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Stephen K. DANDO
Margaret KEAR
Husband:  Stephen K. DANDO
Birth:  1831/2, England
Occupation:  coal miner, coal merchant
Marriage:
Wife:  Margaret KEAR
Birth:  1833/4, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father almost certainly:  William KEAR, b. 1805/6, Wales
Mother almost certainly:  Elizabeth __?__, b. 1810/1, Wales
Children born in Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA:
1.  Jenetta / Jenette / Jenet "Jennie" I. DANDO, b. 1857
2.  Laura DANDO, b. 1860
3.  Mary E. / Mary Kear "Mollie" DANDO, b. Mar 1861
4.  William K. DANDO, b. 1862/3
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 71):  Borough of Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll M432_826, p. 272A, 375/375, enumerated 15 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Bush 25 M   Farmer    
Elizabeth 30 F        
William 13 M        
Stephen Dando 19 M        
Listed two households from future father-in-law, Isaac STRAUB.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #53 of 102):  Minersville P.O., Minersville Borough (East Ward), Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll M653_1178, p. 289, PN 369, 2839/2723, enumerated 28 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stephen Dandorf 28 M   Coal Miner 1500   England
Margart    " 26 F         Penn
Jenet      "  3 F         "
Laura      " 3/1? F         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 93 indexed "Danas"):  Minersville P.O., Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll M593_1447, p. 71A, PN 9, 65/65, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Dando Stephen 39 M W Coal Merchant 30000 2000 England
_____ Margret 36 F W House Keeping     Pennsylvania
_____ Jenetta 13 F W       Pennsylvania
_____ Mary E 10 F W       Pennsylvania
_____ William  7 M W       Pennsylvania
Listed three households from Henry PROSSER (æ 41, b. England, wife Susanah).

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 9):  Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll T9_1192, p. 246D, PN 8, SD 3, ED 215, enumerated 5 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
79 81 Dando Stephen K W M (47)     / Dry Goods + Grocery Clerk   England England England
    _____ Margaret W F 44 Wife   / Keeping House   Penna Wales Wales
    _____ Jennie I W F 22 Dau /   At Home   Penna England Penna
    _____ Mollie K W F 19 Dau /   At School / Penna England Penna
    _____ Willie K W M 16 Son /   At School / Penna England Penna
Listed six households from William KEAR (æ 74, b. Wales) and his wife, Elizabeth (æ 69, b. Wales), who are almost certainly Margaret's parents.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 53):  North Street, Minersville Borough (Ward 1), Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll T623_1482, p. 86A, SN 7, SD 7, ED 126, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* 133 129 Dando Margarett Head W F Jun 1834 65 Wd       Penn Wales Wales           Y Y Y O F H
    _____ Jenetta? I? Dau W F Jun 1858 41 S       Penn England Penn     Music Teacher 4   Y Y Y      
    Steele Charles E Head W M Mar 1861 39 M 18     Penn Penn Penn     Editor Free Press 0   Y Y Y R   H
    ______ Mary Wife W F May 1861 39 M 18 2 1 Penn Penn Penn           Y Y Y      
    ______ Margarett G Dau W F Dec 1896  3 S       Penn Penn Penn                      
    ???es ??? Aunt W F Dec 1815 84 Wd   0 0 Wales Wales Wales 1850 50       Y Y Y      
135 130 Manwaring John Head W M Aug 1869 30 M  2     Penn Wales Penn     Day Laborer 3   Y Y Y      
    _________ Lizzie Wife W F Sep 1871 28 M  2 2 2 Penn Wales Wales           Y Y Y      
    _________ Ray Dau W F May 1898  2 S       Penn Penn Penn                      
    _________ William Son W M Aug 1899 10/12 S       Penn Penn Penn                      
    Prosser Nettie S-in-Law W F Apr 1892  8 S       Penn Wales Wales     At School   8 Y Y Y      
    Straub Ralph E G.Son W M Jan 1888 12 S       Penn Penn Penn     At School   9 Y Y Y      
*North Street
Over and above difficult handwriting, this record was faded and very hard to read, so my extraction is not complete nor necessarily accurate.
John MANWARING is too young to be Ralph's grandfather; Ralph has to be Margaret (KEAR) DANDO's grandson, son of her daughter, Jenetta (DANDO) STRAUB.

8.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 64):  Front Street, Minersville Borough (Ward 1), Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll T624_1417 (Part 1), p. 142B, SN 11B, SD 8, ED 47, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 193 212 Dando Margaret Head M W 74 Wd   6 2 PA England English England English Eng None         Y Y   O F H
    Straub Jenie Dau F W 51 Wd   1 1 PA England English Pennsylvania Eng Teacher Music OA     Y Y        
    Steel Charles E S-in-law M W 49 M1 28     PA England English Pennsylvania Eng Cashier Bank W N 0 Y Y        
    _____ Mary Dau F W 48 M1 28 2 1 PA England English Pennsylvania Eng None         Y Y        
    _____ Margaret GDau F W 13 S       PA Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Eng None         Y Y Y      
*Front Street

9.  Messages posted to the Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, board (online at Ancestry.com).

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