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Ellis Island Arrivals: 1892-1900

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  • Sarah Esther Hayton (1883 - 1949)
    US census she was widowed and living in Los Angeles, California. She lived under the name of Shura Esther Hayton. Name: Sarah Esther Hayton [Sarah Ester Weiss] Record Type: Petition Birth Date: 4 ...
  • Mischa Hayton (1876 - 1937)
    Name: Moses Samuel Hayton Record Type: Petition Birth Date: 28 Dec 1876 Birth Place: Rostov, Russia Arrival Date: 25 Nov 1899 Arrival Place: New York Petition Place: New York, USA Spouse: Sarah...
  • Isreal?(Meyer) Hamburger (1865 - 1940)
    Meyer applied for a passport in 1900. According to the 1910 US Federal Census he immigrated to the US in 1892.- In 1910 he was 45 years old and living in Brooklyn ward 23, Nostrand Ave.,Kings, NY w...
  • Ole Borge Owren (1870 - 1944)
    Ellis Island emigrant. Left Norway on July 29, 1892 and arrived in Manhattan, New York on August 12, 1892. Naturalization was declared on April 19, 1916 in Rhode Island. Worked as an emaljor (enamele...
  • Anna Matilda Sloyan (1873 - d.)
    Matilda Sloyan arrived at Ellis Island New York on board the Etruria on 16 May 1892.

This project is the first sub-project for arrivals at Ellis Island. Please add your ancestors or other relatives who arrived during this period. After 1900, the projects will encompass each succeeding decade.

afterwards we will work on a master project or portal!


After 1892, nearly all immigrants came in through the newly opened Ellis Island.

One immigrant recalled arriving at Ellis Island: "The boat anchored at mid-bay and then they tendered us on the ship to Ellis Island…We got off the boat…you got your bag in your hand and went right into the building. Ah, that day must have been about five to six thousand people. Jammed, I remember it was August. Hot as a pistol, and I'm wearing my long johns, and my heavy Irish tweed suit."

Families often immigrated together during this era, although young men frequently came first to find work. Some of these then, sent for their wives, children, and siblings; others returned to their families in Europe with their saved wages.


  • Annie Moore the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island in January 1892.