11 July 2013

Cawiezells in 1870--Now to Find 1860?

A while ago on Genealogy Tip of the Day we discussed this family and my attempts to locate them in the 1870 census. We've located the Cawiezell family in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, in both 1870 and 1880 federal censuses and in the 1856 Iowa state census in part thanks to the efforts of some of the Genealogy Tip of the Day fans on our Facebook page.

The search does not end there.

I'm attempting to locate the family in passenger manifests as part of an upcoming Casefile Clues article. I'm also trying to locate them in the 1860 US federal census as well. The 1860 census is not crucial and it may be that manual search of the census is the best approach to take. A higher priority is the location of the Cawiezells on passenger manifests.

Challenges with this family are that the place of birth can be either Switzerland or Germany and that Antoine sometimes went by variants of that name or of his middle name Christian.

The enumerations are below.

1856 Iowa

1856 Iowa State Census, Scott County, Iowa, Davenport Township, page 516 (stamped upper left), Antoine Cavataselle household; digital image, Ancestry.com , obtained 11 July 2013.


1870 Federal

1870 U. S. Census, Scott County, Iowa, Davenport Township, dwelling 280, family 289, Anton Catwizell household; digital image, Ancestry.com obtained 1 January 2013.

1880 Federal

1880 U. S. Census, Scott County, Iowa, City of Davenport, 1st Ward, page 2B, dwelling 6, family 10, Marie Cawitzel, 1019 8th Street; digital image, Ancestry.com obtained 1 January 2013.


Sometimes even names that are unusual are difficult to find. Stay tuned, we hope to have an update.
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