My grandfather emigrated from Opatow, Poland (Russia at that time) to Brazil in 1914. We knew that he had arrived at the very beginning of the First World War. recently I got some documents and a copy of passengers manifest of the vessel that brought him to Brazil, in August 1914.
To my surprise, he came on the British vessel Vauban that sailed from New York approximately on July 25, 1914. Other members of the family that came in other dates all sailed from some European port. So I am wondering about a few things that maybe you would like to speculate or answer affirmatively for me:
Any speculation is welcome.
Opatow, Poland - WROCLAVSKI, WAJC/WAJS
Opole, Poland - ZYLBERSTAJN, SILBERMAN
Moldova - KRIVOROT, LIPOVETSKY, YANKELEVICH