The entries generally include name, religion, town and county of residence, and date of naturalization. Gollmer, Hugo. Namensliste der Pioniere des Nord-Amerik.

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German Immigrant Arrivals:Resources in the Library of CongressCompiled and Annotated byBarbara B. WalshContents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Historical Background and Bibliographical Guides. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 General Resources: No Specific Locality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Regions of Germany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Regions of Settlement Within the United States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Introduction Organized German immigration to America began on October 6, 1683, with the arrival of thirteen Mennonite and Quaker families from Krefeld, Germany. They settled in “Deutschstadt” near Philadelphia, incorporated in 1689 as Germantown. Since that time, more than eight million Germans have emigrated to Amerca, more than any other nationality. For genealogists researching their German immigrant ancestors, finding those ancestors on ship passenger lists can be a difficult, time-consuming process. Finding their hometowns in Germany, the vital next step in German genealogical research, can be even more problematic. Unfortunately, there is no central source for German genealogical records. Therefore, unless one knows the specific place of origin, it is almost impossible to locate the German religious and civil records that are so necessary to tracing a family in Germany. The purpose of this bibliography is to identify lists of German immigrants in the Library of Congress (published, manuscript, and electronic). One published list, Germans to America, consists of abstracts from ship pasenger manifests (lists). The surviving passenger manifests are available on microfilm at the National Archives, its regional facilities, and at some libraries throughout the United States ( Many lists of Germans immigrants do not include their German hometown. Others, published in both Germany and the United States, include emigrants from a particular locality in Germany or those who settled in specific areas of the United States. This guide is comprised of four major sections. The first, “Historical Background and Bibliographical Guides,” includes publications that provide historical, political, and economic perspective on German immigration to the United States. The second section is titled “General Resources: No Specific Locality.” The third section, “Regions of Germany,” consists of emigrant 1

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lists from various localities in Germany. The fourth section, “Regions of Settlement Within the United States,” contains lists of German immigrants who settled in specific areas of the United States. Historical Background and Bibliographical Guides Emigration and settlement patterns of German communities in North America / edited by Eberhard Reichmann, La Vern J. Rippley, Jörg Nagler. Indianapolis, Ind. : Max Kade German-American Center, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis ; Nashville, IN : Produced and distributed by NCSA LITERATUR, c1995. xxxii, 380 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. (Max Kade German-American Center, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis ; v. 8)Includes bibliographical references.(DLC) 96124531 lccopycatISBN 1-880788-04-7E184.G3E46 1995 96124531 A collection of essays on German emigration to North America. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful journeys : German immigration, settlement, and political culture in colonial America, 1717-1775 / Aaron Spencer Fogleman. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996. xii, 257 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. (Early American studies) Originally presented as the author’s thesis (Ph. D.)ŒUniversity of Michigan, 1991. Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-235) and indexes. ISBN 0-8122-3309-3 (cloth : alk. paper). Œ ISBN 0-8122-1548-6 (paper : alk. paper) E184.G3F724 1996 95043562 A discussion of Germans in colonial America. German and American Sources for German Emigration to America, by Michael P. Palmer < > An extensive online bibliography of published and unpublished resources for German emigration to America. Haller, Charles R. The ABCs of German-American migration : annotated guide to German-American migration records / by Charles R. Haller. Asheville, N.C. : Money Tree Imprints, c2000. v, 100 p. ; 23 cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-9703748-0-1 Z1361.G37H35 2000 LH&G 2001335108 A useful guide to sources for German-American immigration. 2

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Haller, Charles R. Across the Atlantic and beyond : the migration of German and Swiss immigrants to America / Charles R. Haller. Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1993. xi, 324 p. : maps ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. (OCoLC)28244487 lccopycat ISBN 1-55613-697-8 E184.G3H23 1993 94114263 A history of German and Swiss immigration to America. Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Resources, compiled by Virginia Steele Wood. < > An online guide to resources in the Library of Congress; includes sections on general works, passenger lists, ships, the immigration experience, immigrants as new arrivals, personal narratives & correspondence, internet resources, and LC subject headings. Krewson, Margrit B. (Margrit Beran) Immigrants from the German-speaking countries of Europe : a selective bibliography / Margrit B. Krewson. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1991. 76 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Rev. ed. of: Germanic people in the United States, 1983. Includes index. Supt. of Docs. no.: LC1.12/2:G31/6 LC Copy/Issue: Z663.I46 1990 copy 3 Z1361.G37K74 1990 MRR Alc 90020309 Includes a useful introduction to German immigration to America. Wellauer, Maralyn A. German immigration to America in the nineteenth century : a genealogist’s guide / by Maralyn A. Wellauer. Milwaukee, Wis. : Roots International, c1985. 87 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographies. ISBN 0-932019-06-4 (pbk.) E184.G3W42 1985 LH&G 85179085 A handbook on German immigration to America during the nineteenth century. General Resources: No Specific Locality Ancestry Library Edition: U. S. Immigration Collection < > Available only at subscribing libraries. A searchable database of more than10 million names from passenger lists and naturalization records from the 1500’s to the 1900’s; includes New York passenger arrivals from 1851 to1891. 3

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Auswandererbriefe [microform]. [Dortmund, Germany] : MC, 1997. 40 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm.German and English.Summary: Reproduces about 6700 German emigrant letters from the United States written between 1820 and 1930,collected by Wolfgang Helbich. About 85% are in the form of Xerox copies of the originals, 10% are in transcription form only (the originals have been lost), and 5% are the original letters. Biographical research and background studies on the letter writers is reproduced along with the letters, including parish registers, emigration lists, judicial records, passenger lists, manuscript census, city directories, county histories, platbooks, etc. Filmed from the originals in the Ruhr-Universitt# Bochum Includes indexes.Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.MSS84133 Title on finding aid: Bochumer Auswandererbriefsammlung (BABS)Parallel title on finding aid: Bochum emigrant letter collectionMicrofilm 21,732 Manuscript Reading Room 97207808 Extensive collection of German emigrant letters from the United States, written between 1820 and 1930. More than 350 of these letters were published in 1988 as Briefe aus Amerika : deutsche Auswanderer schreiben aus der neuen Welt 1830-1930 (LC call number: E184.G3 B75 1988). In 1991, Cornell University Press published an English translation, News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home (LC call number: E184.G3 B7513 1991). Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933 / Leitung und Bearbeitung, Werner Röder, Herbert A. Strauss, unter Mitwirkung von Dieter Marc Schneider, Louise Forsyth ; Autoren, Jan Foitzik [et al.] ; Redaktion, Sybille Claus und Beatrix Schmidt. München ; New York : K.G. Saur ; Detroit, Mich. : Distributed by Gale Research Company1983. 3 v. in 4 ; 30-31 cm.Vol. 2 in English.Half title of v. 1, title of v. 2, and parallel title of v. 3: International biographical dictionary of central European emigrés,1933-1945. Vol. 3: Unter der Leitung von Werner Röder zusammengestellt von Sybille Claus, Daniel Niederland und Beatrix Schmidt. “Herausgegeben vom Institut für Zeitgeschichte München und von der Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration, Inc., New York, unter Gesamtleitung von Werner Röder und Herbert A. Strauss”ŒV. 3, half title.”Decknamen, Pseudonyme und Namensänderungen”: v. 1, p. [853]-861.”List of pseudonyms”: v. 2, p. 1312-1316.Includes bibliographies and indexes. Contents: Bd. 1. Politik, Wirtschaft, Öffentliches Leben Œ Vol. 2. The arts, sciences, and literature. 2 v. Œ Bd. 3.Gesamtregister. ISBN 3-598-10087-6 (set). Œ ISBN 0-89664-101-5 (U.S. : Bd. 1). Œ ISBN 3-598-10089-2 (Bd. 2) DD68.B52 1980 MRR Biog 82162038 Contains approximately 8,700 biographical sketches of persons who emigrated from Central Europe during the period of the Third Reich. Indexes in volume 3. Bremen Passenger Lists 1920 – 1939 < > A searchable database of the names on 2,953 Bremen passenger lists from 1920 to 1939. The information for each passenger includes name, age, marital status, previous place of residence, 4

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nationality, profession, and destination. Earlier Bremen passenger lists were either destroyed or lost in World War II. Burgert, Annette K. Eighteenth century emigrants from German-speaking lands to North America / by AnnetteKunselman Burgert. Breinigsville, Pa. : Pennsylvania German Society, 1983-<1985 >v. <1-2 > : ill. ; 24 cm. (Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society ; v. 16, <19 >)Includes indexes.Incomplete contents: v. 1. The Northern Kraichgau Œ v. 2. The Western Palatinate.ISBN 0-911122-46-X (v. 1)GR110.P4A372 vol. 16, 19 LH&G 83060349 Volume 1 lists emigrants from the Northern Kraichgau; volume 2, emigrants from the Western Palatinate. Both volumes include considerable genealogical information as well as indexes of ships, European place names, and surnames. Burgert, Annette K. Master index to the emigrants documented in the published works of Annette K. Burgert,F.A.S.G., F.G.S.P. Myerstown, Pa. : AKB Publications, [1993?]68 p. : map ; 28 cm.(OCoLC)31281941 lccopycatF160.G3B86 1993 LH&G 95102323 An alphabetical index to the names of German emigrants published in thirteen volumes compiled by Annette K. Burgert. < > A searchable “database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened”; records from 1820 to 1830 will be added later. “From 1855 to 1890, the Castle was America’s first official imigration center.” Ellis Island < > A searchable database of over 22 million passengers who came through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924; the database is not complete. Another online resource which can be used to search this site is < > Filby, P. William,Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries / edited by P. William Filby, with Mary K. Meyer. 1st ed. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., c1981. 3 v. (xxxv, 2339 p.) ; 29 cm.Includes bibliographies. Contents: v. 1. A-G Œ v. 2. H-N Œ v. 3. O-Z.5

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CS68.F537 1981 LH&G 81143461 Alphabetical listing of passengers who arrived in North America and the West Indies between 1538 and 1900, compiled from published sources: passenger lists and naturalization records. Entries include age, year of arrival or naturalization, with an abbreviation for the bibliographic citation with volume and page. Cumulative and annual supplements continue this important reference work (CS68. P363 Suppl. LH&G). The First Germans in America : with a biographical directory of New York Germans / edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1992. 1 v. (various pagings) ; 21 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 1-55613-547-5E184.G3F57 1992 92166809 Contains chapters on the first Germans in America, the first Germans in Virginia, and the first Germans in New York. A name index follows. Germanic emigrants register [microform]. Jan. 1992 ed. Diepholz, Germany : [Germanic Emigrants Register]; Warthausen : COM-Service EDV Habel, 1992. 23 microfiches : negative. An alphabetic listing of names, including birthdates, time of emigration, and destination; covers the entire former German Empire and emigration years from 1820 through 1918. Each fiche includes at the end an index of names listed on that fiche and their frame location. [E184.G3] Microfiche 93/45 (E) MicroRR 93630122 The alphabetical list of names does not include hometown. Germans to America : lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports / edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, c1988- v. <1-67 > : ill. ; 24 cm.Includes indexes.ISBN 0-8420-2279-1 (set : alk. paper)E184.G3G38 1988 LH&G 87035442 Covers the time period January 1850 through June 17, 1897. Each volume contains ship lists for a specific time period, followed by a name index. “Every passenger is identified by full name, age, sex, occupation, destination, and when available [the] country, province, or town of origin.” Germans to America. series II : lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports in the 1840s / edited by Ira A. Glazier. Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources; Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2002-2004. v. <1-7 > : ill., maps ; 24 cm.Vol. <3-4 >: With foreword by P. William Filby.Includes bibliographical references and indexes.ISBN 0-8420-5080-9 (set : alk. paper). Œ ISBN 0-8420-5081-7 (v. 1 : alk. paper). Œ ISBN 0-8420-5082-5 (v. 2 : alk.paper). Œ ISBN 0-8420-5080-9 (v. 3 : alk. paper) 6

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ca. 100 leaves ; 28 cm. Cover title. CS403.H35 1986 LH&G 86231019 Lists emigrants from the port of Antwerp for the year 1855 only. Hamburg. Auswanderungsamt. Hamburg emigration records, 1850-1873.66 microfilm reels.Consists of lists of emigrants moving through the port of Hamburg.Microfilm of originals in: Staatsarchiv (Hamburg).Germany: Staatsarchiv, HamburgAcquired by permission to photocopy, 1929-1930.Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.MSS70243Repository: Library of Congress Manuscript DivisionMicrofilm 10,897GA-43N-43P-1P (reels 1-43 : listen direkt) (copy 2 : reel 16) mm 83070243 Microfilm 10,897GB-23N-23P (reels 44-66 : listen indirekt) Manuscript Reading Room Finding aid in the Manuscript Reading Room. See also the vertical file, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room. Includes both direct lists (passengers who sailed directly from Hamburg to their destination and indirect lists (passengers who sailed from Hamburg, but who stopped at another European port before reaching their destination). Entries include name of the ship, master of the vessel, departure date, name of passenger, age, previous residence, occupation, and destination. Haury, David A. Index to Mennonite immigrants on United States passenger lists, 1872-1904 / compiled and edited by David A. Haury. North Newton, Kan. : Mennonite Library and Archives, 1986. 224 p. ; 28 cm. E184.M45H38 1986 87116345 Ship lists of Mennonite immigrants, with a name index. . Link to Your Roots < > A searchable database from the Hamburg States Archives containing the names of passengers who left from the port of Hamburg. Although records exist for the years 1850 to 1934, only the lists from 1890 to 1908 can be searched online at the present time. A search produces the following information: name, state of origin, marital status, date of birth, and destination. To obtain more information, a user must order the information for a fee through the web site. Online German Emigration Records, Lists & Indexes < > Arranged by regions of Germany, this site contains links to emigrant records (or indexes to those records). 8

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Passenger lists, Holland-America Line, 1900-1940 [microform] / Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst Rotterdam. Lisse, The Netherlands : MMF Publications, 1995. 1053 microfiches. In Dutch with accompanying guide in English. Accompanied by a printed guide, entitled: Guide & concordances to Passenger lists of the Holland-America Line, 1940, on microfiche (39 p. ; 30 cm.) MicRR guide no.: 529. (OCoLC)ocm46832658 Microfiche 2002/5 MicroRR 2002556414 Consult Microform Reading Room guide no. 529, available in the Reference Assistance Room of the Main Reading Room. The collection is in two series: the passenger lists on 781 fiches; annual indexes of names (not in strict alphabetical order) on 272 fiches. Smith, Clifford Neal. From Bremen to America in 1850 : fourteen rare emigrant ship lists / Clifford Neal Smith. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications,, 35 p. ; 28 cm. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 22)Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 0-915162-81-4 (pbk.)E184.G3S663 1987 LH&G 88119323 The ship lists were originally published in the weekly newspaper Allgemeine Auswanderungs-Zeitung; contains a surname index. Smith, Clifford Neal. German revolutionists of 1848 : among whom many immigrants to America / Clifford Neal Smith. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1985. 4 v. (ii, 153 p.) ; 28 cm. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 21, pts. 1-4) Contents: pt. 1. Surnames A through F Œ pt. 2. Surnames G through K Œ pt. 3. Surnames L through R Œ pt. 4. Surnames S through Z. ISBN 0-915162-77-6 (pbk. : v. 1) E184.G3S664 1985 LH&G 86166161 Alphabetical list of names, based upon police records in the Generallandesarchiv in Karlsruhe, Baden. Places of origin (not all in Baden) are given. Smith, Clifford Neal. Reconstructed passenger lists for 1850 : Hamburg to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, and the United States / Clifford Neal Smith. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1980-1981. 4 v. ; 28 cm. (German and central European emigration, ISSN 0195-735X ; monograph no. 1, pt. 1-4) Includes indexes. Contents: pt. 1. Passenger lists, 1 through 25 Œ pt. 2. Passenger lists, 26 through 42 Œ pt. 3. Passenger lists, 43 through 60 Œ pt. 4. Supplemental notes on emigrants’ places of origin.ISBN 0-915162-50-4 (pbk. : set)CS35.S64 LH&G81116596 Each volume contains a surname index. 9

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Smith, Clifford Neal. Reconstructed passenger lists for 1851 via Hamburg : emigrants from Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, and Switzerland to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, and Venezuela / Clifford Neal Smith. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland v. <1-4 > ; 28 cm. (German and central European emigration, ISSN 0195-735X ; monograph no. 2, pt. <1-4 >)Includes indexes.ISBN 0-915162-51-2 (pbk. : pt. 1)CS35.S645 1986 LH&GEach volume contains a surname index.Wehner, Gustave. “Das Schicksal der Bremer Auswanderer-Listen,” Norddeutsche Familienkunde (1952-1953), pp. 74-118. CS610.N6 (Photocopy in vertical file, LH&G) Lists 2,645 emigrants who sailed from Bremen, Germany to North America, between 1832 and 1849. Taken from Friedrich Spengemann’s Die Reisen de Segelfregatten Isabella, Pauline, Meta und Uhland nach Nordamerika; Nach Kapitan Jürgen Meyers Bordbuch (Bremen: Buchdruckerei Vahland & Co., 1937). LC Microfilm 46844 (E). Zimmerman, Gary J. German immigrants : lists of passengers bound from Bremen to New York [dates], with places of origin / compiled by Gary J. Zimmerman & Marion Wolfert. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985-<1993 > v. <1-4 > ; 24 cm.Vol. [4] compiled by Marion Wolfert.Incomplete contents: [1] 1847-1854 Œ [2] 1855-1862 Œ [3] 1863-1867 Œ [4] 1868-1871.ISBN 0-8063-1128-2 (v. 1)E184.G3Z56 1985 LH&G 85080181 A partial reconstruction of some Bremen passenger lists, based on American sources. Only those passengers are included for whom a specific place of origin is given. Regions of Germany Alsace Burgert, Annette K. Eighteenth century emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America / by Annette Kunselman Burgert. Camden, Me. : Picton Press ; Myerstown, Pa. (691 Weavertown Rd., My2642) : Available from AKB Publications, c1992. xxiv, 690 p. : ill. ;24 cm. “Prepared for distribution to members of the Pennsylvania German Society during 1992 as Volume XXVI in its series of 10

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publications on Pennsylvania German history and culture”ŒT. p. verso.Includes bibliographical references and indexes.ISBN 1-882442-00-8 : $49.95GR110.P4A372 vol. 26 LH&G 92074155 Alphabetical list of emigrants from the Northern Alsace, now part of France; contains indexes of ships and surnames. See also the work by Schrader-Muggenthaler under Baden. Anhalt DeMarce, Virginia Easley,Mercenary troops from Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, who served with the British forces during the American Revolution / Virginia Easley DeMarce. McNeal, Ariz. : Westland Publications, 1984. 2 v. (iv, 107 p.) ; 28 cm. (German-American genealogical research monograph, ISSN 0094-7806 ; no. 19) Bibliography: p. ii. Contents: pt. 1. Surnames A through Kr Œ pt. 2. Surnames Ku through Z. ISBN 0-915162-21-0 (pbk. : set) E268.D46 1984 84207049 Mercenaries from Anhalt-Zerbst, some of whom stayed in America. Baden Andrusko, Samuel M. Emigrants from Baden and Württemberg 1816/17, extracted from Aufbruch nach Amerika / by Samuel M. Andrusko. Silver Spring, Md. (95 E. Wayne Ave., Apt. T-2, Silver Spring 20901) : S.M. Andrusko, 1984. 19 p. ; 30 cm. An introduction and English translation of selected information on certain emigrants from Aufbruch nach Amerika / unter Mitarb. von Ingrid Schöberl, hrsg. von Günter Moltmann, 1979. “September 1984.” E184.G3A55 1984 LH&G 84212153 Alphabetical list of certain emigrants mentioned in Aufbruch nach Amerika. Burgert, Annette K. Emigrants from Eppingen to America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / compiled by Annette K. Burgert. Myerstown, PA (691 Weavertown Rd., Myerstown 17067) : AKB Publications, c1987. ii, 40 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.Bibliography: p. 36.Includes index.E184.G3B87 1987 88106306 List of emigrants from Eppingen; contains considerable genealogical information. 11

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