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1880 Illinois Census Record


This is the 1880 Illinois Census showing my Great Great Grandmother, Maria Jenning Kruse and her son John living with the Schroeders at 164 Kossuth Street near the corner of Hannover and Kossuth.  John is 28 and his mom is 63.  Maria's daughter Sophia married Ludwig Schroeder in Germany.  The Schroeders and Kruses had lived together in Germany also, after John's dad Ferdinand died in 1855.  The census shows they were from Baden, but this is the only census that shows Baden.  We know definatively they were from Mecklenburg-Schwerin.  This location is next door to Trinity Lutheran Church and School and next to Pastor Lochner.
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