Johann/John Scharnovsky emigrated to New York on
August 26, 1913 from Bremen on The Rhein at the age of 14. He
was accompanied by his father Mathias Scharnovsky age 50,
occupation musician, marital status Widowed. They both list
their birthplace and last residence as Mercydorf.
Nearest relative/friend in Mercydorf is Franz Kraus.
They are going to Mathias' son-in-law Johann Meyer in
College Point. I have come to learn that Johann Meyer
was actually a 'step' son-in-law. Mathias was married to
the mother of Johann Meyer's wife Elisabeth but
apparently it was not their first marriage.
Link to Johann and Mathias' manifest:
Johann had two sisters, Eva and Teresa Scharnovsky.
Eva emigrated to New York on August 8, 1908 from
Hamburg on The Blucher at the age of 16. Teresa
emigrated to New York on February 26, 1906 from Fiume on
The Carpathia at the age of 13.
View the manifest of Eva Scharnovsky:
View the manifest of Teresa's Scharnovsky:
According to John Scharnovsky's
Draft Registration Card
in 1918, he lists his birthday as May 27, 1899. His occupation
is mechanical dentist and his nearest relative is his sister
Eva Zerener in Montvale, New Jersey.
According to his Declaration of Intention in the Court of New
York County (Manhattan) in 1918 he lists his birthday as
May 29, 1899 and his birthplace as Temesvar, Hungary. He
did not complete the process of citizenship in New York County.
According to his wife Anna's naturalization in 1940,
John was naturalized in Kings County in 1925.
John married Anna Schwartz from Futok in
New York on June 17, 1922. They had two daughters. On the
1930 census John and his family were living in Bergen
County, New Jersey. John was a piano builder.
Eva Scharnovsky married Joseph Zerener. It
appears that Joseph was also born in Mercydorf and
his last residence was Giseladorf. He emigrated to
New York on April 4, 1910 from Hamburg on The Kaiserin
Auguste Victoria. His nearest relative was his mother
Rosalia in Giseladorf and he was joining his brother
Albert in College Point, NY.
View the manifest of Joseph
I don't find any children for Eva and Joseph Zerener.
© 2005-09 Noelle Giesse
January 05, 2009