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Roberts family in Catholic church records

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Re: Roberts family in Catholic church records

Posted: 1393800226000
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Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

1880 -
Name: Mary Roberts
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Alpena, Alpena, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Barney Roberts
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's name: Sarah Roberts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: At School

Barney Roberts 40, MI
Sarah Roberts 36, MASS
Louis Roberts 19, MI
Mary Roberts 14, MI
Sarah Roberts 12, MI
Frederick Roberts 9, MI
Emma Roberts 7, MI
Josephine Roberts 6, MI
Barney Roberts 3, MI
Ordelia Roberts 2m, March 1880, MI

There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's age for the 1900 census.

Death record -
Date of death: 1-Dec-1868
Ledger Page: 10
Record Number: 10
Place of death: Alpena Mich
County of Death: Alpena
Sex: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 5 years
Cause of Death: BURNED TO DEATH
Father's Name: Roberts, BARNEY
Father's Residence: ALPENA
Mother's Name: ROBERTS, SARAH
Mother's Residence: ALPENA
Date of record: 20-Aug-1869

Children -
Telphia Roberts1853 – 1868❏

Elizabeth "Fannie" Roberts1861 – ❏

Marie Roberts1865 – 1941
she married -
David Bouchard Sr.
Birth Jun 30, 1859 in Canada Death Sep 23, 1942 in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan
her children -
David Bouchard Jr.1882 – ❏

Edward Joseph Bouchard1883 – ❏

Rosana Bouchard1886 – 1930❏

Elizabeth Bouchard1887 – ❏

Frances Victoria Bouchard1890 – ❏

Gertrude Bouchard1894 – ❏

David Albert Bouchard1895 – 1982

Anna Roberts1868 – ❏

Sarah Roberts1868 – ❏

Louis Roberts1870 – ❏

Charles Roberts1871 – ❏
Amalia "Emma" Roberts1873 – 1942❏

Frederick Roberts1874 – ❏

Frances Josephine Roberts1875 – ❏

Elizabeth Delia Roberts1880 – ❏

Rose Mary Roberts1882 – ❏

Maria Ida Modeste Roberts1883 – 1884❏

Agnes Nora Roberts1886 – 1984❏

Albert Roberts1890 – ❏

Celina Roberts1894 – ❏

Rhoda Roberts1899 –

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