Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When my ancestors immigrated

1492 Genocide of indigenous peoples begins with Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas.

1619 First shipload of 20 indentured African slaves arrives in Jamestown, Virginia.


1620 Mayflower

1654 First Jewish immigrants to the New World (originating from Brazil) settle in New Amsterdam.

1717 An Act of Parliament in England legalizes transportation of criminals to work in American colonies as punishment.

New York 1717

1717
Great7: Christian Hershey
born 1665 in Emmental, Bern, Switzerland
1717 Immigrant was the first Mennonite Bishop in Lancaster Co, PA

1718 Large-scale Scottish and Irish immigration begins, with most settling in New England, Maryland and Pennsylvania.



1742
Anna Knoebel or Kanabel immigrated with her husband Christian Zug, to America aboard the "Francis & Elizabeth", landing in Philadelphia on September 21, 1742. denny@mail.inct.net

1742
Great6: Christian Zoug or Zug Sr.
born Dec. 1710 Darmstadt Hesse, Germany

Zug Immigration:"Christian Zug came to America with wife and his two brothers, Johanes and Moritz, on Sept 21, 1742 on the ship "Francis and Elizabeth", George North, Master from Rotterdam.


1745
Great6: Johann Daniel Stumpf brother Henry George Stumpf crossed the Atlantic, from Germany to PA, in 1745 on the "Edinburgh" at age 20.

1753
MASTER. ALSO ABOARD, CAPTAIN JOHN LION, TO PENNSYLVANIA ON THE SHIP EDINBURGH AT THE AGE OF 28. SAILED FROM ROTTERDAM
Brother's of Great6: Emigration of Johann Wilhelm William (twin) Stumpf 824 on 2 October 1753.

His twin brother Henry emigrated on the Edinburgh at the age of 28.



1754
Great6: Johann Daniel Stumpf born 1724 in Wurtenburg, Germany, immigrated 1754
His twin brother's Johann Wilhelm and Henry also emigrated (above).
Johann Daniel arrived at the port of Philadelphia on the ship "Richard and Mary" on September 30, 1754 from Wurtenburg, Germany or Prussia. He then went to Berks Co., Pennsylvania.

Great5: John Jacob Stump Sr. born 1745 in Germany, immigrated with his dad?

1790 Naturalization Act: citizenship denied to "nonwhites."

1815
Great3: John Campbell
born 1797 in Scotland c: in Came To America When 18 in 1815

1807 The U.S. Congress says it is illegal to import African slaves.


Clara Barcher (Baartscheer)
born 1807/9 in Amsterdam, Holland

1845 A Nativist political party is founded. Ten years later, a similar anti-immigrant "Know-Nothing" political party reaches its peak of support.


1845
SWITZERLAND TO FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO
Emigration of Elizabeth Ballmer521 in 1845.
SWITZERLAND TO FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO
Emigration of John Jacob Businger530 in 1845.

1848 Following the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo gives former Mexican lands to the United States in what is now Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Mexican Americans lose land to Anglos by both legal and illegal means.

1848
Great3: John George Heymann
born Kaltenholzhausen, Duchy Nassau, Germany 9/1/1795
Emigrated with his wife and children from Kaltenholzhausen, Nassau, Germany in 1848
Their passport was stamped in Le Havre, France, May 1848 departure to New York

1849 Discovery of gold in California lures people from all over the world, including many from China, to work mining claims.


Maria Margarethe Regina Opperman
born Kaltenholzhausen, Duchy Nassau, Germany 4/14/1796, immigrated ?
died Hunt's Corner, Huron County Ohio, 3/29/1872


1860 New York becomes the largest Irish city in the world, with 203,760 Irish-born citizens.

1863 President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation into law, ratifying the freedom of slaves in the U.S.


Great Great Grandfather: Heinrich Ludwig Jr.
born in Rotweil, Germany 1838, immigrated ?
father Heinrich Ludwig Sr., Minister to Kaiser of Germany*
died 1894, Ohio presumed

When Greg's family members immigrated

Great Great Grandfather: William Leopold
born about 1840
from Rusia (Poland)*
immigration date unknown

1868
Great Grandfather: John J Brennan
born 1867 in Heckscherville, PA
father Edward Brennan born about 1813 Ireland
Immigrated 1868?
1910 census gives residence Glen Falls, Warren, New York

Great Grandmother: Hannah Foley
born 1854 Heckscherville, PA?
mother Ellen McGee born in Ireland

1855 - Passengers on Ship KATHERINE from Belfast to New York, 1 June, 1855.
Ellen McGee? Greg's great-grandmother
 year too late?


1882 Chinese Exclusion Act: Chinese laborers are denied citizenship and entry into the U.S.

1891 Immigration Act establishes the Bureau of Immigration and the first comprehensive law for immigration control, directing the deportation of aliens unlawfully in the U.S.

1905 Japanese and Korean Exclusion League is formed by organized labor to protest the influx of "coolie" labor and a perceived threat to living standards of American workers.

1909 Halladjian Ruling: federal government re-classifies Armenians from Asiatics to Caucasians: "...They [Armenians] learned a little bit more English than the Japanese did and they look more American..."

1910 Mexican Revolution sends thousands of peasants to the U.S. border seeking safety and employment.

Alexandria, Egypt

1911
Grandparents:
Harry Rekas
born in Greece
Arrived in the US in 1911 from Alexandria, Egypt

1914
Maria Brody
born in Hungary
Arrived at Ellis Island in US 1914 on the "Patagonia" from Trieste, Italy




1917 Immigration Act: Mexicans are exempted from anti-immigration laws so that they can provide labor.

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