JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding the town of origin of an early immigrant to US #general


Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
I am hoping that once again, someone can help me
out of this dead end. My g-grandfather Peter MEYER
came on the ship P. Caland 4 Jan 1884 through Castle
Gardens and here states his place of origin as
Germany. I have all his naturalization papers >from New
York Superior Court, that simply state he is from
Russia (late 19th century info not being as detailed
as later documents), so unfortunately, no particular
help. NYC censuses list him as being >from Russia in
1900 and Poland in 1920. The 1910 Manhattan,NY census
perhaps being more detailed, lists him as being from
Russian/Poland. What do I do now in order to obtain
his town of origin? Is there a way to order records of
departures >from Rotterdam? Has anyone had this
problem?
Thank you in advance for all your help and time.
Shari Kantrow

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY

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