Re: William C HEROLD b. Baltimore descendents
I was using the 1860 census where Elizabeth Herold, mother, was head of the household in Baltimore City, Ward 1. Also in the household were Margt C. 18, William, 21 and George, 16. I was never positive this was the right family since the father wasn't there.
Look at what else I found. The obituary I sent before was on page 7 but there's a second one on page 4:
The Sun, published April 13, 1896 (Vol CXVIII, issue 127, page 4)
"On April 11, WILLIAM C. HEROLD, aged 57 years, beloved husband of Helen Herold, and son of Peter J. and Elizabeth Herold. Washington (D.C.) Altoona (Pa) and Pennsboro (West Va) papers please copy. Funeral from his late residence, No. 506 South Patterson Park avenue, on Tuesday, April 14, at ? P.M."
Archive.org has about 70 years of Baltimore directories easily accessed and free. The first year William Herold appeared in Woods' Baltimore Directory was 1865. He was listed as a ship joiner living at 195 s Wolfe. His father-in-law, John Muth, was listed at the same address.
I searched The Sun for a death occurring in 1853 didn't find anything. When you locate the obituary or details I'd be interested.