Census data for George H. Walser

Thought it would be interesting to see what census data I could find on the family of George H. Walser, founder of Liberal, Missouri.

George’s father being Mark Walser, in 1830 the family was in Langley, Dearborn, Indiana

Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: Langley, Dearborn, Indiana, Page: 255; NARA Roll: M19-27; Family History Film: 0007716.
Walser David – 2 – – – 1 / 2 1- – 1
Wilson Abram
Wills Robt
Walser Mark 1 1 – – 1 – – – – 1 / 1 – – – 1
(Note: 1 male under 5, 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 male 70 to 80, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20 to 30)

In Laughery, Dearborn, Indiana in 1840.

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Laughery, Dearborn, Indiana; Roll 77; Page: 157; Image: 321; Family History Library Film: 0007723.
Mark Walser 1 1 1 1 – 1 / 1 – – – – 1
(Note: 1 male under 5, 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 30 to 40)

I’ve yet to find the family in 1850.

In 1860, Mark Walser was in Clay, Atchison, Missouri. I don’t locate George H. Walser.

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Clay, Atchison, Missouri; Roll M653_606; Page: 529; Image: 33; Family History Library Film: 803606.
201/199 Mark Walser 58 Farm Laborer value of personal estate=100 b. NC
Sarah 54 b. NY
A P ? 14 b. IN
Eliza A 11
Sarah E. 9

George was living in Middleport, Iroquois, Illinois when he enlisted 1861 Aug 22 as a captain in Company I., Illinois 20th Infantry Regiment. He mustered out 1861 Nov 3. He was also in the 43rd Regiment, Company I, Missouri Infantry. (His last wife, Esther J., applied for a pension listing both.)

Mark Walser’s family is in Templeton, Atchison, Missouri in 1870. I don’t know yet who Sarah Strowery may have been who is observed in their household. George Walser is found in Lamar, Barton, Missouri with wife, Harriett, and son, Mark. As their son was born in Illinois, and George was living there when he joined the military, I thought perhaps he and Harriett were married in Illinois, but I don’t find a marriage for George Walser and Harriet Cunningham in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lamar, Barton, Missouri; Roll M593_757; Page: 831B; Image: 374; Family History Library Film: 552256.
236/236 Walser George 36 Lawyer and Real Estate Agent Real Estate valued at 30,000; Personal Estate valued at $2000 b. IN
Harriett 26 b. VA
Mark 9 b. IL
Skidman Ann 27 Domestic Servant
Sheswell Lee 22 Lawyer Value of Real Estate=800 b. MD
Mack William 25 Druggist Clerk Real Estate=1500 Personal Estate=125 b. TN

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Templeton, Atchison, Missouri; Roll M593_756; Page: 473B; Image: 218; Family History Library Film: 552255.
162/146 Walser Mark 68 Farmer b. NC Can’t write or read
Sarah 59 b. NY can’t write
Strowery Sarah 14 b. IA
Value of real estate=1440, value of personal estate=475

The 1876 State of Missouri census shows Mark Walser, but again I don’t find George Walser.

1876 Township 65 Range 42 in the County of Atchison, State of Missouri
Walser Mark – – – – 1 – – – – – – 1
Sarah – – – – – – – – – 1
Both are over 45. Mark Walser is given as being able to read and write. They have 2 horses, 6 cattle, 5 hogs, 1200 bushels of corn

1880 finds Mark Walser in Rockport, Atchison, Missouri, and son, George, in Lamar with his wife, Harriett, and daughter, Lena.

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Rockport, Atchison, Missouri; Roll T9_671; Family History Film: 1254671; Page: 380.1000; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0766.
2/2 Walser Mark 78 husband Retired Farmer b. NC parents b. NC
Sarah 70 b. NY father b. NY mother b. MA

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Lamar, Barton, Missouri; Roll T9_673; Family History Film: 1254673; Page: 419.4000; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 0175.
189/200 Walser George H. 46 Retired Lawyer b. IN father b. NC mother b. IN
Harriet 36 b. VA parents b. VA
Lena 9 daughter b. MO father b. IN mother b. VA
Harman Lenie 22 Servant b. VA parents b. VA

1900 finds George Walser and wife, Martha A., in Ozark, Barton, Missouri. With them is J. P. Moore who would later publish a book on Liberal, Missouri, drawing on his friendship with Walser.

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Ozark, Barton, Missouri; Roll T623_838; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 25.
288/292 Walser George H. May 1834 66 married 5 years b. IN father b. NC mother b. MA Attorney
Martha A. wife 1874 25 md 5 years no children b. MO parents b. OH
Moore, James P. servant unknown age b. MO parents b. unknown

1910 finds George in Ozark, Barton, Missouri with wife, Esther J.

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Ozark, Barton, Missouri; Roll T624_768; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 129.
100/101 Walser George H. 75 married twice married 8 years b. IN father b. NC mother b. OH, lawyer in general practice
Esther J. wife 46 married twice married 8 years, no children b. MO father b. NC mother b. MO

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