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Grammer's in Pope county

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Re: Grammer's in Pope county

Posted: 1446934055000
Classification: Query
NOTE -
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 +++



ILLINOIS Vital Records -
Birth and death registration started in 1916.

statement source -
Dan Pippin
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records

Aaron J. Grammer
Birth 1815 • Union Co., Illinois
Death 10 OCT 1896 • Union Co., Illinois
he married -
Talitha C. Grammer
Birth ABT 1823 • Madison Co., Alabama
Death ABT 1850 • Union Co., Illinois

ILL marriage record -
Name: Aaron Grammer
Spouse: Talitha Grammer
Marriage Date: 2 Feb 1840
Marriage County: Union

1850 -
Name: Aaron Grammer
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1850: District 2, Union, Illinois, USA
Gender: Male

William Tripp 59, SC
Frances Tripp 56, KY
Thomas Tripp 19, ILL
John Tripp 15, ILL
Sarah Tripp 12, ILL
Marion Grammer 6, ILL
Aaron Grammer 35, ILL - steamboat pilot

1870 -
Name: Aaron Grammer
Age in 1870: 53
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Casper Precinct, Union, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: South Pass

Aaron Grammer 53, ILL
Susan Grammer 26, ILL
Henry M Grammer 7, ILL
M Ellen Grammer 4, ILL
Eva C Grammer 3, ILL
Susan Lence 55, ILL

ILL marriage record -
GRAMMER, AARON J.
RANDOLPH, MARY E. 1869-06-24 Union, county




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