My Paternal Grandfather's sister apparently died in Bridgeport in 1930 at the age of 15. On her passenger information her name is listed as Erika Jansky. On the Census for 1930, her name is listed as "Viola". The closest thing that I've been able to find for a death record is a E. Wally Jansky who died on the 8th of October 1930 in Bridgeport, CT. The problem? The subject is listed as being male. I could order the death certificate, but I'm wondering if there is any other way to find out if this is just a mistake in transcription? I spoke with her niece who told me of her death and she said that Erika was referred to by another name, and I asked if it was Viola, she said, well, she thought it was something like that. Her father and step-mother would have had strong German accents, so I can understand how a name like "Wally" (which is a German female name), could be written down as "Viola" because the W would have come out as a V with the accent.
Regardless, I'm really stuck on this one, and I'm hoping that if it is indeed my deceased Grandfather's sister, then the death certificate will have some information on it that will help me in my search. Her parents names were Franz and Anna.
Any newspaper articles or an obituary would be really helpful too. According to my Mom's cousin, she was hit by a truck. :(
Thanks for reading and for any and all help that might be offered.
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