LONSTEIN - Ellis Island arrival May, 1901 #general

Joseph Lonstein


For a few years I've periodically tried to find the ship's manifest that includes
my great-grandfather's arrival to Ellis Island, mostly to determine his last
residence before emigration and who he met upon arrival in the States. His name
was Sam/Schmuel LONSTEIN (born 1873 in Dvinsk, Latvia and died 1964 in Ellenville,
New York) and his naturalization petition and declaration both state he arrived in
New York City in May, 1901 on the SS Pretoria. I found there was a voyage of the
Pretoria that did arrive on May 19, 1901 and used the Morse site to search all NY
passengers arriving in May, 1901. Neither his name nor a similar name appears in
that long list, and none of likely distorted name transcriptions are even a match
(I looked more closely at a few and none seem to be it). Any suggestions >from the
many JG sleuths? I've found his wife Dalie Itte and their daughter arriving on the
SS Catania in August that same year, but can't find his earlier arrival.


Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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