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From: "Sullivan, John" <>
Subject: Immigration papers?
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 11:21:46 -0600
In writing about Hans (John) Georg Kirsch,
Norb Woolsey mentioned that "Georg Kirsch's
immigration papers were approved in Karlsruhe
in 1744, along with/wife and 2 children".
Can someone tell me more about these emigration
papers, such as who issued them and where to get
I would like to find them for Mathias Fender and family,
who came from Leipzig, Saxony, Germany to Charleston, SC,
on the ship ANN in Oct 1751.
John Grady Sullivan
8:30am-6:00pm Central Time
Mathias Fender (Sr) (Est.1720 Ger - Aft 1795 SC) -> John Fender (Sr)
(Abt.1745 Ger - Est. 1813 SC) + ? -> John Fender (Jr) (Abt.1776 SC- Abt 1847
SC) + Ellen Harison (E1780-E1805) ->James Hansford Fender (Sr) (1810-1851) +
Mary E. SMOAK 1814/1819-Bef 1873. -> Lewis A. or Malone Fender 1850-1926 +
Laura Ann Ellen Copeland 1854-1883 -> Emma Eugenia Fender (1881-1934) +
William Grady Sullivan (1885-1953) -> John Willys Sullivan (1921-1991) +
Barbara Jane LeClere (1925-) -> ME
Sent: Monday, March 15, 1999 5:50 PM
Subject: Hans Georg Kersch
I am looking for any information on the immigration of Hans (John) George
Kersh or Georg Kirsh (Kersch) immigrating from Zuzenhausen, Baden,
Germany about 1744 with a wife and 6 children. How did he arrive in South
Carolina, via overland from Pennsylvania, or landing at port in Charleston,
SC? Does anyone know his wife's name.
As background, my grandmother, Rosa Lulu (Martin) Linzey, was the daughter
Albert Edwin Martin, son of James Martin who married Elizabeth Ann Kersh.
Elizabeth was the daughter of William A. Kersh & Rachel Schuler.
William was the son of Andrew Kersh & Margaretta Geisler (his second wife).
Andrew was the son of Hans (John) George Kersh, immigrant from Zuzenhausen,
Baden, Heidleberg, Germany.
The information I have states Hans (John) George Kersh sailed on 16 February
1744 with a wife and 6 children from Rotterdam, Holland. Destination port is
unknown, but it is surmised that they sailed to Charleston, SC, as they
received a 250 acre land grant in Sexa-Gotha, now Lexington County, SC. I
just learned yesterday, that Georg Kirsch's immigration papers were approved
in Karlsruhe in 1744, along with/wife and 2 children.
They sailed on the St. Andrew, Capt Brown.
The only information I can find on the St Andrew is a Georg Kirsch, with
and 2 children, sailed on the St Andrew in 1737 to Pennsylvania. It is
possible this is one in the same, except for the dates. I have also learned
recently that they could have traveled overland to SC, or they could have
stayed on the ship, which could have sailed south the SC to pick up a load
cargo for a return trip, or they got on another ship to SC, 3 possibilities.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
We are ordering the Zuzenhausen, Germany church film to research this
fortunately, my wife is German and can translate them. The above was
researched by my cousin. So I am picking up the gap back to Germany.
Please let me know what you think and have, this could be an interesting
ps: There is also the Traxlers in the mix, but I haven't sorted that out
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