Need Help locating s Ship's Manifest, Port of New York /FEUERLICHT family #usa #hungary #general

Alex Magocsi

A number of members of the Herman and Johanna FEUERLICHT family reportedly arrived at the Port of New York on 1 Sep 1891.  Along with Herman und Johanna, daughters Irene and Bertha and sons Albert and Sydney Julius were also in the group of arrivals.

I’ve not been able to find a ship’s manifest for this event.  I have taken the date & port of arrival from naturalization documents for the two sons along with index cards of those naturalization documents.  They were from the Košice / Kassa Region of Austria-Hungary, now Slovakia.

I have reviewed familysearch dot org and also ancestry dot com.

In reference to this family, I have also found the Feuerlicht name transcribed as follows: Firelicht, Faierlikt, Fajerlicht, Feurlicht.  I am sure there are other interpretations.

Can anyone assist me in locating a ship’s manifest?  I do not know their port of departure.  

Alex Magocsi

York Maine / Hamburg Germany

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If you're on Ancestry, have you tried checking border crossings? I found my family from England came through Canada to Vermont in 1900.


Hello Alex,

Another poster makes a good point, this immigrant family may have come to the US via Canada, a popular option for people traveling from Britain/Northern Europe/the Baltic in the 1880s and 1890s.  Unfortunately the US border records did not begin until 1894.  But if they came via Canada ca. 1891 you might find them on a Canadian passenger arrival record.

Marian Smith


I found the ships manifest at one of the many National Archive locations.  I live in boston and went to the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, Waltham, MA 02452-6399 which is also the one closest to Maine. I had the name of the ship and the date it arrived.  No trouble finding the manifest with that information. I also had the deportation location in England.
Burt Jaffe


  Try the SteveMorse website. Here is a link to ships arriving on 1 Sep 1891. From the immigration info you have it might tell the ship name, so that would narrow it down. If not you could search through the lists for each of these ships. Let me know if you need some help navigating the lists.
Larry Bassist

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Kate Dresdner

Try searching castlegarden dot org
Although the Castle Garden Emigrant Landing Depot closed in spring 1890, has a database of ship manifests from 1820 to 1892, including the Barge Office lists. 
It is likely that in 1891 your family entered the Port of New York through the US Barge Office near the Battery. 
At the moment it seems that the search function for the castlegarden website isn’t working, so check back later in the week. 


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