100th Anniversary! Grandpa Morris’s Arrival in America June 19th!

This is the Passenger Manifest for the S.S. Ryndam departing June 8, 1912 from Rotterdam, Holland and arriving June 19, 1912 in NY.  Click below to see detailed images.

Left-hand page of the Manifest showing “Moische London,” age 19, traveling alone to New York. His occupation is “cheesemaker” and he is from Poneweis, Russia.  His closest relative is his father Meyer London, also of Poneweis, G. Kovno (Kovno Guberniya, or province).  See the “Localities” page re: Panevežys, Lithuania.

Right-hand page of the Manifest showing Grandpa had a ticket which was paid by his brother.  He is in possession of $25, and is going to join his brother “P. London” at 226 E. 6th St., New York, NY. This is oldest brother Phillip London (Pesach).  Finally, Grandpa’s place of birth is Laba, a small railroad station west of Panevežys.

Uncle Eli and Air Crew

USAAF B-17 Training Camp, Alexandria, LA c.1944

Uncle Eli and B-17 Crew. Written on back of photo: “Back Row – Aerial Gunners; Front Row – L to R: Olson, first pilot, Jones, co-pilot, London, Navigator, Potts, Bombardier.” Final stage of training before joining the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Squadron in Bassingbourn, UK.

Bookbinder Wedding

Max and Natalie – September 10, 1946

Seated left to right: Jack & Helen Bookbinder, Uncle Harry & Aunt Pauline, suspected bride-and-groom Natalie & Max Bookbinder, Natalie’s parents Bessie and Julius Gelfand, and unknown aloof man. Standing left to right: cousin Sylvia Rosenbaum (age 12), Uncle Max Rosenbaum & Aunt Minnie, cousin Norman Bookbinder’s wife Janis & Norman, Evelyn, Grandma Sarah, Eli, Uncle Paul & Aunt Libby, Harry & Thelma Zalewitz, Grandpa Morris, Dad’s French date & Dad, cousin Sol Bookbinder, cousin Rita Rosenbaum, and again, annoying seated man.