Re: more question
I am going to go through your list of questions numerically.
#1.My father died on 8/27/1973 in Livonia, Michigan.I have a copy of his death certificate. I don't mind the $27 fee but had no idea the information that was on the application.
#2.You are right about the years and ages they do not correspond.Edward was born in Nov. 24, 1871 at least that is the information I have.Tillie I guessed at because of the age given on my father's birth certificate.
#3.Yes, the Kjellgren woman lived in Rockford all her life.
#4.No, there was no surname for Helen on the 1910 census.She was just listed as 7 years old at that time no birth date.I have no information on her at all.
#5.No, I am not sure about anything.I have my parent's marriage certificate which has no information on it like a license would about previous marriages.He was 28 years old when he married my mother and it is entirely possible he was married before that, I just do not know.
#6.I agree, if they were very "old" country they probably did not speak good English and could very well have been misunderstood.
#7.I know it is the right death certificate because my father's signature is on it.He had a very distinct handwriting and that was it. We have a positive here.
#8.I have never seen Evelyn listed on anything.I am going by what I have overheard through the years.I know she was younger than my father but by how much I do not know.She was NOT on the 1910 census I have.Harold and Evelyn would have the same father which is Edward.I assume she was born in Rockford because that whole family stayed there except for my father but then again I do not know about Helen or Evelyn.
Another thing that is very interesting is that on my father's birth certificate he is listed as the third birth for Tillie.That explains Helen but who else was born in between her and Harold.I suppose there could have been a death of a child.More and more questions keep arising with no answers.It is one big puzzle.My father was so bitter about his family it just wasn't mentioned in our house.But oh what a wonderful father he was.He certainly made up for any shortcomings he had as a child with my sister and me.
Thank you so much I cannot thank you enough.