Person:Alfred Smereczanski (1)

Alfred Joseph Smereczanski
b.10 Jun 1900 Austria
  1. Frank Smereczanski - Aft 1971
  2. Clements SmereczanskiAbt 1899 - 1920-1971
  3. Alfred Joseph Smereczanski1900 - 1991
  4. James SmereczanskiAbt 1902 - Aft 1971
  5. William SmereczanskiAbt 1905 - Aft 1971
  6. Manuel Smereczanski1906-1907 - 1925-1971
  7. Mitchel Smereczanski1908 - 1926
  8. Joseph SmereczanskiAbt 1912 - 1971-1995
  9. Yvonne Clara Smereczanski1912 - 1994
  10. David Smereczanski1915 - 2000
  11. Lillian Estelle Smereczanski1918 - 2006
  12. Mary SmereczanskiAbt 1920 - 1971-2002
m. Aft 1920
Facts and Events
Name Alfred Joseph Smereczanski
Alt Name Alfred Delgran
Immigrant Name Snierezenshy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Jun 1900 Austria
Alt Birth[4] 2 Sep 1900 as stated on WW1 Draft Registration Card
Immigration[2][7] 7 Dec 1910 New York City, New York, United States
Census[6] 1 Jun 1915 Bronx, New York, United States429 Barretto St
Census[3] Jan 1920 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States438 East 23 Street
Military[4] Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Marriage Aft 1920 to Evangeline Estelle Easterday
Census[5] 4 Apr 1940 Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States88 169 St
Death[1] 1 Oct 1991 Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States



Alfred sailed from Hamburg, Germany on 25 November 1910, and arrived at Ellis Island on 7 December 1910 aboard the S.S. President Grant. He traveled with Stefan (who is likely an uncle), and brothers Klemmens, Emanuel, and Miecyslaw. They would be joining their father, Josef, at 506 E. 17th St., New York. The ship manifest states their brother Wilhelm Smerczensky remained in Czernowitz.[S2]




World War 1 Draft Registration date unknown. Alfred lived in Norwich, Connecticut. This document states that Alfred's middle name was Joseph, that his last name was spelled Smerechansky, and that he was born on 2 September 1900. He was 18 years old, with grey eyes and light brown hair. He was of medium height with a medium build and was a student at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut.[S4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).
  2. New York, New York, United States. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1897-1957. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715).
    joining father Josef Smereczanski New York, E 17th St 506

  3. New York, New York, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 18-WD, ED 860, sheet 7B.

    Smerenshky Joseph, head, 42, immigrated 1910, b Austria, father b Italy, mother b Italy [birth place of both parents likely mistaken information that belongs to the family above]
    Mary, wife, 39, immigrated 1910, b Austria, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    Alfred, son, 20, immigrated 1910, b Austria, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    Clemens, son, 18, immigrated 1910, b Austria, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    Joseph, son, 8, b New York, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    Virginia, daughter, 6, b New York, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    David, son, 4, b New York, father b Austria, mother b Austria
    Lillian, daughter, 2, b Connecticut, father b Austria, mother b Austria

  4. 4.0 4.1 United States. Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, 1987-1988).

    Registration Location: New London County, Connecticut; Roll: 1570296; Draft Board: 10.

    "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Dec 2014), Alfred Joseph Smerediausky, 1917-1918.

  5. Bronx, New York, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 3-231, sheet 3A, Primary quality.

    Delgran Alfred, head, 40, b New York, lived in same place 1 Apr 1935
    Evangeline, wife, 37, b Pennsylvania
    Marcia, daughter, 2, b New York

  6. Alfred Smerky , in New York, State Census, 1915.

    Smerky Alfred; Son; W; M; 14; Austria; 4; Al; School

  7. Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry.
    Names are typed incorrectly (these same names appear on another special inquiry page). The ages and list numbers match.