Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1940 US Census - Omund Jordal & Harvey Jordal

By 1940, my great grandfather, Omund Jordal had moved from his farm in Milan township, DeKalb county, Illinois and had purchased a home nearby in the village of Lee, Lee county, Illinois.

Omund and my great grandmother, Ingebor (Haldorsdatter Mæland) were living next door to one of their eight sons, Harvey and his wife Florence (Johnson).

The census indicates Omund was 'unable to work', though the census record did not provide a clear option for individuals that had retired.      Harvey, however, was employed as a petroleum jabber.

A legible, blank 1940 census form can be found here.

Omund was the youngest son of Sigri Gunnersdatter and Ole Larson.    All his siblings had passed away by the time the census was conducted.     If his older sister Martha was still living, I have not been able to confirm when she had passed away.