Age discrepancy #general


Pennyu@...
 

Various documents indicate an discrepancy for my grandparents. I know that
this is not unusual. There is an age discrepancy of 6 years for my
grandparents between their age on the NJ Census and their ship arrivals .
They both had the same age discrepancy even though they entered the country
at different times. I have reason to believe that the census age is
correct even though the ship arrival age shows them both to be 6 years
younger. Is there any reason that immigrants would lower their actual age
on the ship manifest?

Selma Ring Prager
Springfield, NJ

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