MARSALA PASSENGERS -
GROTE, NAFKE, AHRENS
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The 29.03.1889 Passenger list of ship Marsala says clearly they were from Oldendorf on their way to Iowa.
August Gradt = Grote age 40.
David Nafke or David Naefke age forty, [should be Diedrich]
wife Dorothea age 35.
Heinrich Schroeder 50 years old laborer
Wife - frau Maria Instead of Kate. age 40
The USA Federal Census of 1900 says that Dick Naefke,
Heinrich Schroeder were residents of Reading township
in Calhoun county, Iowa.
August Grote went to Dawson in Greene county, Iowa.
Iowa State Census, 1895
Census & Voter Lists
Name: August Grote
RESIDENCE: Dawson, Greene
This is August Grote provided to me by Mark Kuhlman.
the source is the
1982 Calhoun county Iowa book. Taylor Publishing company.
By Historical Society of Rockwell city Historians.
There was a Henry Schroeder at Calhoun. However, I do not think it is the same one.
That Henry Schroeder was born Oct. 1855. His wife Kate was born Oct. 1865.
Mary Schroeder wife of Fred Schroeder was born Jan 1848. I have been told anyway that Fred Schroeder immigrated around July fourth 1883 and went to see his friend Fred Meyer at Churdan swamps and stayed the winter with him. [ Imagine how glad Fred would be to see an old friend.]
Census Henry Schroeder was age 50. The wife mentioned was age 40. There were several children. Even a little Henry.
These surnames were entwined in America.
Note: For update explanation on the PUTFAHRT or PUFAHRT,PUFFAHRT see the link.
Note: For More about Schroeder immigration see those from Mucklingen and Dahlenburg with Warnecke and Seil. May 1883.