The Peter Fournier Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Peter Fournier was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Lena [Michalina] (née Andruskiewicz) Fournier and their two children at 20 Methodist St, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Lena Fournier was the granddaughter of Antonina Izbicka.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Fournier Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Fournier Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, New London, enumeration district (ED) 6-48, sheet 63A, household 165, Peter Fournier; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00524.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Peter Fournier Household.

The record states that:

    • The Fourniers lived at 20 Methodist St, New London, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 165 in order of visitation, they rented their dwelling for $17 per month, they lived in the same place (meaning that they lived in New London, but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Peter Fournier was head of household, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 37 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 9 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 48 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a salesman for a wholesale beer distributor, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1820, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Lena Founier was the wife of Peter, was a white female, 32 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Peter Fournier was the son of Peter, was a white male, 11 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 4 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Barbara Fournier was the daughter of Peter, was a white female, 3 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut

The occupation for Peter Fournier was as a “salesman for a wholesale beer distributor”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 278-60-1 which is defined as:

Traveling salesmen and sales agents

Wholesale trade

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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2 Responses to The Peter Fournier Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

  1. Jim says:

    It looks like you’ve been searching through the 1940 census a lot. The last few posts you’ve had all show various families from that census. I have done much with the 1940 census, I’ve been trying to wait until someone came up with an index.

    Is it easy to find someone from the census without an index? What do you need?

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

    • Steve says:

      In most cases, it’s surprisingly easy to find someone in the 1940 census as long as you know the city or town in which he/she was living at the time of the census. In the case of small towns, you can go directly to the enumeration districts (EDs) for that town. You may need to look through two or three EDs (typically about 30 pages per ED). For larger cities, go to the Unified 1940 Census ED Finder (http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html) on Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages (http://stevemorse.org/). Enter the state, county, city, and address in order to get the ED number. If you need to find the address in 1940, refer to a city directory for that city for 1940 (Ancestry.com has a lot of them). If the 1940 City Directory is not available, you can check the City Directories for years close to 1940.

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