Emma Leier's Birth Certificate
State of New York - Kings County - Town of Gravesend
Name of child: Emma Leir
White female, born on Mch 4th 1891
Place of birth: Gravesend near C. I. Ave
Name of father: Larry Leir
Name of mother: Amelia Newvalski
Birthplace of father: Germany; age: 28; occupation: Laborer
Birthplace of mother: Germany; age: 25
Number of this mother's previous children: Four
How many of them now living: Four *
Name and address of Medical Attendant, or other Authorized person, in own handwriting: Louisa Newvalski, Parkville
Date of this return: April 4th 1891
* Since Emma is the fifth child born to the couple, after Louisa (1884), William (1886), Amelia (1889), and Bertha
(1890), and all five are alive at this point, then this makes no sense. The same problem exists on Bertha's birth
certificate. The information appears to have been entered on this certificate by Louisa Newvalski, Emma's grandmother.
And then there is the date of birth: Mch 4th. I'm interpreting this as March 4th. I don't know why, therefore, that the certificate wasn't prepared until April 4th.
C. I. Ave is Coney Island Avenue.
LEIER/NOWASKY FAMILY HISTORY