Thank you for your response. You ask some very good questions. I have not found a document yet to find place of birth. I did search to find a birth certificate but have had no luck. I have not had any luck either with finding and records of him entering into the US despite the fact that we know he did come through Ellis Island. I believe that his native language was Russian. I know that he had an uncle who lived in Lyakhovka which is a town near Minsk Belorus. I also know that he did leave behind siblings. I do not know his parents names and I don't know the names of any of his siblings and I also do not believe that the spelling for Schetka is how it was spelled before he came to the US.
You mentioned a form SS 5 form - what is that and how do I request that?