Stephen Prusik's (Sczepan Pruschik) Ellis Island Records
Arriving October 25, 1906 at age 23

Stephen Prusik's Signature

The following records are screen captures from website.

These Ellis Island Records show two Stephen Prusiks (Szcepan Pruschik and Szezpan Prusik) arriving at Ellis Island one October 25, 1906 and the second May 16, 1907. The age of the 1906 person is 23, and the 1907 was 17. The 1907 matches Grandfather's Birthyear of 1890. The other record would be a birthyear of 1883. The similarities of these two records except for the age hint that these are possibly the same person. Especially striking is the similarity that both persons are traveling to their "brother Julian" in Massachusetts. This could imply Grandpa Prusik went back to Poland between Oct 1906 and May 1907. The other possible reason is that there were two Stephen Prusiks? I base this possibility on the fact that Julian Prusik's Ellis Island Ship Manifest states that he was going to Boston Massachuetts to be with a "half brother". That would imply that Grandpa Prusik also had "half-brothers". Therefore, I present both documents.

Ellis.Org Ship Manifest October 25, 1906 List

Figure 1. Here is the transcribed Ship's Manifest List and Stephen Prusik is number 13 from Polish Parzaki, Russia. (The towns name is spelled so many different ways but the are all similar to Parciaki, Poland (click image to make bigger)

Ellis.Org Passenger Record

Figure 2. The passenger record (click to view a larger image)

Table 1. My attempt to decipher the writing on the Ellis Island Passenger Manifest for Szcepan (Stephen) Prusik who arrived in New York October 25, 1906
1.  No. or List13
2.  Name in FullSzcepan Pruschik
3.  Age Years Months23
4.  Sexmale
5.  Married or Singlesingle
6.  Calling or Occupationfarm laborer
7.  Able to read/writeyes/yes
8.  Nationality (Country of which citizen or subjectRussia
9.  Race or PeoplePolish
10. Last Residence (Last permanent residence, country and city of townParzaki
11. Final destination State, City or TownE. Dedham, Mass.
12. Whether having a ticket to such final destinationNo
13. By whom was passage paid?Self
14. Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?$3-5
15. Whether ever before in the United States, and if so when and where?No/No
16. Whether going to join a relative or friends; and if so what relative or friend and his name and complete addressBrother Julian Pruschik, Box 32, E. Dedham, Mass
17. Ever in prison or almshouse or an institution or hospital for the care and treatment of the insane or supported by charityNo
18. Whether a polgamistNo
19. Whether an AnarchistNo
20. Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise or agreement, expressed or implied, to preform labor in the United StatesNo
21. Condition of Health, Mental and PhysicalGood
Height5 feet 4 inches (either a 4 or fancy 7?)
HairThey used a ditto here after Blonde or could it refer to Brown
EyesThey also used a ditto mark here following Blue but could refer to more common Brown?
MarksMole on Chin

Figure 3. The top portion of the passenger manifest for the S.S. Rhein sailing from Bremen, Germany October 13, 1906. Arriving in New York Harbor Oct 25, 1906 -- a 12 day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Szcepan (Stephen) Pruschik is passenger 13 of this form

Figure 4. I could not fit the entire manifest form in one screen capture. This is the bottom portion of the form above.

Ellis.Org Ship Oct 21, 1903 List

Figure 5. A photo of the ship that Stephen (Szcepan) Prusik arrived on Ellis Island in October 25, 1906

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