Found him on the passenger list of the S.S. Friedrich Der Grosse as Wilhelm Finger
age 22, single, sailing from Bremen, Germany September 9, 1905 and arriving in New York September 19, 1905. Passage was paid for by himself, he has $60 in his posession, and he is going to join his friend Gerhard Gayken
in Lemon, S.D. His residence before leaving Germany was Bremerhaven.
Found him on the 1910 Lamro, Tripp, South Dakota census (dist 109 img 6) as William Finger
age 26, druggist.
Found him on the 1920 Brighton, Sacramento, California census as William John Henry Finger
age 36, manager, poultry farm. His mother-in-law Emma Niesen
is living with his family. Also 3 boarders.
Found him on the 1930 Sacramento, Sacramento, California census (dist 61 img 27) as William J. H. Finger
age 46, proprietor, cleaning & dyeing.
His WWII Draft Registration
lists his name as William John Christian Finger
age 58. He is self-employed in Roseville, California by Finger's Paint & Hardware.