Question answered: Census records from 1920 indicate Simon emigrated from Romania in 1902. That same census indicates Dora emigrated from Russia in 1885, where she was allegedly born in 1885
Minor mystery: Simon Ghertner listed his birth date as August 25, 1882 on his World War I Draft registration card. .Yet on the 1920 US Census, when he s living in Nashville, Tennssee his age was recorded as 35 which would have meant he was born about 1885 (not 1882); on the 1930 Census, Simon’s age was 45, which is consistent with the alleged 1885 birth date. I trust he’d have known his birth date but how did his age get recorded incorrectly twice a decade apart?
Family records of Dora Ella (Cooper) Ghertner’s birth date show it as October 17, 1880; yet her age listed on the 1920 US Census was 35, an error of 5 years. In 1930, her age on the Census roll was 40, so she only aged five years in the 1920s!
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