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Steve Lamza's Family Joins Him

On April 20, 1897, about a year after Steve Lamza came to Texas with the second batch of Lamza's, his wife Katerina and their children Susanna and Frank arrived in Galveston on the S.S. Roland.  According to the ship's manifest, they left Bremen on March 31st and apparently sailed directly to Galveston. If you click on the picture below, you will see a full-sized scan of the manifest where you'll see "Kata Lamza" on Line 12 and the two children listed immediately after her.

An interesting item to note is the family listed immediately above Kata Lamza is headed by "Marie Zavada" from "Laz" who are also going to meet her husband in Shiner, Texas. Looking back at the manifest of the Ems, there is an "Adam Zavada" who is listed in among all the Lamza's on that trip. So, I would say it is a safe assumption that he is probably the husband she is going to meet. If that is the case, then we have two trips with Lamza's and Zavada's together and it's worth investigating what their relationship might be. has the following description of the S.S. Roland:

The ROLAND was built by Sir W.G.Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Walker-on-Tyne in 1893 and was bought on the stocks by Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd]. She was a 3,603 gross ton ship, length 345ft x beam 43.8ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 12 knots. There was accommodation for 28-2nd and 800-3rd class passengers. Launched on 1/5/1893, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to New York on 13/9/1893. On 9/12/1893 she commenced her first voyage from Bremen to South America and on 27/8/1896 started her first run on the Bremen - Baltimore route. She commenced her last N.Atlantic voyage on 15/2/1906 from Bremen to Baltimore (30 round voyages on N.Atlantic) and her last Bremen - S.America voyage on 7/8/1909 (16 S.Atlantic voyages). On 11/11/1910 she sailed on her last Bremen - Havana run (3 round voyages). In 1911 she was sold to a Turkish company who renamed her BAHRIAHMER and on 7/11/1914 she was sunk by the Russian Navy off Eregli, Black Sea. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.557]

Click below for details on the other groups of immigrating Lamza's:
1st Group     2nd Group     3rd Group     5th Group

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