I’m working for a project of the Historical Society of Offenburg - you can also visit its homepage: www.emigration-offenburg.de (there is also an English-version)
Maybe you know anything about the following persons or their descendants. If you do, or if you think you’re related to them, please contact me.
They all emigrated to the USA between 1840 and 1880. Their origin is in a little village near Offenburg, Baden, Fessenbach. Thank you.
Valentin Basler -born January 30, 1810- emigrated with his family to the USA in 1854.
parents: Joseph Basler and Monika Herr
The “widow of Valentin Baslers”, which is obviously another Valentin Basler than the one above, emigrated after 1855 with her children
Veronika 19, Franziska 17, Andreas 13, Josef 12,..
Carolina Ficht, born on September 10, 1803 emigrated to the USA after 1855
parents: Joseph Ficht and Anna Maria Leitermann
Simon Göring emigrated with permission of the state to the USA in 1854
-with his wife and his seven children: Marianne 12, Georg 11, Kunigunde 9, Karl 10, Helena 7, Therese 5, Simon 2
Barbara Göring, born on December 01, 1803 in Fessenbach (parents: Martin Göring and Ursula Humpert)
emigrated with Joseph Gisi (born on February 22, 1796, parents: Anton Gisi and Anna Maria Herm).
On 28.02.1828 they were married in Weingarten near Offenburg (see passenger list 1845, Schiff Le-Havre)
Johann Hug emigrated in 1840.
Martin Hug emigrated probably before 1850.
Anton Hugle, single, son of Matthias Hugle -emigrated to the USA in 1854.
Heinrich Hugle, born ca. 1820, single, wanted a permission to emigrate when he was 27 years old.
Hieronymus Humpert, single, emigrated without a passport in 1854, and tried to get his “fortune” from home when he arrived at St. Genevieve.
Michael and Luitgard Klein emigrated before 1860.
Michael Humbert, emigrated to St. Genevieve, in ca 1855.
Joseph Humpert emigrated to the USA in 1882.
Karl Humbert, born on December 26, 1809 in Fessenbach, son of Franz Humbert and
Theresia Hahn, emigrated to St. Genevieve, Missouri.
His wife was Maria Anna Basler form Zell or Rammersweier
Georg Hurst emigrated to the USA in 1880.
Johann Immenschuh emigrated in August 1840
Simon Kern emigrated to the USA in December 1854 with his wife Magdalena, née Busam and his four children - ?16 years old, ? 14, Leopold, 7, and Elisabeth, 18 months.
Barthle Kiefer emigrated to North America in January 1854.
Louise Kiefer, born on August 14, 1840
parents: Bartholomäus Kiefer and Helene Basler
Johann Evangelist Leitermann, born December 26, 1792 in Fessenbach , son of Johann Martin
Leitermann and Maria Ursula Goering, emigrated to St. Genevieve in 1845. His wife was Bertha Hurst from Fessenbach.
Joseph Leitermann, born on March 23, 1824 in Fessenbach or Kaefersberg, son of Johann Evangelist Leitermann and Regina Vollmer from Kaefersberg, emigrated to St. Genevieve before the year 1852.
He was married to Franziska Burkart, the daughter of Joseph and Adelheid Burgert on March 22, 1852.
Ferdinand Litterst, born on 19.10.1824 in Fessenbach, emigrated to New Offenburg in 1845 with his wife Elisabeth Müller and the children: Christine Litterst, 6 years old, and Josef Litterst, 2 years old.
Rudolf Litterst emigrated to the USA in 1860.
So did Anton Öhler, single, 40 years old, too.
Philipp Rendler emigrated in April 1855.
Anton Rendler - emigrated to Ohio before 1850, and married there Catharina from “Bayern”, (which is Bavaria), their first child (they had five) was born in Ohio in 1851.
Accordingly to a newspaper record from this time he was wanted by the police in 1849 because he had something to do with the German Revolution of 1848/1849
Sigismund Rendler and his father Philipp emigrated to Minnesota in 1855.
Anselm Riehle, single, son of the not married Theresia Riehle, emigrated in 1854 without permission.
Andreas Sälinger emigrated with permission of the state to America in 1853.
Xaver Wärnet/Wernet emigrates with his family (his wife and his son Stefan, 3) in December 1854.
He was born on November 27, 1816, in Fessenbach, was married to Theresia Gailer from Durbach on May 14, 1846.
parents: Jakob Wernet, born on June 22, 1747 in Kaefersberg, and Anna Maria Kern from Fessenbach.
Ottilie Wernet, born on December 10, 1828 single, emigrated in 1854. She was the sister of Xaver Wernet
Augustin Wiegele, single, 28 years old, also emigrated to the USA in 1854.
Michael Zoller emigrated after 1850.
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