Re: Andrew Gness, Walein, Russia 1884
If he was "Russian" than most likely he was Russian Orthodox. If he was Ruthenian than Byzantine Catholic.
Was he Russian?
Since he was not yet naturalized and if he lived pass 1940 than he had to fill out an Alien Registration Form.
Did you check in Baltimore, Boston or Philadelphia's port for arrival manifest?
Gness, KlimBusada, Russia2518851910 [going to friend Andrey GNUS 160 ? Peabody, Mass; place of birth Biesada; set of numbers and a date to suggest naturalization; left father Nikolay GNUS or GNESS in Biesada.He is only one from Busada so the location is not written correctly.