2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2021 6:13 AM by Josette Schluter

    Seeking Immigration and Marriage Information for Fredericka Zalman

    Michele Strawmire Newbie

      Aka "Freda" and last name may also be Zallman or Zallaman.  She was born March 19, 1903 in Maolopolskie (Krakow) Poland.  Perhaps is daughter of Johanna Boehnke and Friedrich Zalman.  Also search for any marriage record prior to 1950 New Jersey  with Stanley Diuk.  Also any divorce record between Stanley and Michalena Diuk. All help is very appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking Immigration and Marriage Information for Fredericka Zalman
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          This is the passenger arrival record for Fredericka Zallman, which lists her father as Antoni Zalman in Lubomir. (2nd from bottom)



          Best I can tell Michelena and Stanley did not divorce and Stanley did not legally marry Freda until after Michelena died.  He and Freda had several children and were living as husband and wife in Ohio, but were not legally married.  They returned to Newark in 1950 to marry, probably to assure that no one in Ohio could discover that they were not legally married earlier.

          • Re: Seeking Immigration and Marriage Information for Fredericka Zalman
            Josette Schluter Tracker

            Dear Ms. Strawmire,

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 6/16/1897 - 7/3/1957 (T715) in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that may include the lists of SS Kroolan for August 1921. Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


            Additionally, you may wish to search U.S. Population schedules for entries for Fredericka Zalman Diuk. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and  the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Fredericka Zalman Diuk and Stanley Diuk  in both Ohio and New Jersey.  The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact RDT1 via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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            We suggest that you contact the New Jersey State Archives to request a search for a marriage certificate. You may wish to note any name variants or broaden your search for the surrounding years. New Jersey divorce decrees are available through the Superior Court of New Jersey Records Center. For more information on obtaining a certified copy of a divorce decree, call the Records Center at: 609-421-6100 or visit their website. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for New Jersey and Ohio may be helpful.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!