1900 Census -- Twelfth Census of the United States


Schedule 1 - Population
State: Washington, D.C. Township: Washington
Supervisors District #1, Enumeration Disctict #71, sheet #4A
Enumerated: xth day of June, 1900, Robert Albert (?), Enumerator


810 4th Street, NW -- Dwelling #58, Family #77
Bishoff*, Charles W., Head, White, Male, born Dec 1845, age 54, Married for 16 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, emigrated 1872, 28 years in the US, Naturalized, Occupation: Tailor, months not employed: 0, Yes can read write and speak English, Own home, Mortgaged, Home (not farm)
--------, Elizabeth, Wife, White, Female, born Jan 1860, age 40, Married for 16 years, mother of 4 - 4 still alive*, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, emigrated in 1872, 28 years in the US, Yes can read write and speak English
--------, Paul*, Son, White, Male, born Dec 1878, age 21, Single, born in D. C., parents born in Germany, Occupation: Manf. Jewlr, months not employed: 0, Yes can read write and speak English
--------, Alma E., Daughter, White, Female, born Mar 1885, age 15, Single, born in D. C., parents born in Germany, occupation: at school, attend school for 9 months, Yes can read write and speak English
--------, Herman, Son, White, Male, born Sep 1888, age 11, Single, born in D. C., parents born in Germany, occupation: at school, attend school for 9 months, Yes can read write and speak English
--------, Anna M., Daughter, White, Female, born Nov 1892, age 7, Single, born in D. C., parents born in Germany, occupation: at school, attend school for 9 months, Yes can read write and speak English

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Notes: Enumerator misspelled “Bischoff.” Paul is Charles’ son by his first marriage to Justina (but his baptism church record at Concordia Lutheran Church erroneously lists Lizzie as his mom!!). Charles first answered he was married 21 years, crossed out with 16 on top. Information on number of children is wrong: Elizabeth had four children and three are still alive - Walter died in 1885 at age two. Elizabeth emigrated in 1868.

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