Friday, February 28, 2014

Glenwood Township Plat Map (1905)

The 1905 Winneshiek County plat map shows B. B. SANDER as having bought 40 acres in Section 27 of Glenwood township.


Detail of Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County plat map (Davenport, IA: Anderson & Goodwin, 1905). Image courtesy of Historic Map Works.

Also of interest in this map is that in Section 21 one can find the old Sander homestead, now owned by Henrietta (Bernt's older sister) and Gustav Johnson. Over in the SW part of Section 13 is 60 acres owned by Sigvart Webjornson (later Williams). Their children were Lillie Viola Johnson and Walter Didrik Williams respectively, who were my grandparents.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

1910 US Federal Census: "Ben" and Hanna SANDER


It is interesting that Bernt now refers to himself as Ben. The years from 1900 to 1910 seem to have been ones where it began to be important to be more "American." The Webjørnsens changed their surname to Williams also during this time period.


1910 US Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Sander, Ben B. / Head / W / M / 46 / M / 17 / Iowa / Norway / Norway / Farmer
_____, Hanna / Wife / W / F / 41 / M / 17 / Norway / Norway / Norway




Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Glenwood, Winneshiek, Iowa; Roll: T624_428; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0155; FHL microfilm: 1374441. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

1920 US Federal Census: Ben B. and Hannah SANDER



Detail of 1920 US Census. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Sander, Ben B. / Head / M / W / 56 / M / Iowa / Norway / Norway / Farmer
_____, Hannah / Wife / F / W / 50 / M / Norway / Norway / Norway



Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Glenwood, Winneshiek, Iowa; Roll: T625_519; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 167; Image: 263.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gravestones: Bernt and Hannah SANDER

Ben and Hannah were childless. Ben died in 1926. Unfortunately as of yet there is no record indicating a more specific date. He was buried in the Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery fairly near his father's gravestone.


SANDER gravestones. (Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery, Winneshiek, IA). Image courtesy of Iowa Gravestone Photo Project.

His wife, Hannah, lived until 1959. We don't have a specific death date for her either. She was buried beside her husband in Glenwood.


Left image: Gravestone. Bernt SANDER (1864-1926). Right image: Gravestone. Hanna SANDER (1869-1959) (Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery, Winneshiek, IA). Images courtesy of Findagrave.com.