The New York passenger record for Pessie Dekelbaum (#P53) shows her arriving on December 29, 1912 aboard the S.S. Celtic. She was 19 years old and single, and her occupation was as a dressmaker. Her birthplace and last place of residence was Wladimir. The name of the nearest relative she left behind was her mother Ester Deckelbaum in Wladimir. Her destination in America was to her brother-in-law "Cha.... Brioky" (very illegible) at 91 (or 11) Chelsea Drive in Boston. Her passage was paid by her brother-in-law. There seems to be a notation next to her destination that says "sister Beile".
Richel Deckelbaum (#P65) arrived at the port of Boston on December 20, 1913 aboard the S.S. Pisa. She was 18 years old and single, her occupation was as a milliner. Her birthplace and last residence was Slochowka. The name of her nearest relative she left behind was her mother Ester Deckelbaum in Slochowka. Her destination is to her brother-in-law Zabel Burko at 133 Brighton in Boston. Her passage was paid by her brother-in-law.
Pessie and Richel’s mother Estera Dekelbojm (#P81) arrived at the port of New York on May 7, 1926 aboard the S.S. George Washington. She was a 56-year old widow. Her last residence was Wladzimierzec, Poland. She was born in Rafalovka. The name of her closest relative she left behind was her cousin Boruch Gruszko in Wladzimierzec, Sarny. Her destination in America was to her daughter Bejla Burke at 50 Chester Avenue in Boston. Her passage was paid by her daughter. There is a notation that is hard to read, but it seems to say "Medical certificate, pre-senality (B), admitted to son-in-law Chaim Burke".
Max is Pessie’s son. His mother’s passport is dated October 28, 1913, and was issued by the Rafalovka Township of Lutsk County. It states that the bearer of the passport is the Jewess Surah-Pecia Dekalboym, a towns-woman of Volin province, Lutsk county, town Rafalovka. It states that she is the daughter of Yankel, that her age is 19, and that she is single.
According to Max, Yankel was a tree surgeon. He died shortly after returning home from a visit to America. His intention had been to then take his entire family to America. Instead, he left a widow and small children.