According to Ancestry.com‘s 1870 census “index entry” for William L. Newman in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois, there are only five individuals in his household–all of them named Newman.
Yet when one looks at the actual enumeration for William, it’s clear there are two others in the household: Oscar Williamson and Sarah E. Williamson.
The five Newmans and the two Williamsons are clearly in dwelling 152 household 148 in Prairie Township.
The Williamsons have apparently been put in a “separate” entry.
One should always read the actual image–we’ve made that point often enough that hopefully readers are aware of it. But it’s frustrating for Ancestry.com to “separate” out a household into two when clearly on the census it is one.