1920 Census -- Fourteenth Census of the United States

Schedule 1 - Population
State: Virginia, County: Alexandria*, Township: Washington Magisterial District
Supervisors District #8, Enumeration District #15, sheet #15B
Enumerated: 26th day of January, 1920, C. W. Patterson, Enumerator

35 Preston Avenue, dwelling #329, family #337

Bischoff, Paul C., Head, Own, Free of Mortgage, Male, White, age 41, married, able to read and write, born in DC, parents born in Germany and spoke German, Speak English at Home, occupation: Postal Clerk-Government service, Worker
--------, Abbie H., Wife, Female, White, age 37, Married, able to read and Write, born in DC, parents born in MD, speak English at home, occupation: none
--------, Charles H., son, Male, White, age 1 and 4/12, Single, born in Virginia, parents born in DC, occupation: none
--------, Charles C., father, Male, White, age 74, Married, Emigratd 1872, Naturalized in 1890, able to read and write, born in Germany and spoke German, parents born in Germany and spoke German, speak English at home, occupation: none
--------, Elizabeth, step-mother, Female, White, Age 60, Married, emigrated 1865, Naturalized in 1895, able to read and write, born in Germany and spoke German, parents born in Germany and spoke German, speak English at home, occupation: none

--------, Anna M., sister, Female, White, age 27, Single, able to read and write, born in DC, parents born in Germany and spoke German, speak English at home, occupation: secretary - at a law school [Georgetown], worker

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Notes: This census if filed under “Alexandria” county and NOT “Arlington;” this was the land ceded in 1789 to Washington, D. C., and returned in 1846. It was first called Alexandria; renamed in 1920. This specific community was “Cherrydale”. Anna worked her entire adult life at Georgetown University School of Law (where Ellie and Don’s family friend Phil Collins knew her!), then retired to Florida (also buried in family plot in Prospect Hill). Robert and Alma Hay lived nearby with their two sons, Donald 8 and Perry 5. Clearly Paul knew that Elizabeth was not his natural mother by 1920, but it is not clear earlier, especially with his christening record which states that Elizabeth is his mother! Paul and his brother Herman live the rest of their lives in VA. Charles dies in 1925 and Elizabeth in 1928.

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