Szymon and Ludwika LIPA immigrated to the U.S. in 1881, too late to be on the 1880 U.S. Census. They were in Detroit during 1890 but 1890 Federal Census of the United States was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on 10 January 1921. Instead we have the record from the Detroit, Michigan Directory for 1890.

Record
about Simon Lipa

Name: Simon Lipa
Location 2: 57 Superior
Occupation: laborer
Year: 1890, 1891
City: Detroit
State: MI

About Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1890

This database is a transcription of a city directory originally published in 1890 for Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. In addition to providing the resident’s name, it provides information regarding their address and occupation. This collection includes the names of over 249,300 people, mostly heads of households.

Bordering Canada in southeastern Michigan, Detroit is the largest city in the state. This database (on Ancestry.com) is a transcription of a city directory originally published in 1890. In addition to providing the resident’s name, it provides information regarding their address and occupation. This collection includes the names of over 249,300 people, mostly heads of households. For those seeking ancestors from eastern Michigan, this can be an informative database. City directories are primarily useful for locating people in a particular place and time. They can tell you generally where an ancestor lived and give an exact location for census years. They are also useful for linkage with sources other than censuses.