Searching for American immigration for Jennie Baer #usa #general #lithuania
Kathryn Kanarek James
I couldn’t find my great grandmother on a manifest for years! Her US name, as found in census records and her death certificate, was Jennie Goldstein! She was a widow who was never natualuzed inthe US. sent in a gravestone picture request to findagrave and got a picture of her gravestone. The given name Jennie is not there, but the name Baba is, as well as the Yiddish name Keile Golde. I then searched at the Ellis Island site for Baba Goldstein. No luck! Then, I searched on B*b* Goldstein. I finally found her! She was a widow from Shpikov of the right age range (based on census data). Who knew? You have to be very creative to find these records. Also, look at marriage and death records for the children of your relative because they may contain the various names used by your relative.
Kathryn (Keile Beile) Kanarek James
searching for Goldstein and Landa in or near Shpikov, Siduch and Wegodner in Justingrad, Kanarek and Brod in Galicia
The Becker's Email
Assuming the info above is correct that Jennie's parents were Faiwusch and Sarah Berman arriving NY Aug. 1921, they were going to son (Edward) Baer in Dover, NH. Attached is the link to Edward's nat. petition. I could not find his immigration/manifest record. Suggest you research as many of Jennie's siblings' records as you can find as that may help you sort out the Berman vs. Baer and find Jennie on a ship's manifest.
New Hampshire, County Naturalization Records, 1771-2001; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99SG-H72?cc=2040051&wc=M7MP-B38%3A347264701%2C347318401
Arthur Pronin <aspronin@...> wrote:
"I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to
America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in
Salat Russia, sometimes lists Riga. Census says she came to USA-1909.
On her marriage record it says Berman not Baer. Ive done searches on
that name also. Her name on tombstone is Shayna...."
Adding to others' advice (check various ports, censuses,
naturalizations, etc.), I'd emphasize two things:
- Learn more about immediate family members, whose records may shed light.
So, for example, I looked for the arrival records of Philip and Sara
Baer, who -- according to a tree on Geni where Art has contributed --
were Jennie's parents. They arrived in New York in August 1921 as
Faiwusch and Sara Berman. And one of Jennie's sisters arrived in New
York in August 1912, as Riwe Berman. Last residence for all: Salat.
Baer may have been a name the family changed to in the US.
- Search names and dates very flexibly.
Even if censuses all show arrival in 1909, check a somewhat wider
period. Same for year of birth. And consider various ways names may
have been spelled -- or misspelled! -- on a manifest.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
Did you try other American entry ports, such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, and Galveston? I solved one such mystery by checking immigration through Canada. Good luck
Molly Arost Staub, Boca Raton, FL
"I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in Salat Russia,"
Did she marry before she came to the US? Where did she live when she first came? What was her maiden name? Do you know her relatives who she might have come to? She might have come using her maiden name, which you don't say. If she went to Milwaukee, or anywhere outside NYC, right away, she might have come to a different port - even if she came to NYC, she might have come to Philadelphia or Boston.
Did she get naturalized herself - or if she came to her husband, where did he come from?, was he naturalized? There is much else that will help. Censuses? Death records. The list goes on and on.
I am searching for my great grandmother's immigration entry to America. Ive searched many times and ways. Jennie Baer- born 1887 in Salat Russia, sometimes lists Riga. Census says she came to USA-1909. On her marriage record it says Berman not Baer. Ive done searches on that name also. Her name on tombstone is Shayna. Help! Im frustrated.