Stephen Prusik's Ellis Island Records
Arriving May 16, 1907 at age 17

Stephen Prusik's Signature

The following records are screen captures from EllisIsland.org 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 this could be 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 his "half brother". That would imply that Grandpa Prusik also had "half-brothers". Therefore, I present both documents.



Ellis.Org Ship Manifest May 16, 1907 List

Figure 1. Here is the transcribed Ship's Manifest List and Stephen Prusik is number 1 from Partjoki, Russia. (The names and towns are translated or spelled so many different ways. Here this spelling is similar to modern day Parciaki, Poland. (click image to make bigger)



Ellis.Org Passenger Record

Figure 2. The passenger record



Table 1. My attempt to decipher the writing on the Ellis Island Passenger Manifest for Szczepan (Stephen) Prusik
1.  No. or List1
2.  Name in FullSzczepan Prusik
3.  Age Years Months17
4.  Sexmale
5.  Married or Singlesingle
6.  Calling or Occupationlab.
7.  Able to read/writeyes/yes
8.  Nationality (Country of which citizen or subjectRussia
9.  Race or PeoplePol.
10. Last Residence (Last permanent residence, country and city of townParkjoki
11. Final destination State, City or TownBoston, Mass
12. Whether having a ticket to such final destinationYes
13. By whom was passage paid?Brother
14. Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?$3.00
15. Whether ever before in the United States, and if so when and where?No
16. Whether going to join a relative or friends; and if so what relative or friend and his name and complete addressBrother Julian Prusik, 115 Salemsh, Boston 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 2 inches
ComplexionFair
HairBrown
EyesBrown
MarksNone
BirthPartjoki


Ship Manifest Oct 21, 1903 List Top 2/3

Figure 3. The top two-thirds of the passenger manifest. S.S. Potsdam sailing from Rotterdam, May 4th, 1907. Arriving New York May 16, 1903 -- a 12 day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Grandfather is passenger 1 on this form



Ellis.Org Ship Manifest Oct 21, 1903 Bottom 2/3

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



Ellis.Org Ship Oct 21, 1903 List

Figure 5. A photo of the ship that Stephen (Szczepan) Prusik arrived on Ellis Island in May 16, 1907

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