16 October 2017

Pagel Immigration

I just today found the passenger list for my ggg grandma and grandpa Pagel (and my gg grandpa Pagel). They left Germany for England (I don't know the details on this part of their voyage) and, from Liverpool, sailed to New York on the SS Minnesota. They arrived at the port of New York on 15 April 1873. They then went to Wisconsin and settled in Marathon county near Wausau. Their son, my gg grandpa Carl "Henry" PAGEL, eventually went to Minnesota and settled in the area of McLeod, Renville, and Sibley counties. The family is on the second page of the ship's manifest.

Page 1
Page 2
It shows the parents (Johann "Carl" and Dorothea "Fredericke" PAGEL) as 42 and 38 respectfully with Carl's occupation listed as "farmer." The children are listed in the manifest as John 19 (Johann), Augte 16 (August)1, Fernd? 14 (Carl "Fred")2, Carl 103, Augte 7 (Augusta), and Carl 3 (Carl "Henry").

Here is the link to the first page of the manifest at archives.org. From there, you can page through the rest of the manifest if you choose to.

1 For some reason August is listed as female. Maybe with all the kids the person writing the list got confused. It's also possible that August came over on his own and had a twin sister named Augusta I don't now about that came over with the rest of the family. That would also explain why the occupation is listed as "spinster."
2 I think they were trying to go for Friedrich here.
3 This may be a child I wasn't aware of, or could be Johann "Herman", whom I have as 8 at the time, but either this or the census records I got his age from could be a little off. I only have 1 middle name for him, while all his siblings have 2.

23 July 2017

Census Sunday #27

This week's page is from the 1880 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa on page16. (full image)

On this page, I'm descended from family #129, Hans and Sila HENRICKSON. Hans is cited as a 65 year old farmer from Norway. His wife Sila is cited as a 52 year old woman from Norway. The census page cites that they had 4 sons with them at home - Henry (17), Martin (15), Benjamin (12), and Helmer (7).  All are cited as being born in Iowa. In the same family group, it also has Inga AGNESSON? aged 77. She's cited as living in a different dwelling and her relationship to Hans is cited as "supported." Inga is also cited as being widowed, insane, and born in Norway.

The other families on this page are:

  • Family 119 (from previous page): Helene STROWSTAD?
  • Family 120: Andrew EGGE and his wife Mary
  • Family 121: Nels ASCHUN and his wife Anne
  • Family 122: Ole PETERSON along with his wife Berth and daughter Carrie
  • Family 123: ? HALVORSEN along with his wife Martha, 2 sons (Bard and Andreus), and 2 daughters (S? and Maria)
  • Family 124: Bard HALVORSON and his wife Synneva
  • Family 125: Ole ANDCOSEN along with his wife Anne, 3 sons (Albert, Theodore, and Ole), and 1 daughter (Bertha)
  • Family 126: Ole NELSON along with his wife Britha, 2 daughters (Caroline and Oline), and 1 son (Nels)
  • Family 127: Ole J. ROZ along with his wife Bertha and 3 sons (Claus, Henry, and Martin)
  • Family 128: Nels TORTENSON along with his wife Martha, 2 daughters (Petra and Emma), and 3 sons (Olai?, John, and Otto)
  • Family 130: Chisetis along with her son Tombias, stepdaughter Sivi?, and a teacher Mavis ERICSEN