help finding Weinblatt passenger records #usa
I hope someone here can help find passenger records for my Weinblatt ancestors. I've been researching this branch of my family for years and, though I've had some important breakthroughs leading to discovering long-lost cousins, I haven't managed to locate any records for their arrival or anything else indicating where they lived before emigrating with more detail than "Russia." I have seen some remarkably generous research assistance offered via this list and hope someone can do the same in this case. I appreciate any help identifying my family's origins.
Basic information: My great-great grandparents and their 8 children reported arriving (more or less consistently) in 1888.
parents: Charles Louis Weinblatt (1851-1927) and Fannie Malamud (1850-1915)
children: Ida Weinblatt Singer (1869-1954), Max Weinblatt (1871-bef 1930), Tillie Weinblatt Schwartz (1874-1933), Dora Weinblatt Belikove (1875-1918),
Louis Weinblatt (1881-1968), Jacob "Jack" Weinblatt (1883- ?), Mary Weinblatt Silverstone (1885-1980), Isaac Weinblatt (1886- ?)
I have a public tree with everything I've managed to find at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/174064041/person/312255348358/facts
Details and caveats: The first records I've found for any family members are the 1893 NYC marriage certificates for son Max to Rose Duchowney and
daughter Tillie to Joseph Schwarzman (my great-grandparents). Daughter Ida and husband Isaac Singer appear in the 1895 NJ State census.
I have found some of Max's naturalization paperwork but it doesn't provide any details about his arrival. I have found the naturalization
application for Ida's husband Isaac, but it also doesn't include any helpful details. Otherwise, I have only 2nd hand reports of arrival
– usually 1888 – and a confusing range of dates about naturalization status.
The family seems to have settled in Brooklyn, NY and Perth Amboy, NJ. Fannie is buried in Acacia Cemetery in Ozone Par, Queens, NY.
Most of the graves I've managed to locate are in Perth Amboy's Beth Mordecai/Hebrew Progressive Cemetery.
I believe that the youngest son Isaac (b. 1886) died between 1900, when he appeared in the US census, and 1905, when his missing from the 1905 NY State census which includes his parents and 2 older siblings.
Charles most often used the name Louis in public records (census rolls and as rabbi/officiant in NYC marriages).
Max's marriage certificate records his father's name as Levy Weinblot and Tillie's says her father's name was Hemen (?) Weinblot.
His gravestone inscription reads "Charles L. Weinblott." Interesting (to me at least) is that the Hebrew inscription reads
"Hayim Yehudah ben Menashe" while the inscriptions on two of his daughters' graves read "... bat Hayim Leib."
Note: There is a Manhattan attorney named Charles Weinblatt who is a different person.
Lee David Jaffe