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This is an update of the census project as
Note from Bob 5/27/00: You now have Stockholm,
Jackson, Charter Oak, Boyer, Nishnabotny, and
Iowa townships, and the towns of Arion, Charter
Oak, and Dow City up on the site.
Only 14 more townships and their towns to go!!!
Denison twp arrived.
city of Denison arrived.
Westside with towns Westside and Vail arrived.
Iowa complete and online.
Paradise arrived .
Boyer complete and online.
Charter Oak twp online.
Otter Creek (shipped).
East Boyer arrived.
Stockholm complete and online.
Arion, Charter Oak, and Dow City online.
Jackson complete and online.
Nishnabotny twp complete and online.
Manila is being worked on.
Morgan I have Morgan And will try and get complete in time.
Washington We have 7 pages printed and very readable
with the remainder we are going to obtain.
$8 shipping and print this week
total donations 197
95 for printing 950 sheets
20 for film
197 total donations
31 excess to date 5/28/00
This will be the last update with exception of
when Bob puts another township online.
I would like to see how many of my
Twp census pkgs made their destination.
Would each and everyone that received these
pkgs check in and just let me know each one
you received. There should be 15 townships
and a town out there somewhere.
I know I have some received and complete.
Just put the twp or town and your first
I am going to the library this week. I
have one township to print and am going to try
and get Washington in a readable state.
I would like to announce that Bob has
redesigned the Crawford pages.
The geese have left and migrated north. He designed
the pages for faster loading, pleasing to the eye and
it is much easier to find things.
I do know he put in a lot of time doing this.
We now have some attractive pages to go with all of our new data.
At the present he is taking the kinks out of the search engine
so it will be easier to find a name.
How bout everyone sending him a Thank You!
ps Don't you just miss that icky bright pink colored font
I had on a couple of the pages?
Is there anyone that has an answer for the
questions and would like to give them to this person?
NAME: Ann Flaherty
LOCATION: Melbourne Australia
SOURCE: IAGenWeb State page
FAVORITE: History Articles
COMMENTS: I have really enjoyed your website. Now I can understand a bit
more about the place my great grandparents, grandparents, and father
called "home." The database is terrific! I've found lots of useful info
here. I wonder though, what life was like for my Irish family in Hanover
Township surrounded by so many German families! Did everyone speak
English or German? How far did the Flahertys have to go to get to a
Catholic Church? So many questions that will probably never be answered.
But I check in every so often to see all the new items. Keep up the good
To all you folks transcbing the census;
If you have any problems with the pesky software
doing things that you are not familar with,
send me a message. I can help and if I can't we
have folks that can. I have spent much time in the
past processing material on a database and have
had help and know most of the minor problems.
I will give a couple tips now.
If you have a border (in WORKS) that you do not want,
highlite that cell, go to format in the menu bar and
click border then double click to add or remove that
In Excel you go to format click and click cells then
you double click in the boxes to add or remove a border.
Same thing if your software changes dates. Go to
format and click number and click text.
In Excel you have to click cells.
When you click text it makes numbers appear as text.
I am here and if you need help let us know.
This is an update on the census project
There will be 920 sheets of material printed
at a cost of 90 dollars.
For a rough figure of about 21000 residents in
Crawford county during 1900.
We have 11 people transcribing.
3 townships complete
3 towns complete.
18 townships printed
1 township Washington to be reprinted in hopes of
being able to read and Morgan which will have to
wait a week.
2 townships Soldier and Stockholm to be transcribed
and waiting for a volunteer. I do have Stockholm
started and will take a couple weeks to finish,
if I find time. My wife is in Calif for the week
enjoying mothers day and helping our daughter celebrate
her birthday. (Corona)
So, I will have to either cook, go to Taco Bell for a
Chalupa or go hungry.
Shipping costs, a couple townships were split
so extra mailing costs, total 38 dollars.
Film 20 dollars.
Total cost for printing, mailing and film 148 dollars.
We received 130 dollars in donations in the mail.
This is to the folks transcribing and the donors.
I think we have all of you listed in the index.
If I missed anyone please let me know because it
was an error on my part.
The link for the census is in the database.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL YOU MOMS!!!
To all that are or will be working on
If you have trouble with the birth month changing
on you, highlight the column go to format and
set the numbers as text.
The numbers of 1 to 48, I have put in the recent
templates represent the 48 lines of data on a
page of census. I did this to keep track of the
lower part of sheet two that is unreadable.
FYI to all those with an interest -- there is a lady selling old postcards
with pictures of Denison sites on EBAY. The pictures are from about 1910
and show downtown, different churches, the courthouse, etc.
Here is the link to one of her items, and you can follow the links to the
Hope it helps!
This is an update of the census project as of 5/7/00:
Denison with town of Denison (shipped 5/8/00)
Westside with towns Westside and Vail(shipped 5/8/00)
Union with Dow City and Arion (complete 5/2/00
Iowa in process
Charter Oak with city of Charter Oak (complete 5/6/00)
Otter Creek (shipped)
Goodrich (shipped)just arrived 5/7/00
Hanover (shipped) just arrived 5/7/00
Hayes (shipped 5/8/00)
Washington (junk)Will not be able to read any of due to
filming and condition of material filmed.
East Boyer (shipped 5/8/00
Stockholm to be printed
Jackson to be printed
Nishnabotny to be printed
Soldier to be printed
Morgan to be printed
I am learning and trying to help the transcribors
by formatting the templates before shipping.
I start the first lines etc. There are 48 lines of
data to a page of the census. We are going to lose
about 6 to 10 lines of the bottom of the page due to
being totally black.
As, most folks know that these microfilmed documents
are sometimes very tough to read due to age, filming
the handwriting of the enumerator, etc.
If you do see your surname misspelled, we did our
best to read the material.
After we get these online if we get any negative
reports, that person gets a special package of
Washington township to transcribe.
This one is going to be totally lost. I did print it out
and thought we could extract some data. When I got it home
and took a good look at it I could not find anything
acceptable to read.
If anyone has access to or can produce a readable copy
of this township, let me know. There is a couple
more twps on this roll of film that may be in this
condition. We hope to print some more tomorrow.
We have a couple of the townships and towns
complete and Bob is doing much to get these formatted
for the web.
Maybe by next weekend we will be able to open the door.
To sum it up we are going to have a few thousand
surnames for Crawford county when we get it completed.
The folks that need to be thanked for this are the ones
reading and entering the data.
The library in East Mesa know us when we come in the
door and their reader printer is getting a workout.
My wife lines up the page sideways to get the house
numbers, and occupations and hits print when I have
lined up the page up and down.
To those offering help in transcribing the 1900 census;
If you look at one sheet of a form I have online
The entire form that was filmed is equivalent
to 4 sheets of standard paper 8 1/2 by 11.
To save printing costs we have printed the
left top and bottom of the form for a total
of 48 lines per page of the census form.
Hence first TWO sheets equal page one etc.
next two sheets equal page two etc.
I have the page numbers marked (now) as we
lined up and printed. On most of the forms
the last 6 to 10 lines are solid black. unreadable.
First line or column for page # is not visible.
then the numbers represent dwelling #
next is family # note one number scribbled
you will find this on forms. one # crossed
and another put down. They may not had erasers
at that time.
the data we are using goes to and including occupation
if available. For names not visible use (unreadable)
because at times ? marks mess up computer coding.
Long States like Massachusetts Pennsylvania we
abbreviate Mass, Penn, Miss etc., any date columns if
by chance are not formatted, you will have to format
as text.(you will find this in the menu bar under
If you are willing to help send me a message at:
Let me know if you have Microsoft Office or Micrsoft
Works which is standard on most pc's.
I will send you the form as an attachment and then
send the material. I do have Denison city printed
and will send material with instructions.
A good magnify glass and knowledge of last names
in Crawford helps. Then for researchers, we will do
our best to read and process the data. You may find
names misspelled and this is due to the handwriting
and scribbling of the enumerator and the age of the
form that was filmed.
I do hope I answered most questions.
First I wish to say MANY THANKS!!!
To the folks that have pledged donations
for the printing of the remaining census.
We now have sufficient funds to complete
Here is an update on the progress.
We have six people transcribing. I have Iowa twp
Transcribing these is a tough assignment. I have an
enumerator that when errors were made they scribbled.
Then the document that is filmed had the lower part
black and this is about 10 entries lost. I also found
names misspelled as written. I know many of the last
names in Iowa twp.
I have used a magnify glass and even gone to scanning
and zooming to make larger to get a name correct and this
has been no help.
This is to make all aware that if and when we get a twp
online, you may find misspelling of names.
Two sheets = one page = 48 entries of the census.
The following townships are in process.
Willow = 29 sheets
Boyer = 24 sheets
Paradise =33 sheets
Union = 52 sheets
Charter Oak =83 sheets
Otter Creek = 49 sheets
Goodrich = 30 sheets
Hanover = 3 sheets
Milford = 45 sheets
Hayes = 30 sheets
Iowa= 42 sheets
Denison= 152 sheets Note only part of Denison is
in process at the moment.
These remain to be printed.
If there is anyone that would like to help transcribe,
please contact us and we will give details. We will take
all the help we can get.
What's the current status of this wonderful project? I can't tell the
'players without a program'!:>) I gather it goes somewhat like this:
Otter Creek _____49 pages_4-17-00_xxx
-- Schleswig ____
-- Kiron ________
Charter Oak _____83 pages_4-7-00_xxx
-- Charter Oak __
Milford _________45 pages_4-17-00_xxx
-- Deloit _______
-- Vail _________
-- Westside _____
Willow __________29 pages_4-10-00_xxx
Paradise ________33 pages_4-13-00_xxx
-- Denison ______
East Boyer ______
Boyer ___________24 pages_4-10-00_xxx
Union ___________52 pages_4-7-00_xxx
-- Dow City _____
-- Arion ________
Iowa ____________52 pages_4-7-00_xxx
Who ever is doing Otter Creek can cross-check the unreadables with my
prior extractions in the Kiron Kountry Library for Otter Creek twp and
Kiron. They are done the same as the one for Stockholm. The one for
Kiron is also printed in the 1999 Kiron Centennial book (although they
did not print the "?" for my unreadables). I did not extract Schleswig.
Here's some thoughts. Extraction is a challenge. It takes time. Since
the towns are listed on separate subschedules pages, someone may be
interested in taking on a 'smaller task' by doing a town. If I remember
right, Denison is listed in three wards. Another way to 'divide and
I am not familiar with Jackson township, but if no one steps forward to
take it, make the copies and send to me. On the prior census, Charles
J. Johnson did the recording. If he did the 1900 one, at least I am
familiar with his handwriting. 10 cents is pretty 'cheap' for a
microfilm copy compared to the 30 cents I have to pay here in California
so put a note in the package for your costs.
FRED W DETHLEFSEN wrote:
> As most of you know we are beginning to
> transcribe the 1900 census for Crawford co.
> I have to date about 50 dollars invested in the
> microfilm and some of the printing costs.
> We have 9 of the twps in progress of being transcribed.
> This makes 11 left.
> Now the problem.
> I do not feel that I should use anymore of my out of
> pocket funds to complete.
> We do have folks that have volunteered to transcribe.
> Would any one be willing to donate at 10 cents per
> page printing cost? the cost of printing out a twp
> of their choice. You will then have your name on
> that twp as a donator. Cost per twp would be from
> 4 dollars to 17 dollars for a twp as large as Denison.
As most of you know we are beginning to
transcribe the 1900 census for Crawford co.
I have to date about 50 dollars invested in the
microfilm and some of the printing costs.
We have 9 of the twps in progress of being transcribed.
This makes 11 left.
Now the problem.
I do not feel that I should use anymore of my out of
pocket funds to complete.
We do have folks that have volunteered to transcribe.
Would any one be willing to donate at 10 cents per
page printing cost? the cost of printing out a twp
of their choice. You will then have your name on
that twp as a donator. Cost per twp would be from
4 dollars to 17 dollars for a twp as large as Denison.
Please note a correction on my previous message.
The link to Dr. Hans-Dietrich Gronau is in "Mecklenburg" which I
incorrectly spelled as "Mecklenberg". My apologies.
515 E. Agave Dr.
Tucson, Arizona 85704
phone: 520 887-6353
fax: 520 887-6208
You'll find some new information and links in the database page of
the Crawford County GenWeb page.
1. Candee Reinking Lebrun submitted 2 links. One on Reinking
genealogy from the Schleswig area and the other with some terrific
info on the Drake family from Charter Oak that includes letters from
a Civil War soldier.
2. Dr. Hans-Dieter Gronau in Mecklenberg, Germany, has relatives
in Crawford Co., and has asked to be linked to Crawford Co. with a
site for a genealogical organization in Mecklenberg. Great site for
those of you with Mecklenberg ties. He is a source for the surname
3. A short history of Hohenzollern, Morgan Township, 1883-1899,
an almost forgotten town in Crawford County.
4. See a picture of the first child born in Schleswig in 1899.
Your contributions of items of historical and genealogical interest in
Crawford County are welcomed. Please contact the Crawford Co.
site coordinator Fred with your contributions
P.S. Fred still needs some more people to help transcribe the 1900
census of Crawford Co. It will be a great asset for those
researching roots in Crawford Co. Contact Fred.
515 E. Agave Dr.
Tucson, Arizona 85704
phone: 520 887-6353
fax: 520 887-6208