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Title Inspection Card. (Immigrants & Steerage Passengers.) Issued Rotterdam; Noordam, Holland-America Line, 1912.
Object Name Card, Identification
Catalog Number 2014.021.0026
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Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Inspection Card. (Immigrants & Steerage Passengers.)
Port of Departure: Rotterdam.
Date of Departure: Maart [March] 1912.
Name of Ship: Noordam
Name of Immigrant: Stanislaw Wasilewsky
Last residence: Sinasewa [Sieniawa, Poland?]

Printed blue paper form (two sheets laminated: reinforced with mull or super fabric; partially delaminated), 4-3/16" high x 5-5/8" wide; printed both sides. Holographic ink entries and multiple inkstamps. Form number: 928 P. - 12-11. PDF on file.

The ship departed Rotterdam March 23, 1912 and arrived in Hoboken on April 3, 1912 with 1053 passengers. Reference image of manifest page on file for this person. See notes.

-inkstamp for inspected and passed at Rotterdam: American Consulate General, Rotterdam
-inkstamp for Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, Medical Department, April 4, 1912 (this is presumed to be on Ellis Island)
-vaccination certified on back by Dr. J.A. Wheeler
-no berth number recorded (unless the large black inkstamps "18" and "27" were intended as designation for room and/or berth)
-no daily steamship inspection punched for any day of voyage
-no entry for "Passed at Quarantine, port of _____, U.S."
-no entry for "Passed by Immigration Bureau, port of _____"
The S.S. (or T.S.S.) Noordam was a passenger ship of the Holland-America Line which used Hoboken as its American home port in this era.

(The Noordam's next eastbound voyage on the Atlantic was the one where it sent a wireless signal to the R.M.S. Titanic warning of icebergs along the route.)
emigration / immigration / Holland America / ocean liner / vessel /
Notes Exhibition 2014: Hoboken, Ellis Island, and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924
Noordam manifest with entry for Stanislaw Wasilewsky on line 27

URL for manifest page:

Reference image on file of this manifest page.

Information extracted from manifest and detailed by Christina Ziegler-MacPherson, June 2014:

Name Stanislaw Wasilewsky, widower, age 33, farm laborer, traveling with 22 year old (brother?) Jan (see #28), factory laborer, going to father in Michigan. His last city of residence "Sinasewa" is possibly Sieniawa, Poland, which is in southeastern Poland, near the Ukraine, or Sniadowo, Poland, which is in the northeast, near Bialystok. Both would have been part of the Russian empire in 1912. Since his "nationality" is identified as "Polish," not "Hebrew" or Jewish, then I'm assuming he was not Jewish.

I didn't find any Census records for this person, and I found nothing that says he did end up in Michigan (the name of the city is very hard to read, it's something "field" and I have searched for Michigan towns that end in that and couldn't find anything close).
People Wasilewsky, Stanislaw
Date 1912
Year Range from 1912
Year Range to 1912
Search Terms Holland America Line
S.S. Noordam
Caption front
Imagefile 260\20140210026.TIF
Classification Ships
Business & Commerce
Government & Politics