I am not related to this family; however, in the 1880 Federal Census, they are listed as living next door to my g-g-g-grandfather, Dr. George Lee Bird’s, second wife and widow, Martha Edwards Bird. I thought this information might be useful to some researching this family.
In the 1880 Federal Census for Crawfordville, Georgia (Taliaferro County), we find the very interesting household of Charles Bergstrom, a Swedish-born merchant.
Charles T. Bergstrom was born November 10, 1841, in Sweden. Charles married Sallie A. Trope on December 10, 1873, in Taliaferro County, Georgia. Sallie, the daughter of A. Lewis Trope and the former Miss Mary Catherine Moody, was born January 2, 1856, in Georgia.
Sallie’s father, Lewis Trope, was born in Germany in 1809. He married Mary Catherine Moody, a native of Georgia, on August 7, 1854, in Taliaferro County, Georgia. Lewis and Catherine are both enumerated in their son-in-law, Charles’, household.
Also enumerated in the household is Alfred Herlin, a thirty-five year old, Swedish native. His relationship to the head of the household, Charles, is listed as “other”. Also listed is Joseph Hyman, a thirty year old German immigrant, who relationship to Charles is also listed as “other”. The only other Caucasian enumerated in the Bergstrom household is Ollis Allen, a fifty year old female of Georgian nativity, whose relationship to Charles is listed as “other”. All three of these individual’s marital status’ are listed as “single”.
There are five black servants listed in the household. Amanda White, a thirty year old Georgian native (and probably a former slave) is listed along with what appears to be three of her children – Henry (age 8), Olan (age 4), and Lula (age 2). Also listed as a servant is fourteen year old, Lizzie Collins, a Georgian native.
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