Here is the url to a website which contains an interesting article on the
journey from Bohemia to the US.
*The Way to Home* and Sea.
Also see *The Second Trial*, an article about the sea voyage.
On 12/20/07, Larry Klauser <larrymgdlite(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Seasons Greetigs To All:
I have been an on-line member for several years and I wanted to take this
time to thank many of you for the historical information that you have
passed along. It's like going to college for free except there are no
tests. I have researched my family roots for several years and finally
contracted Duncan Gardner to help. He provided information that places my
namesake (Klauser) in Haberles (now Ovesne, Czech Republic) back to 1650. I
am happy with all of that but I need some additional help.
My great grandparents, Franz Klauser and Teresia Rothbauer, were married
on March 4, 1889. Franz traveled to the US soon after that and I have ship
records that he traveled on the 'Bremen' and arrived at the Port of New York
on April 18, 1889. I never have found the records as to when my Teresia and
my grandfather, Alois, came over but I know it was in 1890. My question is,
how did people get from a small town like Ovesne (about 30 klicks west of
Ces. Budejovice) to the port in Bremen Germany back in those days. They
were poor peasant laborers so I am sure there were no personal
carriages. How long was the typical boat trip from Bremen to New
York? Seems odd to me that Franz came here first and the rest later. Other
promenent names in my family tree are Rothbauer, Plach, and Rauscher.
I am going to travel to Ovesne next year and I would like to travel the
route of my ancesters from Ovesne to Bremen. Any help or ideas would be
greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas.
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