Anna M. Alischer married Charles John Brockhouse in 1928 and had 3 children (1930, 1934, 1942). In 1930 they were enumerated in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
I think I've identified the family's 1940 census enumeration in White Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, but I am reluctant to enter the data. There are too many discrepancies for all to be copy errors by the enumerator, who was not careless with the other families that I have evaluated on that census sheet. The informant is marked and should have been knowledgable about the family.
How I have handled the record to date:
- I have added the census record in the person notes with a table discussing the conflicts. The (1940) census event has been left open, as if no record had been found.
- I have investigated to determine whether individuals with details matching the 1940 census household appear in other records. I have not found any of them.
- I might add the event citation if additional evidence turns up - for instance, school attendance or land ownership records - showing that the target family was indeed living on Steffin Hill Road between 1935 and 1945.
Is there anything else I could do with this record or other paths to investigate its validity?
Charles Brockhouse, head, born 1909 Ohio
Anna M. Brockhouse, wife, born 1911 Pennsylvania
Robert W. Brockhouse, son, born 1930 Pennsylvania
Barbara A. Brockhouse, daughter, born 1934 Pennsylvania
Orpha M. Brockhouse, widowed mother, born 1883 Ohio [husband John died 1918]
[A 3rd child, Charles J. Brockhouse, was not born until 1942]
1940 Census record:
Charles Brockhouse, head, born abt 1901 Pennsylvania, owns home
Mary Brockhouse, daughter, born abt 1902 Pennsylvania, marked as informant
Chas J Brockhouse, son, born abt 1930 Pennsylvania
Margaret Brockhouse, daughter, born abt 1932 Pennsylvania
John Brockhouse, son, born abt 1935 Pennsylvania
[Orpha not found at all]
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: White, Beaver, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3429; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 4-136. Lines 2-6
Edited to add:
I already have the 2 earlier censuses, both say Charles born abt 1910 in Ohio: 1910 census- living in Richland Ohio, with parents John Brockhouse [indexed as Brookhouse] & Orpha M, older sister Mary A; 1920 census - living in Beaver Pennsylvania, with widowed mother Orpha and sister Mary, in household of maternal grandparents Wallace Ludwig & Ada. Other records are also consistent with his birth on 15 May 1909.
Summary of sources found for Charles and Anna (note that few of these are dated in the target timeframe 1935-1945)
Charles John Brockhouse [born 1909 Richland Ohio, died 1975 Beaver Pennsylvania]
Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964, Charles J Brockhouse, 15 May 1909
1910, Plymouth, Richland, Ohio, Charles J Brockhouse [Brookhouse]
1920, Beaver Falls Ward 3, Beaver, Pennsylvania, Charles J Brockhouse
1930, Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania, Charles Brockhouse
Social Security Death Index, Charles Brockhouse 1909-1975
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994, John H. Brockhouse & Orpha M. Ludwig, 1900 Richland, Ohio
World War I Draft, John Henry Brockhouse, Beaver, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Death Indices, 1918, John H Brockhouse
Pennsylvania Death Indices, 1950, ORPHA M BROCKHOUSE
Anna M. Alischer Brockhouse [born 1911 Beaver Pennsylvania, died 1993 Beaver Pennsylvania]
1911 Ellis Island passenger list
1920 census with parents in White, Beaver, Pennsylvania
1930 census with husband and son in Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania
Social Security Death Index, Anna A Brockhouse 1911-1993
The Daily Times - Jun 8, 1928 marriage announcement Brockhouse-Alischer
Reading Eagle - Apr 8, 1945 [earliest mention of Brockhouse in Reading, so far]
Reading Eagle - Mar 6, 1950 [Brockhouse family moving [back] to Beaver Falls]
Beaver County Times - Jan 9, 1964 [lawsuit for damages from being rear-ended in 1963]
Beaver County Times - Sep 18, 1973 [Charles Brockhouse retirement from Babcock & Wilcox]
Anna's mother - The Daily Times - Oct 6, 1942 obit Anna Schmidt m Alischer
Anna's father - Beaver Valley Times - Oct 27, 1951 obit Stephen Alischer
grandson - Beaver County Times - Feb 28, 1974 obit Ronald Brockhouse
Charles - Beaver County Times - Sep 12, 1975 death Charles Brockhouse
Anna - Beaver County Times - Nov 4, 1993 obit Anna Alischer m Brockhouse
[daughter Barbara's 2013 death notice does not mention her parents]