Could a Missouri census taker in 1910 mistake a Litvak accent for German? #lithuania


judy miller <judymiller@...>
 

I have been looking in vain for my grandfather's family in the 1910
Chicago census, and may have found them in Missouri. I knew that they lived
in Jefferson City MO for a few years, but not when. However, they are
listed as German, not Russian, and there are some mistakes in names. Was
that a common mistake?

We'd have to believe that the census taker took their origin to be German,
and understood Ida to be Lidia, Hymen to be Herman, and Meyer to be Mauris.
Otherwise the names, ages, sexes match our family in 1910. My grandfather
was David Miller presumed to be >from Siauliai.

Judy MILLER
Alexandria, VA
researching MILLER, SIDLIN, RIFKOVICH, CHOR/KHOR, NATHANSON
judymiller@va.net

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