My grandmother's ship manifest states her city of origin as Cesna Russland.
She is Polish.
Does anyone have any idea what or where Cesna is?
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Cisna, Poland looks to be not far from Ukrainian & Hungarian boarders today but it has not always been that way. I looked for multiple other variations of Cisna / Cesna and Cieszyn and couldn't find any other references except for ones that brought me back to this area of what is today Poland.
I found this 1909 map of Russia that shows Cisna where Galisiya (Галиция) in the country labeled as Vengria (Венгрия in Russian) which is today Hungary. It is a bit hard to read so I am including a marked up version as well below.
Note: It was not part of Russia, but if they were "Russian Sounding" that may have been why they were labeled as from Russland. I also found reference to Cisna & Russland in a document here.
Marked Up: Note I cannot completely make it out but it kind of looks like Cesna in the vertical text. A key thing to note is Cisna/Cesna is at a cross-roads which helped identify it. The map below is also slightly tilted.