Oct 07 2014

John Gerhard “George” Midden

George Midden came to Harrison County from Delaware County, Ohio. I’ve found a few census records of his but the one I’m chasing right now is the 1910 record. I know he was in Cynthiana in 1910 but where. There are several newspaper articles mentioning George in that era. An interesting note:

Death certificate has “George Midden” as name. Their marriage certificate is in the “The George Midden Family History” book. He is listed as “John G. Midden.”

George was born in 1844. “The George Midden Family History” said that George and his family came from Delaware County, Ohio. Were George and Eugene brothers? George and his family came to Kentucky between 1879 and 1884. In the 1880 Census, there is a Eugene Midden in Delaware County, Ohio. He was born about 1839. Of Eugene’s children Anna was born about 1875 in “Prussia.” Artie was born about 1876 in Ohio. The 1900 census says that George arrived in the United States in 1868.

Since they were married in 1873 in Cynthiana and the first three children were born in Ohio, did they marry in Kentucky and then move to Ohio? I cannot find a census record before 1880 for the family.

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