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  1. This page is a working page of notes I made about the Meiss family when preparing additions to The Lee Family of Hounsfield, N.Y. and Related Families, by Walter John Coates, Litt. D..
  2. The purpose of the page is to let me easily see what data I have and don't have for each person. I only list years and states here. I have more accurate data in my Family Tree Maker database (which is not posted on the net.) I focus on census records, especially those from 1850 forward. I find that the earlier census records are very difficult to identify since they only list heads of households.
  3. Along with each transcription of a census record, I have how it was indexed by HeritageQuest.com. Frequently these are incorrect. I don't list Ancestry.com's indexing because users can suggest corrections to them, and Ancestry frequently accepts the corrections.
  4. The links to records on the Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com sites are available only when you are logged in there. Ancestry.com requires a subscription, but HeritageQuest.com access is available free through various libraries and the Family History Centers at many LDS churches. I access HeritageQuest through my local library in Silverton, Oregon. (Family History Centers now seem to be called Family Search Centers. See www.familysearch.org.)
  5. Much of this data is gleaned from census records. Besides census records being inaccurate and notoriously difficult to read, I'm not always sure I have the right records. For instance, are J N Brannon (1860), Munrow J Brannon (1870), J M Brannon, (1880), and James M Brannon (1900) really all for the same person? (These Brannon records are in a file for tracking my father's ancestors.)
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  1. John Meiss
  2. M. Ray Meiss
  3. Sherman Meiss
  4. Mable Meiss
  5. Roland Reed
  6. Jessie Adams

John Meiss (Jan 1854 - 1930)

MEISS, JOHN (1880 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Age: 24, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: GERM
Series: T9 Roll: 858 Page: 306
John Meiss
1880 United States Federal Census (1 Jun 1880)
Turin, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 7 Jun 1880
Name Race Sex Age Est Born Reln. Status Occupation Born Father Mother
Alexander Caroline W F 38 abt 1842   Wd Keeping House New York New York New York
Alexander Arabell W F 14 abt 1866 Daughter S Attend School New York New York New York
Meiss John W M 24 abt 1856   S Laborer Germany Germany Germany
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: 858; Family History Film: 1254858; Page: 306D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0395.

MEISS, JOHN (1900 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, MARTINSBURG
Age: 46, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: GERM
Series: T623 Roll: 1070 Page: 201A
John Meiss
1900 United States Federal Census (1 Jun 1900)
Martinsburg Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 1 Jun 1900
Name Reln Race Sex Birth Age Status Occupation Born Father Mother Immigration
Meiss John Head W M Jan 1854 46 M 17 yrs Farming Germany Germany Germany Unkn
Meiss Carrie Wife W F May 1834 36 M 17 yrs Housekeeping New York New York New York  
Meiss Sherman J Son W M Oct. 1884 15 S At School New York Germany New York  
Meiss Marshall R Son W M March 1888 12 S At School New York Germany New York  
Meiss Mable A Daughter W F Jan 1895 5 S At School New York Germany New York  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Martinsburg, Lewis, New York; Roll: T623_1070; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 65.

MEISS, JOHN (1910 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, MARTINSBURG
Age: 55, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: GERM
Series: T624 Roll: 986 Page: 202
John Meiss
1910 United States Federal Census (15 Apr 1910)
Martinsburg Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 20 Apr 1910
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Meiss John Head M W 55 abt 1855 M 27 yrs Germany Germany Germany 1872 Dairy Farmer
Meiss Carry A Wife F W 44 abt 1866 M 27 yrs New York Un. New York   None
Meiss Ray M Son M W 22 abt 1888 S New York Germany New York   Farm Laborer
Meiss Mable A Daughter F W 15 abt 1895 S New York Germany New York   None
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Martinsburg, Lewis, New York; Roll: T624_986; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 90; Image: 406.
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MEISS, JOHN (1920 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Age: 65, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: WURT
Series: T625 Roll: 1117 Page: 229
John Meiss
1920 United States Federal Census (1 Jan 1920)
Turin Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 13-16 Jan 1920
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Meiss John Head M W 65 abt 1855 Wd Wurttemberg Wurttemberg Wurttemberg 1871 Nat. 1894 Farmer
Meiss Sherman Son M W 35 abt 1885 S New York Wurttemberg New York   Farm Laborer
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: T625_1117; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 93; Image: 1035.

(1930 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, CONSTABLEVILLE
Series: T626 Roll: 1444 Page: 246
John Meiss
1930 United States Federal Census (1 Apr 1930)
Constableville Village, West Turin, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 3 Apr 1930
Name Reln. Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Meiss John Head W 76 abt 1854 M, 1st @ 28 Germany Germany Germany 1873 Nat. None
Meiss Emma Wife W 69 abt 1861 M, 1st @ 30 Germany Holland Holland   None
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: West Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: 1444; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 1005.0.


M. Ray Meiss (15 Mar 1888 - 1953)

1900: See John Meiss, 1900
1910: See John Meiss, 1910

MEISS, MARSHAL RAY (1920 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Age: 31, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T625 Roll: 1117 Page: 236
M. Ray Meiss
1920 United States Federal Census (1 Jan 1920)
Turin Twp., Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 19-22 Jan 1920
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Meiss Mashal Ray Head M W 31 abt 1889 M New York Germany New York   Farmer
Meiss Jessie M Wife F W 20 abt 1900 M New York New York New York   None
Meiss Erma G daughter F W 6 abt 1914 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Alice M daughter F W 2 10/12 abt 1918 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Spencer E son M W 1 abt 1919 S New York New York New York   None
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: T625_1117; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 1048.

(1930 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Series: T626 Roll: 1444 Page: 234
M. Ray Meiss
1930 United States Federal Census (1 Apr 1930)
Turin Twp., Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 18 Apr 1930
Name Reln. Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Meiss M Ray Head W 41 abt 1889 M, 1st @ 24 New York Germany New York   Dairy Farmer
Meiss Jessie M wife W 38 abt 1892 M, 1st @ 21 New York New York New York   None
Meiss Erma G daughter W 16 abt 1914 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Alice M daughter W 13 abt 1917 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Spencer E son W 11 abt 1919 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Harold B son W 8 abt 1922 S New York New York New York   None
Meiss Mildred L daughter W 1 11/12 abt 1928 S New York New York New York   None
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: 1444; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 984.0.


Sherman Meiss (6 Oct 1884 - 1924)

1900: See John Meiss, 1900

MEISS, SHERMAN (1910 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, CROGHAN
Age: 25, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T624 Roll: 986 Page: 264
Sherman Meiss
1910 United States Federal Census (15 Apr 1910)
Town of Turin (Part of Croghan District), Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 23 Apr 1930
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Morgan G Gary Head M W 58 abt 1852 M 28 New York New York New York   Lumber manufacture
Morgan Frances Wife F W 59 abt 1851 M 28 New York England New York   None
Morgan Grazelda daughter F W 25 abt 1885   New York New York New York   Dressmaker at home
Morgan Arthur son M W 19 abt 1891   New York New York New York   Emp. on dairy farm
Meiss Sherman Hired Man M W 25 abt 1885   New York Germany New York   Laborer at sawmill
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Croghan, Lewis, New York; Roll: T624_986; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 532.

1920: See John Meiss, 1920

Mable Meiss (Jan 1895 - )

1900: See John Meiss, 1900
1910: See John Meiss, 1910

REED, ROLAND F (1920 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Age: 27, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T625 Roll: 1117 Page: 234
Mable Meiss
1920 United States Federal Census (1 Jan 1920)
Turin Twp., Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 9-10 Jan 1920
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Reed Roland F head M W 27 abt 1893 M New York New York New York   Dairy farmer
Reed Mable M wife F W 24 abt 1896 M New York Germany/
Wurttemberg
New York   none
Reed Muriel L daughter F W 3 abt 1917 S New York New York New York   none
Reed Leon L Son male W 1 abt 1919 S New York New York New York   none
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: T625_1117; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 94; Image: 1045.

(1930 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Series: T626 Roll: 1444 Page: 234
Mable Meiss
1930 United States Federal Census (1 Apr 1930)
Turin Twp., Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 18 Apr 1930
Name Reln. Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Reed Roland F Head W 37 abt 1893 M 1st @ 22 New York New York New York   Dairy farmer
Reed Mable A Wife W 35 abt 1895 M 1st @ 20 New York Germany New York   None
Reed Muriel L daughter W 13 abt 1917 S New York New York New York   None
Reed Leon L son W 12 abt 1918 S New York New York New York   None
Reed Gerald R son W 8 abt 1922 S New York New York New York   None
Trudell Gordon Lodger
hired man
W 20 abt 1910 S New York New York New York   Dairy farm
Laborer
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: 1444; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 984.0.


Roland Reed (28 Jul  1892 - )

REED, LEONARD R (1900 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, TURIN
Age: 42, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T623 Roll: 1070 Page: 267
Roland Reed
1900 United States Federal Census (1 Jun 1900)
Turin Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 12 Jun 1900
Name Reln Race Sex Birth Age Status Occupation Born Father Mother Immigration
Reed Leonard R Head W M Sep 1858 41 M 10 Farmer New York New York New York  
Reed Stella Wife W F Apr 1872 28 M 10   New York New York New York  
Reed F Roland Son W M Jul 1892 7 S At School New York New York New York
Reed Clifton J Son W M Aug 1894 5 S   New York New York New York  
Reed Hellen L Daughter W F Jul 1897 2 S     New York New York  
Reed Leroy C Son W M Jul 1897 2 S New York New York New York New York  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Turin, Lewis, New York; Roll: T623_1070; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 73..


REED, ROLAND (1910 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, CROGHAN
Age: 17, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T624 Roll: 986 Page: 261
Roland Reed
1910 United States Federal Census (15 Apr 1910)
Town of Turin (Part of Election District), Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 12 Apr 1910
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Phelps Howard Head M W 42 abt 1868 M 20 New York New York New York   Dairy farmer
Phelps Minnie Wife F W 48 abt 1862 M 20 New York New York New York    
Phelps Clara Daughter F W 11 abt 1899 S New York New York New York    
Phelps Lucy A Daughter F W 19 abt 1891 S New York New York New York    
Phelps Ada M Mother F W 78 abt 1832 Wd New York Connecticut New York    
Reed Roland Hired Man M W 17 abt 1893 S New York New York New York   Laborer on farm
Vanalstine Orrin Hired Man M W 54 abt 1856 Wd New York New York New York   Laborer on farm
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Croghan, Lewis, New York; Roll: T624_986; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 527.

1920: See Mable Meiss, 1920
1930: See Mable Meiss, 1930


Jessie Adams

ADAMS, NATHAN (1900 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, MARTINSBURG
Age: 32, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T623 Roll: 1070 Page: 201B
Jessie Adams
Note: This page immediately follows John Meiss 1900
1900 United States Federal Census (1 Jun 1900)
Martinsburg Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 25 Jun 1900
Name Reln Race Sex Birth Age Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Adams Nathan Head W M Dec 1868 31 M 10 Martinsburg NY Utica NY New York   Farming
Adams Fannie Wife W F May 1872 28 M 10 Martinsburg NY New York Martinsburg NY   Housekeeping
Adams Jessie Daughter W F Oct 1891 8 S Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY   At School
Adams Warren Son W M Aug 1892 7 S Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY   At School
Adams Delaney Daughter W F Apr 1894 6 S Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY   At School
Adams Clara Daughter W F Aug 1895 4 S Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY   None
Adams Bessie Daughter W F Aug 1896 3 S Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY Martinsburg NY   None
Source Citation: Year:1900; Census Place: Martinsburg, Lewis, New York; Roll: T623_1070; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 65.

ADAMS, NATHAN E (1910 U.S. Census)
NEW YORK, LEWIS, MARTINSBURG
Age: 41, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T624 Roll: 986 Page: 203
Jessie Adams
Note: This page immediately follows John Meiss 1910
1910 United States Federal Census (15 Apr 1910)
Martinsburg Town, Lewis Co, New York. Enumerated 21 Apr 1910
Name Reln. Gender Race Age Est Born Status Born Father Mother Immigration Occupation
Adams Nathan E. Head M W 41 abt 1869 M 20 New York New York New York   Dairy Farmer
Adams Fannie E. Wife F W 38 abt 1872 M 20 New York New York New York  
Adams Jessie N. Daughter F W 19 abt 1891 S New York New York New York  
Adams Warren F. Son M W 18 abt 1892 S New York New York New York   Farm Laborer
Adams Anne D. Daughter F W 15 abt 1895 S New York New York New York  
Adams Clare L. Daughter F W 14 abt 1896 S New York New York New York  
Adams Bessie L. Daughter F W 13 abt 1897 S New York New York New York  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Martinsburg, Lewis, New York; Roll: T624_986; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 90; Image: 407.

1920: See M. Ray Meiss, 1920
1930: See M. Ray Meiss, 1930