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Ernestine Johanna MEIER
Husband:  Claus UNTIEDT
Birth:  1 Oct 1826 or Sept 1826, Stakendorf, Amt Probstei, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, DEU
Death:  2 Sep 1914, Sioux Valley Twp., Jackson Co., MN
Father:  Hinrich UNTIEDT (1801- )
Mother:  Gretje STUHR (1802- )
Marriage:  28 Jun 1848, Schönberg, Amt Probstei, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, DEU
Wife:  Ernestine Johanna "Anna" MEIER
Birth:  6 Mar 1826, København Amt, DK
Death:  21 Aug 1883, Eldridge, Scott Co., IA
Father:  Ernst MEYER / MEIER
Mother:  Anne Helene ALFATTER
Children — born in Schönberg, Amt Probstei, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, DEU:
1.  Margaretha UNTIEDT; d. Grand Mound, Clinton Co., IA
2.  Henry UNTIEDT, b. 16 Feb 1856; d. 15 Mar 1950, Lake Park, Dickinson Co., IA
3.  Helene UNTIEDT, b. 18 Aug 1860; d. 1 Jul 1924, Scott Co., IA
4.  Bertha UNTIEDT, b. 28 Feb 1868; d. 29 Jan 1921
5.  Emma Margaretha UNTIEDT, b. 6 Aug 1869
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, Deutschland, Schonberg; Danmark, Denmark, Copenhagen; USA, United States, Iowa, Minnesota


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 27):  Davenport Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll T9_363, p. 450B, PN 26, SD 1, ED 269, enumerated 18/19 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):(¤•)
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
237 243 Untiedt Claus W M 60     / Farmer   Prussia Pruss: Pruss:
    _______ Anna W F 48 Wife   / HsKp:   " " "
    Schaefer Mary W F 21 dght: /   Ass: do.   Iowa " "
    Schroeder Lina W F 13 Servant /   Servant / Illinois " "
    Schreck Peter W M 24 do /   Farm lab:   Prussia Prss: Pr:
I don't quite know what to make of this record.  On the one hand, it's a poor match for the presumed family; on the other, it is an extraordinary coincidence for the only Claus UNTIEDT in the entire U.S. Census to be in the very county where we would expect to find our subject and have it not be him.  Actually, the only really tough thing to explain away is Mary's relationship, so could that be enumerator error?  They had just immigrated from Germany, so there could have been a major communication problem with an English-speaking enumerator.  Anyone have this figured out?

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Claus UNTIEDT (æ 73, b. Sep 1826, Germany; immigrated 1880; widower — indexed "Clear UNTIEDT") is living in Sioux Valley Twp., Jackson Co., MN (p. 151A), with his married son, Henry UNTIEDT (æ 44, b. Feb 1856, Germany; immigrated 1873), and family.

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Claus UNTIEDT (æ 83, b. Germany; immigrated 1880; widower) is living in Sioux Valley Twp., Jackson Co., MN (p. 72A), with his married son, Hinery? [Henry] UNTIEDT (æ 52, b. Germany; immigrated 1870?), and family.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

7.  GEDCOM from descendant.

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