if anyone has more information on my great grandfather i would appreciate it. the following info was sent to me while researching....
Thank You!!! this is very much appreciated as well as all of the separate documents sent to me by email. they are now family treasures to be added to our heirloom family history books. i owe my gratitude for the following extensive research by robertjerin for his time and generosity of finding the following information. i have posted it here for others who may be seeking the same information as well as follows...
Here is a possibility for my grandfather, Joseph JACOBS sr. born in hudson ny. he was survived by mary major, alex, and steve in his obituary.
what was found... living in Newark NJ 1930 census
Mary Jacob 54 immigrated Hungary 1910 Widowed
Frank Jacob 23 son immgrated Hungary 1910
Joe Jacob 17 son born NY
Alex Jacob 12
Mary Jacob 11
Stevie Jacob 10
Frank in Hungarian is Ferencz and JACOB could be spelled JAKAB in Hungarian,
the C never has the sound K like it does in English....
OK!!! Now perhaps this could be the same JACOBS family, whose destination is Hudson NY !
Date of Arrival: Feb 15, 1911
Ship of Travel: Carmania
Port of Departure: Fuime (Fiume is actually Rijeka Croatia)
JAKAB, Maria age 31 married
Former Residence Olaszka Hungary
Next of kin at Olaszka her father TAKACS, Janos
Destination Hudson NY to husband Ferencz at 14 North 2nd St
Traveling with children
JAKAB, Regina age 8 (female)
JAKAB, Irina age 6 (female)
JAKAB, Ferencz age 3 (male)
TAKACS, sounds like tahkahch, translates to Weaver in English, Janos is Magyar
(this is what ethnic Hungarians call themselves) for John
Olaszka is now called Olaszfa located 108.4 miles WSW of Budapest http://www.mapquest.com/?le=t&q=47.0167%2C16.8833&zo
I can not find Maria's husbands ship manifest. Maybe he did use someone else's
passoprt, which was somewhat common in those days, people would share passports.
Hungary did not really want people to leave, but had little choice. Or... his
name is not found as hundreds of pages of ship manifests are damaged, with
entire names wiped out or only partially readable.
There is a Frank JACOB, from Hungary, Living in Columbia County NY (where Hudson
is located) married, but living as a boarder, working in a brickyard, immigrated
from Hungary 1907