The records for the Hebrew National Orphan Home are at the American
Jewish Historical Society / Center for Jewish History in NYC.
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On 5/28/2020 12:37 PM, Diane Jacobs
If I recall correctly, there is a NYC Jewish
Orphanage records on the Center for Jewish History
There I was able to find the names of 2 of my mom's
cousins who were there in 1897 after there father
died. The Center for Jewish History did send me
their admission records page.
I am not sure how they do this today as this was
about 18 years when I did this.
But hope it helps. I knew they were in an
orphanage but didn't know where so just took a chance to
look it up when I found their website.
[JewishGen.org] Child, FEIGE/GUSSIE lost in Transit
approx 1902...arriving into New York alone
Feige aka Gussie [MATUS/MARCUS]
was lost in transit and arrived in New York in abt 1902,
alone. The story has her being 4 years old at the time
but she may have been as old as 8…b 1894-1897 Panevesz
She may not have been able to convey her last name
properly when she arrived. She was transported to an
Somehow she eventually found family, last name Marcus
and by 1925 was married to NATHANSON….she was always known
as Gussie in her later life
Any suggestions on how to find Gussie’s earlier days in
the orphanage or passage to New York - are most welcome
Thanks Stay safe and well Marcella Shames
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey