Re: Jacob, Josefa, Apolina & Bronislawa "Sulscka" Solecki Ancestral Home
It’s been a while since I researched the Solecki family immigration and documents.
Let’s start with a review of the ship passage records.There are two (2) images to review; the Hamburg departure record and the New York arrival record.
The Hamburg departure record indicates that the family’s last residence was “CHORNOWEK” Austria (not Russia as other documents indicate).
The New York arrival record indexes the family’s last residence as CHANOWCK and indicates that they are of Russian ethnicity.
I am attaching images of both of the passage documents so you can view them for yourself.
My take on these two documents is that the family came from a location that was somewhere near the border of the old Partitions of Austria and Russia.
Thus, I focused on CHORUPNIK.
In retrospect, I now believe that the Hamburg shipping line clerk erroneously dittoed the Solecki family as being from Austria.Conversely, The New York clerk dittoed many of the same passengers as being Russian.I checked some of the other passenger on the manifest and they were in fact from locations in the Russia partition of Poland and not Austria.
Jacob Solecki’s WW II Draft Registration Card lists his place of birth as “HARNURVEK” Poland.
I believe you may be correct in assuming that the family ancestral home is Hornówek, Mazowieckie, Poland.
In your memo you indicated that some of Jacob’s document indicate that he was from “MAZOWSZE”.Can you share these documents with me?
Jacob Solecki had Social Security number 045-16-4086.That means that he filled-out a Social Security application which asks for the applicants place of birth and names of parents.You can get a copy of that document under the Freedom of Information Act.
Did you get a copy of Jacob’s U.S. Naturalization documents?