Saturday, July 4, 2009

Coming Through Ellis Island 105 Years Ago

My wonderful Grandmother, Amalia "Mollie" Koleber Margheim is pictured below with her parents, George and Katie Koleber and her two older brothers George Jr. and Daniel shortly after they arrived in America, coming through Ellis Island, as evidenced in the Passenger Record below their photo. Their arrival occurred on July 8, 1904. My grandmother was born October 6, 1902 in Kratzke, Saratov, Russia. Her estimated age of 11 months is incorrect on the ship manifest. The "Last Place of Residence" is given as Italy. Neither my Dad nor I know why they sailed from Italy.

They sailed on the Ship 'Umbria', pictured below in the photo available at EllisIsland.org.

105 years ago on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009.
I'm so glad your family made it to America, Grandma!

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