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1920 US Federal Census Data Skowhegan

Data extracted by members of the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project research team (2011), directed by David M. Freidenreich

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
 LipmanSamuelxCowett StreetO head42  RussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1900nodealer-junkyes7B118x
 LipmanEstaxCowett Street  wife34  RussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1900no  7B118 
 LipmanBerthaxCowett Street  daughter13 yesMassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanElizabethxCowett Street  daughter12 yesMassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanBarneyxCowett Street  son10 yesMassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanHymanxCowett Street  son8 yesMassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanFrankiexCowett Street  son5 yesMassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanSidneyxCowett Street  son3  MassachusettsRussiaRussia     7B118 
 LipmanFlorence BxCowett Street  daughter4 months  MaineRussiaRussia     7B118 
 GoldbergJacob9Heselton StreetO head40  RussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1890nat-1900junk dealer 2A118 
 GoldbergSamuel9Heselton Street  son12 yesMaineRussiaRussia     2B118 
 GoldbergEthel9Heselton Street  daughter7 yesMaineRussiaRussia     2B118 
 GoldbergTheda9Heselton Street  daughter4 3/4  yesMaineRussiaRussia     2B118 
 GoldbergAbraham9Heselton Street  son15 yesMaineRussiaRussia     2B118 
 RussakoffSusman105Mt Pleasant AvenueO head35  Chenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaRussian1905nat-1912retail merchant-jewlery 16B118 
 RussakoffMarnie105Mt Pleasant Avenue  wife33  Chenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaRussian nat  16B118 
 RussakoffJoseph M105Mt Pleasant Avenue  son12 yesMaineChenigor? RussiaChenigor? Russia     16B118 
 RussakoffRebecca105Mt Pleasant Avenue  daughter11 yesMaineChenigor? RussiaChenigor? Russia     16B118 
 RussakoffElizabeth G105Mt Pleasant Avenue  daughter9 yesMaineChenigor? RussiaChenigor? Russia     16B118 
 RussakoffIda S105Mt Pleasant Avenue  daughter7 yesMaineChenigor? RussiaChenigor? Russia     16B118 
 RussakoffAbraham H105Mt Pleasant Avenue  son4 2/3   MaineChenigor? RussiaChenigor? Russia     16B118 
 RussakoffSarah105Mt Pleasant Avenue  mother65  Chenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaChenigor? RussiaRussian1910?  16B118

Last Updated : Jan 2 , 2021

Thank you to the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project (2011) for the information