Trying (and failing) to find an 1860 census entry.

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I have tried all my tricks, but I just cannot find a record on the 1860 census for Charles Kornmyier and his wife Elizabeth. I have 1850, and found 1870 using my aforementioned tricks, but 1860, I get nothing.

Charles was born in Germany in 1819, Elizabeth in Baden in 1820. In 1850 they lived in Cincinnati Ward 10. They move to Seymour, Indiana in 1861, so they should still be in Ohio in 1860. I looked in Indiana just in case, but no luck. In 1860 they should have 5 children: Mary (16), Theresa (14), Charles (12), Frank (7), and Lenard (2).

Anybody want to take a crack at this?

WikiTree profile: Charles Kornmyier
in Genealogy Help by Dave Ebaugh G2G6 Mach 1 (15.5k points)
Since you are a person with census tricks, you probably tried checking for the neighbours from the 1850 census to make sure your lot aren't still in the same neighbourhood...

seems that 1860 might be particularly problematic, based on earlier G2G questions.  This one looked especially useful:

That looks like a name that could be easily misspelled, also

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1850 Census in Cincinnati, Ohio  link should be added to profile  It shows his name as Kornmeyer, so that should be in Other Last Names, which can help with searches. Family list has wife Elizabeth, Mary, Theresa and Charles

1870 census he is listed as Coumire, so that is another name that should be in Other last Names.  

I found 1860 when I had Coumire in Last name with Ohio, not Indiana for residence.   Chas Conmire in Monro, Clermont, Ohio, so they were not in Cincinnati, but were not in Indiana yet.  Family list includes wife Elizabeth, Mary, Clara, Franklin, and Augustus, so some of the family members are the same as 1850, parents born in Germany, so it matches.  Another name to add to Other Last Names.

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (419k points)
selected by Dave Ebaugh
1870 was hard to find when Germany was used for Birthplace because it wasn't entered as such, and birth year is different, so you had to use a birth year range and leave birth place empty.
Thank you thank you thank you!

I had searched with last name co*, but I didn't read through the 100 odd results, which I should have, it is now obvious. I think I was a little frustrated at that point.

Monroe township makes perfect sense. Elizabeth's brother Franklin lives in dwelling 184, the Kornmyiers in dwelling 190.

I thought 'other last name' was for names the individual actually used. I can see the value in capturing record typos, though!
I had the 1870 name and it found it fairly easily.  Spelling issues makes it tough for sure when they are in different places.  Glad I could help

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