There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.
I’m not related to any member of this family.
Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.
1940 is the last available census at this time.
Facts you should know about the early census records –
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
Mary Henderson Berney
Birth: Mar., 1851, Ireland
Death: Mar. 21, 1928
Age 81. She was born in Ireland. She was survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Kavanaugh and Mrs. Frank Judge; and six sons, Owen, Tom, James, William, Frank, and John. Services were held at St. Michael's Church.
James Berney (1843 - 1923)
Simon Berney (1872 - 1925)*
Owen Eugene Berney (1876 - 1950)*
Name: Mary Berney
Age in 1910: 59
Birth Year: abt 1851
Home in 1910: Bartlett, Wheeler, Nebraska
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James Berney
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
James Berney 67, IRE - farmer
Mary Berney 59, IRE - 10 children & 0 living ?????
William Berney 18, NEB
Name: Mary Berny
Age in 1870: 19
Birth Year: abt 1851
Home in 1870: Mineral, Bureau, Illinois
Post Office: Mineral
James Berny 25, IRE - farmer
Mary Berny 19, IRE
John Berny 2/12, ILL
ILL marriage record -
HENDROHAN, MARY 1869-05-09 BUREAU county