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One man's journey from infinity to nothingness

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Andrei in the office

Three cheers for research!

So, despite the name change and estrangement from my family, I do continue to do research into my family's origin.

I am building a fairly extensive website on our families.

Today, I got mail from the Ellis Island organization. They have put a new search mechanism together.

Well, my Great -great grandfather (dad's dad's dad) has always been elusive. To this day, I'm not sure how he got into the country. But I tried again to find his wife.

Today I found something.

Line 2 of the Manifest of the Pretoria (Please note this is a big jpeg)

fiannaharpar has been helping me read the horrible hand writing. jnanacandra really helped by fixing the contrast on the graphic.

So... if anyone wants to take a stab at helping us read this... I'd be more than happy.
Of most interest are columns 2, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 16

Comments concerning the details are in the comments section. Feel free to try to interpret before looking at the comments so as to not be influenced on initial interpretation. :)

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Do you have access to the original document? There's a possibility I *might* be able to read more if I could see the original. When copies are made, you loose a lot of subtle marks in pen strokes (ie; it would probably mean my own writing would be near illegible if photocopied)

In column 2, I'm reading something like...

_er Ka_r
(guess you're closer than my guess)

Column 6:
looks like "waker" to me

you covered already


(I'm guessing it's a name. damn smudge)

10 or 70 or no.
200 or 210

ev/ur?sive Matt? Pefase?ker
New York. 2156. 2nd Ave
k_ i/je fasua? L?holowik
R/Baro_ _ce N.J. 70W. 20th?
give _____his own address?
the blank could be something like: _ae h/k_l/f d/o

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