board of special inquiry record port of Philadelphia 1906 for Lena (Leie) Berlin (Eliasshewitz) #usa #general #lithuania #records


By chance I came across a record in Ancestry  of the board of special inquiry of the port of Philadelphia in 1906 regarding an entry record of the wife of Benjamin Berlin, that lived in Chicago, Illinois, using a passport with her maiden name rather than her married name. It tied all the family names and the places of origin and where they were living with the circumstances.of our ancestors coming to the USA at that time.The separation of the members of the family and poor resources comes to light clearly during the inquiry.


Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas