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Subject: [TSL] Mother and Children as Immigrants
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 11:48:24 EST
Have been a subscriber to this list for about two months and have followed
with great interest. It sounds like most passenger lists centered on the male
head of the household.
In my family's particular case, my grandmother (Caroline [Hicke] Duczek)
traveled from Hamburg to New York in the 1904-1906 period with five children
(ages 6 months to 13 years). How would we look for them? The children
consisted of two girls, ages 10 and 13 years, and three boys, ages 6 months
and four and eight years. How would I go about searching? They were
immigrating from Austria.
It is an interesting story. She was supposed to be on a ship to Canada to
join my grandfather but she was instead placed on a ship to New York. She was
not aware of the mistake until they were at sea. Lots of confusion when she
arrived and there was no one to meet her. Family lore is that a "Russian
Lady" helped her send a telegram to Canada and request money for a train ride
to Canada to join her husband..