Monday, November 23, 2009

R. Chaim Hirschensohn and Ephraim Deinard, a follow up.

Dan called my attention to something that's really interesting -- Ephraim Deinard was R. Chaim Hirschensohn's sponsor in America, when the latter emigrated here in 1903 with his family. Here's a closeup of the ship's manifesto:

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As you can see, Rabbi Hirschensohn's age was listen as 48, occupation as "Boy School Director," his Nationality as "German Hebrew," two of his daughters were "teachers," and the other two daughters small children. It also says how much money has was said to be in possession of, although I can't read it, and rather than joining a relative, he was to join a friend, Ephraim Deinard.

All that said, I'm not sure why this entry was crossed out. Another entry which was crossed out has "(crossed off mistakenly, passenger on board)" which leads me to wonder if he actually came on this voyage after all.

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