Theodor Apshe (Teodors Apse), born May 1, 1891, arrived in the United States in 1914. According to his draft registration, in 1917 he worked as fisherman in Cumberland County, New Jersey.1 In 1920, according to the U.S. census, he lived at 4138 Ogden St. in Philadelphia, boarding in the home of Peter and Lillie Robenson, also Latvian immigrants.2 The Rev. Peter Buschman and his wife lived next door. Apse married Lilly Cabel in 1921.3
1. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZJ8-GSY : 12 December 2014), Theodore Aps, 1917-1918; citing Cumberland County no 1, New Jersey, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,711,993.
2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXMF-57B : accessed 20 January 2017), Theodore Apse in household of Peter Robenson, Philadelphia Ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing ED 733, sheet 2A, line 30, family 34, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1627; FHL microfilm 1,821,627.
3. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV46-HBQ : 7 December 2014), Theodore Apse and Cabel, 1921; citing license number 453069, Clerk of the Orphan's Court. City Hall.