Delay: I realize that my story is of more of a present time. However, I
have heard stories of this nature form different sources.
My Grandfather left Germany with his brother age 17 and he was 19 for USA.
They went via England and worked there about 2 years to get more money prior
coming to the USA. This was not uncommon with single men.
Perhaps your man took passage as a seaman on a ship that had a tour prior
coming to Quebec. Another unrelated item. Why did a single Irishman go to the
USA in 1818 when the other Irish from his area went to Canada for free land?
There are many out side factors that now you will have to take your imagination
and find out the political history. This will help with the genealogy.