I am trying to help a friend with build her family tree. Her grandparents represent a bit of a stumbling block -- Minnie (Mary) F. Sherman Somers (b. 1862) and Abram R. Somers (b. 1855).
We know, from census records as there are no known first-hand sources, that the family lived in Leonia (Bergen Co.) as late as 1915 (Abram, Minnie and their son, John). The next time the family appears is on the 1920 federal census, still in Leonia, with Minnie listed as a widow. Following this, presumably Abram died sometime between the 1915 state census and the 1920 federal census.
Minnie appears in censuses and directories up until 1930 in Paterson (Passaic Co.).
I have tried to trace both death, but cannot find a source listing either of them. Any ideas where I might look? Ideally, I would locate a death date so we can order copies of the death certs from the state archives.
Many thanks for whatever guidance you can provide,