Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birth Certificate of Twins

I am slowly processing the birth certificates I copied last week in Trenton.  I have one birth certificate for twins born in 1878 in Newark.  They did not get individual birth certificates.  They are also not named on the certificate, which was not unusual.  Based on the 1880 census, their names were Catharine and William.

New Jersey birth certificate for Bossard twins, born 29 June 1878.
Volume 1, Place 36 (Newark, Essex County).
Note that the months are in German.

1880 United States Federal Census, 123 Howard Street, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.
The unnamed twins ended up being called William and Catharine.