I just received immigration naturalization papers for my grandfather. His name was Joseph Coelhos Mendes. He was from the Cape Verde island of Sao Tiago.
He traveled on the SS Indiana. The ship embarked in New Bedford, MA on August 3, 1914. He had two brothers that traveled with him, Antonio Mendes and Peter Mendes.
During my searches I found he traveled to US with his brother Antonio Mendes and Peter Mendes. Antonio is shown on the 1920 Federal census living in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, then on the 1930 census listed as a cousin to (?) in Whitman, Plymouth, MA.
Peter is shown to have traveled to Hartford CT with Joseph according to the 1920 Federal Census and is then reported on the 1930 Federal Census in Boston, Suffolk MA.
If you have any related information, please email me directly at Serraofam@cox.net.