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Great info - first time I have had a good reply and this is great news and I will check it out. Many thanks.
For Perileen Smith--I have no idea how many riding schools might have been in Berlin around 1900--probably several--but I did find a very short article about a Royal riding school from that time--Neuer Marshall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuer_Marstall. I also found a blog about horses by a lady who seems to have done a lot of research. She may know the history of German riding schools. You could probably contact her directly and see if she responds. https://susannaforrest.wordpress.com/category/periods-of-history/19...
Is there any place to search out a "riding school" in Berlin around 1900 or before? My Grandfather is said to have owned one or taught Royalty to ride in one there and I have been unable to find any information.
For Helen Pust:
Ancestry.com probably has the most indexed records for US ports, so I'd try there first.
Otherwise, Wiki gives these instructions for finding manifests from ports other than NY--
"Other Ports of Entry. To find passenger lists for other ports, see United States, Bureau of Customs, Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820—73, under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION in the FamilySearch Catalog Place Search (on 16 Family History Library films). Other ports include Oswegatchie (1821–23), Sag Harbor (1829–34), and Rochester (1866). For indexes to these lists, see United States, Bureau of Customs, Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York [City]), 1820–1874, under:
UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES (on 188 Family History Library films beginning with film 418161).
Some records recently made available at the National Archives include:
How does a person find ships transcripts for Chicago in 1876?
. Johanna Lucke was born 29 Nov 1861 in Hannover, Duetchland. She came to the USA Apr 1881 to New York. She married William Brose (not sure if spelling is right) who was born 1862 in Germany. He immigrated to USA through Chicago, Illinois July 1876 and applied/received his naturalization 20 Sep 1888 when they lived in Moyer Township, Swift County, MN. This is as far as I can follow him. They had five children: Mary b. Aug 1885, William b. 01 Feb 1887, Helena b. 18 May 1891, Martha b. 30 Apr 1893 and Bertha b. 18 Mar 1895. Mary was born in Benson MN and the others were in Moyer, Swift MN. Johanna married August Pust 17 Aug 1895 in Appleton, MN. They lived in and around Appleton in Swift County and did reside outside of Danvers Village until 1902. August Pust was born 20 Jan 1867 Germany (Prussia). He immigrated to USA 1891 from Swinemaude, Germany to New York. Received his naturalization papers 20 Jan 1892. Johanna and August had 3 children while living in Minnesota; Otto b. 1996, Alma b. 1898 and August (my father) 1900 before immigrating to Big Valley, Alberta, Canada. Augusta Johanna was b. 1904 and Alfred 1906 in Stettler, AB.I have been able to find out much about William Brose but would like to know what happened to him. August and Johanna came through the northern states to Montana and then north into Alberta. They crossed over the border several times visiting family in Montana , Idaho and Washington. It would be nice if I could find the families. I just found Gramma's full name today: Johanna Dorette Lucke though Germany, Lutheran Baptisms 1519-1969. If you could help me it would be much appreciated.Helen Pust
I have today joined this group. I am interested in Germany where my parents immigrated from, therefore i have no ancestors in Northern America. I live in a suburb of Toronto in Canada, if anyone needs any help, please feel free to ask.
I have Fox's in Iowa. You have any connection?
Thanks to all of you. This is great it gives me new leads and possibilities. I sent for both August and Johanna's medical records at our provincial archives yesterday. Thought there might be more info there.
Of course there may not be much for him as our Province was just coming into it's own,. We were still considered a territory not a province. There's records of course but he died at home and sometimes it was just the doctor's notes.
Once again thanks everyone
Good point! But I would substitute "more" for "better". Again, I was amazed to find that my great grandfather had been baptized as a catholic. He didn't have much say at two days old. But in America, our family has followed Protestant lines. I got marched to a Lutheran church at a young age. I have no intent to offend anyones religious believes. My only point was to consider other possibilities of where records might be found.
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