[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] 2 Tulowices and the polish borders of 1920

Rose Ingram roseingram at shaw.ca
Wed Jun 16 07:10:45 PDT 2004


Here's my guess.

Perhaps Auntie's birth place was misunderstood by the census taker.  Someone
with a heavy accent and could have said "Jenowice" or something similar.

The handwriting on the manifest is a good sampling of 'earthworm font'.   I
think the transcriber did a very good job coming up with Meniczowa. I
guessed Munczowa or Mniczowa.   Using the Shtetlseeker I searched all three
spellings and came up with the same list of search results.  There is a
Mniszewo/Miniszewo (Minchau), 150 miles WNW of Warsaw.  It sits in the
middle of a triangle created by the cities of Wagrowiec, Znin and Gniezno.

About 2 miles (4 kilometes) north of Miniszewo is the town of
Janowiec/Janowitz and also village of Janowiec.

This is all I could find where both places could be close together.

Rose Ingram

From: "Michael  Tuesday, June 15, 2004

 >The reason for this question is my aunt claimed to have been born in
> Jalowice. Her mother went back to Russian Poland to have her. Some have
> suggested that this Jelowica in the Ukraine. The US census required that
> you give your birth place as defined by the borders of 1920. The
> response of for the family was Poland.
>                                  Mike

>  My grand mother does not give Jalowice as the
town she is returning from upon arrival in the USA. I have shared the
scan of the manifest with some on the list. The handwriting is very
difficult, but it appears to be M????czowa. If anyone is interested look
up Auguste Muller May 12, 1906 at the EI site.

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