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1880 Nebraska Census

Adams County, Nebraska (Jumata Village)
ed 58, sheet 5, line 33
NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH

Cleophas Smelser

m 38 head farmer Iowa Indiana Penn

Mary E. Smelser

f 29 wife Keeping house Iowa Indiana Penn

Charles A. Smelser

m 13 son at school Iowa Indiana Penn

Carrie A. Smelser

f 11 daughter at school Iowa Indiana Penn

Thomas Smelser

m 10 son at school Iowa Indiana Penn

Franklin Smelser

m 9 son at school Iowa Indiana Penn

Ada A. Smelser

f 5 dau   Iowa Indiana Penn

Arthur W. Smelser

m 10 stepson at school Iowa Indiana Penn

H. A. MARSLAND

M 30 boarder farmer Illinois NY Penn

Webster County, Nebraska (Red Cloud)
ed 73, sheet 27, line 24
NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH
Frank Smelser m 28 head farmer Iowa Kentucky Penn
Edna Smelser f 25 wife keeping house Illinois (blank) (blank)
Alta Smelser f 1 daughter   Neb Iowa Illinois

 

ed 73, sheet 27, line 41

NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH

David C. Smelser

m 59 head farmer Kentucky Germany Conn ?

Ann E. Smelser

f 58 wife keeping house Penn Penn Penn

Dora Smelser

f 23 daughter at home Iowa KY Penn

George Smelser

m 20 son farming Iowa KY Penn

Charles Smelser

m 13 grandson at home Iowa Iowa Ohio

Alice Smelser

f 10 granddau " Iowa Iowa Iowa

Franklin Smelser

m 8 grandson " Iowa Iowa Ohio

Ada Smelser

f 4 granddau " Iowa Iowa Ohio

note: grandchildren are Cleophas Smelser's children


1885 State Census

Burt County, Nebraska (Arizona Precinct)
ed 92, household #30
NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH
Jonathan Lydick M 50 head farmer OH PA PA
E. R. L??n F 79 mother keeping house PA Germany MD
Charles Smelser M 24 hand laborer IN Germany MD

 
Webster County, Nebraska (Red Cloud)
ed 781, page 46 B
NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH
Frank Smelser m 35 head farmer Iowa Indiana Penn
Edney Smelser f 29 wife   Illinois NJ NY
Alta Smelser f 6 daughter   Nebraska Indiana Illinois
David m 4 son   Nebraska Indiana Illinois
Claud m 1 son   Nebraska Indiana Illinois

 

same page, line 33

NAME SEX AGE RELATION OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH
D. C. Smelser m 63 head farmer Kentucky Penn Can
Ann E. Smelser f 62 wife   Penn Penn Penn
Charles Smelser m 18 grandson   Iowa Iowa Ohio
Alice Smelser f 17 granddaughter   Iowa Iowa Ohio
Thomas Smelser m 15 grandson   Iowa Iowa Ohio
Frank Smelser m 13 grandson   Iowa Iowa Ohio
George Smelser m 25 son farmer Iowa KY Penn
Nancy Smelser* f 18 dau in law   Iowa Ohio MD
*note: Nancy must be Maggie House who married George in 1885.
Note: grandchildren are Cleophas Smelser's children.

1885 Special State Agricultural Nebraska Census

Webster County, Nebraska (Red Cloud Precinct)
ed 781, page 8 A

NAME

OWN OR RENT FARM

ACRES OF IMPROVED LAND

ACRES OF UNIMPROVED LAND

VALUE OF FARM

VALUE OF FARM INPLEMENTS AND MACHINERY

VALUE OF LIVE STOCK

EST VALUE OF ALL FARM PRODUCTS IN 1884

PRODUCTS HARVESTED IN 1884

HORSES ON HAND JUNE 1, 1885

Frank Smelser own 80 80 2500 20 300 800 20 tons of hay blank
David Smelser own 120 40 2500 150 600 blank blank

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Interesting notes:  Frank had 1 calf dropped in 1884, 44 swine, 20 chickens, 30 dozen eggs produced in 1884.  He planted 65 acres of indian corn and harvested 3000 bushels, planted 15 acres of wheat and harvested none, planted 1/2 acre of potatoes and harvested 50 bushels.
David had 4 milk cows, 4 other cattle, 4 calves dropped in 1884, 150 gallons of milk sold, 200 pounds of butter made on farm in 1884, 45 swine, 18 chickens, 50 dozen eggs,  planted 75 acres of indian corn and harvested 2000 bushels, planted 10 acres of oats and harvested 170 bushels, planted 10 acres of wheat and harvested 180 bushels, planted 1/2 acre of potatoes and harvested 50 bushels.

1900 Nebraska Census

Webster County, Nebraska (Red Cloud)
ed 174, sheet 5, line 77
NAME REL SEX BIRTH DATE AGE PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH  OCCUPATION OWN OR RENT
George W. Smelser head m June 1860 39 Iowa Penn Penn night police owned house
Maggie E.  wife f Feb 1866 34 Iowa Ohio Maryland    
Minnie L. dau f Apr 1886 14 Nebraska Iowa Iowa at school  
Esty L. son m May 1887 13 Nebraska Iowa Iowa at school  
Ira N. son m June 1891 8 Nebraska Iowa Iowa at school  
Milford G. son m Apr 1899 1 Nebraska Iowa Iowa    

 

NAME REL SEX BIRTH DATE AGE PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH  OCCUPATION OWN OR RENT
Charles A. Smelser head m Mar 1867 33 Iowa Iowa Iowa   own house
May wife f May 1867 33 Wis Denmark Denmark    
Charles son m Jun 1895 4 Neb Iowa Wis    

 

NAME REL SEX BIRTH DATE AGE PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH  OCCUPATION OWN OR RENT
Frank Smelser head m Jul 1850 49 Iowa Penn Penn   own house
Edna A. wife f Aug 1856 43 Illinois NJ NY    
Alta E. dau f Mar 1879 21 Neb Iowa Illinois    
Aleck D. son m Jun 1881 18

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Claud son m Feb 1884 16

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Fred L. son m Sep 1887 12

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1910 Nebraska Census

Webster County, Nebraska (Red Cloud)
NAME SEX AGE PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER PLACE OF BIRTH MOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH
Ira Smelser m 18 Nebraska US US
Nettie Smelser f 17 Kansas Illinois Wisconsin
Charles R. Smelser m 2/12 Nebraska Nebraska Kansas

**note: census states they had been married 2 years.



 

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