26 October 2011

1900 Census - Karen Lund

Source: 1900 U.S. Census, Plain City, Weber, Utah, population schedule, Plain City Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 194, sheet 1, dwelling 12,, family 12, Karon C. Lund; digital images, Family Search (FamilySearch.org : downloaded 30 August 2011); FHL microfilm, 1854 reels.

Transcription:
Line 45. Dwelling #12, Family #12.

Lund, Karon C., Head, W, F, born Oct 1815, age 84, Widow, had 6 children 4 still living,  place of birth: Denmark, father pob: Denmark,  mother pob: Denmark, immigrated 1871, in US for 29 years, can read, can write, can speak English, Owned, free, House.

At this point, Karen is living alone in her home in Plain City, Utah. Her husband Diderick died five years earlier in 1885. She will live for another 7 years. 

One interesting item in this entry - "had 6 children, 4 still living". From my records she actually had 7 children and three would have died by 1900. Her oldest child, Claudina Christina was born about 3 years prior to her marriage to Diderick, from a prior (non-marriage) relationship. Could this be the missing child? I don't know when or if Claudina immigrated to the United States, so perhaps Karen hadn't seen her since 1871 when she herself immigrated. Claudina died earlier in 1900. Did Karen know?

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