Valerie, this is Marilyn (actually called Sue) Philipak. My goodness, I posted that so many years ago probably 4-5.
Actually I have considerable amount of information on the Josef Philipaks..(Filipiak). I have considerable on the family down through the years, all the children of Josef and Barbara. However, my main search, was at that time ofposting was interest in other Philipaks that might have come over with Josef. I do think a few of the brothers traveled at the same time, and have found references of Philipaks all over, esp. Chicago. However, I could never quite put my finger on the correct one. I did find last year, a list of those arrivals in New York in 1904-5, but could not home in on grandpa, for there were several Josef's, several from that same area of departure. (We think he came through Germany, as did granma a year later) if that is true then he would more than likely landed in Baltimore. This is where she landed. However I have never been able to prove it. I have not worked on genealogy for a little while now..too much going on in the family..but do aim to get back to it soon. Any thing I have, in the way of information, I will gladly share.