Friday, September 11, 2009


Tonight I decided to research David R RUSMISEL (1808-1860), son of Christian, son of Adam. I had a bit of info on him from some reliable sources, but no primary documentation. I was thrilled to find some census records, including his death on the Mortality Schedules. The 1850 Census says he was a Tanner. The mortality schedules say he died in an accident. There is a one month old baby girl on the 1850 Census who has not been named yet. She was born in Illinois. The next child, Martha P., was born in Virginia two years before. All the other children were also born in Virginia.

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
about David R. Rusmisell
Name: David R. Rusmisell
Gender: male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1808
Spouse Name: Catherine Deal
Spouse Birth Place: VA
Spouse Birth Year: 1811
Marriage Year: 1833

They were married 12 Aug 1833 in Augusta County, VA, but I do not have a copy of the records.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: David Russmisel
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Occupation: Tanner
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Stouts Grove, McLean, Illinois
Household Members: Name Age
David Russmisel 41 VA
Catharine Russmisel 39 VA
Wm C Russmisel 15 VA
Elenor A Russmisel 13 VA
George W Russmisel 11 VA
John L Russmisel 10 VA
Julias H Russmisel 8 VA
Mary F Russmisel 6 VA
Sarah C Russmisel 4 VA
Martha P Russmisel 2 VA
No Name Russmisel 1/12 IL (female)

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
Name: David Rusmisell
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Place of birth: Virginia
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Age: 53
Month of Death: Apr
Cause Of Death: Accident
Census Year: 1860
Census Location: (City, County, State)
Downs, McLean, Illinois
Line: 9
Roll: T1133_59

From other, undocumented, sources I have that he died 22 Apr 1860.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Catherine Russmisell
Age in 1860: 49
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Danvers, McLean, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Stouts Grove
Household Members: Name Age
Catherine Russmisell 49 VA
William Russmisell 25 VA
Ellen Russmisell 23 VA
John Russmisell 24 VA
Mary Russmisell 16 VA
Samuel Russmisell 7 IL
Henry Russmisell 6 IL

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