Deciphering Nicknames from Birthnames listed on Birth certificates

Started by Private User on Friday, October 7, 2011


  • Private User
    Geni Pro
Private User
10/7/2011 at 2:11 PM

As I'm going through birth certificates, it is very challenging to decipher nicknames from birthnames. If anyone is able to help, I appreciate it:

I was told that my great grandfather, Matthew Levien had a brother named Moses Isreal Levien. Moses married Rosella Smith and they had 7 children: Israel, Gersham, Dotts, Sissie, Kaiser, Lue, and Stell. Problem is, these are all nicknames.

I have found 6 out of 7 of their children's birth certificates:

18 Aug 1896 Mehetabel Gorgeane Levien
25 Sep 1899 Eb Emeeneh Thermutis
05 Mar 1902 Moses Isreal Levien (Nickname is Isreal)
08 Apr 1907 John Thomas Levien
24 Apr 1910 Theodoria Rosella Levien
05 May 1913 Thomas Wilford Levien (Nickname is Kaiser)

Anyone know who is who?

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