|[TSL] Question on arrivals.|
|BRENERDA@aol.com on 07/31/2017|
I am a member of THE SHIP LIST as I get the emails from time to time.
I have a question to post.
The Lancaster County PA. Naturalization documents are excellent. They
list the date and ship of arrival.
However, for three of them, I can not verify or find the departure or
arrival passenger manifests. I do know that what they put on the documents may
be incorrect as their best guess. However using Ancestry I can not even
find an arrival for the ship close to the date on the document.
Here are the three. The surname for arrival would be BEN. Once in the US
in all cases it was changed to BENN. They all were "Hebrews" who emigrated
from the Russian Empire. Some into NYC and others in Philadelphia or
Baltimore. I did check all ports online for each. All went directly to
Harrisburg, PA or Lancaster, PA.
Benjamin C. Ben July 18, 1899 out of Hamburg, Germany on the ship Bayonne
into NYC per his Naturalization documents. There is an outside chance it
was Benjamin Charles or Charles Benjamin. He did change is name to Benjamin
Charles by 1905. I could not find any arrivals at any port for the Bayonne
in the 1898 to 1902 period and could not find him in the 1900 census. In
fact, I am not sure if the Bayonne was a ship at that time.
Albert Ben September 15, 1902 out of Bremen, Germany into Baltimore per
his Naturalization documents. He did not know the name of the ship. I think
he just put a date on the form as it was required. I think he arrived with
his sister Fannie as Aron Ben out of Bremen on the ship Breslau into
Baltimore in November 1903. Evidence is his age is correct and their US contact
was Uncle David Smith who was married to their mother's sister. However I
can not rule out an unknown sibling named Aaron.
William Ben March 25, 1907 out of Hamburg, Germany on the ship Graf
Waldersee into NYC per his Naturalization papers. Could not confirm arrival of
the ship in that month.
Any info or leads would be greatly appreciated.
Sue, way back on March 11, 2009 you solved a problem regarding the ship
West Point that brought my family into NYC in 1857.
David Brener, Lancaster, PA
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