Dr. Kate has a problem with details. In her April 14 article, Who is Jean Paul Ludwig (John Doe)? Dr. Kate says that Obama’s grandmother accessed Hawaii probate records to get the social-security number of one Jean Paul Ludwig, and appropriated it for her grandson Barack Obama.
There are some remarkable coincidences here. First Ludwig was born in 1890, a date which appears among the data errors in the Obama entry in some public databases. (Note that there is no month and day in these records to match with Ludwig.) Then Ludwig died in Hawaii in 1981. And finally, his social-security number is from a series assigned to Connecticut, just like Obama’s. Could Obama really be using Ludwig’s SSN?
Besides the fact that it makes no sense for Obama to use a fake social-security number, there is one insurmountable objection. Mr Ludwig’s social-security number is 045-26-8722 and Obama’s is 042-xx-xxxx. It’s not the same number.
Various social security databases say the Obama number was issued around 1977 and Dr. Kate says that Ludwig’s SSN was issued in 1977 too — only that’s not right. It was issued in 1951. Here’s the entry for Ludwig from the Social Security Death Index:
Dr. Kate updated her article twice, but still failed to include the most important piece of information, Ludwig’s actual SSN. Among the 189 comments approved on this article, not one mentions the actual SSN either, nor the 1951 issue date. H/t to Nathanael.