I am perplexed in trying to find out who my grandmothers parents really are and I am hoping that someone can help me.My grandmother is Ida Mildred Braun, born Aug 21, 1894 in Chicago, Ill and died Apr 30, 1963 in Gary, Indiana.Her mother is Marion Elizabeth “Mamie” Vansciver, born September 21, 1868 in Wilkinsburg, Pa, died December 15, 1950 in Gary, Indiana.Marion’s mother was Emma Rhodes, born abt 1842 in Pa.The problem is, I don’t know who Emma’s parents are.Rhodes was actually her second husband’s last name, she was married to a Vansciver first, but I do not know his first name.They had 3 daughters, Ida, Mary & Marion. Emma was married to William Rhodes and together they had a daughter Anna.I found an entry in the 1880 New Jersey census that I believe is the correct Emma & Marion:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace William RHODES Self M Male W 37 NJ ForemanR. R. Emma RHODES Wife M Female W 38 PA Plain Sewing PA PA Anna RHODES Dau S Female W 6 NJ At School NJ PA Ida VANSCIVER SDau S Female W 16 PA NJ PA Mary VANSCIVER SDau S Female W 14 PA At School NJ PA Marion VANSCIVER SDau S Female W 12 PA At School NJ PA Source Information: Census Place 1st Ward, Phillipsburg, Warren, New Jersey Family History Library Film 1254799 NA Film Number T9-0799 Page Number 547B
This is the best guess that I have that this is the correct Marion & Emma.The birth year matches up correctly to what I have on Marion.Plus the girls are listed as step-daughters to William Rhodes.
At some point Marion ended up in Chicago, Illinois.So I am not sure if the entire family moved there or not.Marion married Louis Gustave Braun, born May 23, 1867 in Peru, Ill.He was a mail carrier.I have found him and Marion in the 1900 and 1910 Chicago, Ill census.They also lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and I found them there in the 1920 census.Louis died ofTB.They had two children, Harold Algernon Braun and Ida Mildred Braun.Based on the 1880 census above, it appears that my grandmother Ida Mildred, was named after her Aunt Ida Vansciver.Ida Mildred Braun married Fred L. Sanborn.These are my grandparents and they are both deceased so information is hard to obtain.
Here is another census record:
1870 census for New Jersey, Warren County, Phillipsburg, series M593, roll 892, book 1, page 99, stamped 370a, dwelling 761, family 761:
Emma Vanscriver, 30 yrs old, born in Pennsylvania Ida, 6 yrs old, born in Pennsylvania Minnie, 4 yrs old, born in Pennsylvania Marreon?, 2 yrs old, born in Pennsylvania
This must be Emma with her daughters before she married William Rhodes.
If anyone could shed some light on this for me I would be most appreciative.