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1910 US Federal Census Data Skowhegan


N B: Information on place of birth.
Some people replied with the name of the place when they left; others replied with the name of place when the census was taken; in other cases it just seems that it was easier for the census taker to write ‘Russia’ rather than Lithuania, Ukraine or other unfamiliar country names.
And there is another reason to be skeptical of the accuracy of the place of birth information. Immigrants from the Pale had a very justified fear of the Russian and often local governments. One way to manage this reality was to tell government representatives what they expected they wanted to hear or what they thought would bring them the least trouble. This may well explain why a number of family members, who were clearly from Eastern Europe, may have answered ‘Maine’ or ‘New York’.

DMJ NumSurnamefirst nameHouse NumberaddressO/R Value/RentServant/BoarderrelationageAge at 1st MarrstudentPOB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOIcitizenoccupationEmployed?sheet #districtward
 RussakoffSusman105Maple Street  head24  Russia-JewishRussia-JewishRussia-JewishEnglish1905?Proprietor-jewlery storeyes10A238 
 RussakoffMarnie105Maple Street  wife22  Russia-JewishRussia-JewishRussia-JewishEnglish1906   10A238 
 RussakoffJoseph105Maple Street  son2  MaineRussia-JewishRussia-Jewish     10A238 
 RussakoffRebecca105Maple Street  daughter6 months  MaineRussia-JewishRussia-Jewish     10A238 
 GoldbergJake S9Heselton Street  head30  Russia-HebrewRussia-HebrewRussia-HebrewEnglish1890natpeddler-junk 14A238 
 GoldbergSadie B9Heselton Street  wife29  Russia-HebrewRussia-HebrewRussia-HebrewEnglish1898   14A238 
 GoldbergAnnie9Heselton Street  daughter8  MaineRussia-HebrewRussia-Hebrew     14A238 
 GoldbergAbraham J9Heselton Street  son3  MaineRussia-HebrewRussia-Hebrew     14A238 
 GoldbergMaurice E9Heselton Street  son3  MaineRussia-HebrewRussia-Hebrew     14A238 
 GoldbergCharles9Heselton Street  son1  MaineRussia-HebrewRussia-Hebrew     14A238 
 CoyneHarry9Heselton Street  brother in law20  Russia-HebrewRussia-HebrewRussia-HebrewEnglish1902 peddler-junk 14A238

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