I am researching two families who sailed from Bremen in 1881 aboard the ship Ceder to work on the sugar plantations in Hawaii:
1. August NIEMEYER b. 8 Mar 1844, his wife Marie KORTHAUER b. 13 Feb 1843 and their five children: Heinrich, Marie, August, Minna, and Friederich.
2. Friederich MÜLLER and his wife Margarethe b. 1841, and their four children: Friederich, Heinrich, Marie and Wilhelm
I was looking through the list archives and noticed a posting from 13 Feb 1999 from Michael Palmer that I found very interesting. http://list.genealogy.net/mailman/archiv/hannover-l/1999-02/msg00082.html Does Mr Palmer still post here? He mentioned in his post that he has a copy of the departure list for the Ceder which I would be very interested in. I have a copy of the arrival list but it does not give place of origin of the passengers.
I believe that that my NIEMEYER and MÜLLER families are from the region around Nienburg an der Weser (probably Steimbke or Stöckse) but I have yet to prove this.