Drew Sarver <lwing16_2000@...>
For many years, member of my family have tried to tack my
paternal Grandfather's trip >from Bialystok to the United States.
We believe it was somewhere between 1903 and 1905. My
Grandfather, Max (app. 12 or 13 at the time), and two of his
sisters, Becky and Ida (3 or 4) accompanied him on the trip.
In addition, Max's other siblings, Louis, Gussie, and Jack came
to the US as well. All settled in New Jersey. Though he would
never talk about it, it was surmised that Max's parent died in
the pogroms of the early 1900s.
I have checked throughout Jewishgen's resources as well as Ellis
Island and have not come with anything. My conclusion is that
most likely SARVER was not the name in Poland or it was
incorrectly written down at Ellis Island (if indeed that is
where they entered the country). Also it is the feeling that
Hebrew or Polish names may have been on the records rather than
their Anglosized names.
If anyone has any hints, tips, etc., or any other useful
information, I would be very grateful if you could pass it
Thank you very much!