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german travelling musicians
« on: Tuesday 16 March 04 18:40 GMT (UK) »
Has anybody come across any german travelling musicians in the 1840's and 1850's. My great great grandfather was Johann Plitsch born 1828 in Germany. He settled in Newark, Notts and was listed on the 1851 census as being a travelling musician. Can anyone help?

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Louise

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Re:german travelling musicians
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 March 04 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi louise, Try the Anglo-German family history society.
www.art-science.com/agfhs/
You can also find lots of interesting links regarding German immigrants.
I believe that the name you supplied (Plitsch)could be Prussian .
Regards, Chris.

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Re:german travelling musicians
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 March 04 17:43 GMT (UK) »
Dear ChrisClare,

Is it possible that Johann was part of a travelling theatre or fair ?? It may be worth browsing some of the Links which refer to the travelling community.

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Re: german travelling musicians
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 October 04 14:10 BST (UK) »
I remember seeing some German musicians in Lewes, Sussex in the 1851 census... I'll have to dig it out...
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Re: german travelling musicians
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 November 04 07:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Louise,

we talked about your Plitsch Family, a while ago, on GenesReunited .

Since then I have found another useful site: http://www.geneanet.org/
This seems to be an index to GEDCOM sites

Entering Plitsch here I got 6 hits, from 3 contributors.

Try going to these links and see if you can see any recognisable names.  Maybe someone else is also researching your Plitsch family.
Hope this helps.
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Re: german travelling musicians
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 February 05 22:29 GMT (UK) »
My great great great grandfather b. 1829 also came to England from Prussia as a travelling clarinetist with the Prinz Ruprecht Band. He married an English girl and never went home!