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Re: [TexasCzechs] General question on immigrant travel to Texas

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  • Tim Dybala
    I recently found out that ny GGrandfather arrived at New Orleans via the SS New York and then caught another smaller ship to Galveston.
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 30, 2009
      I recently found out that ny GGrandfather arrived at New Orleans via the SS New York and then caught another smaller ship to Galveston.


      From: "CWarschak@..." <CWarschak@...>
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sat, October 17, 2009 8:53:35 AM
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] General question on immigrant travel to Texas

       

      It is my understanding that the port of entry given on early records was the first port at which the ship docked.  Since the Leo Baca books show Galveston as the port of entry I would think that the ship New York did, indeed, travel directly to Galveston on that particular voyage.
      The only other expllanation could be that the ship actually landed at some other port, such as New Orleans, and your ancestors then traveled to Galveston on another, smaller ship but I think that the source from which Leo Baca obtained his information would be more accurate.
      You might try and contact Leo directly and quiz him further regarding the source of his information.
      Just a thought.
       
      Carroll Warschak


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Pat stoffel <stoffelpat@yahoo. com>
      To: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Sat, Oct 17, 2009 12:10 am
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] General question on immigrant travel to Texas

       
      my gr-grandfather also came over on the New York. As far as I can tell, it sailed into New Orleans (my gr-grandma died on the voyage and I believe buried in New Orleans or at sea) i assume they got other transport into Galveston.


      From: Tim Dybala <tdybala@yahoo. com>
      To: TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Fri, October 16, 2009 5:15:10 PM
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] General question on immigrant travel to Texas

       
      Was it common for Czech immigrants to take a ship from Europe to New York and then take another ship to Galveston?
       
      The Leo Baca book(s) shows my GGF came to Galveston on Dec 9,  1869 on the SS New York.
      The ISTG people tell me that the SS New York never went to Galveston.
      I'm thinking my GGF came to New York via the SS New York and then caught another ship to Galveston.
      Does anyone know if this was a common way for Czechs to get to Texas?
       
      Tim Dybala



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