JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Procedures at Ellis Island: Was the newcomer given... #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>

Regarding "name change at Ellis Island"--

You refer to "official papers" on which something was written down.
What kind of papers would those have been? Given the zillions of people
who passed through Ellis Island, wouldn't some of those papers survive?

If Ms. Suberman *has* such a document, or knows where to find one, I'm
sure many people would be interested. If not, we're left with the fact
of the check-marks on the manifests. What does the manifest say about
her father?

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA

adamsny@... wrote:

If there is any truth to the book "The Jew Store," written by Stella Suberman
(excellent book), it happened to her father when he arrived at Ellis Island.

According to the author her father left Podolska and immigrated to the United
States around 1910 +/-. Her father spoke Yiddish and a bit of Russian. When
asked his name by officials at Ellis Island, Stella's father, not speaking
English, did not answer. Asked again he answered "Avram Droskowitz." It was
written down on the official papers. The name used in America? Aaron Bronson.
The store was named Bronson's Low-Priced Store.

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