I am new to this list and want to introduce myself first:
My name is Petra Schuman, born Olligschlaeger, and I liv in Bonn,
My mother´s ancestors all came from the Sudetenland, most from
South-Moravia (Hosterlitz, Brünn) and Bohemia (around Saaz, Podersam).
Today I hope, someone with access to the Book of Leo Bacca "Cech
Immigration Passanger Lists" could look for my G-G-Grandfather, who
to New York City.
Here is, what I know so far:
Anton (or Frank - this name is in the death certificate I get a few
weeks ago) Werner, * 1860 Milloschitz, Kreis Saaz, Bohemia; + 10.05.1929
NYC, Lennox Hill Hospital.
He immigrated in 1897, and left his wife and three children in Bohemia.
It would be very kind, if someone can help me and could tell me, if he
is mentioned in the Leo Bacca-Book.
Does anyone know, which reasons the Immigrants from Bohemia most had, to
leave their home and families?
Many thanks and best regards