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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Religious Orders in the Census
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 18:24:17 -0800 (PST)

I had a cousin b 1841 or thereabouts who came to the States in 1870 as a missionary (!) and was listed in the census under her surname.  I found her "nun's" name so I knew it was her.  Sometimes they were listed under "Sister"....

Patti Meyers

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Sent: Thursday, January 1, 2009 4:13:34 PM
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Religious Orders in the Census


I am curious to know if the religious orders were counted in the census. I am aware that Catholic priests kept their full name, but nuns changed their names. There would be many Sister Mary so and so's. I have a Sister Monica formerly Bridget Therese McDermott. She was a Sinsinawa Dominican nun. Her assignments were all over the place, but mainly in the Midwest. How would one locate a nun in a census? Did they still keep their surname?


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