How is Julia Schultz related to Owen & Mary Flynn

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While attempting to research my great grandfather (John Flynn flynn-520), I was able to locate his brother Owen Flynn (flynn-1104) and his wife Mary (unknown-23726).  Both the US census and state census show a girl (Julia Schultz) living with them from about 1910 until their deaths.  I haven't been able to determine how she is related.  I have attached the census forms to Owen, Mary and Julia's profiles in hopes that someone might be able to figure this out.  In some of the census listings, it says niece.  Others say daughter.  And still others say goddaughter or gdaughter.  I just really don't know at this point.

I also can not locate any birth records for her.  I was hoping that if I could find birth records, I might be able to figure out how she is related.

 

Here are the few things that we learned from various censuses:

1900 US census - It lists her birthdate as May 1892.  It lists her birthplace as New York, her father's birthplace as Germany, and her mother's birthplace as Ireland.  She is listed as the niece of Owen and Mary.  It lists her occupation as at school.

1910 US census - It lists her age as 18.  It lists her birthplace as New York.  It lists her father's birthplace as New York and her mother's birthplace as Ireland.  She is listed as godchild of Owen and Mary.  It lists her occupation as bookbinder in a bookhouse.

1915 NY census - It lists her age as 22.  It lists her birthplace as US.  There is no space for listing parents' birthplaces.  She is listed as daughter of Owen and Mary.  It lists her occupation as bookkeeper.

1920 US census - It lists her age as 20(??).  It lists her birthplace as New York.  It lists both her father's and mother's birthplace as Ireland.  She is listed as niece of Owen and Mary.  It lists her occupation as bookkeeper in a bookstore.

1930 US census - It lists her age as 38.  She is only living with Owen now since Mary has passed away.  It lists her birthplace as well as both parents in New York.  She is listed as G. Daughter of Owen.  This could be either God Daughter or granddaughter.  It lists her occupation as sewer in bookbinding industry.

1940 US census - It lists her age as 48.  She is living by herself since Owen has now passed away.  It lists her birthplace as New York.  There is no question for parents birthplace.  It lists her occupation as sewer in bookbinding industry.

As you can see, we have a very small sketch of who Julia actually is.  I am thinking that she might be the niece.  And that her mom is either directly related to Owen or Mary.
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in Genealogy Help by Norma Wills G2G4 (4.2k points)
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Hi

Norma,

This is Just a thought,

Could Mary be the mother Of Julia Schultz & Owen the Uncle,

Could your Mary of possibly married Owen's Brother first & then either widowed Or Divorced & then married Owen & Julia being the daughter of the Brother?& Mary

ill tell you why, On the 1911 Census I have My Gr,Grandparents, Emily & David Flynn, with three Daughters & One Niece, But the Niece was actually Emily's daughter & David's Niece, Confusing when i first looked, But turned Out that My Emily Married david's Brother Edward first & had 2 Children, then She was widowed & Married David,

So stated On Census as Niece Of head of Household, But Of Course Daughter Of Emily!! Hope this Makes Sense :-)

Just a Theory

Hope you manage to find Info Re-Your Julia Shultz

Good Luck

Best wishes

Lisa
by Lisa Burgess G2G2 (2.1k points)

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