Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: A Mystery! #latvia


Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Eric writes:

I have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions: In the
Hamburg emigration lists, there are two records for a Benjamin and Sara
BENJAMINSOHN >from Goldingen who emigrated to New York in June 1891. Given
the names and the small size of Goldingen, I'm pretty sure that these are
relatives. I have searched through every possible name variation in the
online 1900 U.S. Federal census for all 50 states and can find no record at
all. Also no Social Security records. I figure the following are
possibilities:
There is still another possibility, Eric. If you found them on the Hamburg
lists twice in the same month and year, it could be that they missed the
boat [excuse the pun], or changed their minds about coming. If you could
locate the manifest itself, you might find their names crossed off. There
might be many reasons for that: they might have taken sick; changed their
minds; died, God forbid; been in an accident or any number of other
reasons. On the other hand, I did find these Benjaminsohns on the Ellis
Island site:

Benjaminsohn,Samuel 19y 1912
Benjaminsohn,Selde 22y 1909

Benjaminsohn,Selma 22y 1909




If there is anyone else who has relatives >from Goldingen, I made a list of
all the Ellis Island entries for Goldingen and would be glad to look them
up for you.

Martha
President of the SIG Latvia

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