Monday, January 11, 2010

Henry Hoffman's in-laws arrived in U.S. in 1880

Henry Hoffman married his second wife, Eva Barbara Eberhardt, in 1872. She had come to the U.S. from Oberlauringen, Bavaria, in 1870. Her parents and four unmarried adult siblings followed in 1880. I've just put together images from the passenger list and a photo of the ship in a digital scrapbook page. You will have to click on the image to see it large enough to read. You can also view it HERE as posted at Deco-Pages, my digital scrapbooking "home."

Eva B. sailed from Hamburg and we found her on an emigrant list from that port. Her residence was listed as Lauringen rather than Oberlauringen. She traveled with a small group from the town to Jo Daviess County, Illinois. I've corresponded with a descendant of one of them, Heinrich Klopf.

From FHL Microfilm, roll 472,901, Hamburg Emigrant Direct List for 1870, page 330, ship (shiffe) Allemannia, to New York. The top page with header, ship and captain's names and the label "Zwitchen = Deck" which is equivalent to steerage precedes a few pages with some passengers in first and second class then continuing with steerage passengers on page 344 where #589, [Eve] Barbara Eberhardt is to be found traveling with the Wiegand family.

The list is from May 4, presumably the date of departure. The Allemannia arrived in New York on May 20, 1870.

Occupations are given for men such as "Arbeiter" (laborer) for Mr. Wiegand, but women are "frau" (wife) or "ledig" (single) for Miss Eberhardt.

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