On August 17, 1910, Isaac Piha arrived in New York City aboard the Santa Ana.Ellis Island records describe the Santa Ana as follows:" The Santa Anna was built by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, La Seyne, France 1910.9350 gross tons; 470 feet (bp) long;56 feet wide.Steam triple expansion turbines, twin screw.Service speed 16 knots.1970 passengers.70 first class, 150 second class, 1750 third class.Built for Fabre Line, French Flag, in 1910.Mediterranean - New York service."
The immigration officials recorded his name as Isaak Picha and indicated that his residence was Smyrne, Turkey.His ethnicity was listed as Turkey.
By the time that Isaac filed a Social Security form on December 4, 1936, he had changed his name to Isaac Peha.According to this application, he was born in Izmir, Turkey on August 17, 1890 and his parents were Albert Peha and Rebecca Franco.Other sources have identified his father's name as Abraham Piha instead of Albert Peha.
On September 30, 1924, Isaac married Mabel Elizabeth Kemp who was born on February 5, 1901 in Marylebone, London, England.
Isaac ultimately changed his name to Joseph Pehar.He died May 17, 1960 in New York.
I have had difficulties tracing his family in Turkey.If anyone has any information or recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.