Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Chester D. Bitzer household, 1940, Wabash County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census of the Chester D. Bitzer household in Wabash County, Indiana. Chester was Eileen's second cousin twice removed.  Their common ancestors were Daniel L. Duffey and Susanna Freeze.  Chester's parents were William Henry Bitzer and Cora Etta Duffey.

1940 U.S. census, Wabash County, Indiana, population schedule, Lagro Township, enumeration district (ED) 85-6, SD 5, sheet 2A, household 24, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Chester and his wife were living in Lagro Township. The census states Chester was renting his home for $20 per month and that it was a farm.  Carlos was 33 years old and born in Indiana.  His wife, Velma, was 30 years old and born in Indiana.  Their residence in 1935 was listed as rural Huntington County, Indiana.

The record shows that Chester had completed 1 year of high school and that Velma had completed 4 years of high school.  Chester's occupation was listed as a farmer, and Velma had no occupation listed.

Also living in the household were son John, age 10, born in Indiana who had completed the 4th grade; daughter Lena, age 7, born in Indiana who had completed the 1st grade; son Robert, age 6, born in Indiana; and son George, age 1, born in Indiana.

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

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