Re: Need help with Immigration
- --- In email@example.com, barbara erickson
> Hello, My great-grandfather was said to have worked on one of theships coming to the US as a cabin boy. He went to town and when he
came back it was gone. He stayed in the US. I have information that
he became a citizen. I can't find him in the Ellie Island records.
Now what do I do. Here is the information I do have.
>him so they gave him the last name of Fisher.
> Name: Albert Fisher or Tyser ( Immigrant workers didn't understand
> Born June 1,1882 Pilsen, Austria or Hradek, Czechoslovakia ( Warchanged borders)
> Arrived in US: June 1903and looked.
> Became citizen: July 5, 1921
> Other brothers came over using the tyser name and I have looked
> Thanks for your help, BarbHi, Barb,
I wish I could be of help, but I'm having the same problem.
Although I've found my grandfather at Ellis Island in 1903,
I'm not finding my grandmother and her kids, [who I know arrived
that same year]. I have good reason to believe that grandfather
Soukup worked in the Pa. coal mines and I'm thinking the family
followed him, perhaps arriving in Philidelphia or Baltimore.
The family was also supposed to be from the area around Pilsen.
I'll post my findings when, [by some miracle], I find them.
Good luck to us both!
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Okay, I checked the 1920 Population Census for
Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 33rd Precinct and
found two FISHER families living next door to each
Fisher, Frank, 33, Born in Austria
Josephine (Wife), 27, Born in Austria
Frank (Son), 7 1/2, Born in New York
Josephine (Dau), 5 1/2, Born in Cleveland Ohio
Rudie (Son), 1, Born in Chicago, Illinois
Fisher, Albert, 37, Born in Austria
Mary, (Wife), 37, Born in Austria
Helen (Dau), 11 1/2, Born in New York
Tillie (Dau), 11 1/2, Born in New York
Louise (Dau), 10, Born in New York
Emily (Dau), 8, Born in New York
May(?) (Dau), 4, Born in Illinois
The record indicates that all four adults were born in
Austria as were their parents. I believe that Albert
and Mary are indicated as having been married in
Austria. Albert and Frank perhaps are brothers.
Judging from the ages and birthplaces of the children,
Albert and Mary lived in New York for approximately 7
years before moving to Illinois and had lived in
Illinois for the last 4 years.
I can search other Census records, but I think you are
going to have to get information from Austria about
Albert's early life events and his parents.
Let me know if I can do anything else to help you.
Karen E. Minnemeyer
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