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George Prentice of OH and Riceville, IA

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George Prentice of OH and Riceville, Mitchell Co., IA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2002 and Revised 26 May 2004

Update of 26 May 2004: This article is now replaced by our later Summer 2004 article on William Prentice of NY and Oakdale, IA .

1. George Prentice was b. in Jan 1857 in OH. By 1890 he had moved to IA where he appears in the 1900 Riceville, Mitchell Co., IA census with his wife, Carrie V., b. Aug 1872 in IA, and children:

  1. Cora V. Prentice, b. Oct 1890, IA.
  2. Ashinan Z. Prentice, b. Nov 1893, IA.
  3. Laura M. Prentice, b. Nov 1896, IA.
  4. Hazel E. Prentice, b. Aug 1898, IA.

They do not appear in our extracts from the 1860 or 1870 OH census, nor in our extracts from the 1920 IA census.

Who are George Prentice's Parents?

George Prentice might be the George Prentice, age 3, who appears in the 1860 census in Northfield, Rice Co., MN with his parents William Prentice, b. c. 1823, NY, farmer, and his wife, Sarah, b. c. 1826, IA. William and Sarah later appear in the 1880 census in Oakale, Howard Co., IA. Children shown in the 1860 census, including George, are:

  1. Franklin Prentice, b. c. 1849, OH. Not shown at home in 1880.
  2. Napier Prentice, b. c. 1852, OH. Not shown at home in 1880. Not in 1880 census.
  3. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1855, OH. Not shown at home in 1880.
  4. George D. Prentice, b. c. 1857, OH. At home in 1880 census in Oakdale, Howard Co., IA.
  5. Clara H. Prentice, b. c. 1861, MN.
  6. Harvey O.(?) Prentice, b.c 1865, MN. Not in 1910, 1920 or 1930 census.
  7. Ada Prentice, b. c. 1867, MN

Living next door to William and Sarah in the 1880 Oakdale census are William Prentice, b. c. 1852, and his wife, Clara S., b. c. 1860. He might be the Napier Prentice, shown above, in William's family in the 1860 Northfield census.

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