My great grandmother was Esther Rutner Joshowitz; my middle name is Esther in her memory. She used various birthdates both in European documents as well as in American documents, ranging from 1881 to 1889. Birth months were all in the winter but spanned the period from December through March. I assumed that the actual date would be closer to 1881, since women tend to make themselves younger than their actual age. I was wrong.
|Eszter Rutner Birth, March 1889|