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Subject: Re: [CASTLE-GARDEN] 1881 Immigration Records
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:30:48 EDT
I would check out the lead of the Pastor who sponsored him. New York had a
very sophisticated system for claiming the new arrivals and settling them
into whatever ethnic community they belonged. I'd check out membership in
Churches for whatever denomination you think that he belonged to.
Your husband could be right that he went to New York by ship, but it would
not have been the same ship he came in on. Usually, when they arrived, they
didn't want to take another ship journey for quite a while, so I would
suspect he traveled overland by coach or train.
Did his marriage certificate give any clue to where he was living then? My
Grandparents certificate showed where they lived. Was he married in a church?
There may be records of the church members. Also try locating him on the
next census records. They usually said how many years they had lived here.
I think you're getting close. Keep up your enthusiasm. Sometimes the records
show up almost by themselves in very "accidental" circumstances.