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The First Lamza's in America

On June 28, 1895, The S.S. Neckar landed on Ellis Island, New York after traveling from Bremen, Germany. Among the passengers on the ship were Pavol and Anna Lamza and their children Pavol Jr. and Jacob. The following image is a reduced copy of the page of the ship's manifest that lists the family. If you click on the picture, you'll get the full size image. It's hard to read, but when you look about halfway down the page, entry number 257 (Ticket #2645) is clearly "Pavol Lomza" with the following entries listing his wife and children.

Click here for the page of the S.S. Nekar passenger list that shows the Lamza's

Unfortunately, because the quality of the copy is so bad, it's difficult to impossible to read the rest of the information across the columns. But, from what I can decipher, I'm 99% certain this is our Paul and Anna Lamza. If you'd like to see the "front" page of the manifest for this voyage, which is also is a very poor copy, but shows the ship and company info across the top of the page, click here. I should note that I gathered this information after some diligent searching of the records available at the Ellis Island Foundation website.

The ShipsList.com website has this description of the S.S. Neckar:,

The NECKAR was a 3,120 gross ton ship, length 350ft x beam 40ft, one funnel, two masts, iron hull, single screw and a speed of 13 knots, There was accommodation for 144-1st, 68-2nd and 502-3rd class passengers. Built by Caird & Co, Greenock, she was launched for North German Lloyd, Bremen on 10th Nov.1873. Her maiden voyage started on 18th Apr.1874 when she left Bremen for Southampton and New York, and she started her last voyage on this service on 3rd Jan.1886. She was then rebuilt at Bremerhaven with accommodation for 50-1st, 21-2nd and 574-3rd class passengers. On 28th Jul.1886 she commenced her first Bremen - Suez - Far East voyage and on 14th Feb.1894 started her first Naples - New York sailing. Her ninth and last Naples - New York voyage started on 23rd Mar.1895 and she began the first of two Bremen - New York direct sailings on 15th Jun.1895. In 1896 she was scrapped in Italy. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.550]

If this information is correct, then the Lamza's left Bremen on June 15, 1895, so the voyage lasted 13 days. After being processed at Ellis Island, they boarded another ship for Galveston, but unless one of the family members kept a ticket or other document of the trip, it is unlikely that we'll know any more information about that trip due to the 1900 Galveston hurricane destroying the records.

Click below for details on the other groups of immigrating Lamza's:
 2nd Group     3rd Group     4th Group     5th Group Lamza Shared Bottom Border


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