Taylor

Here's the link to my mystery man

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=849796.msg7171900