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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Peter Kime Census Report 1810-1870

One of my 3rd great grandmothers is Mary Keim (b. abt. 1779; d. 1828). The focus of today's blog post is her brother Peter Keim (or Kime as it is most often found in census records).

Peter was born 16 September 1781. (I guess we are celebrating the 231st anniversary of his birth today.) As I was looking for someone in my database with an event on today, I noticed that I had not done much work on this person.

A summary of what I knew:

  • Peter is said to have been born 16 September 1781. [Source is Kimes, Kim.  "Descendants of Ludwig Hericourt Keim," WorldConnect, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com : 2 June 2001. The source needs further documentation to support the claim.]
  • Peter's first wife is allegedly named Mary Folk or Mary Folken. [Found in multiple undocumented sources. In need of documentation.]
  • Peter's second wife was Eve Neff. The marriage took place on 31 March 1839 in Holmes County, Ohio. [Source: Holmes County, Ohio marriage record. Book 2, p. 72. Record is located in the Holmes County Probate Office in Millersburg, Ohio. I have a photocopy in my possession.]
  • Peter is said to have died 28 July 1870 in Elkhart County, Indiana. [Source is Kimes, Kim.  "Descendants of Ludwig Hericourt Keim," WorldConnect, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com : 2 June 2001. The source needs further documentation to support the claim.]

That was basically all I knew. I did not have time to do a great deal of research, but I did make progress by getting the census records for Peter from 1810 to 1870.

1810 U.S. Census, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Elk Lick, p. 425 (written), line 2, Peter Kime; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M252, roll 53.

Peter Kime
2 free white males under 10
1 free white male age 26-44
1 free white female under 10
1 free white female age 16-25

1820 U.S. Census, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Wharton, p. 166 (written), line 3, Peter Kime; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 103.

Peter Kime
1 free white male under 10
2 free white males 10-15
1 free white male 26-44
2 free white females under 10
1 free white female 10-15
1 free white female 26-44

1830 U.S. Census, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Wharton, p. 171 (written), line 25, Peter Kyme; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 162.

2 free white males 5-9
1 free white male 20-29
1 free white male 40-49
1 free white female 15-19
1 free white female 50-59

1840 U.S. Census, Holmes County, Ohio, German Twp., p. 249 (written), line 11, Peter Keime; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M740, roll 404.

2 free white males 15-19
1 free white male 50-59
1 free white female 15-19
1 free white female 50-59

1850 U.S. Census, Holmes County, Ohio, population schedule, German Twp., Dist. 75, p. 210B (stamped), lines 30-31, dwelling 1749, family 1781, Peter Kime household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 696.

Peter Kime - 69, M, Farmer, 700, Pennsylvania
Eve - 65, F, Pennsylvania

1860 U.S. Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, population schedule, Sugar Creek Twp., Shanesville post office, p. 367A (stamped), line 39, dwelling 616, family 624, Peter Kein; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1043.

Peter Kein - 78, M, Farmer, 1500, 80, Pennsylvania

1870 U.S. Census, LaGrange County, Indiana, population schedule, Greenfield Twp., Brighton post office, p. 211A (stamped), lines 27-31, dwelling 58, family 60, Eli Kime household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 333.

Kime, Eli - 45, M, W, Farmer, 8000, 1200, Pennsylvania
Mary - 42, F, W, Keeping house, Pennsylvania
Peter - 17, M, W, Ohio
Lucinda - 15, F, W, Ohio
Peter - 88, M, W, at home, Pennsylvania

I also located Eve Neff in the 1830 census.

1830 U.S. Census, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Sugar Creek, p. 77, line 18, Eve Neff; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 141.

2 free white males 15-19
1 free white female 30-39

It is possible or even probable that her marriage to Peter Kime was also her second marriage and that we do not know her maiden name.

Things I still need to do:
  1. Determine if Peter or his father are enumerated in the 1790 and 1800 censuses.
  2. Locate a marriage for Peter in Pennsylvania to determine name of first wife.
  3. Seek evidence of Mary's death in Pennsylvania or Ohio between 1830 and 1839.
  4. Seek to discover an earlier marriage for Eve.
  5. Determine the names of Peter's children.
  6. Locate evidence of Peter's death and burial in either LaGrange or Elkhart Counties, Indiana.
  7. Check probate and estate records.
There are many more things that I could do, but I will save those for a later date.

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