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August Charles Sidney KELLER
« on: Friday 15 October 21 05:14 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to find August Charles Sidney KELLER in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census. (I have him in the 1940.)

He was born in Sydney, Australia on 4 Feb 1883 (birth registered as "August Sydney KELLER". He married Mary A POWER in Sydney in 1906 and later that year worked his way over to San Francisco. Mary joined him some time later around 1911.

He started using the name  "Charles" in the US - I have his draft registration for WW1 and WW2 (which also changes his year of birth to 1884). He was a painter (ships, and later buildings). I have also seen voter registrations for Charles and Mary, so definitely in San Francisco - at least for the 1930. Mary's passport application says they have been living continuously in San Francisco between 1911 and 1921.

Charles died on 7 August 1953.

Can anyone find him the earlier censuses? (There is a possibility in 1920 of a Carles and Mary KELLER, Mary born Australia, however Carles, engineer, says born England, with parents born Ireland. However "my" Charles had parents born in Germany.)

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:27 BST (UK) »
A death notice for him in case you haven't already seen it

The San Francisco Examiner San Francisco, California
9 Aug 1953, Sun    Page 51

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/87123868/charles-keller-9-august-1953/

The 1920 census does seem to be your couple.  The information on census is only as good as the informants knowledge.

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:29 BST (UK) »
You had it already  :(
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)


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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra and mckha. (I have seen the death notice, but actually hadn't saved on my files, so have just done that - thankyou!) I guess it could be them in 1920. Good to have a second opinion.

Any luck finding Charles in 1910 (he may be at sea, or even in Oz) or in 1930?

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:39 BST (UK) »
City Directory 1914 San Francisco - under Charles and Mary Keuer originally - altered to Keller - 3335 22d  San Francisco.  Steward

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:45 BST (UK) »
California - US arriving passenger list 25 January 1922 - Mary Keller - aged 37 years - naturalized by marriage going to 643 Capp Street San Francisco (this was the address given on the US Passport Application where Mary wanted the passport sent)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX4L-MMY

1926 City Directory also h 643 Capp Street - Charles (pntr)

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 October 21 05:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra, yes I have seen those. Strange that I can't find them in the census - must be a strange transcription somewhere, or info given on the census not quite correct. Is there any way of searching the US census by address?

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 October 21 06:10 BST (UK) »

Just alter the Unified  ???? Census ED Finder - to which ever census year you wish to look

https://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html

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Re: August Charles Sidney KELLER
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 October 21 10:48 BST (UK) »
That's great, thanks Sandra. I've mainly only used familysearch for US records, love to learn something new.  :D