1865 New York State Census for Kings County

16th Ward, 2nd District

 

Transcribed by:  Pat Connors

 

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***REMEMBER:  This is not a source document.  It is merely an index.  If you think you find an entry of one of your ancestors, remember to go back to the original document to check the accuracy of the entry.  This ward was very difficult to figure out the writing so you will find some ??.  First of all, the enumerator used large swirls for the capital letters and they crossed over both the above and below entries at times.  Secondly, he could not spell surnames and given names.  Then, of course, ink smears and such also hindered our transcribing.  The numbering of dwellings and families also was skewed and some of missing. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS used:  dgt=daughter, bdr=boarder, svnt=servant, IL=in law, moth=mother, fath=father, neph=nephew, stp=step, adpt=adopted, gr=grand (like gr son= grandson), sis=sister, bro=brother

RELATIONSHIPS:  There were more than one enumerators for this ward.  Some put child instead of daughter or son, others put father and/or mother instead of head of household and wife.  When the sex of the child was clear, dgt or son was entered.  Sometimes the enumerators got the relationships very wrong and you will find SIC near what was entered.  This means the transcriber recognized the mistake but entered the erroneous relationship.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:  Instructions for this census was that the question was to be asked of the mother and entered on the mother's census line.  However, at least one of the enumerator put the number of children for the husband and not the wife. 

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Instructions to the enumerator was to put county of birth, if born in New York State, put state name only if born out of NYS but within the USA, and put country only if born outside of NYS.  Therefore, Washington=NYS county, WA=state of Washington, DC=Washington DC, Albany=Albany county, NYC=New York County (Manhattan).  Of course, like anything else, at times the enumerator put in a city and/or town.  If he did, we also used it.  Also, at times he put in NY, which could be city, county or state.

DISTRICTS: 16-2, part of the 2nd district bounded by Schols, Lorimer, Nyckoff and Ewen Sts fo the 16th Ward

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  You will find many ?? in my transcription.  They are there because I was not 100% sure of the entry but interpreted them to the best of my ability.  Also, you will find a number of (sic), this means we recognized the enumerator made a mistake but we are transcribing exactly as written.   Always refer to the film or original census for accuracy.

TABLE HEADINGS:  C-number of children born to women; X-number of times married; S-current marriage status (w-widow, m-married, s-single); N-citizenship of foreign born (NA-naturalized, AL-alien); W-ward; D-dwelling number; F-family number; *IM PG-image page on the FamilySearch website; *CEN PG-census page number  *these two categories were not recorded until the end of the ward

 

W-D IM PG  CEN PG D F Surname First Age Relation Born C X S Occupation N
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Charles 39 head France 1 m Brass finesher NA
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Ellen 32 wife Kings 6 1 m
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Charles R.W. 13 son Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Anna L 10 dgt Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Lophia L 9 dgt Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Harriett E 6 dgt Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Kaiser Edward 11m son Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Smith George W 28 bro IL Kings
16-2 18 34 87 289 Stratton Josephine 20 svnt Kings
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith Theodor 34 head CT 1 m blockmaker
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith Sarah J 28 wife Canada 7 1 m
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith Elisabeth A 9 child NY Co
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith John W 8 child NY Co
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith Catharine 1y3m child NY Co
16-2 19 33 82 268 Smith Ida 5m child NY Co
16-2 19 33 82 268 Gifford Charles 46 bdr NJ s none
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith John   51 head Germany 1 m blacksmith NA
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith Anna   51 wife Germany 4
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith John 12 child Kings
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith Joseph  10 child Kings
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith Mary 7 child Kings
16-2 30 7 26 68 Smith Anett 3 child Kings
16-2 36 23 86 193 Smith William 38 head Germany 1 m mason NA
16-2 36 23 86 193 Smith Mary 32 wife Germany 2
16-2 36 23 86 193 Smith Laura 5 child Germany
16-2 36 23 86 193 Smith Catheran 2 child Kings
16-2 38 18 69 157 Smith Charles B 55 head NY Co 1 m printer in NYC
16-2 38 18 69 157 Smith Mina S 51 wife NY Co
16-2 38 18 69 157 Smith Walter 21 child NY Co s printer in NYC
16-2 38 19 69 157 Smith Catheran 17 child Kings none
16-2 38 19 69 157 Smith Stephen 12 child Kings
16-2 38 19 69 157 Smith Charles 10 child Kings
16-2 40 14 49 117 Smith Betterhasen 36 head Germany 1 m tinsmith NA
16-2 40 14 49 117 Smith Catheran 29 wife Germany 1
16-2 40 14 49 117 Smith Dana 1 child Kings