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Brick Wall - Great Grandfather was adopted

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Re: Brick Wall - Great Grandfather was adopted

Posted: 1526674045000
Classification: Query
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From the 1880 Census:
Name Charles Beuge
Age 7
Birth Date Abt 1873
Birthplace New York
Home in 1880 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Street St Pauls Ave
House Number 375
Dwelling Number 196
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Son
Marital Status Single
Father's Name Wenzil Medlin
Father's Birthplace Prussia
Mother's Name Johannah Medlin
Mother's Birthplace Mecklenburg, Germany

From the 1900 Census (note that Charles isn't mentioned here, but the immigration year and other info for Johanna may help you locate a manifest for Charles's father) Also note that Johanna's immigration year is listed as 1868 but with 22 years in the US - so one of those is not correct:

Name: Johanna Medlin
Age: 56
Birth Date: Jul 1843
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Cleveland Ward 39, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Ward of City: 39
Street: Pearl
House Number: 1417
Sheet Number: 1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 1
Family Number: 8
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1868
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Wenzel O Medlin
Marriage Year: 1871
Years Married: 29
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: Number of Living Children: 5
Mother: How Many Children: 7
Years in US: 22
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes

It's worth noting that I did find a Johanna Schumacher arrival manifest from 1868, but it noted her as being 14 years old upon arrival. Your Johanna should have been about 25 years old in 1868.

Michigan Death Record for Wenzel A Medlin Lists Johanna's birthplace as Meckleberg, Germany again.

WWI Draft Card for Charles:
Charles Christian Medlin
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Charles Christian Medlin
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: New Orleans City no 2, Louisiana, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: United States
Birth Date: 23 May 1873
Birthplace: United States

I found the Sophie and Gustave you mentioned in Buffalo as well. The name and connection to Meckleberg, Germany fits, but you'll need to find a little more evidence to link them 100% to Charles and his parents.

Good luck!
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