Monday, November 5, 2012
Revisiting the Farkas Cousins' Visit to Ellis Island, 1996
(You can see the Twin Towers behind us here and at far left in the photo below.)
Moritz Farkas, my great-grandpa, arrived at Ellis Island in May 1899. His wife Leni Kunstler Farkas arrived at Ellis Island in November 1900.
Moritz and Leni's children, born in Hungary where the family originated, arrived in two waves: The first (including my grandma Hermina Farkas) landed at Ellis Island in November 1901; the second landed in April 1903.
After touring the main building of Ellis Island, we cousins walked the grounds and found the names of our ancestors on the immigrants' wall.
Thanks to Cousin Betty, who spent 25+ years researching the Farkas family, we know a lot about this branch of the family tree.