1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 3:26 PM by Jenette Parish

    Looking for passenger records 1900-1905 for Graf Waldersee


      I've been searching for the passenger manifest for my grandfather, Morris (Moishe in Yiddish; Moritz in German) Tekotsky, who said on his Petition for Naturalization that he arrived in NY on the Graf Waldersee on June 27 1901 (leaving Hamburg on June 21, 1901) with his son, Emanuel. I have not been able to find this record. In fact, I cannot find any sailing by that ship on those dates. I've checked Ancestry at length but nothing has turned up. As far as I can see, that ship sailed on these dates. Is there a faster, methodical way to find this person's manifest?


      • 6/22/1900
      • 3/1901
      • 4/27/1901
      • 6/8/1901
      • 6/26/1902
      • 7/30/1902
      • Sept.21 1905 Series T 715 roll 622 Vol. 1331 frame 511
      • Sept. 28 1905 Series T 715 roll 622 Vol. 1339 frame 469
      • Dec. 29 1905 Series 715 Roll 653 Vol. 1416 frame 195
      • Dec. 30 1905  Series 715 Roll 653 Vol. 1416 frame 200
        • Re: Looking for passenger records 1900-1905 for Graf Waldersee
          Jenette Parish Adventurer

          Hello Ms. Seligman,


          I was able to confirm on our finding aids the arrival dates of the Graf Waldersee arriving in NYC on 4/27, 6/8, 8/29, and 10/11 in 1901. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York , NY, 1897-1957 has been digitized on ancestry.com and familysearch.org. The Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 are available on ancestry.com and familysearch.org as well. Unfortunately, it may be possible that the ancestor’s petition has poor information? I would look at the passenger list in the years on either side of 1901 as well.


          I found Morris Tekotsky’s naturalization petition is listed 2 Jul 1912 (pg. 85) in the Southern District of New York, New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-1924. You may request New York naturalization records from the National Archives regional location in NYC. 


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          I hope this information is helpful. Good Luck with your research!

          Jenny Parish

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