Facts you should know about the early census records –
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township NO street address was stated NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc… NO occupation was stated NO parental birthplaces are stated NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
1860 - Name: Henry Lubbehusen [Henry Lübbehusen] [Henry Luebbehusen] Age in 1860: 34 Birth Year: abt 1826 Birthplace: Prussia Home in 1860: Ferdinand, Dubois, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Ferdinand
Henry Lubbehusen 34, Prussia Mary Lubbehusen 33, Prussia Francis B Lubbehusen 10, IND August Lubbehusen 9, IND John Lubbehusen 7, IND Nicholas Lubbehusen 4, IND
1870 - Name: H Liberhausen [Henry Luebbehusen] Age in 1870: 47 Birth Year: abt 1823 Birthplace: Prussia Home in 1870: Ferdinand, Dubois, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Ferdinand
H Liberhausen 47, Prussia - farmer Elizabeth Liberhausen 35, Prussia Margaret Liberhausen 8, IND Henry Liberhausen 20, IND August Liberhausen 18, IND John Liberhausen 16, IND N Liberhausen 14, IND
death record - Elisabeth Lübbehusen Birth:Feb. 10, 1826 Death:May 27, 1906
Burial: Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery Saint Henry Dubois County,Indiana Plot: Section C Row 3
Can you explain your statement - "...trying to verify both their family origins."?????????????? WHAT are you trying to verify?????