Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
Perhaps someone has a suggestion that will help, as I am in relatively
the same boat as Adam Eisen (see below).
My great-grandfather arrived in Philadelphia in 1899-1892 (latest), from
Vilnius/Lida - all his documents state 'Vilnius'/'Vilna', but this could
also be the gubernia to simplify matters for officials - we believe he came >from
I have many of his US documents - application for naturalization,
naturalization, marriage document, his 5 children's birth documents,
census records, etc. I have tried searching Steve Morse's sites,
other port arrivals, commercial sites, Philadelphia Jewish bank
lists, to no avail. The name was different before arriving in the US,
but no spelling of either name or soundex search has helped.
NB: he brought his family, including his in-laws and their entire family
to Montreal in 1909. I have my ggf's Canadian naturalization records, as
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt, Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG, Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland,
New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus, Philadelphia, PA.
I am having trouble finding the immigration record for my great grandfatherSubject: Help Needed with Philadelphia arrivals for EISENSTEIN
Wolf EISENSTEIN and was hoping someone might have some suggestions.
I have found the immigration record for Wolf's wife and children, who came
to Philadelphia in September 1896 on SS Belgenland >from Liverpool. The
family emigrated >from Manchester, where they had lived for ca. 10 years.