Person:Carl Polkow (2)

     
Carl Polkow
b.Oct 1837 Prussia, Germany
d.1914
Facts and Events
Name[1] Carl Polkow
Alt Name Charles Polkow
Gender Male
Birth[2][1][3][4] Oct 1837 Prussia, Germany
Immigration[3][5][6] bet 1862 and 1866 United States
Marriage abt 1866 to Fredericka Unknown
Occupation[7] 1870 a Common Laborer
Residence 1870 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois, United Stateswith Fredericka Unknown
Naturalization[6][8][3] 16 Oct 1876 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Occupation[1] 1880 a Railroad Laborer
Residence 1880 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois, United Stateswith Fredericka Unknown
Residence[6] 1892 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States754 W 19th St
Occupation[4] 1900 a Day Laborer
Residence 1900 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Stateswith Fredericka Unknown
Residence[5] Apr 1910 Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Death[9] 1914

CARL (CHARLES) POLKOW was born in Prussia, Germany. He and FREDERICKA immigrated sometime between 1862 and 1866. The 1900 census lists their immigration date as 1862, four years before Carl and Fredericka were married. This does not agree with other records which have an immigration date closer to the date of their marriage. Carl's 1892 voting record states he had been in the country for 26 years, which would put the date at 1866, around the time he married.

The family moved from Thornton to Chicago. Carl's naturalization papersS8 filed on 16 Oct 1876 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois state that he was naturalized in the spring of 1870 but his original papers were lost in the Chicago Fire.

Carl and Fredericka lost their youngest daughter Minnie to typhoid fever in 1893. She was 18. Carl lost his wife Fredericka in 1903. He appeared on the census of 1910 at Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, living in the household of his daughter Mary Polkow Thimian. He likely moved with them to Milwaukee after the Fredericka's death.

Census

Carl Polkow Census
Year Source Image
1870 1870 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1880 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1880.
  2. Cheryl Ahner Ashenfelter. Ahner Family Tree. (Family Tree, ca 1997).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1888 Chicago Voter Registration: Carl Polkow. (Chicago Voter Reigstration, 1888), 1888.

    has lived in U.S. for 22 years

    1888 Voter Registration
  4. 4.0 4.1 1900 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1900.

    immigrated in 1862

  5. 5.0 5.1 1910 US Federal Population Census: Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1910.

    immigrated in 1865

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1892 Chicago Voter Registration: Carl Polkow. (Chicago Voter Reigstration, 1892), 1892.

    has lived in U.S. for 26 years

    1892 Voter Registration
  7. 1870 US Federal Population Census: Thorton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1870.
  8. Carl Polkow Naturalization, Record Type: Naturalization. (Naturalization Record), 1876.
    Naturalization
  9. Carl Polkow, in Find A Grave.
  10.   Carl Polkow in "Black and Feaster Lineages" at Ancestry.com