When Józef Dymek, son of Józef Dymek and Bronisława Gołaś, arrived in the United States at New York on 06 October 1913, he had to appear before a Board of Special Inquiry at Ellis Island before being allowed to finish his journey to Worcester, Massachusetts.
Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry for Józef Dymek – 1913
SOURCE: Manifest, S. S. Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, October 1913, stamped 183, index no. 33, Józef Dymek, age 18; “Special Inquiry,” digital images, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (http://www.ellisisland.org : accessed 29 January 2011).
The image above is cropped to emphasize the relevant information for Józef Dymek. Click on the link for a PDF Copy of the Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry for Józef Dymek – 1913. The record states:
- Josef Dumek [Józef Dymek], an 18 year old male, was held for a Board of Special Inquiry
- He arrived on the S.S. Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm on 06 October 1913
- He was a member of group 8, no. 13 and was traveling alone
- He was held because he was suspected of being LPC [likely public charge] by officer Dyckes
- He was held for three days and received 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 3 suppers
- He was admitted at 4 PM on 09 October 1913, his case was recorded on page 73 by secretary K
Józef Dymek was held because the immigration officials were not certain that he would be able to support himself and that he would become a public charge. I assume that he was admitted after he showed that he would be staying with relatives in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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