Sunday, March 15, 2015

Census Sunday : Tobias Chew household, 1940, Indiana County Pennsylvania

My paternal first cousin 3 times removed, Tobias Otterbein Chew, was enumerated in the 1940 census in Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.  He was living in a rented house in Ward 3 of the city.

1940 U.S. Census, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 3, Indiana, enumeration district (ED) 32-46, SD 27, sheet 9B, household 185, ; digital images, ( : accessed 15 March 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..

The family consisted of Tobias, aged 55, and his wife, Muriel, aged 51, and their son, John, aged 15.  Tobias was born in Ohio, Muriel was born in Wisconsin and John was born in Indiana.  The family had resided in the same place in 1935.  Tobias' occupation was listed as Sociology Instructor at the State Teachers College.

Prior to this find, I did not know that Tobias and Muriel had a son.  I had previously transcribed Tobias' World War II draft registration where his occupation as a teacher at the State Teachers College was listed.  I still need to find the earlier details of his life, including his marriage.

Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Colleen Pasquale of Leaves and Branches.

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