Did your immigrant ancestors arrive on the same ship as a future luminary?
Maybe your immigrant
ancestors' names never appeared in lights, but they had different sort
of brush with fame — Great-grandpa Johann might've sailed to America on
the same ship as a future star.
Among the more than 16 million
immigrants who passed through Ellis Island's “golden door” between 1892
and 1924 were quite a few passengers who eventually became US
entertainment icons: Leslie Hape (you know him as Bob Hope) arrived
from Bristol, England, with his parents March 30, 1908. A 5-year-old
Israel Beilin — the future composer Irving Berlin — sailed with his
Russian family from Antwerp on the Rhynland, arriving in New York Sept.
From the January 2008 Family Tree Magazine