1910 Census lists German as language, but country of origin is "Russia. #ukraine #russia


Bob Roudman
 

A cousin's grandfather listed Russia as his country of origin, but German as his language on the 1910 census. His wife listed Yiddish as her language. Both are Jewish and I am certain that he spoke Yiddish as well. Weak oral history suggests that he may have came from Ukraine, but there is no documentation to support the oral history. We are trying to guesstimate where in Russia that he came from this the only documented hint that his language was German. Was there any specific area in Russia where he might have been born that had a heavy German influence, where he would have been educated in German, rather than only Yiddish, and not Russian? He was born in 1871. Thank you for any help that you may provide. Happy New Year.....
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA USA

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