1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012.It will take several months to transcribe all the states.
1930 - Name: John E Gerard Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1900 Birthplace: Minnesota Race: White Home in 1930: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah View Map Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Minnesota Mother's Birthplace: Sweden Occupation:SOLDIER in US ARMY
John also served in WWI
1920 - Name: John E Gerard Age: 20 Birth Year: abt 1900 Birthplace: Minnesota Home in 1920: Camp Dix, Burlington, New Jersey Race: White Gender: Male Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Minnesota Mother's Birthplace: Sweden Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
Best guess abt Katherine - she abandonded John saying Army life is not for me. she died in child birth
marriage record - Groom's Name: John E Gerard Groom's Birth Date: 29 Jun 1899 Groom's Birthplace: Minn Groom's Age: 30 Bride's Name: Katherine Swedancky Bride's Birth Date: 30 Mar 1901 Bride's Birthplace: Alabama Bride's Age: 28 Marriage Date: 08 Nov 1929 Marriage Place: Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah Groom's Father's Name: John Gerard Groom's Mother's Name: Martha Brinsburg Bride's Father's Name: Wm Gilley Bride's Mother's Name: Sarah Stacey Groom's Race: White Groom's Marital Status: Single Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: White Bride's Marital Status: Single
Katherine may have been married once before she married John.
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