Seeking LANSKEY of Prussia (1834-1915) #germany


Hi everyone. I’m new to this process so please bear with me. I am looking to track my family history of paternal great grandfather’s family. US name is MARCUS LANSKEY, born in Prussia in 1834. He immigrated to the US in 1854 and moved to New Jersey where he met and married my great grandmother. Since Prussia no longer exists, I having trouble figuring out where to start. I have not been able to find his immigration and naturalization records which would be a great start. Would love to know where his family came from.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Carrielynn Apgar

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Obtain his death certificate.  It may give a place of death.

He is listed as Macus Lauskey on the 1880 census. Wife is listed as Mary rather than Sarah but children are right.  On that census, his place of birth is listed as Poland. Otherwise on other census records he is listed as born Prussia or Germany.

The 1870 census indicates he is a citizen; so look for naturalization papers for 1870 or earlier.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI