Thanks for your reply.That is the right Alfred Barnhill and family in Wisc census. The connection I am looking for is Alfred Barnhill's son Andrew Barnhill.There is an Andrew Barnhill in 1880 census in ILL living with a Druky family.Both Andrew Thumma and Andrew Barnhill are the same age. Andrew Barnhill's death cert says his father is Alfred but mother unknown.I am wondering if the 2 Andrews are really the same person, Andrew Thumma taking the surname of his stepfather and becoming Andrew Barnhill......
In 1870 PA census, Alfred is living in HH of George, Sarahs brother, and Sarah is there too, listed as a Comp, not a Thumma, I did not know she had married a Thumma but since she was so much older than Alfred I presumed she might have been.I think the ages shown in 1880 census are incorrect because all other census of Sarah and Alfred, show her around 16 yrs or so older. Do you know the name of the Thumma she married?
My Andrew Barnhill was born 1863 and I found only one Andrew age 7, in 1870 in HH of a John Keller, who seems to be related to this Comp/Barnhill group in some way and lives nearby to the Geo.Comp HH.
If this Andrew is Sarahs son Andrew Thumma, living with a relative Keller,then Sarah and Alfred married, and they took Andrew Thumma with them to Wisc
The date of the Wisc census was June 1 and the date in ILL was June 9-11, so Andrew Barnhill (taking Alfred name,)could have been counted in both places.
This may sound farfetched, but Alfred and Sarah show up in same place in ILL. that Andrew Barnhill is in, in 1900 census.It seems all so coincendental to me,but maybe I cant see the forest for the trees. Have I made any sense at all to you, can I have your opinion on this theory. Thx for any helps you can give me. Lorraine