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1940 Knickerbocker Census

Here’s the 1940 census showing the Knickerbocker family (The part that’s still at home) in Minnesota. A few of the interesting things here are:

1) My mom, Marjorie A. is listed ( yay Mom)

2)My aunt Mildred has a different last name. Curious.

Here’s the image:

1940 Knickerbocker Census Minnesota

The 1940 census is here

The 1940 census has come out. It’s has not all been scanned electronically yet and it will be quite some time until you can search by name. However, if you know what state, county, city and enumeration district to look in and you happen to be looking in a state that has been scanned, you can get cool stuff like this:

Wainer in 1940 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Maine, Somerset, Fairfield, Enumeration district 13-19A. Page 24.

There’s a bunch on interesting information here. One of the more interesting things is that the person labeled “Olga” is really my Aunt Alice. Her parents and her siblings called her Olga for much of her life. The original Olga died as an infant and when Alice was born, even though they gave her the name Alice on her birth certificate, called her Olga.

It’s also interesting to me that all the guys that were old enough worked in the pulp mill.

Charles L. Knickerbocker

Charles L. Knickerbocker was my half Grand Uncle. His father and mother were William Knickerbocker and Catherine Lyons.

Charles married Irene Wilkinson and had at least two children: William and Agnes. A copy of the 1910 census shows the family living in Belt, Cascade, Montana. A previous post records the census data

In 1920 they had moved to Cottonwood Lake, McHenry, North Dakota.


1920 Charles Knickerbocker Census

1920 Charles Knickerbocker Census


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Cottonwood Lake, McHenry, North Dakota; Roll  T625_1336; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 111.

Source Information: 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
Charles and Irene then moved, prior to 1930, to the state of Washington. Charles died 24 Apr 1929 in Tacoma Washington and Irene passed away 24 Feb 1938. You can find the Washington State death records online here.  You’ll need to search ‘Charles Knickerbacker’ instead of “Knickerbocker’ to find the death record for Charles.

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