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Was he really Danish?

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Re: Was he really Danish?

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jul 2013 7:08PM GMT
Carl Otto Bern - Declaration of Intent to become US citizen filed 29 November 1892 at San Francisco, Califiornia

1909 Naturalization Record for Charles Otto Bern
Declaration of Intent to become citizen file 1892 in San Francisco, as noted on the 1909 petition which gives his residence as Afognak, Alaska (hard to read place name)
Petition granted May 1909
Charles Otto Bern, age 42
wife Berochin Karluk (Harluk?) Bern (hard to read)
John Henry Bern age 11
Amy Christina Bern age 8
Annie Bern age 6
Wife and children are of Afognak

Charles Burnes 43, born in Denmark
Pariscovia Burnes 23, wife, born in Alaska
Nicholas Burnes 0, son, born in Alaska

Kenai, Third Judicial District, Alaska
Charles D Bern 52, born in Denmark
Pariseara Bern 32, wife, born in Alaska
William Bern 9, born in Alaska
Arnold Bern 5, born in Alaska
Robert C Bern 1, born in Alaska

1930 US Census
Seward, Third Judicial District, Alaska
Charlie Bern 62, head, widowed, born in Denmark
William Bern 18, son, born in Russia
Arnold Bern 15, son, born in Russia
Robert Bern 11, son, born in Russia

1910 - John H. Bern in Kodiak, Division 3, Alaska Territory, inmate, age 11. This is an orphanage.
1910 - Annie Bern, same place, age 6, father born Denmark, mother born Alaska.
1910 - Amy C. Bern, same place, age 8, father born Denmark, mother born Alaska

World War I draft registration for John Henry calls his father "Chas. Bern"

DEATH Name: Amy Bern
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1902
Death Date: 6 Feb 1923
Age at Death: 21
Death Location: Seattle, King, Washington
Father: Chas Otto Bern
Mother: Periscocia Derenoff
Record Source: Washington State Death Records

We now have a preponderance of records stating that Carl Otto Bern was born in Denmark - and also that he Americanized his name to Charles, as is common for Scandinavian immigrants named Carl.

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