William Parnow

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Aug 1854 in , , , Germany

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes name (William Parnow).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Parnow). See research notes for spelling detail.

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

Comment: Source includes name (William Parnow).

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birth

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes location ("both [William Parnow and Othelia] natives of Germany").

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes date (Aug/18[?]4), age (45), and location (Germany). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1854 to 1 June 1855, which iappears to match the known parts of the date and is consistent with his wife's age in the same census.

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

Comment: Source includes age (51) and location (Germany). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1853 to 1 Jun 1854.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Othelia Bernsdorf (1856 – ?)

Married: Bet 2 Jun 1876 and 1 Jun 1877 in , , , Germany

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source notes that William and Othelia (Bernsdorf) Parnow were married in Germany.

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 71,72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source identifies Ottlis Parnow as the wife of William Parnow and the number of years married (23) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1876 to 1 June 1877.

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Child: Selma Parnow (? – ?)

Child: Clara O. Parnow (1880 – ?)

Child: Otto Parnow (1883 – ?)

Child: Paul Parnow (1884 – ?)

Child: William E. Parnow (1888 – ?)

Child: Oscar A. Parnow (1892 – ?)

Child: Erma Parnow (1898 – ?)

Child: Alex Parnow (? – ?)

Child: Ernest Parnow (? – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Immigration: 1895 at , , , United States

Moved To Residence: 1896 at Felton Township, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Moved To Residence: 1904 at Thief River Falls, Red Lake County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes year (<conflict>) and location (America).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes year of immigration to the United States (1895) and years in the U.S. (5). These are consistent and, with the date of the census (1 Jun 1900) suggest a date range of 1 Jan 1895 to 31 May 1895 for his arrival in the United States.

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes year (1896) and location (Felton township, Clay Count [, Minnesota]).

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes year (1904) and location (a farm east of Thief River Falls [, Red Lake County, Minnesota]).

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Attributes

Residence: Abt 1894 at , , Minnesota, United States

Residence: Bef 1896 at , Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Felton Township, Clay County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1905 at Township 153, Red Lake County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 20 Jun 1905

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

Comment: Source includes date (20-21 Jun 1905), years in state (11) and location (Township 153-41, Red Lake County, Minnesota).

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

Comment: Source includes limit year (before 1896) and location (Blue Earth county, Minnesota).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Felton Township, County: Clay, State: Minnesota).

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1905) and location (Township 153-41, Red Lake County, Minnesota).

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

Comment: Source includes date (20 June 1905) and occupation (farmer).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses August 1854. Using his age (57) on the official 1905 census date of 1 June 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1847 to 1 June 1848. [census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13]

Imigration Date (1895): This database uses 1895. The History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota indicates a date of "about 1893." [book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses William. The 1900 U.S. Census is unclear; it could be William, but could be other things since there is more than is needed to write William. [census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b]

FOLLOWUP

There exists a Minnesota death certificate (ID 1925-MN-011019) for a William Parnow who died 22 Nov 1925 in Pennington County, MN.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13: 1905 Minnesota State Census, Red Lake County, Township 153-41, sheet 13 (form) or page 404 (corner); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 6 Aug 2007) > "1905 > Red Lake" image 384; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 150, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977” [Some pages were filmed out-of-order.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 35, order in enumeration 75

book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918: John Turner (editor), C. K. Semling (editor), History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 2; Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1918; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018) [This volume contains biographical essays from interviews of current residents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 318 (PDF page 402)

census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Clay County, Felton Township, enumeration district 305, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 71B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Clay > Felton > District 0305" image 4; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240760]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72, dwelling 28

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