I'm researching my husband's family, and I'm starting wtih his grandmother, Lillian Ostrosky Kessler Slawsky, since she's 94 and still helpful!
I found that her father, listed as "Meier Ostrofsky" in the Ellis Island records, came from "Jorgolin, Russia" and arrived in New York on 27 September 1909, at age 24.His passage was paid by a brother-in-law whose name isn't clear in any of the Ellis Island records--it looks like Oginsky or Ogivski or something like that.Meier worked as a tailor in Albany, NY.
Meier's mother, (listed as Rosa Ostrowska in the Ellis Island records) came to New York on 27 September 1906.She, too, was sponsored by the same "Ogivski" who lived in Albany, NY.
Meier's wife was the former Sara(h?) Goldstein.She came to New York about six months after Meier arrived (this is the story I've gotten from my husband's grandmother--I haven't yet found them in the database).Sara brought Lillian (who has always been called "Tillie"), age 2, and her younger brother Samuel.Tillie had three more siblings born in the US--Ann, Maurice and Florence.
What prompted me to respond to your post is the similarity in the given names and the occupation.Plus, Buffalo is not far from Albany.
Where are you located?My husband's family is now scattered about the country, but at least we're mostly in the Eastern US.
Looking forward to hearing more about your family (and seeing if it's part of ours!) Sandra