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1890 Census Reconstruction Project
Indianapolis, Indiana


This project is attempting to reconstruct data from the 1890 census. Add your families today.

Families living in the Indianapolis area on June 1, 1890

Updated 22 July 2002


Following the lead of David A. Lossos (Genealogy in St. Louis), and the inspired initiative of a woman in Maine, to whom this idea belongs, I am hosting this page as a forum for the reconstruction of the 1890 census data for Indianapolis, Indiana. Consequently, I am seeking submissions of census data - from 1890! As you are probably aware, for all intent and purposes, nearly the entire U. S. Federal Census of 1890 was destroyed by fire in 1921. However, using sources such as family Bibles, the 1880 U.S. census, the 1900 U.S. census, and city directories, it is possible to reconstruct what our ancestors' households looked like in 1890. If your ancestors lived in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1890, and you are interested in partaking in this project you can send me your data in the format outlined below.


Pretend it is June 1, 1890, and you are answering the census taker's questions.
Please give the following information (IN EXACTLY THIS FORMAT):


HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD full name (SURNAME, first middle); date born (day-month-year); relationship (Head, Wife, S-Son, D-Daughter, etc); sex (M=male or F=female); race (W=White, C=Colored, I=Indian, A=Asian); age (rounded to year = 1890 - birth year); place born (town-county-state or country)

SPOUSE's full name (maiden surname in ( )'s and include the same information as the Head of Household's

CHILD'S full name and include the same information as the Head of Household

NOTES: Include address of enumeration, city, county, state plus anything else you deem pertinent.

SUBMITTED BY: Name of submitter. Snail mail and/or <E-Mail address>.


YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THIS, READY FOR ME TO CUT-AND-PASTE. IF IT'S NOT, I'LL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SIMPLY DISCARD IT:

FAUST, George W.; 8 Jun 1852; Head-M-W; 37; Pennsylvania
FAUST (SHEETS), Katherine Elizabeth; 8 Jul 1854; Wife-F-W; 35; Pennsylvania
FAUST, Elizabeth Izora; 12 Feb 1875; Daughter-F-W; 15; Maryland
FAUST, Harry R.; 17 Jan 1877; Son-M-W; 13; Pennsylvania
FAUST, Perle Margaret; 8 Jul 1879; Daughter-F-W; 10; Indiana
SHEETS, Harry W.; 8 May 1869; Brother-in-law-M-W; 21; Pennsylvania
NOTES: George W. Faust was a railroad engineer. The 1890 Indianapolis City Directory
gives his address as 741 E. Market. Harry W. Sheets (his brother-in-law) is listed as a laborer, boarding at that address.
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein, 1630 Colusa Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. <vicki@kmklein.com>


Send your submissions within the text of an email (ready to cut-and-paste) to:
1890 Census Submissions.





1890 Census - Indianapolis, Indiana


KNAUSS, Miles D.; 16 Nov 1864; Head-M-W; 25; Indiana
KNAUSS (SIMMERMAN), Lena; ca. 1832; Mother-F-W; 58; Pennsylvania
KNAUSS, Clarance M.; Sep 1866; Brother-M-W; 23; Indiana
KNAUSS, John; 16 Jun 1874; Brother-M-W; 15; Indiana
NOTES: Miles was a RR Engineer; the 1890 Indianapolis Directory lists him at 103 Belmont Ave. Clarance, a railroad worker, married Eva Reddenbaugh Wilson on 8 Jun 1890 in Fountain Co. IN
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein <vicki@kmklein.com>

FAUST, George W.; 8 Jun 1852; Head-M-W; 37; Pennsylvania
FAUST (SHEETS), Katherine Elizabeth; 8 Jul 1854; Wife-F-W; 35; Pennsylvania
FAUST, Elizabeth Izora; 12 Feb 1875; Daughter-F-W; 15; Maryland
FAUST, Harry R.; 17 Jan 1877; Son-M-W; 13; Pennsylvania
FAUST, Perle Margaret; 8 Jul 1879; Daughter-F-W; 10; Indiana
SHEETS, Harry W.; 8 May 1869; Brother-in-law-M-W; 21; Pennsylvania
NOTES: George W. Faust was a railroad engineer. The 1890 Indianapolis City Directory
gives his address as 741 E. Market. Harry W. Sheets (his brother-in-law) is listed as a laborer, boarding at that address.
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein, 1630 Colusa Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. <vicki@kmklein.com>

BYERS, David A.; ca. 1851; Head-M-W; 39; Pennsylvania
BYERS (SHEETS), Mary Emma; 24 Oct 1852; Wife-F-W; 37; Pennsylvania
BYERS, Evelyn Mae; 12 Nov 1874; Daughter-F-W; 15; Pennsylvania
BYERS, Harry L.; 29 May 1883; Son-M-W; 7; ?
NOTES: David Byers was a RR engineer, living at 179 N. California
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein. <vicki@kmklein.com>

SHEETS, Edward D.; 30 Nov 1860; Head-M-W; 29; Pennsylvania
SHEETS (VOGELSONG), Vinnie O.; ca. 1870; Wife-F-W; 20; ?
SHEETS, Russell V.; 21 Sep 1899; Son-M-W; 9/12; ?
NOTES: Edward Sheets was a RR fireman; the Indianapolis Directory lists his address as: b 553 E Washington
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein. <vicki@kmklein.com>

SHEETS, William G.; 1868; Head-M-W; 22; Pennsylvania
SHEETS (HARTMAN), Annie; ca. 1870; Wife-F-W; 20; ?
NOTES: Clerk, 297 W. Vermont
SUBMITTED BY: Vicki Klein. <vicki@kmklein.com>

WHITE, John Lafayette;16 Feb 1843; Head-W; 47; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, (CRUTCHFIELD) Sarah Elizabeth;1 Aug 1844; Wife-F-W; 46; Indiana or Iowa
WHITE, James William; 27 July 1869; Son-M-W; 20; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Walter S.; 20 Sep 1871, Son-M-W; 18; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Albert A.; 1874; Son-M-W; 16; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Florence G.; 1877; Daughter-F-W; 13; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Arthur Earl; 19 Mar 1879; Son-M-W;11; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Ethel; 1881; Daughter-F-W; 9; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, Mytle; 1885; Daughter-F-W; 5; Marion County, Indiana
WHITE, John Lafayette; 10 Apr 1887; Son-M-W; 3; Marion County Indiana
NOTES: John Lafayette Sr. worked at the Brightwood rail yards. Marriage date; 30 Sep 1866 Oldest daughter, Ellenora, 1868, was married to Edward Horning
SUBMITTED BY: Cathy Nuzum <1nuzum@airmail.net>


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