Lori Heikkinen schrieb:
Help, I am looking for additional information on my grandfather Ernest August
Bartling. He was born 2 Feb 1884. Came to the United States 1 Sept 1911.
I found the passenger list when he arrived in the United States. It lists
the place that he is from as Brier, Hannover, Germany. I have tried to find
information on this place but to no avail. His father was listed as William
Dear Lori Heikkinen,
there really doesn't seem to be a place named Brier. Did you read the ship list
yourself from the original or is there possibly an reading error ? I list up the
places where I foung living BARTLING of this time starting with "BR":
only with "B" and living BARTLING
- Bevensen (now with addition BAD)
Bevensen and Braunschweig are to long, if Brier is no shortening, Bremen always
has been a Freie Hansestadt, menas hasn't been integrated to kingdom of Hannover.
B�nde has almost same length, but should already belong to Westfalia and inspie
of being nearby, also did not belong to kingdom of Hannover. By that remains
Brake a.d. Unterweser with 5 different BARTLINGS. There is another Brake as part
of Mellinghausen near Sulingen, but with no Bartling families.
Next possibility: More of the Brier writing is right. In this case we have to
take into consideration,because of lyinng in the region or kingdom Hannover:
- 39524 Briest b. Sch�nhausen / Elbe
- 39517 Briest b. Tangerh�tte
- 29413 Brietz
Because of coincidence of now living BARTLING and same length of town name and
same beginning, I would say you have best chances in trying to ask the
- Einwohnermeldeamt Brake
if Ernst August Bartling was born there on 2.Febr.1884.
If not, there are the other place possibilities to go through that way. Another
possibilizy might be to go to the original ship list document and try another
With kind regards Hans Peter Albers