Steven Sherman <ShermanNOSPAM@...>
My grandmother's daughters all swear that their mother's name was EtaMy grandmother's first name as I knew it was Sheila. Her daughters (my mom
& aunt) told me that her real name was Sophie but that she changed it when
she came to America. On reviewing her US naturalization records, it clearly
shows that her real name was originally Getel, not Sophie.
Was this a surprise? Yes
Was it out of character for my grandmother to hid this information >from her
family? No, she did things like this all the time. She obviously didn't
like the name Getel and wanted to purge it >from her life. If it wasn't for
government records, she would have succeeded.
Now if only I could figure out the truth of when she was born.
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