I am a new subscriber and new to Germany research and also new to
researching immigrants to the U.S. from Germany.
I am looking for information on a man named Henry (Heinrich?)
Hattendorf, b. abt 1822, and his wife Leonore (or other spellings), born
abt 1819 and son, Conrad, b. September 1849.
They are found on the 1860 U.S. Census in Battle Creek, Calhoun County,
Michigan, USA According to that record, they were all born in
Hannover. Also listed are two more sons, John, b. November 1855 and
Frank, b. abt 1859, who were born in Michigan. One source gives the
year of immigration as 1855.
The 1880 U.S. census records for John and Conrad give Baden as the place
of birth for the parents. In subsequent years, it was given as Germany.
I would like to know how they got to the United States and in
particular, Michigan. Did they go to Canada and down the St. Lawrence
river to Michigan?
Margaret McCleskey, Arlington, Texas, USA