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1900 Census, State of Nebraska, County of Thurston, Omaha Precinct, Enumeration District Number 0182, Sheet 2
Census taken June 13-14 1900
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Notes: Albert's brothers are living near in a different household. "Pa" is the code for "papers filed" for naturalization. "Na" is the code for "naturalized.
This location is not in the City of Omaha, which is in Douglas County. It is located on the Omaha Reservation in Thurston County. Wikipedia indicates that Thurston County had a population of 6517 in 1900 and 6969 in 2010.
1910 Census, State of Nebraska, County of Cuming, West Point Precinct, West Point City, Ward 1, District 0071
Census taken May 2, 2010
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Note: Carl and Eda (Ida) are "empty nesters" living alone in the City of West Point. "M1" indicates first marriage and "M2" indicates second marriage.
1910 Census, State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, City of Omaha, 5th Precinct (Part of), Ward 9, District 0069 (2 pages)
Census taken April 15, 1910 (Click to view Document 1) (Click to view Document 2)
Notes: Erna is living with her half-sister (she is not a niece) in the City of Omaha at the age of 16 years, instead of with her parents Albert & Caroline (seevbelow census) and siblings. Erna returns to live in the City of Omaha during her early married life. On the right edge a street address of "Capital Avenue" is handwritten on the census. Therefore, the address where they lived is 2087 Capital Avenue. This address appears to be a parking lot in 2016. The family listed above is noted as "North 28d Ave."
On the census we see "Germany Ger." or a repeat of Germany. The country of Germany was changing boundaries and forming during war, so it was common to list the native language (ethnicity) as well as the country on the census. Some who spoke German were of a different country. Some in Germany spoke a different language (i.e. Polish). A person may have been born in one country and later as the boundaries moved, came to America as a citizen from a different country.
1910 Census, State of South Dakota, County of Moody, Township of Flandreau, District 0353
Census taken April 21, 1910 (Click to view Document)
Notes: The figure "15" is for the farm's identification number on the census farm schedule. This number is meaningless today because the farm schedules are unavailable. Caroline has had 9 children, but only 6 are living in the home. Erna and her half-sister are living together in Omaha (see above census). [I need to figure out who is the other missing.]
South Dakota, State Census, 1915
Name: Albert Grunke
Birth Year: 1862
Birth Place: Germany
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Year: 1887
Arrival Year in Country: 1882
Arrival Year in State: 1904
Arrival State: South Dakota
Arrival Country: USA
Religion: German Lutheran
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
FHL Film Number: 2283396
Sheet Number: 416
Residence in 1915: South Dakota, United States
1920 Census, State of Nebraska, County of Moody, City of Flandreau, District 0212
Census taken January 6 1920
Notes: It does not list the house number on First Avenue. It lists no employment. This does tell the year of naturalization of 1889.
Edward age 28 as a lodger with the Scofield family in the town of Riverview, Moody County, South Dakota.
Lancaster, Lincoln Co, NE
John Finlay Head 36 Carpenter
Erna Finlay Wife 26 (Here it says she was born in So. Dakota)
Marie Finley Daughter 6
St Louis MO
John Finlay Head 46 Northern Ireland/ N. Ireland Carpenter
Erna Finlay Wife 36 Nebraska Germany/Germany
Marie Finlay Daughter 16 Nebraska N. Ireland/Nebraska
1930 census for S. Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau, but this time on Township Rd.
Grunke, Caroline Head 59 Widow (age 17 when 1st married)
Grunke, Edward Son 38 Single B. Nebraska Plumber
Grunke, Raymond Son 23 Single B. S. Dakota Laborer on general farm
Grunke, Lucille Dau. 21 Single B. S. Dakota
Grunke, Dorothy Dau. 19 Single B. S. Dakota
Grunke, Elise Dau. 17 Single B. S. Dakota
Harry W. Grunke 22 years old B. in Nebraska living with a family who name looks like Dobbs. as a laborer on their farm in Flandreau. .
Leona must have gotten married between 1920 and 1930.