my g grandfather Tomejiro SHIMIZU
A great breakthrough-i finally found him on a Census.
He is listed on 1920 Brooklyn Census, ED 632, p2A:
on 4 Brevoort Pl, Brooklyn, NY:
SHIMIZU Thomas head,
Blanche daughter 10 y.o.
Census Index shows name as SHEMEZUE (according to person who found it for me.)
I am still trying to find them listed in any 1900-1910 censuses either in Westchester Co when they both were doing their servant work there, or after 1906 they were in Orange NJ and Philadelphia PA before moving to NYC area.
They had Blanche 29 June 1909 in NYC Ljing-In Hosp, so i am still looking for them in a 1910 Census. They were servants until ca.1907, their son Edward Jiro d.1906 and buried in Kensico Cem.
I have found other SHIMIZU's in Brooklyn and NYC census that were servants too, some may have been his relatives as he had at least 2 bros. Also find a Sojiro SHIMIZU in 1920 NYC Census on E 55th St with a wife Tomi and 2 children. He is listed as a clergyman from Japan.
Tomejiro's death cert showed Sojiro SHIMIZU as father's name and Kimi as mother, yet his marriage cert showed Kokichi SHIMIZU as father's name and his mother as Sada ARAI.
I have also found some DALLEINE's which is Marguerite's surname in NY and NJ about same time who are from France.
I also want to find them both on ship passenger lists.
Happy Trails, Joan