My Maternal Great-Great Grandmother was born Hellen Burgess. A copy of the 1850 census for Truxton, New York shows Hellen , her father Nehemiah, her mother Elanor, and her siblings: Eugene, Herman, Irene, Janette, and Marion.
Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.
So, here’s the first census I can find W.R. Knickerbocker in with my Grandfather Clarence. Clarence is listed as 1 yrs old at this time and is at home with his sisters Irene and Nellie and his mom Helen (Helene).
SOURCE: 1880 U.S. Census, Somerset, Steele, Minnesota, population schedule,, enumeration district (ED) 246, sheet 10-B, dwelling 92, family 92, William Knickerbocker; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 May 2008); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll T9_635.