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How do you find out why a Norwegian immigrant went to a certain location in the USA?

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How do you find out why a Norwegian immigrant went to a certain location in the USA?

Posted: 1 Mar 2010 10:47AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Valeur, Liebrich/Liebrick
My great-grandmother, Dagny Valeur, arrived at Ellis Island on 3 Sep 1912 aboard the Oscar II (from Christiania, Norway) at age 16. Her destination is written as "Friends Mr. & Mrs. Wm. H. Liebrich (or Liebrick) / 4952 Warnock Street, Philadelphia, PA." (4952 Warnock Street is a row-home.)

Is there any way to tell why she would be going to the Liebrich's home? Or how she connected with them before leaving Norway? I assume she would be a servant for them, but I would like to know what she was doing at 4952 Warnock Street and how they were her friends.

She would not be on a US Census with the Liebrich's because she arrived after 1910 and was married before 1920.

I have attached a .jpg of Dagny's manifest list; she is line #22.

Any little bit of help would be much appreciated. I know this is somewhat long and confusing.

Takk.

Jill Hurley
New Jersey, USA
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