immigration and naturalization record for HARTMAN from Thuringen, Germany #germany

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski

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Hello fellow GerSIG members,

I have been unable to find an immigration record or a naturalization record
for my great aunt Hetty (Hedwig or Hettie) HARTMAN (born 1886). Reportedly,
she came to New York City on her own >from Germany at approximately age 14 to
her uncle Joseph EPSTEIN in Manhattan (i.e.around 1900). I know for sure she
was living in NY in 1905 (verified on the NY state census.) It seems
unlikely to me that a 14 year old girl would travel on her own, but that is
what I was told. She lived in Ilmenau, Thuringen. She may have been born
there or possibly in Schwarza Kreis Schleusingen (now Schwarza bei Suhl) or
Barchfeld an der Werra. She was the daughter of Jenny Epstein and Moses
Hartman and a descendant of Lippman EPSTEIN ( EBZTEIN) and rabbi Moses
Michael EPSTEIN who served in Erfurt and Schwarza and died in Wurzburg.
(Moses Michael was the son of the talmudic scholar Michel JAKOB and
grandson of Koppel MOSES >from Kleineibbstadt in Unterfranken) and Fradel
daughter of Chaim Moses. Other members of the family came to the US
through Ellis Island in 1902 and 1903 and settled in Farmerville, LA. I have
immigration records for her parents and for her brother and sister, but this
one remains a mystery. This area of Thuringen was under different
administrations depending on the year (Hesse, Prussia, etc). I have tried
multiple searches through the Steve Morse site and the Ellis Island site.
Any help would be appreciated.

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski, Cleveland, OH

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