Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Paul Silverstone

In 1942 on his WWII draft registration card Herman Lichtenstein (or Lichenstein) gave his birth date as Aug 23, 1896 in New York City. In 1921 he married Lilyan Haber, and this is the earliest record I can find for him. I have searched the census records 1900-1920, and also cannot find a WWI draft registration or a record of birth in NY for 1896. Maybe the family name was different before 1921. He regularly appears on other records after his marriage. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC

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