11 July 2009
30 June 2009
Archive.org has Hobart's Biographies of Hancock County
04 December 2008
Habben Family Found in 1880 Mortality Schedule at Ancestry.com
I already knew they were there, but it was nice to find them in just a few clicks.
The image contained in this blog post contains part of the 1880 mortality census schedule for my aunt Christina Habben and her son Harm. They died in Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois. Interestingly the entry indicates that she had been in the county for 12 years and son Harm for 10 years.
I've also included the search results page for Christina from Ancestry.com as well. I really wish they would not use the word "city" on the results, but I realize that database administrators have to pick some word to use. The problem is that the political jurisdictions smaller than county are not always cities, sometimes they are townships. There is no town of Harmony in Hancock County.
The 1880 mortality schedules provide information on:
- marital status
- place of birth
- month of death
- cause of death
- census year
- and location
- how long in the county
Remember that mortality schedules are a "census of the dead," and only are for those deaths that took place in the 12 calendar months before the census date. So the 1880 mortality schedule not deaths for all of 1880. It is deaths in the 12 months preceding the date of the 1880 census--1 June 1880.
These records were microfilmed by the National Archives years ago and have been available there at at the Family History Library for some time as well.
Christina was a sister to Johann Ufkes (1838-1924), my great-great-grandfather.
02 November 2007
Habbens at Castle Garden and Ancestry
This is the entry for the Habben family at http://www.castlegarden.org/. Note that except for the youngest child "U" everyone has their complete name spelled out. Other than Trientse, whose name was Trientje, and Meinke (father and son) whose name was Mimke, the names are on the mark. This is apparently the same data that was used to create the Germans to America series which is where I first found the Habben family. Note: I "connected" two pages of hits together to make the one image shown here.
The second image comes from Ancestry.com and is for the same family. On this manifest (apparently the quarterly reports of immigrants), first letters of some names are only given. This manifest is difficult to read and one can see how the name might have been interpreted in a way other than Habben.
This data from Ancestry.com is from
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Note: I "connected" two pages of hits together to create the image shown here.
A copy of the manifest (from the microfilm) appears as the last image on this post.
Now I am slightly confused. The Castlegarden.org database shows ten members of this family as immigrants. Ancestry.com (as well as the image) shows 11. The child who is "L" on the manifest image and the Ancestry.com index does not appear in the castlegarden.com database.
Trientje's age is also off on the http://www.castlegarden.org/ entry.
As a note, the names of all the children are "correct" order, at least when comparing the manifest entry with the list of children I have from church records in Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany from where the family originated. The "inft" was actually Antje, born 26 August 1867, shortly before the family left Germany.
Note: More to come...
31 October 2007
How was Habben read on the 1867 manifest?
Our earlier post today regarding the Habben family's manifest from 1867 indicated I was having difficulty finding the same entry on Ancestry.com in their index. After some creative searching, I discovered the name was read by the indexers at Ancestry as "Walelsen." I can see it now that I know what they thougth it was. Of course, it looks like "Habben" to me, but that's because I already know what it is.
Finding a manifest a second time
This is part of the 21 Oct 1867 arrival manifest for the Union which landed in New York City.
The names are intended to be:
- Mimke Habben
- Antje Habben
- Trientje Habben
- L[ubbe] Habben
- Jasper Habben
The names are a little "off" from what they actually are, but they are very close considering.
I actually located the reference several years ago using the Germans to America series--which included the last name spelled as "Habben." I am trying to find the family in Ancestry.com's indexes and so far have struck out. I'll keep trying and post a followup message on how these names appear in their database.
30 July 2007
Trivial References May Be Clues
26 July 2007
More on ARC
27 March 2007
1880 Female Head of Household
My ancestor in 1880 is a head of household and her husband is listed as the last member in the household (on the next page, no less). It is a somewhat unusual situation.
Part of the entry for the family of Anna Fecht in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois' 1880 census follows.
Anna Fecht, aged 65, [head], married
John Habben, aged 20, son, single
George Habben, aged 18, son, single
Anna Habben, aged 13, daughter, single
Mattie Halts, aged 10, granddaughter, single
George Fecht, aged 12, stepson, single
Henry Fecht, aged 65, no relationship stated, married
Part I of the article can be viewed here and part II has been posted on our site as well.