Reason for 1885 (Iowa Census) to try to find "original" family. Louis Nagel (Negla,Nagele) b. 1827, Germany came to USA 1882 with wife Contra or K. maybe Strob, Strop, or Straub. and son Louis G. Nagle b. 1862 or 1863 and daughter Bertha b. 1869. In 1885 Iowa census (jackson County) find Louis Negla M. age 22 as laborer staying with a Eli Marlow family.
Question: I find nothing on Louis Nagel, Sr, wife & other child/children. Louis & wife who was born 1855 in Germany and later (1885 came to USA -with her 3 children).
There is no 1890 Census & next records have Bertha Married 1888 A.P. Moray (Maray) & died 1895. 1900 census shows Louis Nagel, Sr (widower) living with Louis Jr & children.
Any ideas for the 1885 Iowa census? I tried various spellings.