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From: James ODonnell <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Religious Orders in the Census
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 10:12:44 -0500
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In working with the 1900 Census from Cleveland, Ohio I found that at a
convent attached to a parish the nuns were listed, as for example,
Josephine, Sister, Head, occupation Teacher;
Angela, Sister, inmate, Teacher; Alma, Sister, inmate, Teacher, etc for
the other eight nuns. I think they were recorded the way the enumerated
decided and by whatever information concerning surnames, given names
Mother Superior wished to provide.

Bonnie Brown wrote:
> Just this week I was searching for someone in the 1920 Chicago Census (south side) and found a convent. The sisters were listed as "Sister Mary", no surname, relationship "other", and I don't remember the occupation, sorry! So I guess they are all over the board. Bonnie
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