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Heads of Households on the 1900 Census of Luther Township

 

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Two hundred twenty-four families were enumerated in Luther Township on the 1900 census, but many parts of it are extremely difficult to read. When I tried to simply transcribe it, I found I had more question marks than data - so decided I'd take a different approach. Links in this table therefore lead to reports that combine census data with information from other sources, but they do serve to indicate the family's presence in Luther Township by 1900.

 

 Heads of Households, Luther Township, in 1900

Name

Race

Dwelling Number

Family Number

Approximate Location

Adams, Henry

B

106

111

 

Adams, William

W

149

156

 

Adamson, Loren

W

5

5

SE4 of 1-14-1E

Agnew, Isom

B

113

118

 

Allen, Norma

B

204

214

 

Alward, Elizabeth

W

Her Story

SE4 of 30-14-1E

Anderson, W.

B

12

12

 

Andrews, S.

W

197

207

 

Arbuckle, Thaddeus C.

W

30

30

NW4 of 9-14-1E

Arnett, James C.

W

132

138

 

Atteberry, John E.

W

24

24

NE4 of 7-14-1E

Atteberry, Rosa Etta

W

Her Story

W4 of 6-14-1W

Arthur, Edwin

W

134

140

 

Babb, Thomas

W

148

153

 

Baer, George

W

130

136

 

Barlow, Burton

W

194

204

 

Battle, James

B

65

67

E2 of SE4 of 9-14-1E

Beeders, Albert

W

135

141

 

Bell, Howard

W

139

145

 

Bingaman, ?

B

93

95

 

Binion, Martin

W

199

209

 

Blair, Isaiah

B

78

80

 

Blizzard, Burton B.

W

His Story

SW4 of 21-14-1E

Blizzard, John A.

W

His Story

NE4 of 28 -14-1E

Blizzard, Margaret

W

162

169

 

Bower, David

W

8

8

NE4 of 3-14-1E

Braxton, John

B

50

52

 

Burgman, Art

B

172

181

 

Camp, Peter A.

W

35

36

SW4 of 3-14-1-E

Campbell, Edward 

W

88

90

NE4 of 20-14-1E

Campbell, John

W

107

112

 

Cannon, Charles

W

150

157

 

Carson, Charles

W

110

115

 

Catron, Henry S. 

W

190

200

Part of SW4 of 29-14-1E

Cavett, Bud

W

163

171

 

Cay, Henry

B

76

78

 

Celestine, Victoria 

B

64

66

NW4 of 10-14-1E

Chilcott, George

W

147

153

 

Clayton, Albert 

B

26

26

NE4 of 8-14-1E

Clopton, Thomas 

B

13

13

Lots 1 & 2 & S2 of NE4 5-14-1E

Cole, Albert

W

167

176

 

Cole, Edward

W

80

82

 

Cole, Emerson

W

180

189

 

Cole, James S. 

?

His Story

SW4 of 2-14-1-E

Cole, Otho M. 

W

36

37

N2 of NW4 of 10-14-1E

Cole, Tolbert F. 

W

His Story

Lots 1 & 2 & S2 of NE4 3-14-1E

Corbin, George

W

211

221

 

Covey, Hiram

W

138

144

 

Coyle, John 

?

 

 

SE4 of 1-14-1E

Crank, Samuel

W

129

135

 

Crossley, Elizabeth

W

142

148

 

Crossley, Lee

W

126

132

 

Crossley, Orin

W

157

164

 

Croslin, Moses

B

188

197

 

Dana, Watson

W

136

142

 

Darling, Austin

W

48

50

 

Davis, Mortinson

W

154

161

 

Davis, Ned

B

11

11

 

Davis, Orville

B

14

14

NE4 of 5-14-1W

Deleporte, Elida A.

W

Her Story

SE4 of 28-14-1E

Denny, Angelo

W

160

167

 

Denney, Charles

W

131

137

 

Denney, William

W

161

168

 

Denney, ?

W

138

144

 

Dial, James N.

W

192

202

Lots 9 & 10 of NE4 of 11-14-1E

Dial, John

W

His Story

S2 of SW4 of 20-14-1E

Dial, William

W

184

193

S2 of SW4 of 20-14-1E

Donaldson, ?

W

169

178

 

Donovan, William J.

?

 

 

NW4 of 30-14-1E

Doye, ?

W

129

134

 

Dunn, Joseph

B

57

59

 

Edmonson, ?

B

74

76

 

Edmundson, Austin

B

32

33

W2 of SE4 of 9-14-1E

Edmundson, Gus

B

32

32

E2 NE4 of 9-14-1E

Edwards, Ellen N.

?

Her Story

S2 of SW4 of 30-14-1E

Edwards, Elizabeth

W

Her Story

N2 of SW4 of 30-14-1E

Edwards, George

W

195

205

N2 of SW4 of 30-14-1E

Elliot, Samuel I.

?

 

 

NW4 of 17-14-1E

Elson, Lewis

W

158

165

 

Emmons, ?

W

187

196

 

Eskue, Joseph

B

73

75

 

Evans, Walter

B

7

7

NW4 of 2-14-1E

Fife, Charles

W

124

130

 

Finch, James

W

146

155

 

Forte, Conner

W

212

222

 

Fourt, John W.

W

34

35

SE4 of 4-14-1E

Fox, Savannah G.

?

 

 

Lot 3 & 4 & S2 of NW4 2-14-1E

Freeman, Joseph S.

?

 

 

SW4 of 1-14-1-E

Garnett, Eugene M.

W

96

99

N2 of NW4 of 22-14-1E

Gaskill, Walter

W

9

9

NW4 of 3-14-1E

Geddes, Milo

W

133

139

 

Goss, Wiley

W

102

106

 

Grace, Gilbert

W

55

57

 

Graham, Thomas

B

209

219

 

Hall, William

B

62

64

NE4 of 15-14-1E

Hall, Robert

B

105

109

 

Holston, Larkin H.

B

 

 

N2 of SW of 10-14-1E

Harner, A.

B

198

208

 

Haas, John

W

103

107

 

Haas, John R.

W

104

108

 

Harriman, Joseph

B

164

173

 

Harris, Orin

W

140

146

 

Hass, John R.

W

104

108

 

Haug, Charles H.

W

 

 

NW4 of 19-14-1E

Haug, Ferdinand

W

82

84

 

Haug, William

W

84

86

 

Havluj, Stephen

W

122

128

 

Hennessey, Charles Patrick

W

97

100

SW4 of 15-14-1E

Henry, ?

W

213

223

 

Henson, Riley

W

114

119

 

Hilburn, Herbert

W

87

89

 

Hilton, Samuel

B

61

63

SE4 of 10-14-1E

Hitheshaw, Cyrus

W

185

194

 

Hogg, Andrew J.

B

43

44

NE4 of 10-14-1E

Holneysworth, ?

B

210

220

 

Howard, Greg

B

117

123

 

Howes, Milton

W

168

177

 

Hrdlicka, Joseph

W

202

212

 

Hunter, Alice

B

63

65

 

Hunter, Harry

B

10

10

Lots 1 & 2 & S2 of NE4 4-14-1E

Illy, Bertha

W

Her Story

N2 of SE4 of 19-14-1E

Jackson, David A.

W

46

48

NE4 of 11-14-1E

Jeter, James

B

153

160

 

Johnson, Jake

B

 

 

Lots 3 & 4 & S2 of NW4 5-14-1E

Johnson, Peter

?

 

 

NW4 of 21-14-1E

Johnston, George

B

15

15

 

Johnston, Joseph

B

207

217

 

Johnston, Riley

B

81

83

 

Jones, Elvis

W

205

215

 

Kennedy, William H.

W

183

192

SE4 of 20-14-1E

Kenedy, Hans

W

111

116

 

Key, John

B

155

162

NE4 of 6-14-1E

Kilgore, M.

W

99

103

 

Kuykendahl, James M.

W

201

211

N2 of SW4 of 28-14-1E

Lacy, Joshua V.

W

41

42

SE4 of 3-14-1E

Lacy, Charles

W

40

41

 

Lain, Franklin W.

W

48

50

SE4 of 1-14-1E

Lamb, Mary

W

51

53

Part of NE4 of 12-14-1E

Lambert, Henry D. L.

W

28

28

SW4 of 4-14-1E

Lawless, Micheal

F

171

180

 

Lawyer, Jessie

M

188

198

 

Lee, Miller

B

208

218

 

Leek, John W.

W

69

71

SW4 of 9-14-1-E

Leek, Robert

W

68

70

 

Lewis, Bill

B

90

92

 

Lewis, John

?

 

 

SE4 of 5-14-1E

Liddie, ?

W

121

129

 

Lowry, John W.

W

59

61

SW4 of 11-14-1E

Lowry, John

W

101

105

 

Luster, Moses

W

 

 

N2 of SW4 of 20-14-1E

Luster, McDonald

W

186

195

 

McAnally, William J.

?

 

 

NW4 of 18-14-1E

McBride, John

W

143

149

 

McClary, A.

B

116

122

 

McClary, Phillip

B

116

121

 

McGauphey, James

W

141

147

 

McGraw, Jackson

?

 

 

Parts of E2 11-14-1E

McGraw, ?

W

118

124

 

McMarkley, ?

W

125

131

 

Meyers, David

B

23

23

 

Milligan, Andrew Francis

W

20

20

Lots 1 & 2 & E2 of NW4 7-14-1E

Mishak, Frank

W

115

120

 

Mitch, John L.

W

162

170

 

Mitchell, John

W

156

163

 

Mitchell, Mary

W

166

175

One of Luther's Hotels

Moody, William

W

42

43

 

Moore, Andrew

W

85

87

SE4 of 18-14-1E

Moore, Benjamin

W

83

85

 

Moore, Emanuel

B

25

25

NW4 of 8-14-1E

Morgan, James M.

W

144

150

SE4 of 15-14-1E

Morgan, Jane

W

Her Story

NE4 of 22-14-1E

Morgan, John

W

145

151

 

Morgan, Lawrence S.

W

179

188

SW4 of 21-14-1E

Mury, Jerry

B

45

47

 

Nichols, E.

B

151

158

 

Nichols, John

W

75

77

NE4 of 18-14-1E

Nichols, Samson

W

177

186

 

Oneal, H.

W

214

224

 

Owens, Sarah

B

22

22

 

Page, Edmon

B

17

17

 

Page, Gilbert

B

16

16

 

Perisho, Joseph D.

W

159

166

 

Perkins, Ephraim

W

100

104

 

Paine, Mattie

W

60

62

NW4 of 14-14-1E

Pharis (?), ?

B

95

98

 

Philip, Cornelius C.

W

94

97

NE4 of 21-14-1E

Phillips, George

W

33

34

 

Potter, John

W

191

201

 

Prasise

W

108

113

 

Ralsten, William

W

19

19

 

Ramsey, James

W

203

213

 

Ramsey, John

B

2

2

Lot 3 & SE4 of NW4 of 1-14-1E

Ramsey, Joseph

?

 

 

Lot 2 of 2-14-1E

Ray, Thomas

W

189

199

 

Reason, I.

B

67

69

NW4 of 15-14-1E

Reed, Wisconsin

B

29

29

 

Rice, George

W

53

55

 

Rice, ? E.

W

52

54

 

Roberts, Aurelius W.

?

 

 

NE4 of 19-14-1E

Robinson, Frederick

B

175

184

 

Rogers, Martin W.

W

His Story

W2 of SE4 of 7-14-1E

Rogers, Nancy

W

119

125

 

Rogers, William

W

77

79

 

Ruble, Harvey B.

W

His Story

S2 of SE4 of 19-14-1E

Rush, Clark R.

W

97

101

NE4 of 20-14-1E

Samples, Isom

B

174

183

 

Scott, Charles

B

27

27

SW4 of 5-14-1E

Scott, John

B

70

72

NE of 17-14-1E

Shipley, Samuel S.

W

81

83

SW4 of 18-14-1E

Simms, George

B

44

46

 

Simms, William?

B

4

4

SE4 of 2-14-1E

Simms, W?

B

66

68

SE of 9 or NE of 16

Simms, William

B

152

159

 

Simmons, Charles

W

182

191

 

Simmons, Martha Lodeski

W

Her Story

NW4 of 29-14-1E

Slaght, Cornelius A.

?

 

 

SW4 of 19-14-1E

Smith, James P.

W

206

216

S2 of SW4 of 28-14-1W

Smith, Lewis

W

176

185

 

Smith, Sandy

B

72

74

SW4 of 8-14-1-E

Smith, Thaleous P.

W

181

190

 

Smith, William J.

?

 

 

Lots 1, 2 & S2 of NE4 of 1-14-1E

Staiger, Jacob

W

56

58

Part of NE4 of 12-14-1E

Staley, Mary

W

200

210

 

Stanfield. ?

B

92

94

 

Stearnes, George

B

37

38

N2 of NW4 of 11-14-1E

Stern, Judge

B

31

31

NE4 of 9-14-1E

Stevens, Able

B

38

39

 

Stevens, John

W

123

129

 

Stull, David

W

196

206

 

Sumner, Henry B.

W

170

179

NW4 of 29-14-1E

Sweat, Hiram

W

193

203

 

Taylor, Joseph

B

71

73

SE4 of 8-14-1E

Taylor, Shadrick

B

49

51

 

Thomas, Allen 

B

39

40

S2 of NW4 of 10-14-1E

Thorpe, Newley

W

54

56

 

Toliver, Jackson

B

1

1

Lot 4 & SW4 of NW4 of 1-14-1E

Tomberlin, Augustus C.

W

18

18

NW4 of 6-14-1E

Tusant, Octavia

B

173

182

 

Vastine, W. A.

W

3

3

SW4 of 1-14-1E

Vernon, Clarence C.

?

 

 

NE4 of 30 14-1E

Vorel, Louis

W

109

114

SW4 of 22-14-1E

Wadsworth, Henry A.

W

79

81

Lot 2 & E2 of SW4 of 7-14-1E

Walker, Lewis

B

44

45

S2 of NW4 of 11-14-1W

Walker, Paul

B

112

117

 

Wallace, William

W

21

21

SE4 of 6-14-1E

Washington, M.

B

105

110

 

Weddington, Mark

B

89

91

SE4 of 17-14-1E

Wilborne, George W.

B

 

 

W2 of SE4 of 9-14-1E

Wilborne, Thomas

B

 

 

Lots 3, 4 & S2 of NW4 of 4-14-1E

West, Henry

B

6

6

NE4 of 2-14-1E

Wiley, Jefferson O.

?

 

 

Lot 1 & SE4 of NE4 of 2-14-1E

Williams, B.

W

178

187

 

Wilson, James

W

58

60

 

Worel, Vincent

W

127

133

 

Yager, Elizabeth A.

W

86

88

SW4 of 17-14-1E

Yount, Leo

W

165

174

 

?, ?

B

93

96

 

?, ?

B

98

102

 

 

How'd She Do That?

Among the relatively few entries that were clearly readable, I recognized some Heads of Household as the original, successful homesteaders and some as the surviving spouse or children of the original homesteader. Some homesteaders, of course, I know to have moved to town after Luther was founded - so they would not be found living on their farms. I recognized others as early businessmen, or farmers who leased the set-aside compensatory school lands. So I determined to make the best use I could of the clearly readable portions of the census by comparing them with other available information.

I started by plotting the locations of homesteaders' dwellings on a Township map and used that to determine an approximate area covered by each page of the census. With an average of 11-12 families per page, that brought the possibilities to be explored down to a manageable level.

Using my annotated map as a guide, I found I could decipher quite a few more entries by comparing the census page with land records. At this point, the map began to show both the census taker's route and some intriguing gaps in coverage.

With a list of landowners from 1907, a map showing dwellings of the era plus the help of Ceil's Circle I was able to fill in quite a few of those gaps. We already had extensive data for many of them, so it was simply a matter of cross-checking the database entry for the suggested candidate against the census itself to bring something that looked like "T or F or H ~~~~~" into focus as "Thomas".

In assembling this table, I did not start fresh but added the dwelling # from the census to a copy of my table of homesteaders. Faster, easier, and an automatic cross-check of my mapping procedure. I had intended to remove any homesteaders I couldn't account for, but noticed that when a homesteader was living somewhere else in 1900 there was usually a story behind it - so I kept those entries and added their tidbits. There are still some blanks, however, because we're still trying to link some homesteaders with those who occupied their farms in 1900 - whether it passed to a family member, was rented, or sold to an outsider.

At least, I finally have a reasonable guess at the surname of almost every Head of Household. There are still many question marks in the table for people I haven't found in other records, but I do believe it is now complete enough to share and know from my own experience that tying census records to location reveals more clues to be followed. Enjoy!

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The Homesteader's Stories

Alward, Elizabeth

Married homesteader James Monroe Morgan and is enumerated with him in Dwelling # 144 as Family # 150. I believe that they had moved to town at this point and had rented both homesteads.

Atteberry, Rosa Etta

Married Mark Lafayette Sanders. I haven't found them on the census, but suspect they were living in Deep Fork Township as her homestead was on the township line. Rosa Etta's homestead was rented in 1900 and she died in 1901.

Blizzard Family

In 1900, John A. "Al" Blizzard, his brother Burton, and sister Lora (with her husband John Mitch and their child) are shown as living in the household headed by their widowed mother, Margaret Bowers Blizzard. Margaret's own homestead, however, was over in Deep Fork Township. I do not know whether it had been rented or sold, but she had moved in with one of her sons and I think it most likely to have been Burton. Al had buried his first wife, Emma Morgan, in 1895 and then sold part of his homestead to be platted as the town of Luther.

Cole, James S.

&

Cole, Tolbert F.

Born in 1833, Tolbert was among the older of the area's homesteaders. The 1900 census finds him living near his nephews over in Deep Fork Township and the James S. Cole, whose homestead was adjacent to his in Luther Township is unaccounted for. I do not know what happened to James or whether the story that he was related to Tolbert is actually true. I also don't know whether their homesteads had been rented or sold in 1900.

Delaporte, Elida

Apparently their father was either already dead or in very poor health - the stories don't agree, except on the point that Elida was the only child old enough to make the Run of '91 so she staked the claim. On the 1900 census, she appears in the household headed by her mother, who is listed by her maiden name of Mary Stahley instead of Mary Delaporte, but the family is obviously living on Elida's claim. Portions of her homestead became the first and second Delaporte additions of the town of Luther.

Dial, John

John died in 1899. On the 1900 census, his widow was shown as living in the household of their son William but the Dwelling # suggests that all were actually living on the family homestead.

Edwards, Elizabeth

Listed in the household of her father, George Edwards, on the 1900 census. The Dwelling #, however, suggests that the family was living on her claim. According to the census, only three of the nine children born to her mother were still living. Her two sisters are accounted for, married and living in the area. I do now know what happened to Elizabeth.

Edwards, Ellen

By 1900, had married David Stull and was therefore listed in his household. From the Dwelling #, I'd say that they were living on her homestead.

Illy, Bertha

I do not know what happened to Bertha. Her homestead was on the Deep Fork Township line, which complicates research. She did have at least two married daughters in the area. Lucy Danor, who had died in 1899, and Mary Hamilton. I have not been able to determine exactly where Mary and her husband "Hamp" lived, or when they moved away. It is certainly possible that they lived on Bertha's homestead and when they left the area she moved with them.

Morgan, Jane

Although her claim was filed as "Jennie", she was usually called Jane. On the 1900 census, she is listed with her sister Annie and brother-in-law Ephraim Perkins. Soon thereafter, she moved to town and rented her farm but never sold it.

Rogers, Mart

As far as I know, Mart lived in and around Luther from the time he staked his claim until his death in 1975 - yet I have been unable to find him on the 1900 census. William M. Rogers, identified by one of the old-timers as Mart's twin, was living in the area around Mart's homestead.

Ruble, Harvey

He married Sadie Friend, daughter of Deep Fork homesteader T. C. Friend, and moved to the Arcadia area.

Simmons, Martha Lodeski

The story I heard was that their father was either dead or already in very poor health and "Dosky" made the run because she was the oldest of the siblings still at home and her brother wasn't yet of age. Their mother died in 1895, and the 1900 census finds her brother now married and living with Doski on the family homestead - but he is now listed as the head of the family.

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Information provided by Sharon McAllister.

Please contact me if you are researching any of these families.

 

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