1890 U.S. Federal Census

Unfortunately, the 1890 Federal Census records for the Village of Cleveland are unavailable.
The following was posted by the U.S. Census Bureau:

Most of the census’ population schedules were badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department Building in January 1921.

For more information about the fire, the National Archives published an article, “First in the Path of the Firemen: The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” in its Spring 1996 Prologue.

Photo: A newspaper photograph captured the scene after a devastating fire and pointed out the need for safe storage of national records. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

However, we do have the 1890 Veterans Schedule of the U.S. Federal Census available. You can see the document in our community tree.

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