I have a genealogical mystery here that is perplexing and puzzling me to no end. I am of 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Czech decent and am in the process of planning my family tree. But it is incomplete because my maternal grandmother who may have been a Slavic Jew his a history surrounding her roots that's sketchy at best and has become difficult to trace.
Her obit lists Boonton, New Jersey as her birthplace and Deverra as her maiden name. But I'm betting the spelling is wrong and it's Devera with one r, since census records list a Devera family that fits the bill. But sometime between 1910 and 1920 my grandma and her two sisters were adopted by another couple without a trace of their birth parents.
Found a pic online of a man who may be my great grandpa, Jacob Devera, who with wife Mary seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth sometime before Devera daughters were adopted. Has anybody got info on Devara family roots from NJ? I'm at my wit's end with this and fear that I may be on the verge of uncovering a family secret.