Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Meyer Emigration from Hamburg 08.04.1884 on ship FRISIA to New York



They arrived on 08.04.1884 at New York port. Lets take a look at the first page of the passenger list.



There were two other Meyer passengers on this ship.
Heinrich Meyer age 18 - laborer.
Herrman Meyer age 17 - tailor

My father said they were not our Meyer.

Also on board the ship were members of the Dagefoerde family from Bergen kreis Celle. The spelling may be Dagefor. At times one finds the spelling Dagevor. This family also went to Illinois and to Calhoun Iowa. Dagefoerde was pastor from Manson, Iowa. The church was near Pomeroy. Jolley must be noted. All of Butler of Calhoun county.

GenDisasters.com | Pomeroy, IA Tornado July 1893

Rockwell City Map | United States Google Satellite Maps

Note: See the Calhoun county, Iowa history book. Google book search. One can view this. The page speaks of Dagefoerde and a Pastor Heinrich Meyer, who took over this parish. He might have some connection to the Heinrich Meyer on board the ship with them. However, the pastor Heinrich Meyer was born around August 1863 and Immigrated around 1887 or 1890's. There was an error in census with correction. ?? If I recall correctly his wife was a Schulz or Schultze. She had died before 1915. The son Erich married a daughter of this pastor Dagefoerde. For a time they lived in Bruning Nebraska. See: http://wwwarootdigger.blogspot.com/ for Heins information and many links to Dagefoerde information. Hohls and Meyerhof[f].

Source:
Past and Present of Calhoun County ... - Google Book Search

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