This collection of website links pertains primarily to my German ancestors who emigrated to America and the places they lived. Updated 16 March 2021. Castle Garden Links Castle Garden: America’s First Immigration […]
Machpelah Cemetery & the Union Field Cemeteries
Originally posted on New York City Cemetery Project:
A 1913 map showing Machpelah and the Union Field cemeteries situated west of Fresh Pond Road (Cypress Hills Street) and north of Cypress Hills…
Union Course Racetrack
Shown in the print above… …Union Course was a horse racing course in what is now Woodhaven, Queens, in New York City. It hosted some of the most famous horse races in […]
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Lillian Schletter in the 1940 Census
On April 1, 1940 Lillian SCHLETTER, my Grand Aunt, was a 51 year old single white female institutionalized at Creedmoor State Hospital in Queens Village in New York City. She also lived […]
Camillo Ferdinand Schletter
Camillo, “Carl,” was the brother of my great grandfather Edmund Schletter. Sadly, he committed suicide on 1911. I found numerous newspaper articles related to his passing and his story was picked up […]
On To Norway!
When it comes to understanding family history and the motivating “why” a family member leaves his home country for another it’s often left an unsolvable mystery. Seeking better economic times is often the spark. Fleeing religious persecution or military […]
Where exactly are the Ritter mills?
So exactly where exactly are (or where were) these Ritter mills located? Take a look at the map below but for a better view click here or on the link shown below […]
Ritter mills, a cup and cholera
I received a wonderful letter and family chart recently explaining Ritter mill ownership, The Ritter Mystery Cup and more! Many thanks go to Alfred and Angela Kirsten of Erfurt for their kind assistance. […]
The New Fippinger Farm Mystery Page
Click to check out this new page!