Here is another suggestion that might (or might not!) be easier for the census record. On the record you found, locate a very easy name (i.e., transcription is likely to be correct) right above or below the one you want, note the birth year etc., and then search that name on Ancestry. You should be able to find that name, and then go to the original census image, and view the index at the bottom of the original image.
The name you really want (in whatever mangled form it was transcribed on Ancestry) should be listed in the same order on the index at the bottom of the original. You can click on that, and then you can click "save to my tree" to save that record. (Then, please do yourself and others a huge favor, and do "add alternate information" to correct whatever made it impossible to find!)
Good luck with it - I don't have any suggestions about birth, etc., except that since you know it exists, you might be able to find by using wild-card variations of the name until you hit on a working combination.