Thursday, December 23, 2010

Here We Go A Sleuthing

Others may see this season as the time to be jolly. For me, it is a chance to get back to my hobby that I have neglected for too long. I feel like a knitter that has put down that baby bootie and lost some stitches. Got to pick them up again but it isn't that easy.

First order of things, I went to and looked up Napoleon. He still remains somewhat of a mystery. I looked at the 1910 census which is the last public place I can locate him so far. He dies some time before my grandfather goes to draft board for WWI. What I notice on the census is Felix Cotten. He is living next door. Everyone else living in the vicinity are relatives of Mary. Who is Felix? Napoleon's brothers' names are Hiram and Richard. Felix was born around 1867 and isn't on the 1870 census with Napoleon's immediate family but there has to be some kind of connection.


Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Love the analogy of knitting - in between bouts of packing up Christmas decorations I mull over my research questions. I hope you locate and unravel the mystery of Felix. Good luck.

Kristin said...

were you able to find felix anywhere in the 1870 or 1880 census with a family?

Jennifer said...

Kristin: So far Felix shows up as Felix Cotten on that one census. Kind of like my grandfather.