According to his draft registration dated Sept. 12, 1918, Andrew Rock lived
at 552 High Street in Youngstown. This is an old area of the south side of
Youngstown, and 552 High is across the street from the Oak Hill Cemetery, an
old, beautiful, well kept cemetery. There is also a large hospital in the
High Street area, perhaps your aunt was born at South Side Hospital. It is
fairly close to downtown Youngstown and a few steel mills. Perhaps your
grandfather left Detroit to seek employment at the steel mill. The draft
card said he worked at an Iron Company on Wilson Avenue in Youngstown The
writing is not that legible, but it appears to me that he worked as a
laborer at the Willkoff Company on Wilson Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio .
You will note that he signed his card with "+" or his mark and someone else
signed his actual name. He was 37 at the time and was born in July 1881 in
Hungary. This alone does not truly mean Hungary, and you will have to check
the location as it may be in the area that changed hands, depending on who
claimed that land in the war, and it may be Hungary, Poland, Ukraine or
Slovakia now. I'm not good at the history and perhaps someone else might be
able to clear that up for you.
According to the 1915 Youngstown City Directory, a J Lochner lived at 552
High Street. I saw no Rock or Rak living on the street.
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