Charles or Charlie Klein’s World War II draft registration says he was born in Pullin, Russia.

I have not been able to find this place and wondered if spelling is a mispronunciation.

Typed U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card (image) for Charlie Klein can be viewed at FamilySearch. (Index entry at FamilySearch)

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    While looking for the entry referred to in the question, I found a WWI Draft card for a Charles Klein in New York City at Family Search. May not be the same Charles Kiein, but his place of birth was given as "Russian Poland." Note that having somehing other than a town name in the "town or county" field is not unusual.
    – bgwiehle
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 23:45
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    @bgwhiele I edited the link in your comment because the trailing bracket was getting picked up as part of the URL and the link was returning an error message.
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 1:25
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    Welcome to G&FH.SE! Have you located any other records for Charlie -- like the 1940 Census?
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 1:46
  • Thank you for all comments. These have been most helpful and more than I have ever gotten in other places.
    – B Chanley
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 15:33

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Probably that can be an urban-type settlement in Russian Empire Zhytomyr district. (now in Zhytomyr oblast of Ukraine) called Pulyny or Pulin. Now In 1935 name of the settlement was changed to Chervonoarmejsk. Till 1793 it had belong to Poland.

Probably, he is originated from a german settlement in that area.


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