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Albert EINSTEIN immigration records help

Albert EINSTEIN immigration records help

Posted: 20 May 2010 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 May 2010 1:13PM GMT
Surnames: EINSTEIN
I am new to Ancestry.com. I have registered but not yet joined. I will do so if it looks like I may be able to locate the information I am looking for.

My mother grew up in Princeton, NJ, where her father was a friend of Albert Einstein. There is a rumor in the family that Dr. Einstein asked my grandfather to sign immigration papers vouching for Dr. Einstein's family (wife and children) when them came over from Europe. I don't know if it is true, but would love to find copies of their immigration papers to find out.

Is there a chance that Dr. Einstein's family's immigration documents would be available? If so, how could I locate and view them?

Thank you.

Harry Dreier

Re: Albert Einstein immigration records help

Posted: 20 May 2010 9:13PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 21 May 2010 1:13PM GMT
Surnames: Koch
For those wishing to help... here's some info that might help further.

Albert Einstein

Birth Father: Hermann Einstein
Birth Mother: Pauline Koch
Birth Place: Ulm, Germany
Birth Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 March 1879
Death Date: 18 April 1955
Death Cause: Internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Death Place: Princeton, New Jersey

Re: Albert Einstein immigration records help

Posted: 20 May 2010 11:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I couldn't find a naturalization record but This might be his passenger list,how many Albert Einsteins came over who were professors?


http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/Default.aspx?htx=View&r...

Re: Albert Einstein immigration records help

Posted: 21 May 2010 1:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are witnesses who sign citizenship papers, vouching for the reputation of the petitioner and confirming that he has resided in the US for at least 5 years. You can search out Einstein's naturalization documents, probably in the National Archives in New York. I don't believe N.J. has a NARA branch
He was naturalized in a New Jersey court.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Citizen-Einstein.jpg

Re: Albert Einstein immigration records help

Posted: 21 May 2010 12:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, everyone, for your help.

Re: Albert EINSTEIN immigration records help

Posted: 23 May 2010 1:47AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2010 4:07PM GMT
EINSTEIN was married twice first to Mileva MARIC (Serbian) and then in 1919 to Elsa Löwenthal (She was his first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally), whom he had a a relationship with since 1912. Mileva and Albert had seperated in 1914

Mileva and Albert had 2 sons Hans Albert (1904) and Eduard (1910)

Elsa visited the US several times but immgrated permanently 1933

Hans Albert moved to the US 1937 and Naturalized at Greenville SC in the 1940s

Eduard suffered from schizophrenia and was cared for by his mother Mileva until she died in 1948. He did not have much of a relationship with his father.

Name: Elsa Einstein
Arrival Date: 17 Oct 1933
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birth Location: Germany
Birth Location Other: hechingen
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Hebrew
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Westernland

It is interesting that Einstein would accuse the Yugoslav/Serbian dictator king of attrocities

http://www.croatianhistory.net/gif/nyt1.jpg

Robert

Re: Albert EINSTEIN immigration records help

Posted: 24 May 2010 1:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Robert, that's great information.

Harry
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