My name is Stefan. I am writing you this message from Bulgaria, trying to find more information about my ancestor, who has emmigrated to the United States in the beginning of 20th century.
My grand-uncle name is Pani Dimitrov, but I have encountered the alternative spellings Pani Dimitroff, Paul Dimitroff, Pani Dimotroff and Pani Dmitrov. He is white, male and 30 years old in 1907, which is believed to be the year of his immigration to the USA. The year of birth should be either 1876 or 1877. During my online research at the Ellis Island Foundation I was able to find the manifest of alien passengers for the U.S. immigration officer at port of arrival, which includes the name of Pani Dimitrov. The name of the ship is “Blucher”, sailing from Hamburg (Germany) on April 24th 1907 and arriving at New York City on May 7th 1907. His co-travelers are Dan Koinoff, Marin Mincoff and Ivan Zortoff. All four come from the village of Gagalia (alternative: Gagalya), District of Ruse, Bulgaria. This small villager no longer exists and currently it is part of the village of Nikolovo. The traveling destination is Huron (Ohio, would be my guess) where resides the friend Ivan Uzineff (his address is stated to be just “Box 366”).
During the United States Census of 1910 there is another track of Pani Dimotroff, who I believe to be my grand-uncle Pani Dimitrov. His residence is located at Superior Ward 10, Douglas, Wisconsin – it is supposed to be a boarding house. The census information points that the occupation of Pani Dimitrov is railroad worker. His marital status is “married”. From the other hand, the year of immigration is stated to be 1909 and this does not match the mention before year of immigration (1907). However, the age of the person seems to be right (34 years old in 1910). My grand uncle is not included in any further census documentations.
Pani Dimitrov has left in Bulgaria one daughter, born on January 7th 1906, passed away on January 20th 1982.
I turned to the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) for help, but its volunteer could not make any further steps.
I will really appreciate any information about the following: Finding personal information about Pani Dimitrov such as another marriage, death record etc. Finding information about his relatives – spouse, children, others if any…