31 August 2011

Census 1880 - Lund Families - Plain City, Weber, Utah

Three families on one page! This was a very interesting census and raised a lot of questions. Let's get to it.
1880 U.S. Census, Plain City, Weber, Utah, population schedule, Plain City Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 100, page 10, dwelling 68, family 68, Willard Lund Family; digital images, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : downloaded 30 August 2011); Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Transcription:
Lines 1-3. Dwelling #63, Family #63.
Line 1. Lund, Lewis, W, M, 26, married, farmer, 6 mo. unemployed, pob: Denmark, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
Line 2. -----. Minnie, W, F, 19, Wife, married, Strand Hat Maker, pob: Utah, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
Line 3. -----, Lewis, W, M, 1, Son, sick with measles, pob: Utah, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Utah.
Cute young couple with a young son, who was unfortunately sick with the measles on the day of enumeration. I wonder what exactly a Strand Hat Maker is? At least I think it said Strand.

Lines 5-7. Dwelling #64, Family #64.
Line 5. Lund, Didrick, W, M, 60, married, Farmer, 8 mo. unemployed, pob: Denmark, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
Line 6. -----, Catherine, W, F, 60, Wife, married, keeping house, pob: Denmark, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
Line 7. Jacobson, Hanse, W, M, 19, Nephew, Single, Boarder, 9 mo. unemployed, pob: Denmark, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
This is the first time I've seen the name Hanse Jacobson. He's listed as a nephew, so I wonder who's child he is...sibling of Didrick or Catherine (Karen). Interesting that Didrick is now using the last name name Lund.

Lines 25-29. Dwelling #68, Family #68.
Line 25. Lund, Willard, W, M, 21, married, farmer, 6 mo. unemployed, cannot write, pob: Denmark, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Denmark.
Line 26. -----, Bertie, W, F, 31, Wife, married, keeping house, pob: Norway, father pob: Norway, mother pob: Norway.
Line 27. -----, Annie, W, F, 10, Daughter, at school, pob: Utah, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Norway.
Line 28. -----, Willard, W, M, 2, Son, pob: Utah, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Norway.
Line 29. -----, George, W, M, 4/12, born in Feb 1880, Son, pob: Utah, father pob: Denmark, mother pob: Norway.
Now this is where it gets really interesting! Willard is 21 and married to Bertie (Bertha) who is 31. Quite an age difference. Then, Annie, their "daughter" is 10 years old...making Willard 11 years old when she was born. I doubt that he's her biological father. So now I wonder, who was Bertie's first husband? I did some digging and found that her first husband was Hans Peter Funk Lund - that's right - Willard's older brother! So Annie is really Willard's niece and Bertie's daughter. Young Willard and George are Annie's brother-cousins! Awkward! I will definitely be looking into this some more.

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