When was this supposed to have taken place? Do you know the names of these 5 brothers?
When was this supposed to have taken place? Do you know the names of these 5 brothers?Sometimes the spelling of names was changed because the person recording it either didn't understand the person relaying the information and just spelled the way it sounded or possibly documents were illegible. I think that possibly at this point in time it will be almost impossible to say what happened. Who knows what goes through someone's mind when information is passed on. Maybe the person taking the information didn't hear correctly. Can we even imagine the crowds and confusion when a ship landed and so much information was passed from passanger to clerk? I think that these are things that must also be taken into consideration. Could even be that the person immigrating was illiterate, many people were. I have found my maiden name spelled 5 different ways in the same area and they are all related. comments powered by Disqus