Two Wives with the Same First Name

When Michael Trautvetter came to Campbell County, Kentucky, he was in his mid-forties and married to a woman named Margaret. A woman with that name and consistent ages is the oldest female in his 1850 and 1860 census enumerations and appears with him on several land records.

It turned out something happened to Michael’s first Margaret and he married another woman with that name between the 1850 and 1860 census enumerations.