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Sailing in the Titanic’s wake

One hundred years ago today, my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska arrived at the dock in Cuxhaven, Germany where the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria was taking on passengers for the journey to New York. After a 900 mile trip overland from her … Continue reading

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The final chapter in the Bosakowski immigration story

In a series of earlier posts, I described how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska was one of over a dozen family members who came to America in the early years of the 20th century in a classic chain migration. Katarzyna’s older … Continue reading

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Maria Daniel and the next-to-the-last journey of the S.S. Elbe

I think I found the record of my great-grandmother’s passage to America. If I’m right, she sailed to New York on the S.S. Elbe in January 1895. It turned out to be the last group of immigrants to cross over … Continue reading

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The Bosakowskis take Manhattan: 1910-1915

In an earlier post, I provided an overview of the sixteen Bosakowski cousins – including my grandmother Katarzyna – who immigrated from Zalozce, Austria to the United States in the first two decades of the 20th century. Then, in a … Continue reading

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My grandmother’s immigration records – at long last!

When you start a family history project you have this dream of finding the very moment when your ancestor first set foot in America. In practice, this can be extremely frustrating. There are all kinds of indexes and databases, from … Continue reading

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The first group of Bosakowskis come to New York: 1905-1910

On May 26, 1905 Ignacy Bosakowski sailed into New York harbor on the S.S. Carpathia – a ship that would become famous seven years later when it rescued the survivors of the Titanic. Ignacy boarded the ship in Trieste two … Continue reading

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