I’m working in a frontier community with 171 people – 73 of which are “boarders.” Quite often they are living with families. Of the 29 households, 2 consist solely of single men, mostly fishermen in this Great Lakes community. The other 27 households contain at least one direct relation.
No person is identified who is not a Head, Wife, Son, or Daughter – except for “Boarder.” I would have thought there’d be a brother, brother-in-law, housekeeper, mother. My population is small and the community in early settlement days.
What instructions were given to the Census enumerators.