Regarding Kaspar census research: There is also the possibility that the first name has been changed as well. I found this on the 1930 Census for Louisville, Kentucky at Ancestry.com:
Charles J. Kaspar, head, owns, $4000, does not live on farm, male, white, 67, married, age at marriage 27, no to school, yes to read & write, born Germany, parents born Germany, speak German, immigrated 1884, naturalized, watchman for the railroad.
Wife is Matilda, female, white, 62, married, age at marriage 24, no to school, yes to read & write, born Germany, parents born Germany, speak German, immigrated 1883, naturalized, no occupation.
They lived on Tenny Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky;
Roll: 757; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 122; Ancestry.com Image: 804.0.
I have found this to be the case in several of my own lines as well. Charles is a derivative of Carl and/or vice-versa.
WOW! Good idea, Caroline. I am sure Elizabeth will appreciate your transcription.
Another idea would be to look for the wife or children of Karl Julius Kaspar. Hopefully a hit in a census index will show up, particularly if the given name is not a common one.
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