What Do We Know About Ron Paul's Roots

I wanted to know about Ron Paul's male ancestors. The sentence from Wikipedia "At age 5, Paul worked with his brothers in the basement of the family's home, checking hand-washed milk bottles for spots" got me thinking. So I went on Ancestry.com, and looked for the census records of his father and mother. I estimated his father was born around 1905 since at age 5 (1940) Ron Paul had older siblings. Sure enough the 1930 census had Howard Caspar Paul as being born about 1905.

His father (Ron Paul's grandfather) Casper Paul was born in 1867 in Germany (though at that time it would have been one of a number of German states such as Prussia or Bavaria), and his mother Sophie (Ron Paul's grandmother) was born in Pennsylvania. Howard Caspar Paul (spelling according to Wikipedia) was married to 22 year old Margaret Dumont Paul. She shows up in the 1910 census as a 2 year old from Pittsburgh, Ward 19, Allegheny, PA under the family name "Dumont".

In the 1920's census George and Gertrude Ziegler (Ron Paul's great-grandparents) were living with Caspar Paul (turned to Jasper Paul, later back to Caspar Paul) and his family, including Ron's father. There were two parents, four children (including Ron's future dad at 15), and two grandparents. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=99441555&in.... If hard work is in the genes, then Ron Paul was blessed with it from both sides of his family.

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Check further and you'll find R.P.'s father escaped from Nazi Germany to Argentina, then impregnated a woman visiting from Brazil. Both of his parents were strict constitutionalists.

Patience is a great virtue.

...then. Wow, you can't trust any federal documents. Our whole history must be a lie.

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