Immigrant dressed as a boy #general


Barbara Musikar
 

In response to Judi Zimmer's question about an female immigrant dressed as
a boy:

My late great uncle arrived in the US at age thirteen in 1904 with my
great grandmother and his eleven year old brother. His name was clearly
stated as Schloime which is a male Yiddish name. He was listed as a
female. I am sure he was not dressed as a girl. This was the error of a
purser who was trying to fill out the manifest in a timely or harried
fashion. I have also seen such errors on other manifests as well as on the
United States census.

Barbara Musikar
Immediate past President JGS Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL

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