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finding grandparents parents

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Re: finding grandparents parents

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 12:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Dec 2012 12:36PM GMT
Do you subscribe to If not, you can go to the free Ellis Island website and find Paul RAAB's ship manifest entering the U.S. on the ship Kroonnland on September 11, 1906.

Included is his last place of residence and the name of the person he is traveling to join. This would be a good place for you to start your research.

His listed age was 16 when he entered the U.S. in 1906, making his birth date about 1890 in Germany. Knowing from the ship list that he was joining his aunt in St. Louis, Missouri, we can find his World War 1 draft registration card:

St. Louis, Missouri, June 5, 1917

Paul J. Rabb [his signature gave the correct spelling of RAAB], age 28

address: 6942 Manchester, St. Louis, MO
birth date: December 8, 1889
citizenship: alien
where were you born: Steinbach, Germany.
occupation: cane maker [looks as though it says core maker]
by whom employed: Scullen? [can't read well] Gallagher
supporting: wife and three children
married, caucasian, no prior military service
medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair, not bald.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jerry raab 9 Dec 2012 2:38PM GMT 
barbdale_1 9 Dec 2012 6:26PM GMT 
jerry raab 12 Dec 2012 11:58PM GMT 
bethrau1 9 Dec 2012 7:25PM GMT 
RPokorny 9 Dec 2012 8:31PM GMT 
jerry raab 13 Dec 2012 12:21AM GMT 
RPokorny 13 Dec 2012 4:22PM GMT 
jerry raab 13 Dec 2012 5:39PM GMT 
kumeyaayindia... 13 Dec 2012 4:48PM GMT 
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