13 April 2012
Wilma's Born in Jefferson County-How Is That?
It indicates that this 1893 birth indicates a place of birth of "Hancock, Harmony, Jefferson, Illinois."
If one looks at the source file, it indicates a roll of microfilm of Hancock County, Illinois, birth certificates. How can entries from Hancock County, Illinois, get classified as being in Jefferson County?
I can see how if the handwriting is difficult to read that Tony could be made out from Tonjes.
And Wilma? In 1893? Admittedly I haven't seen the certificate, but I'm going to say that it's probably Wilhelmina. The Goldensteins were pretty repetitive of their names and Wilma wasn't one used until after the World War I era.
Maybe I'll have to have someone pull the record to see what it actually says. Now I'm more than a little curious and I'm hoping I'm wrong about what might be on the original record.