Welcome to My First 40 Finds in the 1940 US Census! This blog series is a tribute to the first 40 entries that I located without the use of an index.
The 1940 US Federal Census was released online to the public on April 2, 2012. Within the first three days, I had already found 40 families from my various tree branches. I spent six months prior to the release researching the exact addresses and locations for these families so I could find them quickly upon the census release.
This 1940 US Federal Census entry features the family of Stanley Remyszewski and Veronica “Vera” (Dreffs) Remyszewski. Vera is my grand-aunt; she is the sister of my grandfather Walter Anthony Dreffs. The family was living at 2323 Lowell Street in Saginaw, Michigan which they also resided in during 1935. They owned the home which was valued at $2,000.
Stanley Remyszewski, age 55, was born in Poland and was attending school. He had filed his Declaration of Intent (code “Pa”) but was not yet a naturalized citizen. He and his wife Vera only had a 1st grade education. Stanley was a laborer in a graphite factory and had worked 42 weeks during 1939 for earnings of $1,020. Vera was a housewife who was born in Michigan. Their children were:
- Pauline Remyszewski (23, laborer in a beet field, seeking work)
- Joseph Remyszewski (20, laborer in a beet field, seeking work)
- Tillie Remyszewski (18, unemployed)
- Virginia Remyszewski (17, laborer in a beet field, seeking work)
- Loretta Remyszewski (15)
- Sylvester Remyszewski (13)
- Richard Remyszewski (10)
- Delores Remyszewski (8)
Stanley & Veronica (Dreffs) Remyszewski
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Michigan, Saginaw County, Saginaw, ED 73-47A, Sheet 9B Lines 77-80; continued on Sheet 10A Lines 1-6.
Find out more about Vera Dreffs in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
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