I have located an 1880 Census Record for Dieter Damm (my gr-grandfather) in Greene County, Illinois.
In hope that it will help others, I submit the following information:
Damm, Dieter age 28, farmer, b. IL, parents born in Darmstadt, Germany. wife: Elizabeth age 26, b. IL, parents born in Bavaria.(My family records show her name to be Anna Meister.Don't know if Elizabeth is first or middle name.) daughter: Elizabeth age 9 b. IL son: Dieter age 7 (my grandfather) b. IL daughter: Bena age 4 b. IL daughter: Catharine age 3 b. IL son: Elias age 1 b. IL Mother: Damm, Bena age 60 widow b. Darmstadt. Sister: Rathgeber, Catharine age 32 widow b. Illinois (husband was born in Darmstadt). nephew: Rathgeber, Dieter age 13 b. IL. nephew: Rathgeber, Fredrick age 11 b. IL.
A NOTE OF INTEREST: This family started changing the spelling of the Surname from"DAMM" to "DAUM" around 1900.The elder Dieter Damm kept the original spelling (DAMM); the younger Dieter Daum chose the new spelling (DAUM).
I have "descendant" information from the younger Dieter DAUM to present day.I would like to have "ancestral" information from the elder Dieter DAMM, and/or siblings lineage.