Seeking C[arl] M. SHERMAN in Manayunk, Philadelphia

Sherri Bobish

Correction - It is a WW11 "old man's" draft card for Karl SHERMAN.

Sherri Bobish

Sherri Bobish

Have you seen the WW1 draft card of Karl SHERMAN in Philadelphia?
He is born 1887 in "Volaner" Gub., which may be Volhynia Gubernia.
You can see the card, which has more info, by searching Karl SHERMAN (that exact spelling) at

Sherri Bobish
Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala, Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
BOJDA, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
BOBISH, Odessa, UKR.

Stephen Cohen

I am seeking any and all information about the brother of a probable cousin, Michael SHERMAN (1877 in Kiev-1954 in North Miami, Florida).

Michael, who lived in Philadelphia, was a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. This year I received from the Railroad Pension Board a PDF of scans of his files. In it, Michael says his next of kin (in 1938) was "C.M. Sherman" who lived at 4348 Main St. in Manayunk (which is an area of Philadelphia). Upon Michael's death, an obituary notes that his brother Carl M. Sherman lived in New York (city? state?).

The standard Ancestry and FamilySearch sites do not help (at least with my particular searching techniques). There was a Carl M. Sherman who lived in Philadelphia during the 1st half of the 20th century, married to an Emma Conrad. He was a brushmaker. I do not believe he was the correct C[arl] M. SHERMAN, for his petition for naturalization states that he was born in Lodz. Michael claimed he was born in Kiev.

Michael and Carl's parents were (as per the Pension files) Morris/Moishe SHERMAN and Sarah HERMAN (yes, SHERMAN married HERMAN). 

The ONLY record I can find possibly relating to Morris and Sarah SHERMAN was a 1920 US Census record from Philadelphia for the married couple, both aged 62 (in the correct age bracket), mis-listed in Ancestry. I attach their putative census record here.

Any ideas or assistance is appreciated. My goal is to find more records of Carl, any family he had, any other siblings, and also more details about their parents, including death certificates.

-Steve Cohen

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