Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Rachel Emma Pernina (Haley) Hanlin Zorn (1869- 1963 )

Rachel Emma Pernina (Haley) Hanlin Zorn (1869-1963) was my paternal great-grandaunt.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about her.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Nina was born November 21, 1869 in Medina County, Ohio1.  The State of Ohio did not require the keeping of birth records until 1867.  State law required the probate court to record these births from 1867 to 1908, according to the Ohio Historical Society webpage.

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               If Nina's birth was recorded in a newspaper, I have not yet discovered it.  There are editions of the Sandusky Register in existence, and that is one avenue of research in the future.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible record of the Haley family.  Will continue to reach out to extended family in hopes that one does exist.

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               The Haley's were members of the Evangelical Association.  I am not aware of any baptismal record for Nina at this time.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no evidence that Nina was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Nina married Thomas Benton Hanlin on July 11, 1888 in Jay County, Indiana2.

          Nina married George Zorn on June 15, 1901 in Jay County, Indiana3.

          1.2.1 Marriage Notice in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if mention was made of Nina and Thomas' nuptials and Nina and George's nuptials.

          1.2.2. Anniversary Notice

               Nina and George's 25th wedding anniversary would have been June 15, 1926 and their 50th wedding anniversary would have been June 15, 1951.  Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if there was any mention of anniversary celebrations.

          1.2.3. Divorce Decree

               There is no indication that Nina was ever divorced, but a thorough search of the court records in Jay County, Indiana needs to be completed.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Nina died in 19634, according to her tombstone.  I do not yet have a copy of her death certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

          1.3.1. Obituary in Newspaper

               Will need to check the local newspapers in Jay County, Indiana for an obituary for Nina, once I have the exact date of death.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

          1.3.2. Funeral Home Records

               Once I have a copy of Nina's obituary, I can see if the funeral home was mentioned and then check with them to see if they have any additional records of Nina's funeral.

          1.3.3. Tombstone Photograph

               Nina's tombstone in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jay County, Indiana4 has been photographed.  The marker lists both of her husbands.  The marker reads "Nina Hanlin Zorn 1869-1963".  Husbands "Benton Hanlin 1867-1900" and "George Zorn 1876-1952" are also listed.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          2.1.1. 1940 Federal Census

               On April 10, 1940, Nina was enumerated in the George Zorn household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana5 as Nina Zorn, wife, age 70, married.  She had completed the eighth grade in education.  Her residence in 1935 was rural Medina County, Ohio.  She was born in Ohio and had no occupation listed.

          2.1.2. 1930 Federal Census

               On April 8, 1930, Nina was enumerated in the George Zorne household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana6 as Rachel N. Zorne, age 60, wife, married.  She was aged 32 years old at her marriage.  She could read and write and speak English.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.  No occupation was listed.

          2.1.3. 1920 Federal Census

               On January 8, 1920, Nina was enumerated in the George Zorn household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana7 as Mina. R.A. Zorn, age 50, wife, married.  She could read and write and spoke English.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.  No occupation was listed.

          2.1.4. 1910 Federal Census

               On April 20, 1910, Nina was enumerated in the George Zorn household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana8 as Nina Zorn, age 40, wife, married.  This was her second marriage and she had been married for 9 years.  She was the mother of two children, both of whom were living.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.  She could read and write and spoke English.  No occupation was listed.

          2.1.5. 1900 Federal Census

               On June 18, 1900, Nina was enumerated as head of household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana9 as Nina R. Hamlin, age 30, widowed.  She was born November 1869 in Ohio.  Both of her parents were born in Ohio.  She could read and write and spoke English.  She owned her home free of mortgage.

          2.1.6. 1880 Federal Census

               On June 22, 1880, Nina was enumerated in the George W. Haley household in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio10 as Rachel A.P. Haley, age 10, daughter.  She had attended school within the year.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.

          2.1.7. 1870 Federal Census

                On June 6, 1870, Nina was enumerated in the George Haley household in Harrisville Township, Medina County, Ohio11 as Emma P. Haley, age 6 months, born Ohio.  She was born December 1869.

     2.2. State Census Records

          The State of Indiana conducted state census in 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919 and 1931.  These, however, were merely for the purposes of legislative apportionment.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          I have not yet investigated these types of records to see what light it might shed on the Haley or Zorn farm.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Nina was female.

     3.2. Pension Records

          I am not aware of any military service by Nina's husbands or father that would have made her eligible for any military benefits.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Nina was female.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in Jay County, Indiana, to see what records might mention Nina and her family.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Jay County, Indiana published a plat map in 1874, 1881, 1887, 1901, 1910 and 1920 that might be relevant in my search for Nina.  I have access to the 1887 and 1901 maps, and need to research them to see what they show.

5. Supplemental Records

     Supplemental records to research for Nina include city/county directories, court records and will and probate records.  Will add these to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

     In 1916, Nina was residing in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana12.

Sources:

1. Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962, digital images, FamilySearch Internet online [www.familysearch.org], accessed 6 February 2011.
2. "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 1 Sep 2013), Thomas Benton Hanlin and Ninnie Haley, 1888.
3. "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 1 Sep 2013), George Zorn and Nina Hanlin, 1901.
4. FindAGrave Inc., FindAGrave.com (www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 Sep 2013).
5. 1940 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, enumeration district 38-9, SD 5, sheet 2B, dwelling 40; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
6. 1930 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, enumeration district 38-9, SD 5, sheet 3B, dwelling 73, family 73; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
7. 1920 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, enumeration district 74, SD 4, sheet 2B, dwelling 40, family 42; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
8. 1910 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, enumeration district 69, SD 8, sheet 2B, dwelling 40, family 41; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
9. Nina R. Hamlin, 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana, ED 63, SD 67, sheet 9B, dwelling 196, family 199; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 380.
10. George W. Haley household, 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio, ED 193, SD 1, dwelling 401, family 405; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1065.
11. George Haley household, 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Harrisville Township, Medina Couny, Ohio, Lodi P.O., page 10, dwelling 90, household 101; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1241.
12. Mrs. Kimball died Saturday obituary, Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, January 15, 1916, page 1. 

This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.
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