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Title Passport, U.S., of Agnes Caroline Sandin (nee Nilsen), issued May 11, 1922.
Object Name Passport
Catalog Number 2014.021.0029
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Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content United States Passport of Agnes Caroline Sandin (nee Nilsen), issued May 11, 1922.

Passport, single folio, 8-3/4" wide x 12-1/8" high folded to 4-1/2" wide x 6" high. Lacking cover. Serial no. 166908. PDF on file.

(Note: she was, as Agnes Nilsen, an immigrant to U.S. and arrived as a steerage passenger on the S.S. United States, Scandinavian American Line, landing in Hoboken on Nov. 10, 1914.)

Photo of Sandini. Signed by Secretary of State Charles Evan Hughes (as Charles E. Hughes).

With: duplicate baptism certificate for Agnes Karoline Nilsen, issued Porsgrunn, Norway, July 4, 1962.

Printed form with typewritten entries, validation stamp and signature. All text in Norwegian.

Note that the birth date (Fodt dato og år) is stated as 7/10-1895 (Oct. 7, 1895) where the passport listed her date of birth as Oct. 7, 1897 and age as 24.

Back has holographic notes about her certificate of naturalization (March 14, 1918 in Brooklyn, N.Y.) and marriage (married Feb. 13, 1919 - "citizen on Husband's papers.")

See notes. PDF includes images of these related documents: ship's manifest; naturalization certificate application; 1920 census; 1940 census.
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immigration / transportation / travel /
Notes Exhibition 2014: Hoboken, Ellis Island, and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924
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Research regarding this person by Dr. Christina Ziegler-McPherson, 2014

See this passport application (probably for the trip the passport references):

http://interactive.ancestry.com/1174/USM1490_1961-0353/678234?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3frank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-g%26gsfn%3dagnes%26gsfn_x%3dNN%26gsln%3dsandin%26gsln_x%3dXO%26msbdy%3d1895%26msbpn__ftp%3dNorway%26msbpn%3d5173%26msbpn_PInfo%3d3-%257c0%257c1652381%257c0%257c5173%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c%26cpxt%3d0%26catBucket%3drstp%26uidh%3d9d7%26msbdp%3d2%26cp%3d0%26pcat%3dROOT_CATEGORY%26h%3d678234%26recoff%3d5%2b7%26db%3dUSpassports%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d3&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord

She notes that she is going with her infant daughter to Norway to visit her mother. Note that the photo is obviously not Agnes Sandin (for the application on the previous page)

This 1920 Census is before the baby was born (William and Agnes are at the bottom, William is listed as "son," because his father is the head of household):

http://interactive.ancestry.com/6061/4313506-00203/20567438?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3frank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-g%26gsfn%3dagnes%26gsfn_x%3dNN%26gsln%3dsandin%26gsln_x%3dXO%26msbdy%3d1895%26msbpn__ftp%3dNorway%26msbpn%3d5173%26msbpn_PInfo%3d3-%257c0%257c1652381%257c0%257c5173%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c%26cpxt%3d0%26catBucket%3drstp%26uidh%3d9d7%26msbdp%3d2%26cp%3d0%26pcat%3dROOT_CATEGORY%26h%3d20567438%26db%3d1920usfedcen%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d2&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord

Her husband William A. Sandin notes his occupation as ship's navigator. The couple lived in Brooklyn, at #17 57th St., with his parents. The Sandin family were Swedish.

In 1940, the couple had moved to 86-17 252 Street in Queens and had 3 daughters; the father was now a pilot for the city fire department.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/2442/m-t0627-02735-00972/12008694?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3frank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-g%26gsfn%3dagnes%26gsfn_x%3dNN%26gsln%3dsandin%26gsln_x%3dXO%26msbdy%3d1895%26msbpn__ftp%3dNorway%26msbpn%3d5173%26msbpn_PInfo%3d3-%257c0%257c1652381%257c0%257c5173%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c%26cpxt%3d0%26catBucket%3drstp%26uidh%3d9d7%26msbdp%3d2%26cp%3d0%26pcat%3dROOT_CATEGORY%26h%3d12008694%26db%3d1940usfedcen%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d1&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord

Agnes Sandin died in Jamaica, Queens in December 1981.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=54540753&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=1174
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People Nilsen, Agnes Karoline
Sandin, Agnes Caroline
Date 1922
Year Range from 1922.0
Year Range to 1923.0
Search Terms Ellis Island
Scandinavian-American Steamship Company
S.S. United States (Scandinavian-American Line)
Caption page [1]
Imagefile 262\20140210029.TIF
Classification Women
Immigration
Government & Politics
Travel