2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2021 12:31 PM by Judith Kapp

    Seeking records about Bartholomew Golankiewicz

    Judith Kapp Wayfarer

      Are there records available listing immigrants arriving by ship that were denied entrance to the USA and their deposition from 1885-1905? I am tracing the life of an ancestor by the name of Bartholomew Golankiewicz who was born in Przeworsk, Poland.  He facilitated the immigration of several of his children and nephews to the USA between 1886 and 1903.  On his last trip escorting his young son, John Vincent Golankiewicz, he was detained by immigration when they arrived at NYC because the medical officer determined that he was senile.  He was sent back home on the Moltke, which I believe was likely going to Antwerp, Netherlands.  Bartholomew’s young son was not detained and likely was released to his stepsister, Sophia Golankiewicz Majewski, who helped many of her relatives get settled in the USA.  I would also like to learn about who arranged for their trip home, who paid for the trip, and where he landed in Europe.  I am curious about who would have looked out for someone who may have been too handicapped to travel alone during this trip.  I appreciate any you might give me in located such denial/deportation documents and/or specific help with Bartholomew’s denied entry.