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ViewMate Posting VM 68954

Submitted by Barrie Lynn Karp, PhD

Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 3/24/2019 2:04 PM
Family Surname: Weiss
Country: Hungary
Town: Zombor
Date of Image: 1905
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Sade/Sadie WEISS: Where was she born? Legibility of name of town on passenger manifest where it says she last lived? Zombor? Sombor? Lombor?. Arrival
11 July 1905 • New York, New York.
Age: 18. Seamstress. Destination: brother, Albert Weiss, 730 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn. Birth Date 17 Dec 1886. Passenger manifest attached. Edit
1452490Bernath Weiser 1b
Marriage 11 Nov 1908 • New York City, New York, USA
Weiser, Bernath. Nov11, 1908. 20850 (1908)Manhattan 1452490. Bride: Weiss, Sade. Brother Adolph Weiss listed as one of 2 witnesses. Other witness: Morris Gottesman. THANK YOU.

Bernath Bernard Weiser

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8/8/2018 6:42 PM Hello Barrie,

Sadie Weiss was from Zombor, Hungary. She was a citizen of Hungary and last resided in Zombor. I do not see a column nor information for place of birth....Jo
8/8/2018 11:29 PM

Last residence is definitely Zombor, of which there was only one, the city in Bács-Bodrog (and now in Serbia). There was also Kiszombor in Torontál and Mezőzombor in Zemplén, but by 1905, neither of those would've appeared without their disambiguating prefixes.

Unfortunately, 1905 arrivals is still the one-page form, which just gives last residence and destination. There's no birthplace, and no nearest relative left behind, so with a name as common as Weiss, it's very hard to definitely identify her.

Notice that this Sadie's destination is a brother _Albert_, while you say that the marriage has a witness _Adolph_. Also notice that Albert lived in Brooklyn, while the marriage was in Manhattan.

In U.S. documents you've found that are definitely your Sadie, is there anything to corroborate this arrival date or occupation or brother?

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