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From: Sherri Steele <>
Subject: Re: [GV] Russian Germans from North Caucasus
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 14:51:20 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you for posting this query. Yes, I have ancestors who moved from North Caucasus to the US. In fact my relatives were from Michaelsdorf. I have not found very much information about these people before they came to the US. The point of imigration (ship manifest) is about my earliest source of information.
Here is a list of my primary surnames for those who came from N. Caucasus (note: a variety of spellings found in my research):
Meyer (Meier?), Schaefer (Schaffer, Shaffer), Paul (Powell)
Other possible Michaelsdorf surnames affiliated with my family (marriages, friends, traveling on same ship, leads- not confirmed, etc...):
Wiederspahn, Troudt (Traut, Traudt?), Wirtz, Beitz, Reifschneider, Dorr (Derr?), Muller, Miller.
It seems that most of my Michaelsdorf family, whom I've researched, went from Michaelsdorf to Hamburg Germany, to Norfolk Nebraska (US). From there some of my family went to Northern Colorado.
Many of the family/friends reference above traveled from Hanburg on these ships:
SS Patria 27-Oct-1899
SS Pretoria 27-Nov-1903
I am happy to share more specific information if interested (names, dates, etc...).
marina plieva <> wrote:
does anyon have ancestors, who moved to America from North Caucasus?
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