A Mystery! #latvia


Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Hello all,

I have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions: In the
Hamburg emigration lists, there are two records for a Benjamin and Sara
BENJAMINSOHN >from Goldingen who emigrated to New York in June 1891. Given
the names and the small size of Goldingen, I'm pretty sure that these are
relatives. I have searched through every possible name variation in the
online 1900 U.S. Federal census for all 50 states and can find no record at
all. Also no Social Security records. I figure the following are
possibilities:

-- they were not heads of household and thus not indexed in the census, or
their names were altered to be meaningless;
-- they died before 1900;
-- Benjamin died and Sara remarried;
-- they returned to Latvia;
-- they changed their surname for some reason.

I'd be curious of anyone has any insights or suggestions of what to do next.

Thanks,

Eric Benjaminson
Brussels, Belgium
reply to: oregon81@yahoo.com

Researching:

BENJAMINSOHN, Goldingen, Latvia
NURICK, Goldingen, Latvia
GALINSON, Slutsk, Belarus
OSTROWSKY, Slutsk, Belarus
MARDER, Slutsk, Belarus

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