The 1930 U.S. census lists three children in my (HERSHKOWITZ) family that never actually existed. They are listed at ages 4yrs, 2 yrs and 6 months with the youngest named Dave Jr, after the head of that household, who was living. That naming is not even remotely possible in my family.
The question is: does anyone have a similar finding, or an explanation of who would invent the census entries, and why would they do it?
HERSKOWITZ, HERSHKOWITZ, BOROFSKY