Your search is helping me with my own searches - helps you understand why you may have let yourself go off in a wrong direction (New Haven). Helps you refocus using the information that you know as true (or is part of the family story). In your situation, we known that the Friesland's log for 1908 had your Andrew with his father's contact info. We also know that he told the officials that he intended to stay with his cousin Michael Ryan in NYC. Is there a Ryan family in your family tree? Michael Ryan may not have been a first degree cousin rather a cousin of his parents. Your original post mentioned Nutley New Jersey - why? Could there have been other cousins in New Jersey that may have offered assistance? I'm asking these same questions about members of my own extended family tree.