Need help finding passenger manifests for KAPLAN from Lithuania or Poland ca. 1884 #russia #lithuania #poland


For nearly 30 years I have been searching for my paternal grandmother's family passenger manifests. Names: Leah KAPLAN b. 1820, son Chaim b. 1863 wife Liebe b. 1863, daughter Ettel b. 1865. Per several Minneapolis, Mn censuses arrival is 1884 for all. Ettel gets married in Minneapolis, Minnesota November 27, 1887. Don't know where the family is from. My best guess is Lithuania or Poland, which at this time all in Russia.

Now Chaim changed name from KAPLAN to COHEN by 1895 as evidenced in the Minnesota State census for that year. I don't know which surname any of them used on the ship. Ettel had 13 children and maiden name alternates between the two on her childrens' birth certificates. I don't know who came together either.

1900 census states Leah, widow, had 13 children, 5 still alive. I only know of 3 by name and children of same. Daughter Fanny came earlier married to Isaac Sugarman. 1930 Minneapolis census for Isaac and Fanny Sugarman, has them originally from Suwalki, my only clue as to where the family came from.

Can anyone help me? Thanks ever so much.

Barry Broude
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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