November 1, 2012

Roxanna Huffman

Oh these Huffmans. They will be the death of me. I have been looking for all of them for years and I still can't figure out several of them. 

1850 US Federal Census
Rovena/Roxena Huffman living several lines above her mother Mary, brother Oliver and sister Jane Huffman (family171). She is living with Silas and Elizabeth Funk (family 169). --in Shreve, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. She is listed as 11 years old, being born about 1839, so most likely 1838/

1860 US Federal Census
Roxanna Huffman is living with her sister and brother-in-law, Austin and Louisa Huffman Morgan and next door to her brother, Oliver Huffman and his family. She  was born about 1839 and is listed as being born in Indiana.-Porter, Porter, Indiana, USA.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Porter, Porter, Indiana; Roll: M653_289; Page: 386; Image: 388; Family History Library Film: 803289.

I need to dig it out, but Roxanna is mentioned in Austin Morgan's will when he dies in 1863. The estate owes her $400.

1870 US Federal Census
Roxanna Huffman is still living with her sister, nieces, nephews and mother in Porter County, Indiana. Also, I believe her cousin Henry Hoffman (son of Christoph Huffman) is living with them. 

 1870; Census Place: Porter, Porter, Indiana; Roll: M593_351; Page: 100A; Image: 203; Family History Library Film: 545850.

1880 US Federal Census
That's it. I can't find her in the 1880 census. 

I've been looking for Roxanna, leaving the name blank, born in Ohio and lived in Indiana. Roxanna isn't a very popular name around this time, so there aren't a whole lot of records. However, there isn't a marriage record in Indiana for Roxanna. brings up nothing, either. 

Wedding Wednesday: Poparad Wedding

This is the wedding photo of Anna Guseila and George Poparad, married July 17, 1913 in Gary, Lake, Indiana. They were both from the Brasov region of Romania, immigrating to the US in 1906 and 1912. 

Looking at the picture, I remember how excited I was to share the day with my parents and yet, both of their parents were not here in the US. I don't know whether or not they knew each other before they came to the US. I should ask my aunt this, as well if she knows who the other people are in the picture. 

Their first daughter Ann was born the following year-April 19, 1914.