It appears that the Seletin/Seletyn family left Hamburg Germany on December 23, 1890 on board the S.S. Flamingo. They listed their last residence as Komorowo, Posen. Their destination was Liverpool England where they would make their ultimate connection to the Port of Philadelphia.
The family arrived in Philadelphia on January 13, 1891 on board the S.S. Lord Clive that sailed from Liverpool, England.
At the time, the family consisted of Josef/Joseph Sr. born around December 1857, Mary born around August 1863, Joseph Jr. born on May 29, 1882, Annie born around August 1883 and Ignatz (aka Thomas Howard) born on November 4, 1891.
The family appears in the 1900 U.S. census indexed as Joseph “Stetner” living in Scranton Ward 20, Lackawanna County, PA.
The family is also in the 1910 U.S. census indexed as Joseph Seletyn living in Fayetteville, Fayette County, WV.
While in the U.S. in Scranton, Joseph and Mary had two (2) additional children: John Chester born on July 14, 1892 and Stanley born on November 4, 1899.
Joseph’s first wife Mary died in Scranton sometime between 1900 and 1905 and Joseph remarried a lady named Mary Flower born around 1888. They have another child named Mamie born around 1905 in Scranton.
Joseph was employed as a coal miner.
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