Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bruns Family Arrives in America in 1869

I'm working on the neighbors to Henry Jacobs in the 1870 Hancock County, Illinois, census and as part of that have found Ubbe Bruns in an 1869 passenger manifest (the Hansa, which arrived in New York on 30 August 1869). He is listed as Ulke, which really isn't Ubbe, but we'll make the case that it's the right family in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. For reasons that aren't known, the family's entry is split on the manifest. The last column indicates the family was arriving in steerage.

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