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Old 08-06-2020, 06:17 PM   #14
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On the McMain name, research when the first of that name came over. If it was from the Civil War ghrough the Ellis Island period, many immigant names were phoneticized, shortened, or otherwise mangled.
My double great grandfather was one of 5 brothers who immigrated over a 3 year period ghrough Ellis Island. None kept the correct patronymic, von Scheurmann, and none got the same name. Sherman, Shurmann, von Sherman, Scherman, and ours, Schurman.
Check the immigration records in the Mormon Church Archives, and the census records in Newark and Hoboken, NJ. A lot of new immigrants ended up there for a while.
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