Please keep in mind that the enumerators used creative spelling, or phonetic spelling. For example, one of them persisted in using "Berta" for Bertha. I would think that is the way most German speaking residents pronounced the word. And there were many other misspellings, but I used the way it was in the Census. I also had some trouble reading the enumerators handwriting in a few cases, but entered the names the way I thought they read.
1870 Reference chart:
1 Dwelling number
2 Families numbered in order of visitation
3 Last name - first name
4 Age at last birthday
5 Sex M-F
6 Race W-white, B - Black, M - mulatto, C - colored, I - Indian
7 Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person
8 Value of Real Estate
9 Value of Personal Estate
10 Place of Birth
11 Father of foreign birth
12 Mother of foreign birth
13 If born within the year, the month born
14 If married within the year, the month married
15 Attended school within the year
16 Cannot read
17 Cannot write
18 Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane or idiotic
19 Male citizen of the U. S. of 21 years of age and upwards
20 Male citizen of the U. S. of 21 years of age and upwards, whose right to vote is denied or abridged on other grounds than rebellion or other crime.
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