What is his name, surely not Henstrd

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This census taker mangled many names in three Boorn families.  This one is
indexed as Henstrd but that seems too unusual.  What do you think it is?  He is on the next page from his father.
WikiTree profile: Steward Boorn
in Genealogy Help by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (293k points)
I think it says Steward.  There is a 1855 census for the family but I am not able to copy and paste it to G2G anymore for some reason

Steward, like Vincent said.

"New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6QN-ZQL : 13 March 2018), Steward Boorn in household of Calvin Boorn, Decatur, Otsego, New York, United States; citing p. , line #26, family #34, county clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 869,024.

Or Stewart:

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 August 2018), memorial page for Pvt Stewart L. Boorn (3 Mar 1841–28 Sep 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96408344, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by gravehound club (contributor 47349888) .

"United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FS8F-GJZ : 4 December 2014), Steward L. Boorn, , Company , 50th Regiment, New York Engineers, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M551 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 12; FHL microfilm 882,068.

Steward it shall be.  I guess I was just too tired to think to look at other
sources and tried to read this one.  I never would have come up with
a correct interpretation.  Many thanks.

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I cheated and looked at Ancestry trees for his brother. Turns out that the Ancestry index looks correct 

Here’s the clues to more records 

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ3N-W5R : 9 July 2018), Steward L. Boorn and Nancy J. Jones Earl, 1897.

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (418k points)

And more...looks like 3 wives Or more  maybe we should ask what’s his story 

Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCN9-VMX : 11 May 2018), Steward Boorn and Clara Reynolds, 23 Mar 1870, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States; citing reference ID 682, various archives, Michigan; FHL microfilm 987,769.

Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCK7-9ZB : 10 February 2018), Steward L. Boorn and Nancy J. Jones Earl, 07 Jan 1897; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 2,342,505.

Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCJS-ZXN : 11 May 2018), Steward L. Boarn and Louise A. Stratton, 2 Jul 1879, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States; citing reference ID P.250 NO.3862, various archives, Michigan; FHL microfilm 984,141.

Many thanks.  I have entered all three marriages.  This is part of three large
families that seem to have some very strange names and the census taker
in 1850 was a horrible writer.  I never could have discovered the real name for him.  I guess I was too tired to look for other sources last night, there
are certainly more sources that you found.   I wonder how many children with three wives?  I'm not going to follow up on them though.

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