The first census of importance that I found in my research was for Beulah Weinhart and her children. This was the 1860 census for Adel Township in Dallas County, Iowa. This was fillout in the month of July. Her husband Joseph had died in February,1860 of pneumonia and in August of that year she would remarry to Sylvanus Knight who was twenty years older than she was. The census had her working as seamstress and caring for her four sons. She had a personal wealth of sixty five dollars.