John entered the United States on board the SS Teutonic Departing Liverpool for Ellis Island on March 21, 1906 and arriving on March 29, 1906. His age was reportedly 34 years and 11 months. He was travelling with his brothers Alex and Harry; all of them were listed as builders. His sponsor in the US was Robert Muir of 348 E. 124th Street, New York City, NY. John had $20 on arrival.