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Offline aghadowey

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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 08 February 24 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Rhine to Amsterdam.
Coastal shipping to Le Havre.

Possibly Rhine to Rotterdam but not Amsterdam  ;)
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 08 February 24 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Rhine to Amsterdam.
Coastal shipping to Le Havre.

Possibly Rhine to Rotterdam but not Amsterdam  ;)

The Rhine splits somewhere around Utrecht (where I used to live).
The Lek goes to Rotterdam; the Vecht goes to Amsterdam.
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 08 February 24 16:18 GMT (UK) »
River Seine comes into the English Channel at Le Havre?
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 08 February 24 17:20 GMT (UK) »
As in my original post,
"I guess they may reached the coast from Paris by boat along the Seine.... But how might they have reached that point? "

I have considered the previous suggestions, and rejected most of them for the reasons as posted.
Thanks for this lively debate, I wonder if we shall reach a conclusion.... I suspect trains look the most likely.
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 08 February 24 18:50 GMT (UK) »
You mentioned that the ship was carrying other Germans. Is it recorded where in Germany they were from. Did the voyage have a ‘catchment area’.
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 08 February 24 18:56 GMT (UK) »
"what conditions might have precipitated this migration?  Economic, Religious, or Warfare spring to mind.....??"

It wasn't necessarily just conditions in Germany that motivated them to emigrate.  Conditions in North America were also a factor - especially the availability of land.  Starting in around 1848, millions of acres of land were opened up to settlement in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and the Oregon Territory.  And the land was cheap - federal land was sold for $1.25/acre to citizens and to immigrants who declared their intention to naturalize.  If your ancestors were farmers or if they wanted to be farmers, that was a big inducement.
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 08 February 24 19:17 GMT (UK) »
You mentioned that the ship was carrying other Germans. Is it recorded where in Germany they were from. Did the voyage have a ‘catchment area’.
Yes I think so.  The page I looked at seemed to be around 12 from Wurttemberg and another dozen from Baden.... evidently before the two joined under one "leadership".
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 08 February 24 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Good point Erato....
So far I have only found him as a labourer in a paper mill, but I need to check every census with that in  mind.
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Re: German emigres to USA.
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 08 February 24 20:12 GMT (UK) »
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