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.
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