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From: "Gladys Paulin" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] 1920 census help
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:02:52 -0400
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How about just "other" country

My nickel.
Gladys

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 12:49 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [APG] 1920 census help
>
> Elissa,
>
> Hubby, the history major, suggested OC might mean "occupied." I had
> thought
> of that too. I don't know what part of Germany Max came from at this
> point. If
> his death cert or obit contain any clues, that might help clear up the
> "OC."
> There is a map of 1920 Germany online.
>
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~wggerman/map/germany1920.htm
>
> The best birthdate I have for Max so far is 1877. Here is a map of Germany
> in
> 1871.
>
> http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/de(1871.html
>
> Debbie
>
> > At first I did not think it was "Old Country" but if you look around at
> > other entries, the census taker wrote "X" for others followed by "US"
> which
> > I believe was written in later. So perhaps he wrote X for unknown and
> later
> > fills in what he thinks -- either US born or foreign born by using OC.
> Two
> > pages further on, is an entry where the place of birth is "Isle of Man,"
> > crossed out to be "Eng," and the language is "Manx" with a superscripted
> OL
> > (Old Language?). So perhaps your guess is not far off the mark.
> >
> > -- Elissa
> >
> > Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
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> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [mailto:]
> > Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:52 PM
> >
> > In the 1920 census for Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois, page 10A, there
> is
> > an abbreviation I am unsure about. On line 43, dwelling 300, family 303,
> > Maxmillian (Ancestry index says Max William) Sporrer's place of birth is
> > written as:
> >
> > X OC
> >
> > This is also written for the birth places of his parents. Other census
> > records indicate they were born in Germany. Mother tongue shown as
> German
> > for all three. I thought "OC" might mean "old country."
> >
> > Any other suggestions?
> >
> > Debbie
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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