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The 2nd Group Arrives

About nine months after Pavol Lamza and his family arrived in America, the second (and largest) batch of family members made it to Ellis Island. The following Lamza's arrived on the S.S. Ems on March 25, 1896 (note that I'm using the English spellings here, the ship manifest is using a version of the old world spellings:

The picture below is a reduced version of a copy of the manifest page where they all are listed. You can click on the picture to see the full-sized version.

As with the Neckar's passenger manifest, the copy is bad, so it's basically impossible to read the information on the right side of the page. If you would like to see a copy of the first page of the manifest for this trip (also a bad copy), click here.

The website has the following information about the S.S. EMS:

The EMS was a North German Lloyd vessel. She was built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow in 1884 and her details were - 4730 gross tons, length 429.8ft x beam 47ft, two funnels, four masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 125-1st, 130-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers. Launched on 27/2/1884, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York on 4/6/1884. In 1896 her masts were reduced to two and she commenced her last Bremen - New York voyage on 14/3/1896. On 16/4/1896 she was transferred to the Genoa - Naples - New York service until commencing her last voyage on 25/10/1900. In 1901 she was sold to Elder Dempster Line and renamed LAKE SIMCOE. She then ran on the Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal and Liverpool - St John NB service. In 1903 she completed one voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal for Canadian Pacific Line and in 1905 was scrapped at Genoa. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2, p552]

Assuming the text in bold is correct, that would mean these Lamza's were on that last trip from Bremen to New York that left Germany on March 14, 1896, so the voyage took 11 days.

As with the other arrivals to Ellis Island, I don't have any information at this time regarding the ship that took this group from Ellis Island to Galveston.

Click below for details on the other groups of immigrating Lamza's:
1st Group     3rd Group     4th Group     5th Group

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