Szymon LIPA’s family appeared in the 1910 U.S. Census although their surname was misspelled. For accuracy sake, I’ll record here the entry as it appeared in the actual census record. According to the census record, we know they resided in the state of Michigan, county of Wayne, city of Detroit, enumeration district number 41, ward number 3, on Superior Street, in house #57 on the 26th day of April, 1910.

From this record we also get the following information:

Name of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910 was in this family.

  1. Leaper, Simon, head of household, male, white, age 65, married 30 years, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, immigrated in 1881, was naturalized, able to speak English, occupation listed was “none”, he indicated that he was able to read and write, he owned his own home free and clear.
  2. Leaper, Louise, wife, female, white, age 52, married 30 years, gave birth to 12 children 9 of which were still living, born in Austria/Poland, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, immigrated in 1881, spoke English, no occupation, was able to read and write.
  3. Leaper, Annie, daughter, female, white, age 18, single, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, occupation was weaver for clothing maker, was not out of work currently or in 1909, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  4. Leaper, Michael, son, male, white, age 16, single, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, occupation was pressing for a tailor company, was not out of work currently or in 1909, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  5. Leaper, Josephine, daughter, female, white, age 14, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, no occupation given, was able to read and write, did not attend school in 1909.
  6. Leaper, Frank, son, male, white, age 11, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, was able to read and write, did attend school in 1909.
  7. Leaper, William, son, male, white, age 9, born in Michigan, mother and father born in Austria/Poland, spoke English, was able to read and write, did attend school in 1909.

***Also of interest: Simon and Louise’s daughter Mary Lipa Dubiel and her family lived on the same street at #52 Superior Street.

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