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John Luther

John Luther

Posted: 1456505347000
Classification: Query
I have been looking for a death date and burial place for
Johann "John" Luther (Lutter)
BIRTH 8 SEP 1798 • Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
DEATH ABT 1869 • Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
I found a probate record for 1869. In Green Creek.
Does St Mary Cemetery, Clyde, have records this far back? How about newspapers? Hayes has nothing for him or his wife, Barbara Merthern Luther, who died in 1871.

Re: John Luther

Posted: 1473858610000
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

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.

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 +++

Ohio Birth and Death Records –

Ohio did not make it a law to keep birth records until 1867.
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