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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] ABBREVIATION / NOTATIONS ON 1903 ELLIS ISLAND MANIFEST
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 21:53:05 -0400
At 07:52 PM 2007-01-04 -0500, wrote:
>The link below should open up an image of an 1903 Ellis Island arrival
>manifest for Leia Wallenstein (probably Walkenstein) who at age 16 arrived
>Rotterdam out of Rotterdam.
Sometimes those extra long URL's do weird things, so it is better to post
something like this and let folks navigate in for themselves. Was she
Roumanian? Does Bucareot really mean Bucharest?
First Name: Leia
Last Name: Wallenstein
Ethnicity: Roum Hebrew
Last Place of Residence: Bucareot
Date of Arrival: Dec 22, 1903
Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rotterdam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam
Manifest Line Number: 0012
>She is line 12. Above the name is "dt pd" Way over on the right is
>something I can't quite read, but the same notation appears on several other
>passengers on the page. I suspect it is congestitis. I do know that
>in 1905, if
>Leia Wallenstein is the Clara Wolkenstein I am researching, then she
>is in the
>Montefiore Home (Sanitarium) in Bedford, NY for patients with TB.
>She dies in
>1907 at the age of 21.
The Dt Pd is a mystery to me. There is also SI Pd on the same page. I
wonder whether the Pd was the initials of the examiner? "Dt" I would
think was detained or detention and "SI" I would think is for special
inquiry. The remarks far right say " Dr. says conjunctivitis," by way of
Have a look here at "Manifest Markings"
>Would she, because of the notation, appear elsewhere on the manifest? Also,
>if you look at it, can you give me your opinion as to the sister's Initial.
>The address looks like 600 E. 13th Street.
Probably she should. You might need to page through to the end of the
manifest to see the "record of detained aliens." My best guess is that
sister is " C " I agree on the address.
Wait . . I found the other record ! Frame 520 line 14 . . sister is
Carolina, but address is 608 E 13th. The Inspector was Driscoll and it
looks like she was only detained until 7.40 and was fed supper.