Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names

Mike Grossman

I have a similar question about my grandmother. According to her naturalization papers, Peppi/Bessie (nee BRODER) BERKOWITZ (her husband's name, married in Romania) traveled to the US under the name of Peppi GROSSMAN (no relation to my father's Grossman, I assume). When I found her on the ship's manifest, she was traveling with her 1-yo daughter Paulina/Pearl, who I had been looking for until then, but never could find under BERKOWITZ. Peppi's destination was to her husband "Abr Grossman" in Philadelphia, where her other children were born. After she arrived, I think they always used BERKOWITZ?
Thanks, MikeG

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