Re: Morris (Moshe?) Friedman – Russia-Poland - Cleveland #usa


paulkozo@...
 

I would add the following to Diane Jacob's search suggestions:

o     draft cards sometimes have birth town;
o     sometimes census records sometimes have a little more detail, sometimes this is crossed out and not indexed so it helps to see the original;
o     if he died before naturalizing (check his entry in 1920 census and his wife's entries in 1920 and 1930 census which show immigration status, usually correctly) then his wife may have naturalised later;
o     naturalization papers may have useful information particularly from late 1906 onwards (Federal rules changed from 27 Sept 1906);
o     try all the name variants Fridman, Freedman, Freidman and so on for the surname; 
o     possibilities for his parents' given names, other than the obvious Hirsh/Girsh (what does it say on the stone?) and Chane, can be found by using the Given Names Databases at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ or the same databases with a friendlier front end at Ancestry.

The "Russia-Poland" sounds like a census entry.  These can be quite inaccurate for all sorts of reasons.   Searching for sounds-like "Dekhtar" on Jewishgen or MyHeritage, for example, pulls up a lot of names from Bessarabia - so records could be Moldovan/Romanian or Ukrainian.  

Good luck...

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Paul Hattori
London UK

SHADUR, SADUR, SHADER, SADER, CHADOUR, SADOUR, SHADOUR,  SZADUR from Salakas, Lithuania
MINDEL, MINDELL from Utena and Vyzuonos, Lithuania
FELLER from Pabrade, Lithuania

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