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A boy named Israel #general #names


Paul Silverstone
 

On May 27, 1887, my great-grandmother Doba Rosen arrived in Quebec on the s.s. Circassian,
with her eight children.   With her was boy named Israel, age 13.
This boy was not her child, and I do not know who he was.
Perhaps someone is missing a male family member named Israel who arrived in Canada
in 1887.   
 
Paul Silverstone 


 

The first child of my great great grandparents died at a year of age. Yet, 10 years later, a child with that name is travelling with them to NY. And no record of her after that. I suspect they were transporting a friend/cousin's child.

Jeff Goldner   <goldner_jeff@...>

Paul Silverstone  paulh2@...  wrote: On May 27, 1887, my great-grandmother Doba Rosen arrived in Quebec on the s.s. Circassian, with her eight children.   With her was boy named Israel, age 13. This boy was not her child, and I do not know who he was. Perhaps someone is missing a male family member named Israel who arrived in Canada
in 1887.


YaleZuss@...
 

"Israel" may have been the boy's name, or maybe not, possibly depending on whether your great-grandmother had had a son named Israel.  You might want to check whether you had a great-uncle Israel who may have died in the old country, or arrived earlier.  This strategy for "fooling" Immigration to the US wasn't rare, and I can't think of any reason why immigration to Canada would have been that much different.
 
My great-grandparents brought two unrelated young women to America.  They posed as my grandmother's older sisters, and were listed under names that were already borne by her actual sisters.  They were young enough that my mother, born a dozen years later, knew them.  We had a picture of them with my grandparents, and Grandma explained what they had done.
 
--Yale Zussman