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Helen Pust replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1893 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"On the ship's transcript I found my grandfather, August Pust, there was a section to the right hand side where the top half was listed as Spardeck or Spaerdack , center section was Citizens and the lower where his name appears  was same as…"
Nov 6, 2014
Marianne Szabo replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1893 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
""Pa" means he filed his first papers, e.g. his Declaration of Intent to become a U.S. citizen.  Generally, after first papers were filed, the individual needed to wait 5 years before applying for full citizenship through…"
Aug 18, 2014
Richard Monroe Olsen replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1893 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Thanks for the effort!"
Aug 18, 2014
Herb Depke replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1893 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Pa is the designation for NOT being a US citizen. That is, not yet naturalized. I forget what it means. I tried the New York passenger lists & did not find him. Actually I have been looking for his parents because in the 1930 census he said he…"
Aug 18, 2014
Richard Monroe Olsen replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Great stuff Herb! So William immigrated in 1893 and not 1895 making him about 16 years old. Wonder if he traveled alone or with other family members. Just found the document myself (1900 census). Under citizenship it stands Naturalization Pa. Dosnt…"
Aug 18, 2014
Herb Depke replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Richard, I have found two more pieces of your puzzle: marriage & 1900 census. - Herb Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name:  William Sachtelben Spouse Name:  Minnie L. Wysong Marriage Date:  11 Dec 1898 Marriage County:…"
Aug 18, 2014
Marianne Szabo replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"See my post to Herb Depke at the end of this string about ordering microfilms from the Family Search website that have the church records for Germany if you know the city/village.  You can have the films sent to a Family History Center near you…"
Aug 18, 2014
Marianne Szabo replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"You don't need to go to Germany for the records.  Family Search has microfilmed records from all over Germany and the films are available from the library in Salt Lake City.  Search their catalog for the city/village of interest, and…"
Aug 18, 2014
Herb Depke replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Richard, I forgot to answer your question as to how you find information in Germany. First you must know the city/village of birth. Then it is a matter of finding someone in Germany to research the church records in that city/village [or where ever…"
Aug 17, 2014
Herb Depke replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Richard, I now see most of the William Sachteleben listed in an Ancestry search is a man, same name but born c.1859 and lived in Illinois. So, the only thing I can add is the 1930 census. which is in Indiana.  1930 United States Federal…"
Aug 17, 2014
Richard Monroe Olsen replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Thanks Depke! I heard that he used William as his first name. This must be his second marriage. He was married to my Ggrandmother, Minnie Wysong before this 1918 and had 4-5 children. I know they where divorced. She moved with their children to…"
Aug 17, 2014
Herb Depke replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Ancestry.com has your ancestor, I believe. Here is a marriage record which seems to fit him. There is also most of the censuses, 1900, 1910, 1920, etc. My Depke family is also from Hanover.  Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992Name: William H.…"
Aug 17, 2014
Marianne Szabo replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Try U.S. church records (marriage, birth, death), which often listed the town from which the participants came.  This is how I found my maternal grandmother's village - it was on her marriage certificate from a church in Cleveland. …"
Aug 17, 2014
Richard Monroe Olsen replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Thanks for the tip."
Aug 17, 2014
Marianne Szabo replied to Richard Monroe Olsen's discussion Germans to America 1895 in the group Germany and German Ancestry
"Sorry I can't do a look up.  However, be aware that "Germans to America" is known to contain many mistakes and to omit entirely some surnames that didn't "seem" German.  As an example, my G-Grandfather…"
Aug 17, 2014
Richard Monroe Olsen added a discussion to the group Germany and German Ancestry
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Germans to America 1895

Hei!Hope some one could help me find out where in Germany my Greatgrandfather came from. Gerhart Henry William Sactheleben, born April 13, 1877, Germany, ( from WW1 reg. card) arrived (USA) 1895. Found "Germans to America" vol. 67 passenger list of Germans who came to America. He was not listed there. Tried to get vol 68 (from october 1895) but was unable to find a copy to look up his name. Is there any one that could help me tear down this brick this brick wall, look up his name in volume 68?…See More
Aug 17, 2014

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Wysong
Gould
Sachteleben
Gibbs
Benton
Heistand
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
Looking up the family tree

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