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US Federal Census, Frederick County, Maryland, 1790

William Brandenburg family.

Father of William Brandenburg,
Grandfather of Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore,
Great-Grandfather of William Thomas Shore,
Great-Great Grandfather of Jesse Perry Shore.
Great-Great-Great Grandfather of Louise Mary Green, Margaret Ann Roberts, and Jessie Kathryn Kollenberg.

Here is how to read the 1790 census:

Head of household:  William Brandenburg (listed as "Brandenburgh").

1 -- "Free white male age 16 or older" ... this would be William, the adult (born 1757).

3 -- "Free white males under the age of 16" ... his three sons Henry, Samuel, and William (born 1785).

The son William (born 1785) is the father of Mary Ann Brandenburg (born 1815).

The children's mother, Catherine Bussard (Bozard, Buzzard) Brandenburg had died before this census.

2 Aug 1790
US Federal Census, Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio, 1820

This is William Brandenburg's family after he remarried to Christiana Martin.

Here is how to read the 1820 census:

Head of household:  William Brandenburg (listed as "Brandenburgh").

2 -- "Free white males under ten years"
1 -- "Free white males of ten and under sixteen"
1 -- "Free white males between sixteen and eighteen"
3 -- "Free white males of sixteen and under twenty-six"
0 -- "Free white males of twenty-six and under forty-five"
1 -- "Free white males of forty-five and upwards"
3 -- "Free white females under ten years"
1 -- "Free white females of ten and under sixteen"
1 -- "Free white females of sixteen and under twenty-six"
1 -- "Free white females of twenty-six and under forty-five"
0 -- "Free white females of forty-five and upwards"

... (in this census, a male aged 16-18 was counted twice.)

The one "Free white male of forty-five and upwards" is William Brandenburg (born 1757).  The one "Free white female of twenty-six and under forty-five" is Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg.

The census shows the family with five female and six male children, agreeing with a family record document that exists in our family today.

7 Aug 1820
US Federal Census, Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio, 1830

This is William Brandenburg's family still living with him in 1830.  He is now about 72 years old.

Here is how to read the 1830 census:

Heads of Families:  William Brandenburg (listed as "Brandenburgh").

1 -- "Free white males of 5 to 10 years"
1 -- "Free white males of 10 to 15 years"
2 -- "Free white males of 20 to 30 years"
1 -- "Free white males of 70 to 80 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 10 to 15 years"
2 -- "Free white females of 15 to 20 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 20 to 30 years"
1 -- "Free white females of 50 to 60 years"

The one "Free white male 70 to 80" is William Brandenburg (born 1757).  The one "Free white female of 50 to 60" is Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg.

The 1830 census also shows Aaron Brandenburg and his family.  Aaron is one of the children of William and Christiana (Martin) Brandenburg, now an adult.  Aaron is shown as age 30-40, his wife is age 20-30.  They have two male children under 5 years old, and two female children age 5-10.

1 Jun 1830
Transcript
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US Federal Census, Stark County, Illinois, 1840

Transcript, showing:

John Shore family (2 adults, no children).   Occupation: Manufacturing
Thomas Winn family (2 adults, 5 children).   Occupation: Agriculture

1840
John Shore deed, Illinois, 1841

Deed of 82.64 acres, Stark County, Illinois, to John Shore.

Refers to Act of Congress, 1820, for sale of Public Lands.
Signed: R. Tyler for President John Tyler, 10 Nov 1841.

John Shore had purchased the Federal land in 1839 for $1.25 per acre.  His cost for 82.64 acres was $103.30.

By this deed, the land became his personal property in November 1841.

10 Nov 1841
US Federal Census, Stark County, Illinois, 1850

Thomas Winn and Mary Ann (Johnson) Winn family.

Shows eight people residing in the home, including Mary Ann Johnson's father.

Shows Marshall Winn, age 8.

In 1869 Marshall married Louisa Cedelia Shore, and in 1880 they took into their home Jesse P. Shore after the death of his mother (wife of William Thomas Shore).

26 Aug 1850
US Federal Census, Stark County, Illinois, 1850

John Shore and Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore family.

Shows five people residing in the home.

Shows Sarah Amanda Shore, age 8;  Louisa Cedelia Shore, age 6;  and William Thomas Shore, age 4.

(Their first child, Althea Sedale Shore, had died in 1842, age 2 yrs, prior to this census.)

Shows that all three children attended school in that year.

21 Sep 1850
Owen Gaffney Family, San Patricio, Texas 1850 Census

Owen (37) and Catherine (Fadden) Gaffney (32), parents;
James (11), John (8), and Michael (5).

Here is the full census showing all of the families in the town:
Page:  1  2  3  4  5

23 Sep 1850
US Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri, 1860

Perry Talbott and Belle (McFarland) Talbott family.

Living in Nodaway County, Missouri.  He had extensive farmland and properties.  Later in 1874 on his land, he established the town of Arkoe, naming the streets:  Talbott Street, Belle Street, and Olive Street.

Perry (age 34) and Belle (27), with four children:  Olivia (6), Ianthe (4), Ida (3), and Albert (1).

14 Aug 1860
US Federal Census, Nodaway County, Missouri, 1870

Perry Talbott and Belle (McFarland) Talbott family.

The census is not very readable, but the family is on lines 28 through 38.

Perry (age 43) and Belle (37), with nine children:  Olivia (15), Ianthe (14), Ida Belle (12), Albert Perry (11), Alice (9), Charles E. (6), William Wallace (4), Jennie (3), and Cora Anne (1), shown as 'Corianne'.

Three years later at about age 17, on 5 Oct 1873, Ianthe married William Thomas Shore.  She was William's second wife (his first wife Cora had died in 1871).

Ianthe and William had two children:  Arthur Albert Shore (1874) and Jesse Perry Shore (1877).  Ianthe died on 1 Feb 1880 at about age 23, before the 1880 census was taken.

16 Aug 1870
US Federal Census, Stark County, Illinois, 1870

Shows two households.

Richard C. Baker and Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore-Baker family.  Mary Ann's husband John Shore had died in 1861.  She remarried to Richard Baker in 1862.  This 1870 census shows them with Richard's children and Mary Ann's daughter Amanda Shore, age 28.

William T. Shore and Cora Mary (Dick) Shore family.  Their child is Winfred T. Shore, age 9 months.  Cora died the next year in Sep 1871, two weeks after giving birth to their daughter.

1 Jun 1870
Transcript
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US Federal Census, Stark County, Illinois, 1880

Shows three households.

Richard Baker and Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore-Baker family, with grandsons Winfred Shore and Arthur Albert Shore.

J.A. and Ida (Baker) Williams family, with William T. Shore.

Marshall and Louisa (Shore) Winn family, with son Edgar Winn and nephew Jesse Shore.

1 Jun 1880
James Owen Gaffney Family, San Patricio, Texas 1880 Census

James Owen (40) and Margaret Gaffney (31), parents;
Catherine (9), Anna (8), Phillip (6), Charles (5), Margaret (3), and James (2 mos.).

Also shows Susan Nash (18) in Gaffney household.

Also shows John Gaffney (36) as boarder in another residence.

1 Jun 1880
James Owen Gaffney Family, San Patricio, Texas 1880 Census (Detail)

Detail view of 1880 Census.

1 Jun 1880
Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore-Baker -- Family History

Mary Ann is a daughter of William Brandenburg.  She was born in 1815 and married John Shore in 1838.  John and Mary Ann Shore are the grandparents of Jesse Perry Shore.  She died in 1892.

In late 1888 and early 1889, the Brandenburg heirs were detailing their family relationships, trying to gain title to Brandenburg family estates in Prussia and in Baltimore, Maryland.

Here is her chronicle about her Brandenburg family, in her handwriting.

Page:  1  2-3

Here is the Transcript of the document.

Abt. 1889
Brandenburg Family Chart

When the Brandenburg heirs recorded their heritage in late 1888 and early 1889, Naomi (Brandenburg) Shepard prepared this chart and sent it to Many Ann (Brandenburg) Shore-Baker.

Mary Ann was instructed to complete the chart by adding her own family members.

View:  Chart  Zoom

Abt. 1889
Brandenburg Family Meeting

Brandenburg heirs held a family meeting in Dayton, Ohio.  More than 70 persons attended.

Its purpose was to get family members to work together in pursuing title to estates in Prussia.

View:  Front  Back

12 Feb 1889
Brandenburg-Shore Family Chart

This family chart is in Jesse Perry Shore's handwriting.

His chart shows the linking of the Brandenburg, Shore, and Winn families.

View:  Front  Back Combined

About 1900
Jesse Perry Shore -- Family Heritage

Here is a list of family names with their births, marriages, and deaths.  It is in Jesse Shore's handwriting.

He wrote this document sometime after 1904, as that is the last date recorded.  Probably he made it before 1931, as it does not record the death of his aunt Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn in that year.  Louisa and Marshall Winn had reared Jesse from when he was two years old, after the death of his mother.  Probably he would have recorded his aunt Louisa's death if he had been preparing this document after 1931.

He shows dates and locations that have not been seen on other records in the family.  We have not yet found any other records that might have furnished his sources.  Modern searches have shown his information to be accurate.  Other family documents might have been lost or are waiting to be discovered.

1904 - 1931
Jesse Perry Shore and Anna Agnes Gaffney -- Marriage License

They had five children, four of whom reached adulthood.

  • Ernest James Shore (1904-1954)
  • Mary Louise Shore (1907-1990) -- Married Carl Thomas Green
  • Margaret Ann Shore (1910-2004) -- Married Joseph Oliver Roberts
  • Jessie Kathryn Shore (1912-2000) -- Married Carl Joseph Kollenberg
  • Frances Shore (1916-1923)

Here is the Back of their Marriage License.

1907
Jesse and Anna Shore Family, San Antonio, Texas 1910 Census

Civilian census, showing Jesse, Anna, and two children: Ernest and Louise.

Now living at 230 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio, Texas.

19 Apr 1910
Jesse Shore, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1910 Census

Military census, showing Jesse Shore.

Billeted at Barracks 6, Fort Sam Houston.

19 Apr 1910
Jesse Shore, Camp Travis, Texas 1920 Census

Military census, showing Jesse Shore.

8 Jan 1920
Jesse and Anna Shore Family, San Antonio, Texas 1930 Census

Two daughters at home:  Margaret (age 19) and Kathryn (age 17).

Now living at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

19 Apr 1930
Owen P. and Helen Gaffney Family, San Antonio, Texas 1930 Census

Living at 1145 W. Agarito Street, San Antonio, Texas.

2 Apr 1930
James F. and Grace Gaffney, Victoria, Texas 1930 Census 25 Apr 1930
Joseph Oliver Roberts and Margaret Ann Shore -- Marriage License

They had four children.

  • Joseph Oliver Roberts Jr (born 1933)
  • James Jesse Roberts (born 1936)
  • Carole Ann Roberts (born 1938)
  • Cheryl Sue Roberts (born 1945)
1933

Joseph Oliver Roberts transfer, Panama to Dutch Guiana (Surinam)

This memo, dated 22 Aug 1942, summarizes the transfer of military forces from the Panama Canal Zone to Surinam during September 1941, just prior to the start of World War II.

It describes the preparations and voyages of the troops starting 7 Sep 1941.  (The date 9 Sep 1942 in the text is a typographical error -- it should be 1941).

The forces were transferred from Panama to Trinidad, and then to Paramaribo, Surinam, where they were stationed at Zandery Field.

Click here to see the memo:   Page  1  2  3

The transport ship from Panama to Trinidad was the S.S. Irwin.  She was built in 1918 in Philadelphia, saw WWII service as a transport and hospital ship, then was sold for scrap in 1948.

Click here for a photo of the ship:  S.S. Irwin.

The Irwin put in to Trinidad.  After a two-month holdover, the troops were transferred to the ships Liesenring and Yarmouth for the final transfer to Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana (Surinam).  Troops from the ship Yarmouth were further transferred to the Norwegian ship N.S. Lindvangen, built in 1931 in Danzig.  Liesenring and Lindvangen proceeded to Paramaribo, where the troops disembarked.

Less than a year later on 23 Sep 1942, while on a cargo run from Paramaribo to Trinidad, Lindvangen was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U515.  She sank with the loss of 15 of her crew of 23.

22 Aug 1942

World War II Ration Books -- Roberts Family

To assure supply of materials needed by our military in the war, items such as meat and groceries, gasoline, and other materials needed in the war effort were rationed to civilian families.

Each civilian person in the family, adult or child, got a ration book.

Families were encouraged to grow their own vegetables, and to contribute scrap items to the war effort.  Margaret Ann Roberts had a "Victory Garden" growing in the family's back yard at 410 Royston Street, San Antonio.

The family collected tin cans and other scrap metal, and they also saved jars of grease and fat from cooking.

Each week the children filled a red "Radio Flyer" wagon with items the family had saved, and pulled it to the local gasoline filling station, where those items were collected for the war effort.

Here are some World War II Ration Books issued to the family.  Coupons that are torn out were used for purchases.  You can see the ones that were not used.

Book 1  Outside  Inside
Book 2  Outside  (Empty -- all coupons were used)
Book 2  Outside  (Another Book 2)
Book 2  Outside  Inside  Back  (Another Book 2 -- one stamp left)
Book 4  Outside  Inside
Book 4  Outside  Inside  (Another Book 4)
Book 4  Outside  Inside  (Another Book 4)

Postal Savings Stamp:  To help the war effort, the family also invested in Postal Savings Stamps.  They could be purchased at any Post Office.  The stamps were not used for postage; the money went for supplies to our troops.

1942 - 1945
Joseph Roberts Family -- Return from Japan

M/Sgt Joseph Roberts died on 12 Jul 1952 in Tokyo, Japan, at age 51.

These are the orders issued on 16 Jul for his wife, Margaret Ann Roberts and three of her children to return from Japan to the United States.

The family were to go to the port at Yokohama on 23 July.  From there they were to proceed "via first available surface carrier" to San Francisco, and then to San Antonio, Texas.  Household effects were to be shipped to the family home of her sister, at 817 Greer Street, San Antonio.  Military payment certificates were to be disposed of, and physical inspections and immunizations were to be completed before departure.

The orders were given to her on the day before her 42nd birthday.

16 Jul 1952



Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts -- Family Histories

Margaret Ann is a daughter of Jesse Perry Shore and Anna Agnes (Gaffney) Shore.  She was born in 1910 and married Joseph Roberts in 1933.  She died in 2004.

Here are her chronicles of the Shore and Gaffney families, in her handwriting.

She put these together in the era before the Internet -- before there was a World Wide Web or online data.  Her resources were family documents, library books, and recollections of family traditions she had heard.

Shore family heritage:  Page:  1  2   2 Rotated

Gaffney family heritage:  Page:  1  2  3

Abt. 1960