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Andrew Jackson DYGERT
Samantha Cornelia HOPKINS
Husband:  Andrew Jackson DYGERT
Birth:  8 Sep 1827, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Death:  27 Mov 1903, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR
Occupation:  bookbinder
Religion:  Baptist
Politics:  Republican
Father:  Abraham Sylvanus DYGERT, b. 1 Sep 1795, NY
Mother:  Eunice __?__, b. 16 Apr 1797, NY
Marriage:  1 Jul 1850, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Wife:  Samantha Cornelia HOPKINS
Birth:  18 Jul 1830, Canada probably Chatham, ON
Death:  20 Jun 1905, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR
Father:  Norman C. HOPKINS
Mother:  Mary C. LOUCKS
Children born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI:
1.  Nathaniel / Nathan / "Nate" Smith DYGERT, b. 28 May 1853; d. 7 Nov 1922, Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA; m. Cynthia COLE
2.  Abraham Sylvanus DYGERT, b. 4 Mar 1855; m. Nov 1876, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, Florence Rose KNECTELL
3.  Frank Henry DYGERT, b. 1857/8; d. 13 Mar 1912, Salem, Marion Co., OR
4.  Andrew Jackson DYGERT, b. 31 May 1859; m. 13 Feb 1887, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, Ada COLE
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #174 of 502):  City of Detroit (27th District), Wayne Co., MI, p. 87B, 979/1227, enumerated 20 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jackson Dygert 23 M   Book Binder   NY
Semantha  " 19 F       Canada
Catharine Hopkins 55 F       NY
Orson Carson 20 M   Sailor   Ireland
W A Hopkins 28 M       Ohio
"Catharine"?  Shouldn't she be Mary Cynthia?  Or is Hopkins (1932: 344 see below) wrong about her middle name?  "W.A." is Samantha's brother, William Alvah HOPKINS.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #22 of 177):  Detroit P.O., City of Detroit (Ward 6), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 566 (Book 1), p. 520, PN 22, 145/142, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
A J Dygert 32 M   Bookbinder   300 New York
Samantha Dygert 29 F         Canada
N S Dygert  7 M         Mich
A S Dygert  5 M         do
E H Dygert  2 M         do
A J Dygert Jr  1 M         do
Mary Hopkins 60 F         New York
Mary is Samantha's mother.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #61 of 120):  Grand Rapids P.O., Grand Rapids (Ward 2), Kent Co., MI, Roll 681, p. 287A, PN 61, 444/437, enumerated 2 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Dygart Andrew J 43 M W Book Binder   4000 New York
______ Samantha 40 F W Keeping House     Canada
______ Nate S 17 M W Wrks in Bindery     Michigan
______ Sylvanus 15 M W At School     Michigan
______ Frank 13 M W At School     Michigan
______ Jackson 11 M W At School     Michigan

5.  1880 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 32):  672 Mission Street, San Francisco (Ward 10), San Francisco Co., CA, Roll T9_76, p. 52C, PN 3, SD 1, ED 114, enumerated 1 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 24 25 26
* 672 17 28 Dygert Andrew J W M 53     / Book binder New York NY NY
      ______ Cornelia W F 50 Wife   / Keeping house Canada Vermont Prussia
      ______ Jackson W M 21 Son /   Book binder Michigan NY Canada
*Mission Street
"Prussia"?  LOUCKS is a German surname, so perhaps her grandparents were immigrants, but her mother was born in New York.

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

7.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #6 of 140):  Fifth Street, Portland City (Ward 8, Precinct 33), Multnomah Co., OR, Roll 1350 (Book 2), p. 44B, SN 3, SD 2, ED 68, 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 22 23 24 25 27
* 70 71 Dygert A J Head W M Sep 1827 72 M 50     New York Germany New York     Book Binder 0 Y Y Y R H
    ______ S C Wife W F Jul 1830 69 M 50 4 4 Canada (Eng) Vermont New York 1877 23     Y Y Y    
The immigration year has to be enumerator error.  The year 1833 would make sense.

8.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA (available as a facsimile reprint from Higginson Books and online by subscription at GenealogyLibrary.com):
p. 344 NORMAN7 (NEHEMIAH,6 NEHEMIAH,5 EBENEZER,4 EBENEZER,3 STEPHEN,2 JOHN1), b. at Pittsford, Vermont, 17 July 1790; m. at Chatham, Ontario, Canada, 21 January 1815, Mary Cynthia Loucks, b. at Schenectady, New York, 20 Jun 1792...


p. 345 CORNELIA SAMANTHA,8 b. 18 Jul 1830; m. at Detroit, Michigan, 1 July 1850, Andrew Jackson Dygert, b. at Buffalo, New York, 8 September 1827, son of Abraham Sylvanus Dygert, b. 1 September 1795, and Eunice _____, b. 16 April 1797.  He d. at Portland, Oregon, 27 November 1903 she d. there 20 June 1905.  A bookbinder, a Baptist, and a Republican.  The family removed from Detroit to Portland, Oregon.

Children surname Dygert, born at Detroit:

  I.  NATE SMITH, b. 28 May 1853; m. Cynthia Cole; d. at Berkeley, California, 7 November 1922.
 II.  ABRAHAM SYLVANUS, b. 4 March 1855; m. at Detroit, November 1876, Florence Rose Knectell.
III.  FRANK HENRY, b. 1857; d. at Salem, Oregon, 13 March 1912.
 IV.  ANDREW JACKSON, b. 31 May 1859; m. at Portland, Oregon, 13 February 1887, Ada Cole.

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