Part 671p – Groh Smith Genealogy – Updated and Divided Placeway Descendant Chart – The Cloud Does NOT Have All The Answers

28 April 2012

Good Day,

I continue my journey into the reaches and discovery of the Placeway Family Line… specifically that of soon-to-be great-great-great-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway. All-things-being-equal I have chanced upon, in the Cloud, notation, information, and data back until the 7-times great-grandparents Robert and Mehitable (née Hamilton) Placeway (aka Plaiceway).

And here is where I most certainly do NOT “throw caution to the wind”.

As you know A Genealogy Hunt is my journal.

It is the chronicle of my work and effort to search and research those branches and family lines and ancestors that are in some way connected. But I have to keep reiterating to myself “Prenez garde!” I need to ensure that I check all sources of information and data. I need to ask myself “And where did that piece of newsflash come from?” There is a great deal of data and information, via the Internet, that is not sourced nor cited. And further I want to know “Where the hell did that bit of detail come from?”

Information discovered on the Internet, aka extracted from the Cloud, is a great stepping-stone. It is that nugget that can either provide the answer, or lead you through a doorway that may provide you with the sources that you are searching.

My work and efforts in the realm of genealogy lead me down many paths. Each doorway is a panorama of that which passed by in a brief moment of time.

With the newly added figures to my original Placeway Descendant Chart, I have had to divide the single Chart into two… otherwise I will have to provide a bevy of magnifying glasses for all readers. Here are the new Placeway Descendant Charts I and II.

The Placeway Descendant Chart I now includes the conceivable addition of 7-times great-grandparents Robert and Mehitable (née Hamilton) Placeway and of 6-times great-grandparents William and Mercy (aka Mary) (née Robbins) Placeway.


The Placeway Descendant Chart II includes the conceivable addition of ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway’s second wife Johanna Plischke.


If you have any questions, comments, and ideas, make sure that you contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 670p – Groh Smith Genealogy – A New Placeway Descendant Chart

26 April 2012

Good Day,

As promised I have now created a new Placeway Descendant Chart. This Chart creates a clearer picture of the genealogy as accredited to the Placeway Family Line.


I have been gathering a considerable amount of information and data, and I am currently chasing down source documentation to ensure the accuracy of the details. It is all a part of A Genealogy Hunt.

As you can see in the Placeway Descendant Chart any new information and updated data has been added in red. I have also now included the actual blood line, which I am currently researching. The symbols are bordered in blue and filled in yellow. This provides me a “quick-glance” tool when I refer to the visual of the Descendant Chart.

Also please note that this information and data is always under construction. It may change as I am presented with more and more correct source documentation. I usually begin with family history, lore, and hearsay, which may include a pedigree that I may find on the Internet. I then try to locate source documentation to give “credence” to the data and information.

Check back regularly for additions, changes, and updates.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 669mp – Groh Smith Genealogy – New Information and Updated Miller Descendant Chart

25 April 2012

Good Day,

No rest for the obsessed…and at times I need a wee bit of motivational inspiration.

Sometimes I wish, without a Ouija board, that the ancestors in my genealogy search and research would just reach out and say… “Hey Smith, you’re on the right path!”

Definitely would be nice.

And I continue the gathering and collecting of information, data and details for the new Groh Smith Genealogy.

Last night I decided to hone in on the Placeway Family Line.

I believe I discovered a tremendous amount of data and possible evidence of great-great-great-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway. This not only includes his ancestors, but if the information is correct it certainly reveals a glimpse into his life and occupations.

As I check up on the details and the possible sources, I have updated my Miller Descendant Chart.


Note that all new and updated data, from my previous Descendant Chart has been added in red. This Chart will soon change as the number of ancestors to be included has increased exponentially. Going forward you will soon see a new Miller Descendant Chart and a new Placeway Descendant Chart.

If you have any questions, comments, and ideas, please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Who’d A Thought – 1940 US Census West Milwaukee

23 April 2012

Good Day,

Minding my own business, and doing my own research of the Rogers Family, I am amazed at what I just stumbled upon. I am searching, page by page, the 1940 United Census in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the Rogers.

After about 100 pages and scrolling through surnames I opened up the next set of pages for the Enumeration District of West Milwaukee No. 40-113 and on Sheet No. 5B, I’m attracted to the surname of a family at 4905 West National Avenue… Liberace. I wonder???


The family is Salvatore and Francis and their two sons Walter and Rudolph, 20 and 9 years of age, respectively. And did I think I had found Mister Showmanship? Damn right!!!

And the above inserted You-Tube video is of Walter (aka Wladziu Valentino) Liberace performing in the 1940s.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 668gm – Groh Smith Genealogy – Clooz 3.0 – 16 Ancestral Lines

Good Day,

And the work continues… and continues. The Groh Miller genealogy is a process of gathering, and gathering. I’m definitely looking forward to the new release of Clooz 3.0. As presented in the preamble at its website –

Clooz is NOT just another genealogy program. It is THE database for systematically organizing and storing the clues to your ancestry discovered through years of research. Clooz functions as an electronic filing cabinet that assists you with search and retrieval of important facts that you have found during the hunt for your ancestors.

All Groh Miller documentation will be added to the Clooz 3.0 database. I was extremely impressed with the previous versions 2.0 and 2.1.

As with my other family lines and ancestry I have created a presentation of Sixteen Ancestral Lines reflecting the Groh and Miller genealogies.


This Sixteen Ancestral Lines Chart is a work in progress. There will be changes as new and more explicit information is discovered and added.

Please note that this is a work in progress.

If you have any questions, comments, and ideas, please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 667m – Groh Smith Genealogy – A New Miller Descendant Chart

Good Day,

Continuing the new search and research into the Groh Smith genealogy and the Miller Family I would now like to present my construction of the Miller Descendant Chart. Based on the documentation and family notes that I have found and received I have attempted to create what may be the associated genealogy.


Please note that this Miller Descendant Chart is a preliminary presentation and may change as new and more correct data is discovered and presented.

I have added a new Groh Label Header at the top of each page under the A Genealogy Hunt title. The drop down menu will allow you to link to the new Groh and Miller Descendant Charts. Also the last link on the menu will pull up all incidences of Groh Smith Genealogy postings. Check it out.

If you have any comments, ideas, and question please feel to contact me.

Jim
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Part 666g – Groh Smith Genealogy – New Families – A New Groh Descendant Chart

21 April 2012

Good Day,

Tonight’s supper was a challenge. I found this picture at With One Cat in the Yard …and of course I had to try and replicate it – Shrimp and Pancetta over Tonnarelli al nero di seppia. Never judge a black pasta by its cover.

And who’d a-think that I had all ingredients, give-or-take, in my pantry and in my garden. Shrimp, pancetta, fresh tomatoes chopped, mushrooms, onion, chili pepper, fresh culantro chopped, salt, pepper, some olive oil, a little bit of chicken broth, and squid ink pasta… Amazingly good.

And as there is a pending increase of my descendants, my work, research, and search for the genealogy and ancestry of new families doubles, quadruples, and will definitely increase exponentially.

Today I would like to present to you my first preliminary Groh Descendant Chart.


Definitely would invite any comments and thoughts. Follow A Genealogy Hunt for status and updates.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 665d - Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy - Updated Doherty Descendant Chart

19 April 2012

Good Day,

As promised, here is my update and reconstruction of the Doherty Descendant Chart. The genealogy is based on the information extracted from the documents that I have presented in the past including the more recent Postings Part 657d through Part 664d.



If you have any questions, comments, thoughts, and ideas please feel to contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 664d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1889 Wilmington City Directory – GG-Grandparents Philip and Margaret Doherty aka Dougherty

18 April 2012

Good day,

The search continues into the genealogy of the Doherty Family… and it certainly can get confusing as to which Doherty is which Dougherty is which Docherty. The fact that there are a number of documents and publications that spell and present the surname in different ways only means that the scope of search only broadens. Thank you Helen for your insight and knowledge…

One fact that is for certain is that the Doherty/Dougherty family did live at 731 Madison Street in Wilmington, Delaware. This certainty assists me with determining if I am focusing on the correct family regardless of the spelling of the surnames.

Today in The Wilmington City Directory for 1889 I discovered the individual listings for both gg-grandfather Philip Doherty and gg-grandmother Margaret Dougherty.

Even though each is recorded with a different variation of the surname Doherty and Dougherty, they are both listed at the same location 731 Madison Street.

GG-Grandfather Philip is recorded as Moulder and working at P.& J. Co., aka Pusey and Jones Company.  GG-Grandmother Margaret is listed owning a Dry Goods, Notions, and Trimmings business at her home location at 731 Madison Street. Great-Grandfather Gerald is also listed as Gerald Dougherty as a boarder at 731 Madison and his occupation is provided as a Machinist at P. & J. Co., the same company employer as his father, gg-grandfather Philip.

These recordings are unique in the sense that usually it was only the head of household and/or business owner listed in the City Directories… and here we got “a bang for the $5.00”, so-to-speak.

Here are the Pages of the 1889 Wilmington City Directory as downloaded from DistantCousin.com

The top inserted photograph is of P. & J. Co., Pusey and Jones Company from History of Delaware. 1609-1888, Volume II by J. Thomas Scharf. A.M., LL..D.. Philadelphia, 1888.

And the search continues.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 663d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1919 Death – GG-Grandmother Margaret (née Doherty) Doherty – Wilmington, Delaware

17 April 2012

Good Day,

Well being home yesterday, I was somewhat exhausted from our trip and showing at MQX East, but I did not want to eat at any restaurant... and I wanted something simple.

And I found it - Chicken Jalfrezi, a Pakistani curry with tomatoes and capsicum. Extremely easy to make - Chicken thighs, onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, cumin, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground cardamon and nutmeg, zucchini, and cilantro. Topped with some plain yogurt, with Basmati rice and Naan bread. It certainly was good and easy.

Last night as I kept searching and following the trail of the Doherty Family genealogy I chanced upon the 29 December 1919 Certificate of Death of gg-grandmother Margaret (née Doherty) Doherty. But here it gets a wee bit confusing, or not… It just might be the way the information was taken down, as provided by the Informant, one of her daughters.

Note the spelling of gg-grandmother Margaret’s maiden name – Doherty, and her married name – Doherty. According to family information her maiden name may have been Dougherty, but as I have encountered since the 1870 Census, I have noted three different presentations of the surname: Docherty, Doherty, and Dougherty. The Certificate of Death certainly doesn’t alleviate the muddle in the way the surname may have originated. It certainly does provide various spellings.

Here is the image as obtained from the Delaware Vital Records from the Delaware Public Archives at Dover, Delaware. Copy was downloaded from Ancestry.com.


The copy is extremely legible and I will not transcribe the actual document. But here is the firsthand news… gg-grandmother Margaret’s parents are listed as Gerald and Ellen (née McGuiness) Doherty. These are Andy’s great-great-great-grandparents Gerald and Ellen (née McGuiness) Doherty.

The ancestry search continues. Stay tuned for my updated Doherty Descendant Chart.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 662d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1897 Death – GG-Grandfather Philip Doherty – Wilmington, Delaware

16 April 2012

Good Day,

And we have returned home from the MQX Show in Providence, Rhode Island and it is now time to get back into my genealogy hunt and search.

So here goes…

Following up from Part 661d my search for the Doherty Family has resulted in more documentation.

From the Delaware Vital Records at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover, and data collected via Ancestry.com, I chanced upon the 28 May 1897 Death Registration of Andy’s great-great-grandfather Philip Doherty. His age, at his death is entered at 65 years which gives an approximate birth year of 1832, and it is recorded that he was born in Ireland.

Here is the image of the 1897 Death Registration –


My transcription –


Doherty, Philip


RETURN OF A DEATH in the City of Wilmington


1. Name of deceased, Philip Doherty
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 65 yrs
5. Widowed, Married or Single,
6. Date of death May 28th [1897]
7. Cause of Death, Paralysis


Dr. Howard Og__ Physician.


(TO BE FILLED BY THE UNDERTAKER)


8. Occupation
9. Place of Birth Ireland
10.When a minor, { Name of Father,
{ Name of Mother,
11.Ward, 5
12.Street and number, 731 Madison St
13.Date of burial, June 1
14.Place of Burial, Cathedral


Daniel T Killroy Un____


It is a shame that gg-grandfather Philip’s parents’ names were not entered in the Registration. This just means that the search continues, and deepens.

I also discovered the Death Register containing the listed entry of the recording of gg-grandfather Philip’s passing. From Ancestry.com here is the downloaded image –


Stay tuned more to come.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 661d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1874-75 Delaware State Directory and Gazetteer – Doherty (aka Docherty, aka Dougherty) – Wilmington, Delaware

09 April 2012

Good Day,

And as we are getting ready and packing for our trip to MQX East 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island, I thought that I would take a few minutes and spend some time on the genealogy of Doherty Family.



I did a bit more searching and I discovered Andy’s great-great-grandfather Philip Dougherty in The Delaware State Directory and Gazetteer, for 1874-75. It includes a complete Directory of the City of Wilmington. The entry on Page 128 for gg-grandfather Philip reads:

Dougherty, Philip, Lab., h 731 Madison

And even though the City Directory is 1874-75, 26 years later Andy’s great-grandaunts Greta, Frances, Mary, Katherine, and Elizabeth, gg-grandparents Philip’s and Margaret’s five daughters, live just about three blocks away around the corner at 911 West Eighth Street.

I noticed that there are a number of other Doughertys, possibly related to gg-grandfather Philip on Madison Street. Also are the two, Daniel and Hugh Dougherty, the same men who were boarding in 1870 with the Doughtery Family.


The source citation of the above pages of The Delaware State Directory and Gazetteer for 1874-75 is the Haith Trust Digital Library.

Stay tuned for the next installment of the Doherty Family Genealogy.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 660d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1880 and 1900 Censuses – Doherty (aka Docherty, aka Dougherty) – Wilmington, Delaware

08 April 2012

Good Day and Happy Easter,

And don't you just love genealogy... One can get totally mixed up with names and dates, and then again there really isn't anyone around to ask which name or which date is correct. At times methinks that it is our ancestors having a great big laugh on us.

In my pursuit and current focus on the Doherty Family of Wilmington, Delaware, I've run across some more deviations in the actual spelling of this surname. The 1880 Census has the name as Doherty, and the 1900 Census changes the spelling to Dougherty.

(1880 US Census, Wilmington, Delaware)

The 1880 US Census now lists gg-grandparents Phillip and Margaret Doherty; their son Gerald; and four daughters: Gretta, Fannie, Mary A, and Lizzie all living in Wilmington at 731 Madison Street.


(1900 US Census, Wilmington, Delaware)

The 1900 US Census, 20 years later, lists gg-grandmother Margaret Dougherty, her son Gerrold, her five daughters Margaret, Fannie, Mary, Lizzie, and Katie, and her grandson Gerrold. They are all living at the family home at 731 Madison Street.

By process of elimination, and based on the surname enumerated, it would logically make sense that grandson Gerrold is the son of gg-grandmother Margaret's son, Gerrold. This grandson Gerrold is Andy's grandfather, also known as Gerald.

And now comes another piece of evidence, that should help us in our power search. I'm referring to the above page of the 1900 US Census. The enumerator listed that gg-grandmother Margaret Dougherty had had 11 children… And that at the date of the Census, June 2nd, 1900 five of the children may have passed away.

My source citations:

1880 US Census - The National Archives - Year: 1880; Census Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: 119; Family History Film: 1254119; Page: 315B; Enumeration District: 013; Image: 0111. Downloaded from Ancestry.com.

1900 US Census - Year: 1900; Census Place: Wilmington Ward 5, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: 154; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 19; FHL microfilm: 1240154; Page: B; Sheet No. 3; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 6. Downloaded from Ancestry.com.

My next piece and source of evidence is the Delaware State Directory and Gazetteer, for 1874-75. And as I am working in the updating of the Doherty Descendant Chart, I keep stumbling on more and more pertinent documentation... And NO I am not just pressing a leaf.

Stay-tuned, more to follow,

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 659d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1870 Census – Doherty (aka Docherty, aka Dougherty) – Wilmington, Delaware

07 April 2012

Good Day,

The genealogy journey continues.

Today I decided to update the Doherty Descendant Chart… and boy, oh boy, have I found some new information. And I will be posting these finds and my notes in a number of Parts. You will have to keep coming back to get the latest and greatest updates.

(1870 US Census, Wilmington, Delaware)


I finally discovered the 1870 US Census highlighting the Philip Docherty Family. Docherty? And so we now have three possible spellings of the surname Doherty: Doherty, Docherty, and Dougherty. The 1870 US Census for Wilmington enumerates that the family surname is Docherty.

The 1870 Census is dated 6 July 1870 at Wilmington, Subdivision No. 27 in the County of New Castle, in Delaware.

In the household included gg-grandparents Philip and Margart Docherty; their five-year old son Jerald (aka Gerald); their six-month old daughter Margartt; and two Boarders, Daniel and Hugh Docherty. There is no immediately apparent relationship indicated between gg-grandfather Philip and the two Boarders, Daniel and Hugh, excepting their last names.

According to the enumeration gg-grandfather Philip there is a possibility that he and the Board Daniel may have been joint owners of the house as it is listed that each has a "Value of Real Estate" of $2,000 for a total of $4,000. Could they have been joint owners of the house?

Is there a chance that there may be some immediate relationship between gg-grandfather Philip and the two Boarders? Based on the ages enumerated there could be a calculated possibility that as the Boarder Daniel Docherty is listed at 60 years old and the Boarder Hugh is noted at 28 years, they may be related as father and brother of gg-grandfather Philip. GG-grandfather is given the age of 38 years. Just a thought...

My source citation for the 1870 US Census is The National Archives, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C. The image is downloaded via Ancestry.com.

And now we have a few more pieces to the puzzle of the Doherty Family genealogy. Stay tuned for the next episodes. And stay tuned for the forth coming update to the Doherty Descendant Chart.

If you have any comments and/or ideas, or any actual documentation pre-dating the Year 1870, please feel free to contact me. Does any reader have any idea(s) regarding a possible relationship between gg-grandfather Philip and the Boards, Daniel and Hugh Docherty?

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy - Researcher Beware – Eight Errors in Five Lines – 2012 Errors NOT 1940 Ones

06 April 2012


Good Day, I think,

Well, we all have a choice… Do we worry about correct Indexing when the access is supposedly free at Ancestry.com?

Or should we expect, if we pay for annual subscription, that the data entry to be a close to perfect as possible?

There are many answers to these two questions, but listen to my find today.

I have a complete subscription to Ancestry.com. I have had one for quite a number of years. I am ever so lucky that one of the first States to be “Indexed” is Delaware.

Two nights ago I was able to find the 1940 United State Census Page for the Brunhammer Family. It took a bit of time, but I found it. See Part 656b.

Now two days later Delaware is Indexed. For you genealogy neophytes, that is, I should be able to search the 1940 US Census by Name. That is quite a feat… but I know that and I understand that the data capturing, aka indexing, has been going on for some time now. But that is neither here nor there.

Today, I decided to use the Ancestry.com search facility. I entered in two bits of information: Last Name – Brunhammer and Live in Location – Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USA. I hit the search button and the first of 272 Records was not Brunhammer, it was Barman.

I scrolled down the first 50 Records. No Brunhammer. (Remember I have already found the Brunhammer Family at Enumeration District 4-45 and Sheet No. 6 A.) I keep scrolling down and bingo, Record number 98 is Herry Breenhammer. And the subsequent four Records are listed as Ann Breenhammer, Madeline Breenhammer, Eugens Breenhammer, and Clair Breenhammer. Surname incorrectly entered… should be BRUNHAMMER.

The enumerator’s handwriting is relatively neat… One should be able to read the difference between a “u” and the double letters “ee”. One error is excusable. And we shouldn’t complain as the transcription error in 1880 created a new surname PREENHARNESS… But Eugene is spelled and written E U G E N S, not Eugene. And grandfather Harry’s name is Harry, never was it Henry… or the data-entered concoction of Herry.

But that doesn’t take the cake. Column 10, Color or race, of the Census Page across from Harry Brunhammer’s name, Brunhammer, Harry, the enumerator of 1940 wrote and entered “W”. I think the “W” means WHITE. But the 2012 Ancestry.com data entry person has enter for Race: NEGRO (Black). Huh?

I would tender a guess that it appears that proof-work has gone out the window, so-to-speak...

Buyer is it? Or is it? Researcher beware… Check the image of the Page for the original entries. Please note that this is an Ancestry.com's “(Beta)” attempt. But EIGHT errors in five lines is a bit too much!!!

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 658d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – The Great-Grandaunts Doherty – 1940 US Census – Wilmington, Delaware

Good Day,

Good news. This morning Ancestry.com has indexed the 1940 US Census for the States of Delaware and Nevada. And we need Delaware…

Immediately, and this time with the correct spelling, I discovered the Census Page from Enumeration District 4-21 for the five Doherty great-grandaunts: Greta C., Frances G., Mary T., Katherine, and Elizabeth.
Their house was at 911 West Eighth Street in Wilmington, in New Castle. Five maiden grandaunts all living together; all great-grandfather Gerald Doherty’s elder sisters.

The address of the big house was at 911 West Eight Street… It is no longer there. Today it is a part of the I-95 embankment, overpass, and exit ramp. See the inserted image from Google maps.

Here is the image of the 1940 US Census Page Sheet No. 4-B and dated April 3, 1940.

And now to continue my search and genealogy work.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 657d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Doherty – 1940 US Census – Wilmington, Delaware

05 April 2012

Good Day,

The sun is shining through the clouds this morning… and it is a gorgeous day here in Tampa.

As mentioned in my last Posting regarding the 1940 Census and the Brunhammer Family, I would next search for the Doherty Family.

Flipping the images, as provided by Ancestry.com, I started at the 127th Page, where I discovered the Brunhammer Family. All I had to do was flip through four more Pages and there at 2006 Woodlawn Avenue, in New Castle County in Wilmington, Delaware, was the Dougherty Family. Is this the correct Family? Doherty versus Dougherty…

Most definitely the right family… Included in the household are Andy’s grandparents Gerald (Doc) and Myrtle (née Holmes) Dougherty albeit Doherty; his uncles Gerald (Doc), Phillip (Phil), William (Bill), and John (Holmesy); his aunts Katherine (Kitty), Helen, and Nancy; and his mother Myrtle F(rances).

The Enumeration District is indicated as 4-45 and the Census was taken on April 5, 1940.

Here is the image of the page of the 1940 US Census highlighting the Dougherty Family. Obviously the enumerator may not have asked how to spell the surname Doherty. He or she, the enumerator, must have made an assumption and wrote the surname as Dougherty.


As a note and from About.com Genealogy – The name Docherty is from the word “dochartach” meaning “obstructive.” Docherty is the most common Scottish form of this surname, while Doherty and Dougherty are usually of Irish derivation.

The above inserted image from the National Archives and Records Administration shows tabulators recording information from over 120,000 enumerators who scoured the United States to collect data for the 1940 Census.

And now to continue my genealogy trek and search.

Enjoy,

Jim.
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Part 656b – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Brunhammer – 1940 US Census – Wilmington, Delaware

Good Day,

And of course I had to search and find… and search again. The 1940 US Census is now available online; in image format. It hasn’t been indexed as yet, but it is available if you are wanting to turn the pages. And I do, that is, did.

The 1940 Census is available online from the National Archives at their site – 1940 Census Official 1940 Census Website.

Search capabilities are available via Location and via Enumeration Districts. By entering a Street name into the Location search field, along with the State, County, and City, the search engine provided me with six Census Schedules for specific Enumeration Districts.

When I linked over to the first Enumeration District Census Schedule for Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, the site only allowed me to view the first page of 36 pages. I am not sure if it was my system or the National Archives database which was halting my preceding any further than Page 1.

I then opened up my Ancestry.com subscription and was able to open up their new link to the 1940 US Census. I was able to find the exact Enumeration Districts as relayed by the National Archives website.

And lo and behold after paging, that is flipping, through 127 pages, that is images, and scanning down each list of enumerated names, I discovered the Brunhammer Family at 1834 Union Street in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. The Enumeration District is provided as 4-45 and the record of the Brunhammer Family occurred on April 5, 1940.

The Brunhammer Family included Andy’s grandparents Harry and Ann (née McAteer) Brunhammer; his two aunts, Madeline and Clair; and his father Eugene. Bingo!!!

Here is the image of the page of the 1940 US Census highlighting the Brunhammer Family.


And next on the docket, the 1940 Doherty Family.

Enjoy,

Jim
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