US Census 1900 (VI)

We have to skip the 1890 census in this series as it was destroyed by a fire in the Commerce Building in 1921 in Washington DC. Unfortunately, only the records for 6160 people have survived from a population at the time of almost 63 million.[1]

This was the hardest census so far to obtain exact numbers for due to the illegibility of some handwriting on the census return forms. Twenty-four people wrote very similar surnames such as Buzzy, Brizzy and Bouggy, among others. I believe the final total for people living in the US with Buggy surname at the turn of the century is 262 people.[2] New states such as Colorado, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington are all represented for the first time.

The map does not show the listing for one person who was aboard the U.S.S. Lancaster under the heading of ‘Military and Naval Forces’.

TOTAL                                                       262

Pennsylvania                                              83                                                                    Williamstown, Dauphin Co.                     (30)                                                                            Cass, Schuylkill Co.                                   (23)                                                                             Allegheny Ward 2, Allegheny Co.            (8)                                                                            Clifton Heights, Delaware Co.                   (7)                                                                              Philadelphia Ward 15, Philadelphia        (6)                                                                              Philadelphia Ward 34, Philadelphia        (3)                                                                               Philadelphia Ward 27, Philadelphia        (2)                                                                                Mahanoy, Schuylkill Co.                           (1)                                                                            Norristown, Montgomery                        (1)                                                                                Pittsburgh Ward 14, Allegheny Co.        (1)                                                                              Pottsville, Schuylkill Co.                           (1)

New York                                                    63                                                                        Manhattan, New York Co.                       (17)                                                                            Ledyard, Cayuga Co.                                (13)                                                                           Brookyln Ward 5, Kings Co.                     (6)                                                                                  Bronx, New York Co.                                (5)                                                                              Brooklyn Ward 12, Kings Co.                   (5)                                                                                   Rush, Monroe Co.                                      (4)                                                                                      Buffalo Ward 15, Erie Co.                         (3)                                                                                   Brooklyn Ward 24, Kings Co.                  (2)                                                                             Rochester Ward 2, Monroe Co.               (2)                                                                            Syracuse Ward 19, Onondaga Co.           (2)                                                                           Brooklyn Ward 24, Kings Co.                   (1)                                                                            Buffalo Ward 2, Erie Co.                            (1)                                                                      Onondaga, Onondaga Co.                          (1)                                                                            Rochester Ward 6, Monroe Co.                (1)

Iowa                                                             17                                                                                     Jefferson, Alamakee Co.                           (5)                                                                                     Makee, Alamakee Co.                               (4)                                                                                Washington, Webster Co.                         (4)                                                                                      Buffalo, Winebago                                      (2)                                                                                      Clermont, Feyette Co.                               (1)                                                                                     Forest City, Winebago Co.                        (1)

Minnesota                                                   17                                                                                       Pilot Grove, Faribault Co.                       (13)                                                                                 Blue Earth, Faribault Co.                          (1)                                                                              Luverne, Rock Co.                                     (1)                                                                            Stillwater Ward 3, Washington Co.         (1)                                                                                   Stunz, St. Louis Co.                                    (1)

Massachusetts                                            13                                                                            Boston Ward 13, Suffock Co.                     (3)                                                              Northbridge, Worcester Co.                      (3)                                                                  Sturbridge, Worcester Co.                         (3)                                                                            Brockton Ward 5, Plymouth                     (1)                                                                   Southbridge, Worcester Co.                      (1)                                                                      Worcester Ward 2, Worcester Co.            (1)

Connecticut                                                  10                                                                                     Ansonia, New Haven Co.                           (3)                                                                                  New Haven, New Haven Co.                     (3)                                                                                     Cromwell, Middlesex Co.                           (2)                                                                                     Granby, Harford Co.                                   (1)                                                                                  Middleton, Middlesex                                (1)

Illinois                                                            9                                                                                     Chicago Ward 5, Cook Co.                         (6)                                                                                      Chicago Ward 2, Cook Co.                         (1)                                                                                      Durham, Hancock Co.                                (1)                                                                                     East St. Louis Ward 6, St. Clair Co.          (1)

Missouri                                                        8                                                                                  Union, Clark Co.                                          (5)                                                                                     St. Louis Ward 20, St. Louis                     (3)

Michigan                                                        7                                                                               Saint Clair, Saint Clair Co.                         (4)                                                                     Muskegon Ward 8, Muskegon Co.           (2)                                                                          Norway, Dickinson Co.                               (1)

Virginia                                                         7                                                                           Louingston, Nelson Co.                              (5)                                                                          Lynchburg Ward 3, Lunchburg Co.         (1)                                                                               Norfolk Ward 4, Norfolk Co.                     (1)

New Jersey                                                   6                                                                               Ewing, Mercer Co.                                      (4)                                                                                  Trenton, Mercer Co.                                    2

Louisiana                                                       4                                                                                       Police Jury Ward 10, Pointe Coupee Co. (4)

Nebraska                                                       4                                                                                      Omaha Ward 5, Douglas Co.                      (4)

Vermont                                                        4                                                                                   Troy, Orleans Co.                                       (4)

California                                                       2                                                                                       Napa, Napa Co.                                           (1)                                                                                    Washington, Yolo Co.                                 (1)

Colorado                                                        1                                                                                  Denver, Arapahoe Co.                               (1)

District of Columbia                                    1                                                                               Washingont DC                                          (1)

Military and Naval Forces                         1                                                                                USS Lancaster                                            (1)

Montana                                                       1                                                                                     Butte Ward 1, Silver Bow Co.                   (1)

Ohio                                                               1                                                                             Cincinnati Ward 18, Hamilton Co.            (1)

Rhode Island                                                1                                                                                Pawtucket Ward 4, Providence Co.         (1)

Tennessee                                                    1                                                                                     Memphis Ward 7, Shelby Co.                   (1)

Washington                                                  1                                                                                Republic, Ferry Co.                                    (1)


[1] Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. “Research in Census Records.” The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, rev. ed. Ancestry, Inc.: Salt Lake City, 1997.

[2] Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

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