|New York, New York County, Municipal Archives, New York City, Manhattan birth certificate no. 1900-32892, "Fridrich H Norris"|
And the misspellings don't stop there. His mother's name is listed as "Adella A Norres", and her maiden name is "Bartolome". None of that is accurate, although it's close. His father's name was "Edward", though. I sincerely doubt my great-grandfather was a "pedler"; more likely, he was a peddlar.
I believe that the midwife (Anna Allemann) was German-speaking, and she spelled the names and words the way they sounded to her.
None of that matters, though. It was easy enough to find the marriage certificate for Grandpa's parents. And that's where the fun really began.