I've been unsuccessful trying to locate my great grandfathers birth-city. At this point I'm assuming that it was misspelled on the passengers log. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
Poland was partitioned into three parts each belonging to a different country.
He was a miner, coal mining was in Western Poland, mainly Silesia, that belonged to Prussia, salt miners were in Austrian part of Poland. In Russia I can think only about petroleum, but in these times petroleum production was not that spread out yet. The name of the town "Zgilnicki"?? sound Polish but misspelled. Give me some time..
He also had two brothers that came over a few years before he did. I may try going through the micro-film at the library and pulling their "Declaration of Intention" to see if the birth city is written differently or more clearly.