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Immigration stories

  1. 1. Immigration Stories A look at the ancestors of Carol Elizabeth Molnar who immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe.
  2. 2. Pavel and Mary Nemergut <ul><li>Pavel (Paul) Nemergut is born in 1973 in Austria-Czechoslovakia. He comes to America in 1893. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary is born in 1877 and arrives in 1896. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kent Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
  4. 4. 1900 Census
  5. 5. 1900 1920 1930
  6. 7. The Molnars <ul><li>Andras (Andrew) Molnar was born in Hungary in 1877. His wife, Borbala (Barbara) Orto was born in 1876. </li></ul><ul><li>They came to America more than once to work and return to Hungary. </li></ul><ul><li>They arrived in 1924 and remained for their lifetime. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Andras Molnar <ul><li>manifest </li></ul><ul><li>alien </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>occupation </li></ul><ul><li>literate </li></ul><ul><li>nationality </li></ul>S.S. Pennsylvania sailing from Hamburg 13th of February 1903 Arriving at Port of New York, March 1, 1903
  8. 9. The Molnars S.S. Pennsylvania
  9. 10. The Molnars in Bridgeport, CT 1930
  10. 11. Orland Street, Bridgeport, CT
  11. 12. Maria (Mary) Szepesi <ul><li>Born in Pennsylvania in 1909. Returned to Hungary with her family. </li></ul><ul><li>Left Hungary at age 16 to go to the United States and never saw her mother or father again. </li></ul><ul><li>Her brother Lajos (Louis) heard stories about America and soon followed to join his sister. Erzebet decided to stay in Hungary. </li></ul>
  12. 13. R.M.S. Aquitania
  13. 14. Ship’s Manifest <ul><li>Arriving on the ship “Aquitania” in New York Harbor in July 1926 </li></ul>
  14. 15. Novaj-Idrany, Hungary
  15. 16. Novaj-Idrany, Hungary
  16. 17. Resources <ul><li>Family Members (stories, photos, documents, bibles, addresses, memories, relatives) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth (maps) </li></ul><ul><li>Ancestry.com (census documents) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images (ships) </li></ul><ul><li>EllisIsland.org (passenger lists, immigration documents) </li></ul><ul><li>Family Search.org (documents, family trees) </li></ul><ul><li>Local historical societies (contact research department for help) </li></ul><ul><li>Books (Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City) </li></ul>

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