The following information was submitted in March of 2007 by the artist's niece:
Uncle Louis' name was originally Ladislaus. He came to the U.S. on February 29, 1908 at the age of 4. He was accompanied by his father, Franz, age 39, his mother Anna, age 25, his sister Ella, age 6, and his sister Stephanie (nicknamed Pep), age 2. They had been living in Tesolua, Hungary.
My uncle was actually born in Zilina in Hungary; the part of Hungary where they were (showing 500 of 1165 characters).