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Census Taken Aug 1870 by R. T. Wood
28 July 1870
Transcribed for Tri Counties 
by Ed Hutchinson 2005
Pages Formatted & Published 
by  Joyce M. Tice 2006
Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to take them in your stride. If you want to tell us what is right and what is wrong with the transcription, your notes will be added to the Comment Page
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Census Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-1457
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Township Westfield TWP
Post Office Elkland
Enumerator R.T. Wood
Enumeration Date 28 July 1870
Westfield Township 445a 445b 446a 446b 447a 447b 448a 448b 449a 449b 450a 450b
451a 451b 452a 452b 453a 453b 454a 454b 455a 455b 456a 456b
Westfield Borough 457a 457b 458a 458b 459a 459b 460a 460b 461a 461b
(Note Census taker appears to have listed his own PO rather than the PO of the family under consideraton. This is consistent throughout Tioga County for this year and probably reflects wrong directons they were given. )
Dwelling # Family # Last Name First Name Age Sex Color Occupation Real Estate Value Personal property Value Place of Birth Father Foreign Born Mother Foreign Born Month if Born in Census Yr Month if Married in Census Yr School in Census Yr Cannot Read Cannot Write Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Insane or Idiot Male over 21 (Eligible to Vote) Denied the Vote
21 23 Mattison Charles 21 M W Laborer     Pennsylvania       Dec         X  
21 23 Mattison Theresa 20 F W House Keeper     Germany X X   Dec            
22 24 Ellis Alonzo 42 M W Laborer 800 400 New York                 X  
22 24 Ellis Eliza 36 F W Keeps House     Ireland X X                
22 24 Ellis Clara 9 F W       Pennsylvania   X     X          
22 24 Ellis May 7 F W       Pennsylvania   X     X          
22 24 Ellis Arthur 2 M W       Pennsylvania   X                
22 24 Ellis Ann 8/12 F W       Pennsylvania   X Dec              
23 25 Schwaszewbach John 36 M W Brewer 5000 2000 Bavaria X X                
23 25 Schwaszewbach Caroline 25 F W Keeps House     Austria X X                
23 25 Schwaszewbach Rhauneldine 2 M W       Pennsylvania X X                
23 25 Schwaszewbach Anadolia 1 F W       Pennsylvania X X                
24 26 Masten James 43 M W Physician 4000 1000 New York                 X  
24 26 Masten Nancy 36 F W Keeps House     New York                    
24 26 Masten Norman 17 M W       Pennsylvania                    
24 26 Masten Ida E. 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
24 26 Masten Eddy (Twins) 6 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
24 26 Masten Effie (Twins) 6 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
25 27 Lewis Simeon 37 M W Butcher 2500 500 Pennsylvania                 X  
25 27 Lewis Lucina 35 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
25 27 Lewis James 15 M W       Pennsylvania         X          
26 28 Lewis Schyuler 64 M W Butcher 500 150 New York                 X  
26 28 Lewis Hannah 64 F W Keeps House     New York                    
26 28 Lewis Sarah 24 F W School Teacher     New York                    
27 29 Sly Harvey 57 M W Blacksmith     Pennsylvania                 X  
27 29 Sly Susan 50 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
27 29 Sly Ellen 18 F W       Pennsylvania                    
27 29 Sly Clara 17 F W       Pennsylvania                    
27 29 Sly Hattie 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
28 30 Plank Carell 24 M W Grocer 1000 1000 Pennsylvania                 X  
28 30 Plank Mae 18 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
29 31 Kruzen Harman 24 M W Druggist 1500 200 Pennsylvania                 X  
29 31 Kruzen Eliza 22 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
30 32 Hunter Hiram 36 M W Grocer 2000 500 New York                 X  
30 32 Hunter Mary 31 F W Keeps House     New York                    
30 32 Hunter May 5 F W       Pennsylvania                    
31 33 Kruzen Richard 47 M W Retail Merchant 15000 20000 New York                 X  
31 33 Kruzen Mary 46 F W Keeps House     Pennsylvania                    
31 33 Kruzen Emma 14 F W       Pennsylvania         X          
31 33 Kruzen Charles 10 M W       Pennsylvania         X          

Published on Tri-Counties Site on 02/02/2006
By Joyce M. Tice