Hitting a brick wall with Michael Decker (Decker-2168)

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I'm hitting a wall with Michael Decker (Decker-2168). I've looked at census records and everything I can find, but have not been able to find anything about him.

I do know at least some of his children were in the Williamsport/Lycoming County PA area but other than his approximate birth date (1827) and death date (8 June 1891) I know nothing.

Can anyone help?
WikiTree profile: Michael Decker
in Genealogy Help by Christopher Decker G2G1 (1.4k points)
I have hit the same wall.  Been working on it for over 5 years. If you find anything, please post it here.  Anyone.

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Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; database and digital images, "1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010 (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 October 2018); Year: 1880; Census Place: Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1153; Page: 460B; Enumeration District: 068.

Name: Michael Decker
Age: 53
Birth Date: Abt 1827
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA
Street: Tucker Street
House Number: 100
Dwelling Number: 414
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Decker
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Pedler
Months not employed: 6
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Michael Decker 53
Mary Decker 36
Antha Decker 12
Harrison Decker 11
George Decker 7
Henry Decker 4
Steven Decker 1


by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (492k points)

Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865. NM-65, entry 172, 620 volumes. NAI: 4213514. Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110. National Archives at Washington D.C.; database and digital images, "U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865," Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010 (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 October 2018).

Name:  Michael Decker

Birth Year: abt 1827

Place of Birth: Pennsylvania

Age on July 1863 (date of document): 36

Race: White

Residence: Lenox (Susquehanna or Luzerne County)

Class: 2

Occupation: Miller

NOTE:  There is also a Moses Decker, 38, Lenox, Farmer listed.

This is the right Michael Decker. I've seen this information but it doesn't tell me anything further about him, such as who his parents were. This is basically the wall I've hit.

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