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Re: Need help finding record VIZEK

Posted: 1335536824000
Classification: Query
1) Croatians typically did not and do not now have middle names The reason your Dragutin used the middle name Matia (=Mathew) is that his father is listed on the manifest as Matiyas. It was a common practice for men from Croatia to adapt their father's given name as their middle name once in America.

2) Croatian Charles/Carl may be Karlo... but more commonly are Dragutin or Drago

And here is your Grandfather (as seen by the Ancestry transcribers

Name: Orabotin Nicek
Arrival Date: 28 Aug 1913
Birth Year: abt 1894
Birth Location: Hungary
Birth Location Other: hatina
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Race: German
Port of Departure: Cuxhaven
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Imperator

And here is how the Ellis Island org transcribers saw his name

First Name: Drabotin
Last Name: Nicek
Race German
Last Place of Residence: Slatnia, Hungary
Date of Arrival: Aug 27, 1913
Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Imperator
Port of Departure: Cuxhaven
Manifest Line Number: 0001
Destination Cleveland Ohio

The person who filled out the manifest at the Port of Departure had some bad handwriting! Also notice he left from Cuxhaven

Slatina is a town in Virovitica county in the Slavonia region of Croatia Where you will find 6 phone listings in the current online phone book

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

Manifest pages are attached below

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jimcarter1955 1335471454000 
Robert Jerin 1335536824000 
jimcarter1955 1335538269000 
jimcarter1955 1335552189000 
Robert Jerin 1335606555000 
jimcarter1955 1335607855000 
jimcarter1955 1335608135000 
Robert Jerin 1335615645000 
Robert Jerin 1335606771000 
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