My grandfather immigrated to America when he was young. From all the stories I’ve heard, the year was 1912, when he was either 11, going on 12 or 8 going on 9. I’m convinced I have the correct birth certificate showing he was born 1901, but there still persist stories he was born 1904.
I can’t find any record of him coming across at Ellis Island anywhere in a +/- 10 year period. It’s possible that he came in through Canada, where, supposedly, he had a sister and brother-in-law living. I don’t know how to search the Canadian records yet.
Here’s a picture of my grandfather and my grandmother on their wedding day. He was either 24, or 27. She was 17.