RAUPUK, Boleslaw


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RAUPUK, Boleslaw 382,437

  • Born: 29 May 1888 437
  • Died: 8 Dec 1929 437
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage, Mercer Co, PA 437

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Immigration, 5 Mar 1910, New York, NY. Boleslaw Rybak (maybe this one, but probably not) arrived in New York on 5 Mar 1910 on the S.S. Zieten, sailing from Bremen on Feb 19 1910. He was 21 (so born about 1889), married, laborer, cannot read or write, Russian, of Polish people, last residence Tocharew? Russia, nearest relative in home country is wife Brobislowa [or similar] Rybak in Gronscinzh? Wacohaw?, final destination Buffalo NY (brother-in-law is there, birth location Gramszsyk, Russia. There are no other Rybaks on the passenger list. (New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 at

[There is a Boleslaw Rybak that appears in Buffalo NY in 1930 Census, which is likely this person. However, the Boleslaw we are looking for is deceased in Mercer Co PA by 1930]

Appearance in Document: Aliens Held for Special Inquiry, 5 Mar 1910, New York, NY. Boleslaw Rybak (maybe this one, but probably not) appears on form titled "Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry", which says he arrived in NY on 2.2. Zieten on 5 Mar 1910, is 21, cause of detention was LPC, was admitted on 3/8. (New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 at

[LPC stands for Likely Public Charge, and was the most common cause of detention. Immigrants were considered a likely public charge if they had little money and no family, friends, or prospects, or if they were disabled in some way that would prevent them from earning their own living. The majority of LPC cases were overcome during the Special Inquiry process, usually when friends, family, or some Immigrant Aid organization came and vouched for the person or posted a bond for them.]

Appearance in Document, 7 Sep 1910, Wheatland, Mercer Co, PA. 382 Boleslaw Raupuk is mentioned as the point of contact on the immigration record for Franciszek Raupuk on the S.S. Cincinnati sailing from Hamburg, arriving in New York on 7 Sept 1910. Franciszek is identified as nationality Russia, people or race Polish, permanent resident of Tolanka Russia, cities father Andxy? Raupuk as nearest relative in home country in Tolanka, says his destination is Wheatland, PA, where his contact is cousin Boleslaw Raupuk.

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