I have seen other examples of this such as the enumerator writing down
the specific city of birth for immigrants. Unfortunately, he did this for
relatives of mine whose city of birth was already known to me - but I don't
hold that against the enumerator.
I've always claimed that genealogy is simply socially acceptable OCD.
From: Laurel Presser [mailto:laurelpresser@...]
A few lucky people, who had family in the Bronx, New York in 1940,
are in for a wonderful surprise