The Abou Rjeily USA Founders (Bourjaily and Aborjaily)

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Ellis Island Records show the below individuals who entrered the USA through Ellis Island port.

Most of the names could be linked to the Family tree while some couldn't.

Bourjaily Aborjaily in the USA Coming from Kab Elias

Kab Elias Club - Bourjaily and Haddad immigrants to the USA, originating from Kab Elias, Lebanon. Picture taken in Lawrence, Massachussets during the first decade of the 20th century.

Second from the right, with a hand on her shoulder: Terkman Bourjaily (1875-1850) from Kab Elias Lebanon. Married to Ferris Mansour Bourjaily

Third from the right, behind Terkman: Daher Bourjaily, brother of Ferris Mansour Bourjaily, from Kteleh, Lebanon

 

The First Aborjaily / Bourjaily / Abourjaily immigrants as extracted from Ellis Island Records were:

  First Name Last Name Nationality Last Place of Residence Date of Arrival to Ellis Island Age at Arrival Gender Marital Status Ship of Travel Port of Departure Manifest Line Number
1 Rafka Bourjaili Syrian, Syria Kab Elias November 17, 1922 47 F Married Berengaria Southampton 14
2 Maheba Bourjaily Syrian, Syria Kab Elias September 13, 1920 17 F Single New York Southampton 28
3 Maheeba Aborjaily US Citizen Boston, Mass September 13, 1920 17 F Single New York Cherbourg, France 3
4 Anna Bourjaily     1957   F   Valmar   9
5 Paul Boujaily US Citizen Cleveland Ohio 1928   M   American Farmer   5
6 Monte F Boujaily US Citizen Cleveland Ohio 1928 7 M   American Farmer   3
7 Julia Bourjaily     1955   F   F-BHBA   13
8 Bettine Bourjaily     1957   F   Valmar   8
9 Vance Bourjaily   Cleveland Ohio 1933 10 M   Monarch of Bermuda   11
10 Barbara Bourjaily   Los Angeles, California 1933 35 F   Monarch of Bermuda   10
11 Vance Bourjaily   Cleveland Ohio 1928 5 M   American Farmer   4
12 Barbara Bourjaily   Los Angeles, California 1928 30 F   American Farmer   2
13 Elias Abourjaillie Syrian, Syria Beirut February 26, 1913 20 M Single Oceanic Cherbourg, France 9
14 Bechara Abourjaily Syrian, Syria Beirut October 9, 1920 66 M Single Gothland Cherbourg, France 3
15 Wadiah Abourjaily Turkey, Syrian Kab Elias June 8, 1913 18 F Single Martha Washington Patras 19
16 Olga Abourjile   Va 1931 9 F   Byron   6
17 Elias Abourjilie USA   April 14, 1905 36 M   Byron   4
18 Assaad Abourgeibe Syrian, Syria Beirut December 4, 1902 25 M Single Moltke Boulogne Sur Mer 17
19 Theodose Abourgely Libanon   April 18, 1905 50 M   Byron   1
20 Olga Abourgilia   Norfolk Va 1925 4 F   Asia   3
21 Georges Abourgilie   Norfolk Va April 8, 1905 2     Asia   4
22 Lois Vangham Abougilie   Hartford N C April 8, 1905 25 F   Asia   2
23 Najib Bourjaeli Syrian, Syria Beirut December 3, 1900 10 M Single Potsdam Boulogne Sur Mer 7
24 Amin Bourjaeli Syrian, Syria Beirut December 3, 1900 15 F Single Potsdam Boulogne Sur Mer 28
25 Nemez Bourjaeli Syrian, Syria Beirut December 3, 1900 25 M Single Potsdam Boulogne Sur Mer 1
26 Kaleel Bourjaeli Syrian, Syria Beirut December 3, 1900 25 M Married Potsdam Boulogne Sur Mer 5
27 Najeli Bourjali Turkey, Syrian Boston, Mass December 5, 1905 22 M Married La Gascogne Havre 26
28 Nemer Bourjali Turkey, Syrian Beirut December 5, 1905 25 M Single La Gascogne Havre 25
29 Tanous Bourjaille Turkey, Syrian Kab Elias December 12, 1912 23 M Single Chicago Havre 16
30 Turkemann Bourjeli Syrian, Syria Zahla November 22, 1900 20 F Widowed Amsterdam Boulogne Sur Mer 3
31 Mansour Bourjeli Syrian, Syria Zahla November 22, 1900 4 M Single Amsterdam Boulogne Sur Mer 4
32 Wadiah Abourjaly Turkey, Syrian Abelies, Turkey A. June 8, 1908 18 M Single Martha Washington Patras 19

Rafka is the wife of Samuel (Saleem) /Elias/Najm Bourjaily. She was born on 1875. She is the mother of William 1 (Wadih) (1898-1976) and Lewis Sr (Elias) (1908-1968)

Ferris Mansour Bourjaily (1875)
ID: Ferris/Mansour/Assaf/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah
Spouse: Terkman Bourjaily (Turkemann Bourjeli) (1875-1850) from Kab Elias Lebanon. Terkman landed in the USD on 22 November 1900, with her som Monte 1 (Mansour) before her husband joined her
Date of arrival to the States: 1904.
Children: Alice Bourjaily (1893), Monte 1 Bourjaily (1894 -1979) and Toufic Bourjaily (1895-1899). 
Origin: Ferris originated from Kteleh in Lebanon
Residence: Lowell, Massachusetts
Shaheen Mansour Bourjaily (1878-1953)
ID: Shaheen/Mansour/ Assaf/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah.
Spouse: Julia Saad (1883-1958).
Date of arrival to the States: 1911, Julia followed him in 1920. 
Children: Mary (1904), Nazerra (1906), and Esma (1909), Frederick (1924) and Ferris (1921)
Origin: Shaheen and Julia originated from Kteleh.
Residence: Detroit Michigan

Notes: Shaheen is the brother of Ferris. Shaheen and Ferris had also a brother called
Daher
Louis Sr. Samuel Bourjaily (1906-1968) 
ID: Louis Sr/Samuel/Elias/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. His lebanese name is Elias 
Spouse: Ruth Abraham Bourjaily
Date of arrival to the States: 
Children: Louis Jr Bourjaily (1932), Paul Ronald Bourjaily (1937), Mary Anne Bourjaily (1943) and Richard Bourjaily (1948) 
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Western Springs, Illinois, USA.

Notes: Louis came over from Lebanon through Marseilles as Elias Saleem Aborjaily. He is the brother of William Samuel Bourjaily. He was headed through Ellis Island to Cleveland where his brother, Bill, already lived and had a small grocery store. He never knew his father who died before he was born. But his mother, Rifka ultimately came to Cleveland to live with her sons until she passed away.

Khaleel Bourjaily (1875-1935) 
ID: Khaleel/Youssef/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. His lebanese name is Hanna 
Spouse: Naheel Habeeb (1880-1957). She is the sister of Maty Habeed who married Khaleel's brother John Aborjaily
Date of arrival to the States: 8 June 1906 (or 3 Dec 1900 as per Ellis Island records)
Children: Rose, Jeannette, Linda, Azeeza, Edward
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Boston, Massachussets, USA
Khaleel made 5 trips to the United States from Lebanon, the last one was in 1913 with his son Edward, went to Brazil, then to the states. First settled in Syracuse, New York with his brother Najm, then left for Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until his death. After World War I, he was joined by his daughters, Azeeza and Rose. Then his wife and two younger daughters followed two years later in 1921.

Najm Bourjaily
ID: Najm/Youssef/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah.
Spouse: Hind Bourjaily.
Date of arrival to the States: 5 Dec 1905
Children: Ruth and Rosetta Bourjaily 
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Syracuse, NY

James (Najib) Bourjaily (1883-1972)
ID: James/Assaad/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. 
Spouse: Julia Habeeb (1885-1963).
Date of arrival to the States: 5 Dec 1905
Children: Frederick Bourjaily, Katherine Bourjaily 
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Left Lawrence, MA around 1936 and went to El Paso, Texas, where he opened a store of liquor. He remained there for the rest of his life
Willam 1 (Wadih) Bourjaily (1898-1976)
ID: William 1/Samuel/Elias/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. 
Spouse: Rose Bourjaily (1907). She was the daughter of Khaleel/Youssef/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah
Date of arrival to the States: 8 June 1913
Children: William 2 Bourjaily (1936), Lila Bourjaily Ansley (1939) 
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Cleveland, Ohio
Nimr Aborjaily (1876-1937) 
ID: Nimr/Assaad/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. 
Spouse: Kameely (1893-1980) coming from Bhamdoun Lebanon. She immigrated to the USA in 1913
Date of arrival to the States: 8 June 1906
Children: Eugenie, Arthur, Mary, Alfred, Lilian, Georges, Elizabeth
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Massachussets, USA
John (Hanna) Aborjaily (1884-) 
ID: John/Youssef/Najm/Berjas/Atallah/Elias/Ferris/Elias/Atallah/Elias/Atallah. 
Spouse: Mary Habeeb. (Her Lebanese name was Saideh. Spelled Sadieh in the Ellis Island ship manifest)
Date of arrival to the States: 8 June 1906
Children: Frederick Aborjaily, Katherine Aborjaily 
Origin: Kab Elias, Lebanon
Residence: Boston, Massachussets, USA

 

James Assaad Bourjaily (1883-1972) Born in Kabelias, Lebanon, Died in El Paso, TX

Julia Habeeb Bourjaily (1885-1963) Born in Lebanon, Died in El Paso, TX

Mabel Bourjaily (1903-1983), Born in Kabelias Lebanon, Died in North Bergen, NJ

Nellie Bourjaily (1905-1963), Born in Lawrence, MA, Died in El Paso, TX

Josephine Bourjaily (1911-1958), Born In Lawrence , MA, Died in El Paso, TX

Thomas M. Karam (1905-1959) Born In Syr Al Danniyeh N Leb Died in El Paso, TX

Helen Bourjaily (1913-1997) Born in Lawrence, MA, Died in El Paso, TX

Alice Bourjaily (1914-1995), Born in Lawrence, MA, Died in El Paso, TX

Ernest Bourjaily (1923-2006), Born In Lawrence, MA, Died in El Paso, TX

Yvonne Bourjaily (1926-2010), Born in Lawrence, MA, Died in El Paso TX