thank you for your reply - There is no line through the name on either manifest and I know for sure that he did make the 1898 crossing (and on some records states that this was when he emigrated. But there seem to be two different Norwegian Ship manifests – possibly for the same crossing.) Names above and below my grandfathers are the same on each manifest. The captain has (I’ve just checked) put March 1898 on the manifest that Ancestry suggests was an SS Norwegian 1897 manifest. Perhaps someone messed the page up and started again. Although my g/father has put “resided in the US from 1897 – 1920 on his passport application (1920 with photo so it’s his)... it’s a puzzle! I just wanted to know whether my g/father made one or two crossings in the same ship at the same time of the year… like I said – it’s a puzzle!