Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: Countries: Serbia Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: travel from Gajdobra to Bremen
Posted by: Jugoslava-'Rodoslovlje' Serbian Genealogy Society (ID *****1506) Date: June 21, 2012 at 23:19:30
In Reply to: travel from Gajdobra to Bremen by dennis haakenson of 2307

Each ethnic group had its own routs and preferred ways/ports of travel - for Donaushwaben around that time:


http://donauschwaben-usa.org/chronicle-donauschwaben-nord_amerika.htm

"The Immigration of Ungarländische Deutsche (Danube Swabians) prior to the Wars

1903       

In Hungary emigration was illegal until 1903. But it was simple enough to travel illegally to the ports in Western Europe, there were no passports, and one could sail to America, if one had the money and passed medical inspection. In that year Hungary entered an agreement with the British Cunnard Line and emigrants could now sail from Fiume (Rijeka) on the Adriatic Sea. This was an expensive and arduous journey and most of our people preferred the illegal route to the west.

1908

After a few years it became legal to also depart from Germany, Holland, Belgium, France. The ensuing competition between steamship companies lowered the one-way fare in 1908 to $8 -less than two weeks wages for a laborer in the USA -that is steerage: 100 cubic feet space per passenger, including the iron berth with straw mattress, the life preserver as a pillow, no privacy, salt water for washing, men and women separated, steep narrow ladders up to the deck, up to 1,500 persons on one ship; guaranteed meals: salt pork, dry peas and beans, gruel, rice, noodles, sauerkraut, potatoes, hardtack, tea or coffee for breakfast and supper during 3 weeks on an unfriendly, sometimes violent sea amid a vile smell. "








Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/serbia/messages/2255.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network