Marya Kajdasz, the future wife of Konstanty Maciejewski/August Warner, was just one month old when she made the overseas journey with her parents Andrzej and Jadwiga Kajdasz and her brothers Marcin and Ludwik on the S.S. Elbe from Bremen and Southampton to New York, with a final destination of Buffalo, Erie, New York.
Castle Garden had a record of the family’s landing in New York on 2 May 1888.
The Kaidas (Kajdasz) family were on the ship’s passenger list.
Although the Kajdasz family were Polish, they came from Prussia, the part of Poland that was occupied by Germany at that time. They were likely to have spoken both Polish and some German. Because they left from Germany, their names were listed in German in the ship’s manifest. Andrzej was Andreas, Jadwiga was Hedwig, Marcin was Martin, Ludwik was Ludwig, and Marya was Marie.
“Passenger Lists,” database, The Battery Conservancy, Castle Garden (castlegarden.org: accessed 11 October 2018), Kaidas; citing ship manifests.
“Ancestry,” database, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed 11 October 2018), Kaidas family; citing Passenger Lists. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, M237, 1820-1897, Roll 518
“SS Elbe (1881).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 Jun. 2018. Web. 12 Oct. 2018.