I have a "close match" census entry that I would like to find out if others think it is a good match.
Based on some new information learned earlier this summer, I went back to find the family of my wife's great-great grandmother, Christina B ZEH (birth name unknown). Based on "family history," information on tombstones in the family cemetery, and other sources; we had long believed that Christina had three children. We also knew that her husband (Frederick ZEH) had disappeared before 1860 after going west to find a new place for the family to live.
The new information I learned this summer is that she actually had 5 children. This caused me to to back to look at some sources again. In 1860, the family should have looked like this:
Christina ZEH, age 46, female
Fredericka ZEH, age 17, female
Frederick ZEH, age 16, male
Catherine ZEH, age 14, female
Christine ZEH, age 11 or 12, female
Charles ZEH, age 8, male
All members of the family were born in Wuerrtemberg Germany.
Take a look at the attached image from the 1860 Philadelphia census for the 17th ward. (I have other sources placing the family in this part of Philadelphia from the 1850's into the 1880's). This is a very close match -- all of the ages match exactly, but there are 3 discrepancies including the last name. (ZEH is pronounced to rhyme with "say" or "hay.") What do you think? Could this be the right family?
Also, what do you think is the occupation of the head of the household? I can make out the last part, but I am stumped on the beginning of the word.