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Subject: Re: [GV] First Volga German ships to America
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 00:01:49 EST
n a message dated 12/18/01 8:52:42 PM, writes:
<< COUNTY OF CHESTER sailed from Liverpool arriving at NY 10 Jul 1876.
Lorenz age 19 and Catharina Schreiber age 17 were on this ship which was
called the CITY (not County) of Chester. They were brother and sister, not
husband and wife as listed on the passenger list. They were from Norka, not
Messer. They were cousins of Adam Schreiber who arrived a few days earlier,
26 June 1876, on the City of Berlin listed as being from "Mennonites." Both
of these Schreiber families went to Kansas. Their parents and younger
siblings arrived on 8 December 1876 on the Frisia. Martin Scheidemann and
his family were also on the Frisia. They were all from Norka. Martin
Scheidemann was the brother of Adam Schreiber's wife, Catharina.
Researching Norka surnames: Blum, Frueauf, Scheidemann, and Weitzel
Aehrenfeld surname: Schwien (Swain in USA)