Deported passenger in the Passenger Arrival Index? #general


Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Genners:

I am looking through the soundex index of New York passenger arrivals
(1902-1943, National Archives Microfilm Series T621) for a person known to
have arrived in October 1921. He was detained due to an eye problem and
deported back to Warsaw soon thereafter, though his wife was permitted to
stay in New York. Will he still be found in the index to passenger
arrivals (and on the ship passenger manifest)?

Thanks for your help,

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
Researching:
REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN - Radauti, Bukowina, Romania
BRUCKER/BRUKER - Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine
SCHACHTER - Okup, Ukraine


Willie46@...
 

In a message dated 3/23/2000 12:54:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, Bruce Reisch
<bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu> writes:
I am looking through the soundex index of New York passenger arrivals
(1902-1943, National Archives Microfilm Series T621) for a person known
to have arrived in October 1921. He was detained due to an eye problem
and deported back to Warsaw soon thereafter, though his wife was
permitted to stay in New York. Will he still be found in the index to
passenger arrivals (and on the ship passenger manifest)?
Here are a few thoughts for you, based on the search for my grandfather's
entry into the US.

1) Family stories are not always factually correct.
2) By 1921, Shipping Companies were required to return, at their cost, any
immigrant not accepted by the US authorities. Therefore, the Shipping
Companies usually prescreened passengers prior to embarkation.
3) It was fairly easy to detect Trachoma, a contagious eye disease, in a
cursory physical exam.

I had always heard that my grandfather came to the US and was deported >from
Ellis Island because he had Trachoma. I confirmed this *story* with all of
my first cousins.

After two years of genealogical research, I was able to confirm that my
grandparents both attempted to immigrate to the US in 1926. Only my
grandmother boarded that ship in Danzig. My grandfather was rejected prior
to embarkation. He resided in a small town near Danzig until my grandmother
returned >from her "Vacation" in NY. My grandfather died of natural causes
in 1937 and my grandmother was able to finally immigrate to the US in 1938.

Sounds like your story may be similar. And, since the passenger manifests
were filled out prior to arrival in the US, your ancestor's name should be
in the index, even if he was subsequently deported.

Hope this helps,
Mark Halpern
West Conshohocken, PA

Searching: HALPERN, TENENBAUM, SASS, GRUNSEID, GORGEL -- Eastern Galician
towns of Tarnopol, Skalat, Plaucza Vielka, Kozlow, Urman, Petrikow