Sachsen (Saxony)Königreich (kingdom) Emigration and ImmigrationEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
The author of the following website lists emigrants from the middle of the 1800s, however, places of origin are not provided.
There is a list of 200 to 300 persons, a small portion of those who emigrated to the United States of America between 1838 and 1900, listed in the series Archiv für Sippenforschung 28. Jahrgang August 1962. Heft 7, page 394 by Harald Ulbrich, Dresden (availabe in the Family History Library, call number 943 B2as yr. 27-28)
On Jan 21, 1839 a group of Saxon emigrants (700) ARRIVED from Bremen on the ship Olbers going to New Orleans http://www.nausa.uni-oldenburg.de/olbersklein.jpg This group belonged to the religion of Altlutheraner. The Olbers was only one of 4 ships. They settled [temporarily] in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to East Perry County, Missouri - around the town of Altenburg, MO. This emigration is documented in "Zion on the Mississippi" by Walter O. Forster, 1953. The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum in Altenburg http://www.altenburgmuseum.org/ has a wonderful research center called "Zion Roots" - to help you extend your research back to Germany. The "Zion Roots" icon on the website explains the research center and it's resources.
Here is a link to the Stephanianer, emigrants from Saxony. http://www.archivaria.com/Stephanists/Stephanists1.html A list of emigrants can be found on page 123.
The "Bergmann'sche Exulantensammlung", a database of religious exiles from Bohemia to Sachsen can be found at http://www.exulanten.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/index.php?module=welcome
- This page was last modified on 5 September 2013, at 22:22.
- This page has been accessed 909 times.
New to the Research Wiki?
In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do genealogical research or share your knowledge with others.Learn More