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I am searching for the parents of Joseph Bishop born about 1859 and his wife Magdalena (?) born about 1856 in Ky

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on 2013-08-12 23:41:35

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by noggin on 2013-08-17 06:49:11

This looks like your family. Joseph's surname is spelt Bishof which he could have Americanised by the 1900 census. It states both parents were born in Germany.

"Kentucky, Marriages, 1785-1979"
Name: Joseph Bishof
Spouse's Name: Magdalena Gebhard
Event Date: 25 May 1880
Event Place: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00539-4
System Origin: Kentucky-EASy
GS Film number: 818831



"United States Census, 1900"
Name: Joseph Bishop
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 35 Magisterial District 5, Precincts 37, 38 Louisville city Ward 3, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Birth Date: Apr 1859
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 20
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1880
Page: 16
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 334
Reference ID: 81
GS Film number: 1240529
Digital Folder Number: 004118917
Image Number: 00720

Head Joseph Bishop M 41 Kentucky
Wife Magdalena Bishop F 44 Kentucky
Daughter Louisa Bishop F 19 Kentucky
Son Joseph Bishop M 16 Kentucky
Daughter Magdalena Bishop F 14 Kentucky
Daughter Catherine Bishop F 11 Kentucky
Son Adam Bishop M 8 Kentucky

by noggin on 2013-08-17 07:03:14

This gives Joseph's parents names as Adam & Elizabeth Bischof


Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
Name: Joseph Bischof Sr
Death Date: 21 Sep 1932
Death Location: Jefferson
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1859
Birth Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Spouse's Name: Magdalen Gebhard
Father's Name: Adam Bischof
Father's Birth Location: Germany
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Mother's Birth Location: Germany

by noggin on 2013-08-17 07:25:48

According to the 1920 census Magdalen Gebhard was born in Kentucky but her parents were born:
Father's Birthplace: Alsace-Lorraine
Mother's Birthplace: Germany [Bavaria]

by 1008 on 2013-08-17 10:20:54

Greetings Noggin,

When it comes to the Bishops, it is so hard to trace due to so many with same names.....

Joseph D. Bishop with daughter's name Goldie is the right Joseph for sure.

Goldie, my dad and Doris Day were childhood friends. Goldie and Doris left together for acting jobs, while my dad at 17 went into the Navy and was on the USS Enterprise when Pearl Harbor was hit, Doris found the big lights and Goldie returned to Cincinnati a few years later.

Thank you for Magdalen information. I was sent there names as a lead within the family but I don't know where it fits in yet.

The parents of Joseph D. Bishop is James H. and Jane Bishop with birth's 1857'ish Kentucky and Virginia. I could not locate any information on them and the only James and Jane I found was one of Jane Adams from Virginia but could not get complete information to validate relationship, or find their parents names.

The 1900 census for James H. and Jane Bishop with Joseph D. listed might be the right parents but it states their parents are from Ireland while all Joseph D. sensus states Germany. The census for James H. and Jane Bishop does not give a clue about who their parents are, just Irish. So again, so many same names different places and inexperience on my part. Any Ideas?

Thank's Noggin for all your help!

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