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William Prentice of Scotland and Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York

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William Prentice of Scotland and Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2012 and Revised 28 Jun 2012

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1. William Prentice was b. Aug 1844 in Scotland. He emigrated to America in 1848 as a 4 year old child. He appears in the 1870 census in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ, with his wife and family. He appears in the 1900 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.

He m. Mary A. in 1865. She was b. Dec 1846, NY, with both of her parents born in Ireland. Not in 1910 and later census. Children:

  1. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1866, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . [2]
  2. Joseph A. Prentice, b. c. 1869, NY. 1870 at home in Jersey City. 1900 not home and not in 1900 and later census.
  3. William Prentice, b. Jan 1881, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Also appearing in the 1870 household is Judy Welsh, b. c. 1804, Ireland, perhaps Mary's mother.

2. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1866, NY. 1870 at home in Jersey City. 1900 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, with his wife and family. Not in 1910 and later census.

He m. Rosina, b. Aug 1878, NY, with both parents b. in Ireland. Children:

  1. Frank P. Prentice, b. c. 1899, NY. 1900 at home in Brooklyn. He is probably the Frank Prentice from Brooklyn shown in the 1915 NY State Census in the NY Juvenile Asylem with his brother, Hiram. 1920 census in Brookly with his wife, Florence J., b. c. 1900 NY; living with them in 1920 was his brother Hiram. 1930 in Brooklyn with his wife and children. 1940 in NY, Kings Co., NY, with his wife and daughter:
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1922, NY. 1930 at home in Brooklyn. 1940 at home.
    2. Frank Prentice, b. c. 1924, NY. 1930 at home in Brooklyn. 1940 not home.
  2. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1903, NY, He is probably a son of Frank and Rosina from Brooklyn shown in the 1915 NY State Census in the NY Juvenile Asylem with his brother, Frank. 1920 census in Brooklyn living with his brother, Frank. 1930 in Brooklyn with his wife, Wilhemina (Vessinmeyer?), b. c. 1907, NY, with both parents b. in NY (A Mary Vessinmeyer was living with them in 1940. She was b. c. 1874, NY, called "mother" and was widowed; no children shown. 1940 in NY, Queens Co., NY. Son:
    1. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1936, NY. 1940 at home.
  3. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1900, NY. 1900 at home in Brooklyn. Not in 1910 and later census.

3. William Prentice, b. Jan 1881, NY. 1900 at home. in Brooklyn. 1910 in Brooklin with his wife and son, John; also with his niece, Anna, A. Lutz, b. c. 1891, NY. 1925 State Census in Brooklyn. 1930 in Queens, Queens Co., NY. He appears in the 1940 census in New York, Queens Co., NY, with his wife and family.

He m. Catherine/Katie, b. c. 1879, Brooklyn. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1908, Brooklyn. 1930 and 1940 at home.
  2. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1911, Brooklyn. 1930 at home. She m. Mr. Bailey. 1940 shown as married, but living with her parents and without her husband present.
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1921, Brooklyn. 1930 and 1940 at home.

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