Jul 23, 1870 (age 1)
Detroit, Wayne County, MI
aft 1911 (age 41-42)
Ezekiel was the first child born to Simon and Bertha in their new
country, the land of hope and opportunity. Ezekiel is listed in the
1880 census with his parents, and is not listed again in Michigan.
However, in 1900 and 1910, there is an Edward Ascher in Michigan State
Prison in Jackson, Michigan, who was born in Michigan in February,
1869, to German parents. Edward may well be our Ezekiel. In 1910 he
was a laborer for the lawn. He is not listed in the 1920 census in
Michigan. As of 1910 he was not married. He is not listed in the
1920 census, which suggests he either died or left the state before
Ernestine Ascher Sgro had never heard of this uncle, which suggests
that he may have done something to be disowned. Furthermore, in Simon
Ascher's biography, he is listed last, while all the other children
are listed in their birth order.