The Walkers in the 1895 Minnesota State Census

Article by Jan Leonard…thank you Jan!

In the ten year period between the two censuses the three oldest daughters,  Margaret (Aunt Millie). Mary  Emma (Aunt Em) and Jane Ann (Aunt Ann) had all married.  William and Jane (Jeanne) were on the move too; the 1895 enumeration finds them in Moran Township near Browerville in Todd County.  In that time they had three more children, daughters  Kathleen, 10 whose name is misspelled as Catherine, Edith who is  six, and Ruth, four years of age.  Married daughter, Jane Ann (Walker) Upper and her husband are living with them or right next door.  In this record the enumerator made a spectacular “hash” of Aunt Ann’s husband’s name.  Osborn Upper, is listed as Ruper Osborne and thus  Aunt Ann is temporarily Anna Osborne!  This census also asks how long males over 21 years of age have been in the State and in the Enumeration District.  William and son George are recorded as have been in Minnesota for 17 years which corresponds to Olive M. Walker’s birth year 1878.  They had lived in Moran  Township for a year.

1895 Minnesota  State Census – Moran Township, Todd  County, MN

census MN 1 In addition to bringing Eunice Walker to light, these two state censuses taken together have also raised questions about where the Walkers lived between the time they homesteaded in Bluffton Township in Otter Tail County and when they moved to Bemidji, MN  More research is needed.

Source:  Ancestry.com.  Minnesota,  Territorial and State Censuses.    1849-1905 (databases on-line) Provo, UT, USA Ancestry.com Operations Inc. 2007

Source:  Year; 1900; Census Place: Bemidji,  Beltrami, Minnesota, Roll 756, Page 11B Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1240756

Source: Year; 1910; Census Place: Bemidji Ward 3, Beltrami, Minnesota; Roll T624_690, Page 6A; Enumeration District: 0272, FHL microfilm: 1374703

Source; Year; 1920; Census Place: Bemidji Ward 4, Beltrami,  Minnesota; Roll: T625_822: Page 2A; Enumeration  District: 26, Image; 1007

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Copyright: March 7, 2015,

Janice Leonard, Seattle, Washington

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