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Help with Immigration Record (Austria)

Post by mkaykrista » 27 May 2019, 17:00

I'm having a very difficult time locating my great-great grandfather's immigration paperwork. I'm hoping to find this so I can possibly confirm more details about his life.

Here is what I know:
Nicholas Zavoyski
Born in Austria(?) in 1863
Died in Ansonia, Connecticut Oct 17, 1938
Immigrated between 1880-1883 (per census records)
Married Julia Tuz ~1896
Lived in Ansonia/Seymour Connecticut
Parishioner at Three Saints Orthodox Church in Ansonia, Connecticut
Had 9 children, all born in Ansonia, Connecticut

I have a lead that suggests Nicholas was from the Lemko culture. Sadly I know nothing about his parents or extended family, except that he had a cousin Nicholas who lived with him per the 1910 census.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Help with Immigration Record (Austria)

Post by suanj » 31 May 2019, 11:44

I no found the arrival, but the surname spelling appearing ZAWISKI on 1900 census, and I believe right… in the family on 1900 census lived also another person, with same name, cousin of your ancestor…
I believe that a possible place could be Zawadka Rymanowska, Galizien, Austria ( currently in Poland) or near…

Nicolas Zawiski
United States Census, 1900
Name
Nicolas Zawiski
Event Type
Census
Event Year
1900
Event Place
Ansonia city Ward 2 (northeast side), New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Gender
Male
Age
37
Marital Status
Married
Race
White
Race
W
Relationship to Head of Household
Head
Relationship to Head of Household
Head
Years Married
4
Birth Date
Nov 1863
Birthplace
Austria

Marriage Year (Estimated)
1896
Immigration Year
1882
Father's Birthplace
Austria
Mother's Birthplace
Austria
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Nicolas Zawiski
Head
M
37
Austria
Julia Zawiski
Wife
F
22
Austria
Annie Zawiski
Daughter
F
3
Connecticut
Mary Zawiski
Daughter
F
8
Connecticut
Necolas Zawiski
Cousin
M
35
Austria

John A Anderson
Boarder
M
25
Sweden
Donko Wisoski
Boarder
M
26
Austria
Tarafrom Wisoski
Boarder
M
20
Austria
no much help…. but hoping helpful,
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Re: Help with Immigration Record (Austria)

Post by mkaykrista » 19 Jun 2019, 16:13

Good morning. Thank you, I have this census record in my records. The last name is spelt different almost every time, from Zavoyski, Zawoyski, Zawiski and today it's spelt Savoyski. I'm just not sure how to bridge the gap between American and international records.

I did recently discover his father's name is Andrew and mother is Eva (last name listed as unobtainable on death record).
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Re: Help with Immigration Record (Austria)

Post by suanj » 19 Jun 2019, 16:47

Hi, I found a immigration record, probable by name and age.. but this person arrived on 1895

Mikolaj Zawiski (NICOLAJ really)
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island)
Name
Mikolaj Zawiski
Event Type
Immigration
Event Date
05 Nov 1895
Event Place
Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States
Gender
Male
Age
33
Marital Status
Married
Nationality
Austria, Austrian
Birth Year
1862
Departure Port
Bremen
Ship Name
Fulda
Page Number
1550
Affiliate Line Number
0007

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1368704
this is the most probable, but don't match final destination…
your suggestions?
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Re: Help with Immigration Record (Austria)

Post by mkaykrista » 12 Aug 2019, 22:29

Yikes I forgot about this topic!

It's very possible this is him, as I suspect his name was not spelt "Nicholas" in his home country. I've assumed he was married around 1896 as the 1930 census shows the age he was married at 32. This is assuming my other records are correct in him being born in 1864, but it's very possible the dates are fudged a bit. I visited Ansonia Town Hall in Connecticut (where he settled after immigrating) and the clerk didn't find a marriage record for this year. She was kindly doing free research for me, so I didn't pester her to search other years.

I'm currently working on finding his town of birth under the assumption he is from the Lemko culture as was his wife, Julianna Tuz. It was recently discovered with some very kind help that she was most likely born in Bartne, Poland. The search continues!
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