I would love some help if anyone can give info or advice. I am stuck on this side of the ocean and cannot really find where my ancestor left from in Germany or where he entered in the US. I have some guesses but nothing concrete. Here is what I know:
Franz Lange b.1822 and immigrated 1833. Married Klara Wellmann from Osede Amt Iburg, Oldenburg in 1843 in the Minster, OH area. They had 7 or 9 children. He died in 1907. His tombstone is not helpful...translating as a "village in Oldenburg." He settled in the Minster, OH area, farmed, and started a brewery. He was Catholic.
I am just not finding much online for 1833 passenger lists and I am at a disadvantage since I don't speak/read German. "Emigrants from the former Amt Damme, Oldenburg (Now Niedersachsen), Germany, Mainly to the United States, 1830-1849" by Ostendorf does list a Franz Lange leaving Rueschendorf in 1833 (four people). I suppose that could be my Franz Lange's father??? Any pointers on getting over this "brick wall" are appreciated.
Any info on this family line is appreciated also!
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Thanks, Father David Hoying
could it be that your Franz Lange was the oldest son in this family?
In this case this could be his parents:
marriage on 5.Sept.1820 in Damme:
- Franz Lange to Catharina Maria Kemphues,
lived and worked by farmer Lange in Damme-Dümmerlohausen (close to Rüschendorf)
Wittnesses: Christopher Lange and Carl Westendorf
Maybe Father David have more information, if not I can check more.