I have seen records >from one of my ancestral towns in which there were
two businessmen with the same name - not father/son though possibly
cousins. In all of the vital and town records, one was referred to as "sr"
and the other "jr." I assumed this was simply a handy way for the
townspeople to distinguish between them when keeping records. You
might check the Adressbuch to see whether there is someone else with the
same name listed as well, and whether that person is listed as "sr".
Cory Streisinger, Portland, Oregon corystr@...