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Re: Need help finding record VIZEK

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 8:27AM GMT
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 26 Apr 2012 8:17PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 27 Apr 2012 2:27PM GMT 
jimcarter1955 27 Apr 2012 2:51PM GMT 
jimcarter1955 27 Apr 2012 6:43PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 28 Apr 2012 9:49AM GMT 
jimcarter1955 28 Apr 2012 10:10AM GMT 
jimcarter1955 28 Apr 2012 10:15AM GMT 
Robert Jerin 28 Apr 2012 12:20PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 28 Apr 2012 9:52AM GMT 
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