Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Shaky Leaves : John Penisten household, 1900 census Madison County, Indiana

Found the 1900 census record of my maternal 3rd-great grandparents, John and Jane A. (Alderman) Penisten in the 1900 census of Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana through Ancestry.com's hints on my LeMaster & Allied Family Tree.

1900 US census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district (ED) 96, SD 67, sheet 11B, dwelling 226, family 241, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 December 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
John was listed as a 62 year old farmer, born December 1838 in Indiana, who rented his farm.  He could read and write and spoke English. Both of his parents were born in Ohio.  His wife, Jane, was 58, born September 1843 in Indiana.  She could read and write and spoke English.  Her father was born in Ohio and mother in Indiana.  She was the mother of 3 children, two of whom were living.

Until I looked at this record, I didn't realize that there was a third child of this couple who wasn't alive by 1900.  They had two daughters, Clara born March 1869 and Jessie born September 1870.

If you have any additional information on this family, I would love to hear from you.

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