|This is the 1920 Census entry for John Habben, Prairie
Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
He and his wife are family number 8 in the village of Elvaston, Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois. This individual is listed in the Ancestry 1920 Census Index as John Hobbin. It is not too hard to see how this name was read as "Hobbin."
|This entry is for Mimka Habben , Prairie Township,
Hancock County, Illinois
Mimka is a son of John Habben listed above.
The last name is in the index as Habben, but the first name is understandably indexed as Minke.
|This is the entry for Joseph Johnson in Henderson Twp.,
Knox County, Illinois.
He was easy to find in the index (partially because I knew his name, age and the county in which he should be living).Notice that it looks like Joseph is renting the farm from Alice Heickman.
|This is the entry for Henry L. Mortier and his family (the
location should be obvious from the census page).
The surname appears in the index as Martier, which is understandable given how the name looks on the image to the right.
This individual was located performing a soundex based search. A soundex search worked in this instance as the "o" was changed to an "a." When vowels are interchanged, a soundex search should work.
|Fred Ufkes, Bear Creek Township, Hancock County,
This individual's name in the index understandably appears as Ufkus. When I see this name, I "see" Ufkes, because I know they should be in Bear Creek Township...but an indexer does not bring that with her when she reads the image.
And what is the name of the wife? It might take some analysis of the handwriting to determine exactly what the wife's name actually is for this entry. (#86)
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