1880 Census -- Tenth Census of the United States

Schedule 1 -- Inhabitants in Washington, State of District of Columbia
State: Washington, Township: Washington City
Supervisors District #17, Enumeration District #62, sheet #7, 8
Enumerated: 1st day of June, 1880, Rick R. Brosner (?), Enumerator

Dwelling #50, Family #91, 922 D. Street, NW
Bischoff, Charles W., White, Male, age 34, X-Married, occupation: Tailor, 0 months unemployed, born in Brunswick, parents born in Brunswick
--------, Dinah, White, Female, age 25, Wife, X-Married, occupation: keeping house, born in Hesse Darmstadt, parents born in Hesse-Darmstadt
--------, Paul, White, Male, age 1, Son, X-Single, occupation: at home, born in DC, father form in Brunswick, mother born in Hesse-Darmstadt

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Note: Dinah’s name is Justina, perhaps she went by “Tina” and the enumerator misunderstood. She will die in 1882, and Carl will marry Elizabeth Stiebeling four months later. Justina Voehl Bischoff is buried at Prospect Hill in the Bischoff plot, along with Charles, Elizabeth and children - and Lorenz nearby, with children Sophia, Hermann, William and William and Hermann's spouses. Charles’ middle name is actually “Christian” - do not know why it is listed as “W” - perhaps he has multiple names (common in Germany). Two babies were reinterred on November 22, 1897 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, perhaps moving both baby Alma and Walter to the family plot. Note that Paul’s Concordia Church baptism record erroneously states that Elizabeth Stiebeling is his mother instead of Justina. I have never been able to find out where in Braunschweig Charles is from—it’s not the city, based on directories/tax rolls and Auswanderer lists. Not Zorge (I wrote there). Unfortunately Charles did not write more information on his naturalization application, nor on any of his Concordia Church records. Germania Lodge turned up nothing so far. Charles emigrated in 1872, alone, without friends or family as far as I can tell.

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