Person:Carl Polkow (2)

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Carl (Charles) Polkow
b.OCT 1837 Prussia, Germany
d.AFT 1910
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Name[1] Carl (Charles) Polkow
Gender Male
Birth[2][1][3][4] OCT 1837 Prussia, Germany
Immigration[4] 1862
Immigration[6][3] 1866
Marriage ABT 1866 to Fredericka Unknown
Census[7] 1870 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois
Naturalization[6][8][3] 16 OCT 1876 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation[1] 1880 a Railroad Laborer
Other 1880 Thornton Township, Cook, IllinoisResidence
with Fredericka Unknown
Residence[6] 1892 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation? 1900 a Day Laborer
Other 1900 Chicago, Cook, IllinoisResidence
with Fredericka Unknown
Death[5] AFT 1910

CARL (CHARLES) POLKOW was born in Oct 1837 at Prussia, Germany. He and FREDERICKA [POLKOW] 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.

He married FREDERICKA [POLKOW] circa 1866. They were listed as being married for 34 years in the 1900 census. They had five children, Mary, John, Sophie, Minnie, and Louis. The family moved from Thornton to Chicago. Carl 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. He lived in 1892 at 754 W 19th St, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Carl's occupations were listed in the census as a Railroad Laborer in 1880 and a Day Laborer in 1900.

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. He was living in the household of his daughter Mary Polkow Thimian. He likely moved with them to Milwaukee after the Fredericka's death. Carl probably died between 1910 and 1920. He doesn't appear to be in the 1920 census.

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, Primary quality.
  2. Cheryl Ahner Ashenfelter. Ahner Family Tree. (Family Tree, ca 1997), Secondary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1888 Chicago Voter Registration: Carl Polkow. (Chicago Voter Reigstration, 1888), 1888, Primary quality.
    1888 Voter Registration
  4. 4.0 4.1 1900 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1900, Primary quality.
  5. 1910 US Federal Population Census: Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1910, Primary quality.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 1892 Chicago Voter Registration: Carl Polkow. (Chicago Voter Reigstration, 1892), 1892, Primary quality.
    1892 Voter Registration
  7. 1870 US Federal Population Census: Thorton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1870, Primary quality.
  8. Carl Polkow Naturalization, Record Type: Naturalization. (Naturalization Record), 1876, Primary quality.
    Naturalization
  9.   Carl Polkow in "Black and Feaster Lineages" at Ancestry.com