My Grandmother emigrated from Berditoscher, Russia in 1912.
I'm trying to find out where this city was located?
Updated to add the probable source of this information (incorporating information from comments).
Searching for the name on Google yielded two transcriptions of information extracted from FHL microlfilm #1402604 by Janet Laubhan Flickinger in March 1999:
- archived copy at Genealogy.com
- archived copy of personal site via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine
The transcriber says:
This is a list of Germans from Russia extracted from LDS microlfilm 1402604 - Mar. 1999. This manifest is one of those good ones that lists physical description, amount of money in their possession, place of birth, previous residence, but more importantly the names of nearest relative in the "old country" and the US and sometimes complete addresses > of the relative in the US. Those that have an asterisk(*) following the name, will have info on relatives below.
Here is the relevant part of transcription:
Pg-Line Surname Given Name Age Sex M/S Calling Country Race Prev. Residence Destination 2-11 Rüger Anna Maria 21 f s servant Russia Germany Popowka, Russia Bison, KS 16-17 Schulz Ferdinand 51 m m farm laborer Russia German Berditoscher, Russia Alpena, MI 16-18 Schulz Rosalia 44 f m housewife Russia German Berditoscher, Russia Alpena, MI 16-19 Schulz Olga 15 f s none Russia German Berditoscher, Russia Alpena, MI 16-20 Schulz Wanda 8 f s none Russia German Berditoscher, Russia Alpena, MI 17-26 Müller Heinrich 42 m s farm laborer Russia German Karamyschewka, Rus Baltimore, MD
There are no other families from 'Berditoscher' in the excerpt.
FamilySearch has the relevant image online:
"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23QB-S2W : 8 December 2014), Ferdinand Schulz, 1912; citing Immigration, NARA microfilm publication T840 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,402,604.