Boatload of Bohemians
My great grandmother, Rosa Blei, may be Rosa Bley, 18, arriving in New York on the Main 6 Jun 1885. Sister Margarethe Bley and a Marge Blei are also on the ship. I’m interested in any info about my relatives move from Bohemia to California.
It seems to be a boatload of Bohemians. Servants? Who sponsored this group?
Rosa had 2 children with William Mayfield Shaw from England including my Grandpa in 1898. Then her husband ran off to British Columbia in 1899. She chased him there without the children.
She returned home to marry John Oley of Holland and have 2 more children. He ran off too but was arrested and sent back.
Rosa died in 1935.
Thanks very much, Dave