Joseph Gerchman was born in 1931, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 27 July 1950, at the age of 19.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Ari, Aron, Faina, Isadore, Khaim, Khana, Leyb, Mort, Yakov. Russian Mikhail, Leonid, Oleg, Boris, Fima, Aleksandr, Anatoly, Galina, Genady, Grigory, Leya, Vladimir.
Jewish (from Ukraine and Belarus): variant of Herschman , under Russian influence (see Gershowitz ).