Thursday, March 12, 2015
A note on the 1880 census
Aurilla married Mat Fredericks in 1879. Their census records of 1880 were filled out without the inclusion of "wife" indicated. I found this concerning at first. However, it must have just been an oversight. Because the lack of the word "wife", the census record states, "Something other than a direct relationship". The place of birth for both Aurilla's father and her mother is incorrect as well. Joseph and Sarah Jane were both born in Ohio not in Pennsylvania as indicated on the census records. I suggest that Mr. Mat Frederick filled out the form incorrectly.