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About the Keifer surname

Actually the correct spelling of family Surname is Kiefer, back in 1928 when my parents were married the county clerk in Ohio made a mistake when typing the paperwork out, parents never noticed the error for several years later, thus no action was ever taken to have the mistake corrected, they had already had 3 sons and a daughter before they realized the mistake, and children's birth certificates would have been required to have been corrected along with the marriage certificate, meanwhile they moved out of that county to distant for commuting to effectively follow up on a corrected name change, of course all the other Kiefer family members, most of whom have gone to their final rest now, not too many Kiefers of the family alive to this day, parents had 9 children over their period of marriage, they too have passed on at this point in time.

Have never contacted any lawyers for their opinions as to what should be done, years and years of income tax papers have been filed as well as a number of other important documents in existence to this day with the incorrect name not to mention driver's licenses, voters registrations, other legal documents. Would prefer to allow the present name to be recognized, even though family members are aware of this gross error, too much water has flowed under the bridge from 1928 til 2010. Any suggestions?