- Dec 2011
- Iowa USA
Sometimes we have to account for the fact that @Futurist is a whole generation younger than our experience.Nothing. He died in 1934. However, my great grandmother was alive. Her birthplace in the 1940 Census is Poland.
For what it is worth, I have a grandfather that possibly had gone AWOL from the Russian army to immigrate. It turns out that the naturalization people accepted SWITERZERLAND as his nation of origin. So... I understand how these records are more of a bureaucratic artifact than "actual" historic evidence. The chances that my grandfather ever saw Switzerland are very slim.