JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unable to find names on NY passenger lists - LOSEFF #general


Barbara Zimmer
 

Walter Rossett was looking for his LOSEFF relatives who reported arriving in
New York City aboard the Carmania in December 1905. He named Schifre LOSEFF
born in 1894 as one of the arrivals.

Using wild cards for Schifre (S*H*F*) born in 1894 and departing >from Liverpool
in late 1905, I found an outbound manifest for Schifre LOSEN [sic] and her
mother and siblings. The siblings included Scholem (Saul/Solomon?) and Daische
(Dora?).

When the family arrived in NYC, Schifre's given name was transcribed as Schipl
but I was still able to find the Losen clan and see that they were headed to a
brother in Chicago.

I suspect that the surname was originally written down as LOSEW (pronounced as
Loseff) and the final character was read incorrectly.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA