I am descended from one Christian INTEMANN, b. 5 March 1838 in Eversen. He came to the US about 1850, and lived in Bristol, Rhode Island, Germantown (Philadelphia) Pennsylvania, and later in Manhattan, New York.
You can look him up in my posted family tree on Ancestry.com World Family Trees.
Doing a search on World Family Trees, I see an entry of Intemann from Eversen from the 1600s. As I go through the relatively small number of Intemanns in the United States in both the World Family Trees and also the US censes of the 19th C., I am convinced that these immigrants were all probably very closely related, as "Hannover" is listed as the birthplace for many of them.
Looking at ships' passenger lists, there are a few Intemanns listed, but unfortunately not my g-grandfather.
I do know, however, that Intemanns were appearing in New York and other ports as early as the early 1800s, and that most of them came in the mid-century.
I also have a private theory that this Intemann may not have travelled alone; after all, he was only about twelve when he came over!
I also have a strong conviction that my g-grandfather was a cousin of an Intemann family in New York who were famous chocolatiers up until the 1930s or so. The Intemann name for chocolates was as well-known as Schraft's might be in New York in the later 20th century, or Godiva today. My grandmother used to visit that family when she was a girl.
This Christian Intemann started out as a "sugar refiner" in early census notes, and by the 1890s, he was said to have been the chief chemist for the Port Authority of New York (New York at that time had many imports from German chemical firms, including the famous analine dyes of the "mauve decade". Christian Intemann was the "gatekeeper" at US Customs, so my father used to say).
Any clues to how I could do some online research in German archives, OR, if anyone has resources for searching the Intemanns in the US today, would be appreciated.
Feel free to e-mail me privately; Robertsonchai@aol.com
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