Are you looking for your ancestors emigrating from the Rhineland area in the 19th century? If yes, I have a great find for you. The state archive Northrhine-Westphalia has published an index of emigrants from that area. The index contains data from the following places: District councils of Aachen, Düsseldorf and Cologne police headquarters of … Continue reading Looking for emigrants from the Rhineland?
Okay, I used a gameshow as an inspiration but at least I got your attention 😉 I have the following "mystery" or brick wall. According to the passenger lists Harry Koppetsch was 7 years old when he arrived at New York City in April 1929 with his mother Else and his siblings Wilhelm (5 yrs … Continue reading Where in New York is Harry Koppetsch?
It is time for the third blogpost in regards of the 52 ancestors challenge, which Amy Crow from "No story too small" started for 2014. Take a look at it.There are great bloggers taking part. Sorry, this will be a longer one. When I was done writing it, I thought about including the whole family … Continue reading #52ancestors No. 3 – Paul Hugo Rudolf Koppetsch
Unfortunaly, I don't have a picture of him, but I would like to introduce you to Friedrich Ulmer, my 2nd cousin 3rd degree. Yeah, that is quite distant, isn't it? But the good thing in genealogy? It doesn't matter. We're all family. So, here I am, chasing Friedrich Ulmer all the way to Australia. But … Continue reading Friedrich Ludwig Heinrich Ulmer * Sept 17, 1916 – setting sail to Australia
May I introduce? This is my greataunt Else Nicolaus Isn't she cute? She was born October 22, 1900 in Koenigsberg in East Prussia (today's Kaliningrad in Russia). She married Paul Hugo Rudolf Koppetsch December 12, 1920 in Koenigsberg. They had 3 children: Wilhelm (William), Harry and Eva. The family emigrated to the United States of … Continue reading Else Nicolaus * 1900 in Koenigsberg, East Prussia