Saturday, October 15, 2011

Passenger List for Morris Goldstein and his sister

Morris Goldstein was my husband's maternal grandfather (his Pop-pop). He came to the United States from Romania in July 1914, leaving Rotterdam, Netherlands on July 25, 1914, and arriving in New York City on August 3, 1914, on the ship S.S. Rotterdam. Knowing his Hebrew name was Moische certainly helped me find him on this passenger list. Below, I have transcribed the information in the passenger list with the handwritten parts underlined.

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Arrival Date:  August 3, 1914;
Microfilm Roll:  T715_2356; Page Number:  68; Line:  13. Record for Moische Goldstein.

Family Name: Goldstein
Given Name: Moische
Age: 17
Sex: "   [ditto from above: Male]
Married or Singer: S   [single]
Calling or Occupation: Taylor
Able to Read / Write: Yes
Nationality (Country of which citizen or subject): Rumania
Race or People: " [ditto from above: Hebrew]
Last Permanent Residence (Country / City or Town): Rumania / Yassy



The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came:
Father Itzik Goldstein
Stradă Ruksanska Yassy  [I think]

The second part of page 68 of the passenger list has additional information.

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Arrival Date:  August 3, 1914;
Microfilm Roll:  T715_2356; Page Number:  68; Line:  13. Record for Moische Goldstein.
Final Destination (State / City or Town): NY / New York
Whether holding a ticket to such final destination: -
By whom was passage paid? brother
Whether in possession of $50 and if less, how much? 0
Whether ever before in the United States: "   [ditto from above: No]
Whether going to join a relative or friend and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address: brother: Max Goldstein, 130 Forsyth St., New York
Additional columns not shown above indicate that Moische was 5'6" tall, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes and no marks of identification.

His sister, Anna Goldstein, arrived on the same ship, but was listed on a different page.

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Arrival Date:  August 3, 1914;
Microfilm Roll:  T715_2356; Page Number:  20; Line:  28. Record for Anna Goldstein.
Family Name: Goldstein
Given Name: Anna
Age: 19
Sex: "   [ditto from above: Female]
Married or Singer: S   [single]
Calling or Occupation: Seamstress
Able to Read / Write: Yes
Nationality (Country of which citizen or subject): Roumania
Race or People: Hebrew [Roumania crossed out]
Last Permanent Residence (Country / City or Town): Roumania / Yassy
The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came:
Father Y. Goldstein [or could this be I. Goldstein?]

Stradă Bushanska a Yassy

The final destination indicated is NY / New York. The second part of page 20 follows.

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Arrival Date:  August 3, 1914;
Microfilm Roll:  T715_2356; Page Number:  20; Line:  28. Record for Anna Goldstein.

By whom was passage paid? self
Whether in possession of $50 and if less, how much? $10
Whether ever before in the United States: no
Whether going to join a relative or friend and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address: brother: Max Goldstein, Forsyth Street 138 [or 130?], NY
Additional columns not shown above indicate that Anna was 5' tall, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes and a scar on the right cheek.


This is also written in Anna's row. I don't know if it refers to the fact that she is traveling with her brother Moische, or that she was met by her brother Max.

Anna died within a few years of her arrival in New York; she was supposedly hurt on a trolley (possibly hit by the trolley?) and died soon after. She is buried in a cemetery on Long Island. (Update: I found her death certificate - she died of cancer in her early 20's.)

Her brother Max died in the 1950's and is also likely buried in the same cemetery.

Morris (Moische) died in 1965 in Ventnor, New Jersey, and is buried in Woodbine, New Jersey. See Tombstone Tuesday to see his gravestone.

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