The Immigration of Stanislaw Markiewicz

The information provided in Stanislaw Markiewicz’ Certificate of Arrival provided the information necessary to find his Ellis Island Passenger Manifest.  A search of the Ellis Island website produced several immigrants with the name Stanislaw Markiewicz, one of whom immigrated on the correct ship on the correct date.

The S.S. Zeeland

The S.S. Zeeland

Passenger Manifest for Stanislaw Markiewicz - 1912 - Page 1

Passenger Manifest for Stanislaw Markiewicz – 1912 – Page 1

Passenger Manifest for Stanislaw Markiewicz - 1912 - Page 2

Passenger Manifest for Stanislaw Markiewicz – 1912 – Page 2

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Passenger Manifest for Stanislaw Markiewicz – 1912.  The manifest shows that:

  • Stanislaw Markiewicz left Antwerp on the S.S. Zeeland on May 18, 1912 and arrived in New York on May 29, 1912
  • Stanislaw is listed on line 21 of the manifest as a 17 year old single male
  • His nationality was Russia and his race was Polish
  • His last permanent residence was Braciejowice, Russia and his nearest relative or friend in the country from which he came was his father, Tomasz Markiewicz in Braciejowice
  • His final destination was S. Framingham, Mass. and he paid for his ticket himself
  • It isn’t clear, but it appears he had a ticket to his final destination
  • It isn’t clear, but it appears he had either $27 or $10 with him
  • He had never been in the United States before
  • He was going to stay with a friend, Jan Kurak [?] in S. Framingham, Mass. (address not clear)
  • He was 5 feet 7 inches tall with fair complexion, brown hair, and brown eyes with no marks of identification
  • He was born in Braciejowice, Russia
  • The annotation “1-177793 3/31/36” indicates the certificate number of Stanislaw’s Certificate of Arrival and the date the record was accessed to generate the certificate

Tomorrow:  Where is Braciejowice and are there vital records there for Stanislaw’s ancestors?

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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4 Responses to The Immigration of Stanislaw Markiewicz

  1. Jasia says:

    Wow, my grandfather came over on the SS Zeeland on what must have been it’s next sailing… leaving Antwerp on June 15, 1912 and arriving in NY June 25, 1912. Great photo of the ship! Is is a postcard?

  2. Hi Jasia,

    My grandfather, Michael Danko, also came over on the SS Zeeland, but he left Antwerp in February 1905 and arrived in New York on March 7, 1905. Since there were so many immigrants in the early 20th century and a relatively small number of ships, I guess it’s not uncommon to find that many of our ancestors sailed on the same ships (although at different times). I hope that someday I’ll meet someone whose ancestors sailed with my grandfather so that we can exchange stories!

    I think you’re corrrect in your thought that the picture of the ship might be from a postcard. I’m sorry I can’t confirm this, though, since I don’t have the original.

  3. Joan Camporini says:

    My mom died last month and in going through her papers I found she had a copy of the ship’s manifest from the S.S. Zeeland sailing from Antwerp 4/24/09 and arriving in NY on 5/4/09 which was her dad’s, Georg Reiser’s transportation to American immigration. I, too would love to hear from anyone whose ancestors were also on that ship. I was amazed to immediately “google” the ship’s name and come up with all of these sites for those as curious as I! My Grandpa hailed from Munsing, Germany, south of Munich, not far from the Alps.

  4. Hi Joan,

    It would be great if there were an easy way to connect with descendants of other people who traveled on the same ship as my ancestors, but right now we have to be content to rely on serendipity to find others.

    Who knows what mementos of that voyage that might have been passed down to the descendants of immigrants. I’d love to find someone that has more information. I imagine that someone on the ship kept a diary that would provide details of what the voyage was like. What a great find that would be!

    Thanks for writing,

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