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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Charles Hermance 1829 ~ 1864
Died Feb 15th 1864
Aged 35 years 2 Mos
This coffin plate for Charles Hermance 1829 ~ 1864 was found in New York, USA.
I went and had a hunt for Charles Hermance 1829 ~ 1864 in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below.
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There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Hermance surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a FREE TRIAL at Ancestry.com at the bottom of this page.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Charles H Hermance Ghent, Columbia, NY 25 abt 1835 New York Male
Charles Hermance Greenbush, Rensselaer, NY 30 abt 1830 New York Male
I also went and had a look in the 1840 United States Federal Census. Now the Charles Hermance that we are looking for was only a child in 1840 and would not be named on the census. One of the men listed below may be his father as this is a list of all the Hermances I could find. It is interesting to note that they all live in New York State.
1840 United States Federal Census
Name, Residence (City,County,State)
C J Hermance Albany Ward 1, Albany, New York
Charles Hermance Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York
Christopher Hermance Newstead, Erie, New York
Coonradt Hermance Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York
Gerritt Hermance Galway, Saratoga, New York
Henry Hermance Milan, Dutchess, New York
John Hermance Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York
Levi Hermance Auburn, Cayuga, New York
Uriah C Hermance Malta, Saratoga, New York
William S Hermance Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York
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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.
While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!
If you want to know more about what things qualify as a true Vital Records there is a good article at the Olive Tree.
Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.