I wrote about this trunk briefly almost ten years ago when I got it.
Hopefully if there's a little spare time this summer, I'll give another go at finding Altje in a passenger list.
She would have immigrated in the late 1860s-early 1870s. The name on the trunk is Ahltie F. Goldenstein--actually Altje.
Her destination of Keokuk Junction, Ills. is stamped on the trunk as well.
A wonderful piece.
Altje's brother Focke Goldenstein was my great-great-grandfather. She married Hinrich Schuster in Adams County, Illinois.
Hopefully we'll have an update in a future issue of Casefile Clues.
Readers are welcome to try their hand at locating her in the passenger lists at Ancestry.com and elsewhere. It's been several years since I really looked for her and maybe something has been re-indexed or corrected in the interim.