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Submitted by Fran Segall

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 3/31/2013 5:22 PM
Family Surname: Kletzel
Town: Springfield, Mass
Date of Image: Apr 1902
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My grandfather's brother was the first to immigrate to the US. He was joining his uncle, Joseph something-or-other in Springfield, Mass. I could use help reading his uncle's name, which is also the name of his business (Asher xxxx Tailors). And certainly, access to a 1902 Springfield city directory would be very helpful!

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4/1/2013 1:20 AM ERDE -- As close as I can make this out. Most regular library library
reference directors could help -- if you are able to travel to one.
4/1/2013 3:54 AM Hello, Fran- I read ERDE as his middle name. I also live in Seminole ( small world!) and can give you the name of a friend here who has a lot of genealogy experience searching in Conn. and Mass. There is a genealogy club that meets regularly at the Seminole Library ; you may already belong to it.... Please email me at biaquilter@hotmail.com, Bea
4/1/2013 6:40 AM Name looks like Erde. Springfield city directories are on Ancestry.com. There is no Erde in Springfield in 1901, 1902, 1903. There is also a list of Springfield tailors in 1902. No Erde.
In 1901 there is a tailor Adolph Herd in Springfield. He moves to Holyoke in 1902. In 1904, in Holyoke "Herd Bros., Adolph & Joseph, Tailors 392 High St."
4/1/2013 9:33 AM Clearly looks like Uncle Joseph Erde to me Good luck! Are you able to check a city directory to confirm?
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