Tom's First Five Years - 1948 to 1953
In 1946, John and Gerda moved to New York with their daughter Vera, who died a year later from pneumonia. They only wanted one child, so in 1948 Tom was born. They actually lived in New Jersey, and worked as a butler and a cook. In 1951, John had a business opportunity, and the whole family moved to a little house in Denver.