Re: Elmer Emil Eckberg, 1886 Finland
I have recently found my grandfather listed on the 1900 census in Ft. Wayne Indiana. His father was Oscar Sevon from Finland. Oscar listed Elmer Emil Sevon as adopted from Finland. His birthday shows Jan 1887 on the census but my grandfather said his birthday was Dec 18, 1886. This descrepancie would support my grandfathers reason for lying to get into the military.
In summary, I have learned that Oscar adopted my Grandfather from Finland and my grandfather's real name was Eckberg. I am beginning a search on the adoption records in Finland.Can anyone tell me an easier way?