Othelia Bernsdorf

Last updated 20 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Apr 1856 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 (Othelia Bernsdorf).

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 [married] name (<spelling> Parnow). See research notes for spelling details.

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 36, order in enumeration 76

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

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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 (Apr/1856), age (44), and location (Germany). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1855 to 1 June 1856, which encompasses the given date.

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 36, order in enumeration 76

Comment: Source includes age (50) and location (Germany). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1854 to 1 Jun 1855.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: William Parnow (1854 – ?)

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: 1897 at , , , United States

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

Supporting evidence for:
events

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 (1897) and years in the U.S. (3). These are consistent and, with the date of the census (1 Jun 1900) suggest a date range of 1 Jan 1897 to 31 May 1897 for her 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 (1904) and location (a farm east of Thief River Falls [, Red Lake County, Minnesota]).

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Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 36, order in enumeration 76

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

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses April 1856. Using her age (50) on the official 1905 Minnesota census date of 1 June 1905 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1854 to 1 Jun 1855. [census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13]

Residence (1896): This database has no entry for this event. According to History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, "they" moved to Felton township in 1896, implying that "they" included both William and Othelia, as well as some children. However, Othelia didn't immigrate until 1897, according to the 1900 U.S. Census. [book-history-of-clay-and-norman-counties-1918, census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Othelia. The 1900 census uses Ottlia, probably a simple misspelling. [census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b]

Given Name: This database uses Othelia. The 1905 Minnesota census uses Ot[?]lia. The character between the 't' and 'l' is unclear; it doesn't look like 'h' but it could be intended as such. [census-us-mn-1905-redlake-t15341-13]

FOLLOWUP

Othelia's birth name may have been Bernsdof. (From the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 text-

only database on Ancestry.com for her daughter, Clara O. Joop.)

In the 1900 U.S. Census, Othelia indicates she had 9 children, 7 of whom were still living. Currently, the birth and death dates for Selma, Alex, and Ernest are unknown. However, the census item confirms that all of the listed children were born before 1900. Because Alex and Ernest died so young and are not listed in 1900, it is likely that they were the children who were deceased. [census-us-1900-ps-mn-clay-305-2b]

Othellia may have died in 1922.

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 36, order in enumeration 76

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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