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Detained Aliens

Postby rancelli » 10 May 2012, 10:08

I don't understand why the people on line 86 would have been detained. For Angela Mastroberti and two children. What is the address that they were going to? It's kind of hard to make out.

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Postby liviomoreno » 10 May 2012, 12:52

The most commonly detained immigrants were women traveling alone (or with her children), destined to a husband, fiance, or male relative. These women could not be admitted without assurance that someone would care for and protect them. A woman may have been held to wait for her husband to come collect her, or to wait until a response was received to a telegram informing her husband or relative of her arrival. Once it was known someone expected her, she could be sent forward via rail to her destination. The "Cause of Detention" in these cases usually reads "to husb[and]," or to father, mother, sister, brother, brother-in-law (b-i-l), uncle, etc. Then, in the "Disposition" column, one will read the name and address of the person to whom the immigrant was released, even if that person is at an address far from Ellis Island.

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Re: Detained Aliens

Postby pink67 » 10 May 2012, 14:17

What is the address that they were going to?


I read 115 Morris Avenue

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Re: Detained Aliens

Postby Tessa78 » 10 May 2012, 17:18

pink67 wrote:
What is the address that they were going to?


I read 115 Morris Avenue

Laura


To husband Francesco Bucelli at the above address. I don't see a city/state.
They waited for 2 - 3 days. You can see that they were given 3 dinners and 3 suppers.

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Re: Detained Aliens

Postby pink67 » 10 May 2012, 17:46

Possibly the town was New York?

Arrival manifest page:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0008

Laura :D

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Re: Detained Aliens

Postby Tessa78 » 10 May 2012, 18:31

pink67 wrote:Possibly the town was New York?

Arrival manifest page:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0008

Laura :D


HI Laura :-D

Thanks for the manifest!
Yes, I believe you are correct in thinking New York! Did you notice that the address on the manifest reads "Morriston Ave" and husband's surname spelled Buselli?

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Re: Detained Aliens

Postby rancelli » 11 May 2012, 03:17

thanks everyone :)


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