Dear Jewish Genners,
My family emigrated here >from Russia about July, 1891 and entered the Port
of New York City barge office. (As you may know, Castle Garden was closed
on April 18, 1890 and Ellis Island did not open until January 1, 1892.)
At this point I am at a standstill because I am sure that the name must
have been changed >from the given family name. What I have established is
that this family became citizens of the U.S.A. in May of 1889. I have
copies of the citizenship papers, as well as copies of the 1900, 1910, and
1920 census. According to the facts that I have gathered the family
consisted of my Grandfather, his wife, and four children ranging in ages
4 to 11 years old. Five more children where born here.
What I am asking my fellow Jewish Genners is: How would this family have
traveled? What route to the U.S.A.? Would it have been by steerage or 1st
class steamship? I have searched the Hamburg and Berman manifest records,
both direct and indirect, and have not been able to identify or find any
records on this family. I worked forward >from July, 1891 and then
backwards. I have not been able to find any records.
Thank you in advance,
Ridgefield, NJ, USA
Researching: IDSON, EDSON, SHAPIRO, LEVINE, KATZENELLENBOGEN,
KATZENELENBOGEN, KATZNELBOGEN, SUTKER, MACHKIN, DOBA, FINK,
BOTWIN, BOTWINSKY, BOTVINSKY, BENJAMIN, ROSANOFF, CHEKOFSKY, WENIG, FARBER,
KAPLAN, FOYER, Russia/Poland/U.S.A.