[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] dombrowo

Dave Obee daveobee at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 4 09:22:53 PDT 2011

There are a lot of assumptions here! All of this might turn out to be true, or it could turn out to be a well-documented case of mistaken identity.

1. My first thought on Wolymin would be Wolomin, near Warsaw. Second thought would be Wolhynien.

2. He would have been two months shy of his 19th birthday when he made is solo voyage. An 18-year-old doing that alone would be highly unlikely (although not impossible). I would look in the manifest for someone older from the same village or an adjacent village.

3. Where did you find the manifest? It does not appear to be on the Library and Archives website. I could find the Hamburg list, but not the manifest.

4. The guy in the Oklahoma census is your guy, for sure? Have you looked at all of the available census returns that would show him? Namely, 1900 through 1930? First World War registration?

Dave Obee

----- Original Message -----
From: edpet at cox.net
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 7:34
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] dombrowo
To: Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
Cc: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> Jerry...Thanks for the reply.   Emanuel Wolf was born 
> 26 June 1873.  I never knew the names of his parents, nor 
> did any one in my immediate family know them.  Evidently 
> Granddad didn't like to share information.  From an old 
> church form (Lutheran), he indicated he was from Wolymin, which 
> I assumed was Volhynia.  From an early Oklahoma census form 
> he declared that he came to the U.S. in 1892 and was naturalized 
> in 1898.  By looking at immigration passenger records I 
> have found only one Emanuel Wolf born in 1873 who came from 
> Russia.  The Hamburg list shows him to be from 
> Dombrowo.  Since there are villages with this name in 
> Volhynia, I thought, maybe, I was on the right track.  This 
> same Emanuel Wolf arrived in Montreal in 1892, and if this was 
> my Grandfather, he somehow made his way to western Oklahoma, 
> married Louise Scherbinske from Alt Postal and began farming and 
> raising a family.  He named his oldest son Johann, which 
> may be a clue to his father's name.  I haven't looke!
>  d at any records from Montreal, but on the manifest of the 
> Wandrahm, the ship he came on, he evidently came alone unless he 
> came with a relative with a different last name.   
> Aside from the few real facts gleaned about this Emanuel Wolf, I 
> am only guessing that this is the one I am looking for.
> Thanks...
> Ed
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