1870 Census -- Ninth Census of the United States

Schedule 1 -- Inhabitants in West Farms Village
State: New York, County: Westchester, Post Office: West Farms
sheet #11
Enumerated: 5th day of August, 1870, Larry D. Stearns, Assistant Marshall


portion of actual census form - click on picture for complete entry pr here for full page

Dwelling #223, Family #223
Stibling [sic], Herman, age 30, Male, White, occupation: Saloon Keeper, value real estate: (blank), value personal property: $900, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents foreign-born, U. S. Citizen, eligible to vote
--------Anna, age 27, Female, White, occupation: keeping house, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents foreign-born
--------Lawrence, age 51, Male, White, occupation: in skin factory, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents foreign-born
--------Eliza, age 10, Female, White, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents foreign-born, in school this year
--------William, age 17, Male, White, occupation: apprentice, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents foreign-born
... followed by eight roomers

1870 census for Edward, Maria and Fredericke --click on each image for full page
Elizabeth's brother Edward (26), a baker, and his wife Eliza and two daughters (Anna 2 and Lizzie 8/12) live three doors away. They have just moved up from Baltimore, as they were also enumerated on the Baltimore census in July! Sister Maria, 19, is living in Manhattan, working as a nanny for her uncle, Lorenz' younger brother Dr. George Stiebeling. Sister Riecke, 15, is nearby in the Bronx, working for a private family, but Sophia, 13 cannot be found. West Farms is now a part of the Bronx.

Brother Hermann had emigrated to New York with his uncle and his family in 1854 at age 14! In 1860, Herman is found in Texas, as a soldier for the Texas rangers. He subsequently volunteers for the Union in the Civil War - an unpopular side in Washington, DC. Siblings Edward, William and Maria emigrated in 1865. Finally, Lorenz emigrated with Riecke, Sophia and Lizzie in 1869.

Sophia stays in NY in 1980 and lives with sister Maria Bechthold 1880 in Manhattan, and Riecke is living with her uncle George Stiebeling by about 1875, by whom she will have two children. Edward dies in Hoboken NJ in 1878, leaving behind many young children. Riecke dies about 1886. With only Maria left in NY, Lorenz also leaves in about 1887, three years before he dies, but cannot be found anywhere on the 1880 census, although he probably lives in NY or NJ. Hermann, Anna and Eliza are the first to move to DC, in 1874, according to DC directories, followed by William and Sophie by 1885 and finally Lorenz circa 1887.

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