Kenneth Delbert and Mabel Ottilea Braunsdorf Wood
Seif, Clark Co., Wisconsin
My Father, Kenneth Wood was born in Vernon County on July 7, 1910, his mother originally spelled his name Kennith and later it was changed to Kenneth.
He had no birth certificate and when he went to work at a defense plant during world war 11, he had to get one. He had a terrible time obtaining one since he lied his age when he got married, so that info couldn't be used.
On my brother's birth certificate they had his age wrong, so it couldn't be used.
Other than his father there were no witness' that could testify to his having been born, since he was born at home and his mother died when he was 14. They did finally accept the word of his siblings.
Also they accepted a family Bible but the age of the ink had to be analyzed and documented by a seal of authority.
To obtain a birth certificate during the war he had to have 3 witnesses, and 5 affidavits with the Wisconsin seal on them. Which was very difficult as he was 32 at the time.
My mother, Mabel Braunsdorf was born in Door County on March 2, 1913.
Kindness is never
out of style
God Bless You, Elaine (Wood ) Green-Jensen
1930 Federal Census: Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Head of House
Spouse's name: Mabel
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
first marriage: Kenneth-19, Mabel-17
Parents' birthplace: Kenneth-both WI, Mabel-Father WI, Mother MI
Neighbors: Edward & Mary Ring and M. Robert & Emma with sons Robert Jr. & John and daughter, Mary.
Kenneth Wood 19
Mabel Wood 17
Elaine (Wood) Greene-Jensen(family member) & Janet Schwarze
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