Posted By:Phyllis
Subject:* Stuck ---> Please Help!
Post Date:July 19, 2013 at 13:15:35
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Help please...
I have traced Hall family back to: Richard (Dick, Dirk, Derick) Hall (abt 1852 Netherlands to 1924 Michigan)
I know Richard Hall is his “Americanized” name, no clue what it would actually be :'(
But cannot find much about him, as he is the immigration link from “Netherlands” to America.
I have no clue how to go about researching other countries (& barely in US) ;)

The first time (I think) I find him is in the 1870 (Grand Haven, Ottawa Co., Mi)
       Dirk Hall 20 Netherlands – Occupation : fishing
       with Visser family

1880 Census (Montague, Muskegon, Mi)
       Richard Hall 28 Holland (Parents:Holland) laborer
       Kate 26 New York (parents: NY) ---> (Catherine Triller)
       Charles 4 Michigan
       Mary 3 Michigan
       John 1 Michigan

1900 Census (Duluth, St. Louis Co., Minnesota) (not sure this is him)
       Cornelius Donker 3/1849 (married 26 yrs) Holland (parents: Holland) Conductor
       Mary A. 9/1854 (married 26 yrs, 8 children, 8 living) Michigan (parents: Holland)
       Dick Hall 10/1851 (brother-in-law) married 28yrs Holland (parents: Holland) tug engineer

1910 Census (Montague, Muskegon Co., Michigan)
       Dick Hall 57 (1st marriage 38 yrs) immigrated 1855 Holland (parents:Holland engineer steamboat
       Kate 57 (1st marriage 38 years, 12 children, 6 living) Holland*
**Kate dies in 1917**
* incorrect she was born in NY

1920 Census (Montague, Muskegon Co., Michigan)
       John W. Thierman 39 Michigan (parents: Germany) concrete mason
       Nellie 38 Michigan (f) Netherlands (m) NY
       Richard Hall 67 (father-in-law) widower immigrated 1854 Netherlands (parents: Netherlands) well repairman

Family hear-say:
1. His parents died at sea
2. Hall family “adopted” him

So Richard would have been 2 or 3 years old when he immigrated, would he show up on passenger lists? How do I go about finding where to look for ship information? Does anyone know how I can find out his parents names?

Lost in a fog ----->please help!