Surname "Regensburg" #general


regensburg <regensburg@...>
 

Hoping to obtain information regarding Moses Regensburg (could have been
"berg") husband of Jeanette Liffman father of Ludwig (Louis on
naturalization papers) and Edward.

I have gone as far back as the 1860 Census where all but Moses are
listed. The information I have so far is that they were >from Frankfurt
and arrived here in the late 1850's however I cannot seem to obtain
information regarding their departure >from Germany (Prussia at the
time.) I have searched the German to America with no success and they
came before Ellis Island was opened. Any ideas?

Eileen Regensburg


Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 


Hoping to obtain information regarding Moses Regensburg (could have been
"berg") husband of Jeanette Liffman father of Ludwig (Louis on
naturalization papers) and Edward.

I have gone as far back as the 1860 Census where all but Moses are
listed. The information I have so far is that they were >from Frankfurt
and arrived here in the late 1850's however I cannot seem to obtain
information regarding their departure >from Germany (Prussia at the
time.) I have searched the German to America with no success and they
came before Ellis Island was opened. Any ideas?

Eileen Regensburg

Eileen:

You probably should consult NARA Microfilm Publication M261,which is an
alphabetical index of passenger srrivals in New York, NY, >from 1820 to
1846.

Additionally, NARA Microfilm Publication M261 comprises 675 rolls of
microfiled passenger ship manifests for the period Jan. 7, 1820 (when the
first law requiring such manifests took effect) to July 17, 1897.
Unfortunately, there is no index for the period June 1846-June 1897.

Good luck.

Joel Stearman
Potomac, MD
Board Member-at-Large, JGSGW
Volunteer Genealogy Aide, NARA DC


Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 

Hoping to obtain information regarding Moses Regensburg (could have been
"berg") husband of Jeanette Liffman father of Ludwig (Louis on
naturalization papers) and Edward.

I have gone as far back as the 1860 Census where all but Moses are
listed. The information I have so far is that they were >from Frankfurt
and arrived here in the late 1850's however I cannot seem to obtain
information regarding their departure >from Germany (Prussia at the
time.) I have searched the German to America with no success and they
came before Ellis Island was opened. Any ideas?

Eileen Regensburg

Sorry Eileen and Group:

I misread the year of arrival in Eileen's posting.

The Alpha index I cited only goes up to July 1826. The manifests cover
the period, so it would be necessary to have a tighter idea of the time
frame for arrival, in order to do a date-by-date, ship-by-ship search.

Maybe there is some date or ship information on the naturalization
documents which would help.

Joel Stearman
Potomac, MD


Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Good luck. Early NY immigration is not indexed. If your family came
before Castle Garden, they basically got off the ship at whatever pier.
There are passenger lists, but, as you note, no indices. There is a
volunteer Ship Passenger List Transcribers' Guild (find it on Cindy's List
or elsewhere)where you might just get lucky! Try it.

There are Hamburg Passenger Lists >from the 1850's, but they might not have
traveled through Hamburg-it is worth a shot though. My German family, from
near Frankfurt, was said to have emigrated through Le Havre-but I never
found any of them. The earliest are on the 1830-46 (I think those are the
years) NY index, you can try that as well unless you are sure they are
later. Of course, if they could have come to Philadelphia or anywhere else
except NYC, try those lists which are indexed.

While you are at the Mormon library, get the German Emigration Lists, the
Baden Emigration Lists, the Alsace Emigration Lists, the Wurttemburg
Emigration Lists and any other that you can find. My gr grandfather was on
the Baden list (1853) although I don't know when he got to the US-I checked
all of NY 1853 and other east coast ports. I have been told that they
might be listed if they even 'passed through' Alsace or somewhere.

Hopefully, you will find them on something-you might find an exact town,
because Frankfurt might have been the "Big City" and they might have
actually lived somewhere around there. Eventually, of course, they will
get back to Regensburg, but not with the Regensburg surname-they left and
got the surname somewhere else.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY