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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] SS Hamburg - Bremen to NY July 1905
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 01:09:40 -0300
At 08:43 PM 2005-08-12 -0500, wrote:
>I'm trying to find a manifest for the SS Hamburg. The information that
>I have comes from the naturalization papers for my great grandfather.
>It says that his name when he immigrated was Joseph Kosienski (I have
>seen his last name written as Kosinski, Kosenski, etc. so it might
>appear as a slight variation.) Once he got to the US he was known as
>Andrew Kosienski. He lived in Meriden, CT. The record says that he
>arrived in the port of NY, NY on board the SS Hamburg on July 7, 1905
>(7/7/1905). It says that he departed from Hamburg, Germany. It says
>that he was born on November 10, 1886, making him 19 in 1905. He was
>Polish and listed his last foreign address as Skozdow, Poland. Thank
>you very much for your time and help!
This looks like him . . he was going to Norwich, CT.
First Name: Josef
Last Name: Koszynski
Ethnicity: Russia, Polish
Last Place of Residence: Skazdak
Date of Arrival: July 08, 1905
Age at Arrival: 19 y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Batavia
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Manifest Line Number: 0002
The naturalization papers for those who arrived pre Sept. 1906 often
contain errors, as at that time, the exact particulars didn't need to be
proved in order to naturalize. Basically it is only the ship name which
is very different . . On the actual manifest, "Skazdak" looks more like
"Skozdok" to me, but I didn't really study the handwriting closely. He was
going to his brother-in-law.
I used Steve Morse's one-step page for Ellis Island