Mr Krueger, if you have not yet been there, I always recommend trying the
Hamburg departure lists. Of course it's only the great majority but by no
means all, of emigrants who came through Hamburg. But the Hamburg lists
have the great virtue that they give the previous residence of the
I did an un-thorough search through Ancestry, and among the dozens of
possibilities I recommend to you this one as a good example if not the man
for whom you search.
If you know that he travelled alone then of course this is not your man, so
back you go & try the next possible.
This looks like a party of 3, being mother, John & younger sister. (Some
'party', on a 'zwischendeck'...)
I like the birth & travel dates; experienced researchers have taught me that
the most frequent errors in dates are in the years rather than the month or
You mention his arrival as June 25, so a June 19 departure would be
in the ballpark.
There's something weird in the New York arrival records
though: the same party of 3 on the same ship "Clio" arriving August 3?
Maybe they took the long way around the world??
Name: Joh Krueger
Departure Date: 19 Jun 1863
Birth Date: abt 1845
Gender: männlich (Male)
Relationship: Kind (Child)
Residence: Radworke, Preußen (Germany)
Ship Name: Clio
Ship Flag: Deutschland
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Port of Arrival: New York
Henriette Krueger 49
Joh Krueger 18
Pauline Krueger 12
You mentioned 'Radworke', of which I have not previously heard. I hope
someone else on this list knows it.
Along with your prior informants I would also support/suggest giving
Lauenberg in Pomerania a close look.
If you wish to correspond further off-list I am at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good wishes; good luck.
John Schwandt Winnipeg
PS "Preussen" is in fact German for "Prussia" so don't lean too heavily on
the 'Posen' possibility. I would suggest badly written 'Prague' likely is