I decided to find my Great Great Grandfather, Bernhard Ludwig August Plücker in the 1910 census.
A few weeks ago, Randy Seaver of Randy's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Genealogy Blogger threw out a Saturday night genealogy challenge.
Bernhard Ludwig August Plücker (1835-1912) married Augusta Herbold (1835-1910 ) on 27 Jan 1864 in Kohlgrund, Germany and they had eight children- Mary Maria, Barbara Addie, Wilehlmina Elisabeth, Friedrich, August Ludwig, Auguste Fredricke, Auguste Fredricke Louise, Christian, and They lived in Aurora,Kane, Illinois.
I found the family in the 1910 US Federal Census indexed on Ancestry.com as August Plucker. He is listed twice in Ancestry, once as age 73 and once as age 71. Both Census entries were dated 16 April 1910 and enumerated by Warren S. Boyle. Here is what I know about him.
*August Plucker - head, male, white, age 73, second marriage, married for 43 years. Born Germany Dutch , father born Germany Dutch, mother born Germany Dutch, naturalized, immigrated in 1867, a cabinet maker railroad, owned paid for house at 289 Columbia Street
Augusta Plucker - wife female, white, age 71 , first marriage, married for 43 years, 8 children, 5 living. Born Germany Dutch, father born Germany Dutch, mother born Germany Dutch.
Henry Plucker - son- white age 31,Single, Born Illinois, Father born Germany Dutch, Mother born Germany Dutch, a machinist in a contract shop. Owned home but mortgaged.
All spoke English in the home.
My source for this family
August Plucker arrived 23 May 1867 at age 30. Port of departure Bremen Germany and Southampton England. Ship name: Atlantic. Arrival port New York.
Sailing on ship were August Plucker, wife Auguste Plucker, and daughter age 2, Maria Plucker. Name on ship record Pluecker. Source Germans to America by Ira Glazier and P. William Filby. Vol 19, January 1867-August 1867. and source NY Passenger lists 1851-1891
Information obtained from:
1. Landeskirchiches Archiv der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck on CD.
2. LDS Film # 1183583 See pictures posted on Permission to Emigrate.
Item 7 Die waldeckische Auswanderung zwischen 1829 und 1872 Thomas, Karl
1910 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Aurora Township, Aurora City, Supervisor District #2, Enumeration district # 37 , Sheet 2 B, August Plucker family, Dwelling #28. Enumerated on 16 April 1910 by Warren S. Boyle.
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.
About 1910 United States Federal Census
This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.
1910 United States Federal Census, California, San Francisco County Population Schedule, 37th Assembly District, Enumeration District 166, Sheet 10A, John W. Runnels family, Dwelling #129, Family #243, originally on National Archives Microfilm Series T624, Roll 98 (online database accessed at www.Ancestry.com on 22 August 2009).