Interesting genealogical tidbits in an 1854 Philadelphia PA newspaper

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From the 4 Nov 1854 edition of the Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA) some advertisements which may be of interest to a researcher somewhere.

INFORMATION WANTED -- OF EMMA R. WILLINGS, who was given out as an adopted child, 19 years since, at the age of six months, to a family of the name of Willings. If she lives, her mother would be glad to see her, if possible, at No. 233 South Street, above Sixth. ELIZA REINERT.

WANTED to open a CORRESPONDENCE with an intelligent and interesting young Lady, with a view to matrimony, by a young Physician of this city. Address Dr. WILLIE ATHERTON, Phila. [Did he find the woman of his dreams, I wonder??]

RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the 30th uit., SINIE OAKIE, an indentured colored girl, about 12 years old, light complexion. All persons are cautioned against harboring or trusting her on my account. JOHN A. CANTRELL.
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A clue to the first item?...... (1854 munis 19 = 1835, about right)

1870 Census Philadelphia....

NAME: Emma Willing
AGE IN 1870: 35
BIRTH YEAR: 1835
DWELLING NUMBER: 55
HOME IN 1870: Philadelphia Ward 17 Dist 52 (2nd Enum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GENDER: Female
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:

 

Name Age
Emma Willing 35
August Willing 10
Amelia Willing 8
Charleston Willing 8
Willie Willing 4
Charles Willing 2
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Second item possibility from the 1870 Census Philadelphia (would have been 23 in 1854)

NAME: William Atherton
AGE IN 1870: 39
BIRTH YEAR: 1831
BIRTHPLACE: England
DWELLING NUMBER: 378
HOME IN 1870: Philadelphia Ward 4 District 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
RACE: White
GENDER: Male
OCCUPATION: Blacking Mainy  (what in the world???)
FATHER OF FOREIGN BIRTH: Y
MOTHER OF FOREIGN BIRTH: Y
MALE CITIZEN OVER 21: Y
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