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Mary Hartel was enumerated on the 1885 Minnesota State Census with her parents in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota on 5 Jun 1885.

Here is the record:

1885 Jun 5: 1885 Minnesota State Census, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul; p23; Family 203

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  1. John Hartl, 40, male, white, born in Germany, parents of foreign birth.
  2. Mary Hartl, 30, female, white, born in Pennsylvania.
  3. Mary Hartl, 15, female, white, born in Pennsylvania, father of foreign birth.
  4. Joseph Hartl, 12, male, white, born in Minnesota, father of foreign birth.
  5. Annie Hartl, 11, female, white, born in Minnesota, father of foreign birth.
  6. Emma Hartl, 4, female, white, born in Minnesota, father of foreign birth.
  7. Clara Hartl, 2 female, white, born in Minnesota, father of foreign birth.

Things To Note:

  • John Hartl was 40 in 1885, making him born about 1845 in Germany.
  • Mary Hartl was 30 in 1885, making her born about 1855 in Pennsylvania.
  • Mary Hartl was 15 in 1885, making her born about 1870 in Pennsylvania.
  • Joseph Hartl was 12 in 1885, making him born about 1873 in Minnesota.
  • Annie Hartl was 11 in 1885, making her born about 1874 in Minnesota.
  • Emma Hartl was 4 in 1885, making her born about 1881 in Minnesota
  • Clara Hartl was 2 in 1885, making her born about 1883 in Minnesota.

Questions I have:

  1. When did John Hartel immigrate and how?
  2. With there being only 15 years difference between Mary the wife and Mary the daughter, is this really the correct mother?
  3. Could there have been a first wife that was the mother of the first 3 children, then a second marriage to Mary Ann Kaufmann who had the last two children? Would also help explain the huge gap in children’s ages.

NEXT TO DO:  Locate Albert J. Starkey in the 1880 US Federal Census.

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Albert Starkey was enumerated on 29 May 1885 in Derrynane, Le Sueur County, Minnesota on the Minnesota State Census that year.

Let’s have a look:

1885 May 29: 1885 Minnesota State Census, Minnesota, LeSueur County, Derrynane pg 16; Family 99

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  • Albert Starkey, 25, male, white, born in Wisconsin.

Although this does not give us a ton of information it does put him in a specific place at a specific time. We can also note this record states he was 25 years old in 1885, making him born about 1860 and also states he was born in Wisconsin.

Next To Do: Locate Mary Hartel in the 1885 Minnesota State Census.

Albert & Mary Starkey and their children were enumerated in Belle River, Douglas, Minnesota on 19 Jun 1895 for the Minnesota State Census.

Here is the census record:

1895 JUN 19: 1895 Minnesota State Census; Minnesota; Douglas County, Bell River; p21; household 139

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1. Albert Starkey, 35, male, white, born in Wisconsin, lived in Minnesota for 26 years, Bell River for 6 years, farmer, employed 12 months, parents of foreign birth, not previously enumerated.
2. Mary Starkey, 26, female, white, born in Pennsylvania, parents of foreign birth, not previously enumerated.
3. Anna A. Starkey, 3, female, white, born in Minnesota, parents not of foreign birth, not previously enumerated.
4. Mary Lauretta Starkey, 1, female, white, born in Minnesota, parents not of foreign birth, not previously enumerated.

Everything seems to line up perfectly with the information that I currently have.

Next To Do: The information that I have states they were married in 1889, I will look for this marriage record.