Friday, January 20, 2017

Herman Asher household, 1940, St. Louis City, Missouri

Located the 1940 census record of the Herman Asher household in St. Louis City, Missouri.  Herman's wife, Jessie, was my maternal 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  Our common ancestors were Alexander Crockett and Elizabeth Watkins.  Jessie's parents were Joel Benjamin Byers and Ellen Elizabeth Carpenter.

1940 U.S. Census, Saint Louis City, population schedule, Ward 8, enumeration district (ED) 96-181, SD 11, sheet 61A, household 412, ; digital images, ( : accessed 8 January 2017); National Archives, Washington D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Herman and his wife were living in Ward 8 of the city.  The census states that Herman rents his home and that the rent was $8 per month.  Herman was 55 years old and born in Missouri.  His wife, Jessie, was 53 years old and also born in Missouri.  In 1935, their residence was the same place.

The record didn't show that Herman had completed any level of education, but showed that Jessie had completed the 6th grade.  Herman's occupation was listed as mechanic repairman at a garage and Jessie didn't have any occupation listed.

Also living in the household was their daughter, Helen A., age 18, born in Missouri who had completed 3 years of high school.

According to my database, there were additional children in the family not living with them in 1940: Orville, Frank, Alice, Myrtle and Ruby.

If you have any additional information or are connected to this family, I'd love to hear from you.

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