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From: Alice Fluegge <>
Subject: Re: [COOK-CO-IL] Immigrants and the Great Chicago Fire 1871
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:42:22 -0800 (PST)
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Yes I came across that exact same situation with a Fluegge family member and how I found that out was amazing, he had applied for citizenship in Oct of 1871 and his petition was in with his naturalization paper and that paper was singed most likely from the fire later that month. He didn't reapply until 1881 and I found him listed several times on passenger lists from Germany to America. Alice Fluegge

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From: <>
Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Immigrants and the Great Chicago Fire 1871
Date: Monday, January 24, 2011, 2:31 PM

I have found several family members who immigrated to Chicago before 1871. In all cases, it looks like the wives and children (in at least two of the cases, the wife was pregnant) returned to Europe. Subsequently, they returned to Chicago with their child/children about 1875. Has anyone else run into this situation? Did it take that long for Chicago to return to some semblance of a suitable place to live?


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