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Tracing Ancestors in Tabriz, Persia -- JACOB

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Re: Tracing Ancestors in Tabriz, Persia -- JACOB

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The Peter in your report does not appear to be my Grandfather. I'm not sure what you have been looking at when you found the info that you did? I thought that if I were to find his original birth certificate, then I would be able to possibly find out his mother's name and father's name. Below is the info I have:

Petros Jacopa (Akopa), was born on May 15, 1891, in Tabriz, Persia. He spoke Assyrian. His father died when he was very young and no one knows what his name was for sure. His mother, Miriam, married a second time to an elderly man, who was probably a farmer. He had other children, and treated Peter like a farmhand. He lived with his step-family until, most likely, age 18 yrs., when he moved to Russia. He lived in a town called Urmie for about one or two years. I was told that his mother eventually died in an earthquake. (Have no idea which one, and where, except that I assume it was there somewhere in Persia (Iran.)

He immigrated to America on February 4, 1911, departing from the Port of Libau, Russia on a ship called the "Birma". The ship was part of the Russian East-Asiatic Steamship Co. Ltd. - - The Russian-AmericaLine. The ship's list, or Manifest, was 18, the number on the ship's list or manifest was 28. The date of the ship's departure is listed asFebruary 21, 1911, as reported at the U.S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service Medical Department Ellis Island, N. Y., March 13, 1911.Thus the trip took about 20 days.

On a document in Libau, Russia, it stated that Peter was examined on February 13, 1911, at age 22 yrs., by Dr. C. M. DeForest, P.H. & M.H.Serv. USA Act. Asst. Surg. Peter was found to not have any quarantinable diseases.

Peter became a Naturalized U.S. Citizen on January 13, 1928.
The document was signed by Charles M.Bates, Clerk, Dist. Court of the U.S.
Northern Dist. of Illinois; Petition, Volume 278, Number 44924, #2720985Certificate of Naturalization.

Peter died on January 21, 1940 in Chicago, IL.
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