>>> possibly came from Bratislava or nearby. <<<
When searching for genealogical information, knowing the birth village
is paramount because records are organized by village not nationally,
so it is not possible to search on a national basis. It is also
necessary to know the religion.
ELLIS ISLAND LISTINGS
I use the Morse front end, Gold Form, for researching Ellis Island
You can use just a few letters for the name or village and check off
several language choices, eg: Hungarian, Slovak, Ruthenian. Be aware
that transcription errors abound and so you should always look at the
manifest, which often has two pages.