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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

  1. Castle Garden: America’s First Immigration Center http://www.castlegarden.org/
  2. Getty Images: Castle Garden https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/castle-garden-new-york
  3. Getty Images: Castle Garden https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/castle-garden-new-york?phrase=castle%20garden%20new%20york&sort=oldest
  4. GG Archives Home / Immigration / Castle Garden https://www.gjenvick.com/Immigration/CastleGarden/index.html
  5. Library Of Congress: 1867 Newspaper article about Castle Garden https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025925/1867-07-29/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1789&sort=relevance&rows=20&words=CASTLE+Castle+GARDEN+Garden&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=1&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=castle+garden&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

Cemetery Links

  1. Abandoned NYC: Houdini’s Grave, in NYC’s Spookiest Cemetery https://abandonednyc.com/tag/rural-cemeteries-act/ https://abandonednyc.com/tag/machpelah-cemetery/
  2. Cemeteries of New York: 1881 Guide (Banzer ad, “Machpela” Cemetery) https://archive.org/details/cemeteriesofnewy00juds/page/53/mode/1up
  3. Cypress Hills Cemetery history https://www.cypresshillscemetery.org/timeline-2/history/
  4. Cypress Hills Street might as well be called the Graveyard Highway http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=3279
  5. Dail Mail article: Margaret DePaula, 72, grew up living in Union Field Cemetery on Cypress Avenue in Queens https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5254663/Margaret-DePaula-grew-living-Queens-cemetery.html
  6. Evergreens Cemetery Map https://www.theevergreenscemetery.org/map
  7. Find A Grave: Machpelah Cemetery https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/65151/machpelah-cemetery
  8. Freshpond Crematory official site http://www.freshpondcrematory.com/content/Contact_Us.html
  9. Machpelah Cemetery photos http://kensinger.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html
  10. Museum at Eldridge Street: article about the Cemetery Belt (nice aerial photo) https://www.eldridgestreet.org/blog/not-so-living-history-the-queens-cemetery-belt/
  11. New York City Cemetery Project: Machpelah Cemetery & the Union Field Cemeteries https://nycemetery.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/machpelah-cemetery-the-union-field-cemeteries/
  12. New York Times; Why are there so many cemeteries near the border of Brooklyn and Queens? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/nyregion/why-the-brooklyn-queens-border-is-full-of-dead-people.html
  13. The East New York Project: Cypress Hills Cemetery http://www.tapeshare.com/CyCem.html
  14. Wikipedia Machpelah Cemetery https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machpelah_Cemetery_(Queens)
  15. Wikipedia: Rural Cemetery Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Cemetery_Act

General Links

  1. Archives of the Reformed Church in America https://www.rca.org/archives
  2. Behind the Name http://www.behindthename.com/
  3. Genealogy.com https://www.genealogy.com/
  4. Google search for Davis Burr-House Madison CT https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1NDCM_enUS779US779&sxsrf=ACYBGNTv9KIrjAzuq7wUTVavBG5ENDPpeA%3A1583086289918&ei=0fpbXtTON6Of_QbVia6QBA&q=Davis+Burr-House+madison+ct&oq=Davis+Burr-House+madison+ct&gs_l=psy-ab.3…44236.49742..50631…0.2..0.113.1083.5j6……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i13i30j0i8i13i30j33i160j33i299.Y3IOZMEfKTI&ved=0ahUKEwiU-9X_7_nnAhWjT98KHdWEC0IQ4dUDCAs&uact=5
  5. Library of Congress: searchable Newspaper archive http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
  6. Madison CT Historical Society https://www.madisonhistory.org/
  7. National Genealogical Society https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
  8. Old Fulton Postcard Newspaper search site https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
  9. One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse https://stevemorse.org/index.html
  10. Wikipedia: Evangelical Church in Germany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelical_Church_in_Germany
  11. Annals of Newtown (history) https://archive.org/details/annalsofnewtowni00rike/page/37/mode/1up?view=theater
  12. Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/index.html
  13. Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page; Newspapers http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/Newspaper/index.html
  14. Brooklyn Museum https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
  15. Brownstone Detectives https://www.brownstonedetectives.com/finding-historic-pics-of-your-block/
  16. Evergreen Reformed Church 18-34 Decatur Street Ridgewood (Schletter) http://www.nycago.org/Organs/Qns/html/RidgewoodRef.html
  17. FOCUS ON…MASPETH, MIDDLE VILLAGE, RIDGEWOOD & GLENDALE https://qns.com/2010/03/focus-on-maspeth-middle-village-ridgewood-glendale/
  18. Hoboken Historical Museum: Image, The Docks of the Steamships of the “North German Lloyd’s” & “Hamburg-American…” https://hoboken.pastperfectonline.com/archive/68D21D2F-D549-4714-9870-270358870220
  19. Juniper Park Civic (history articles about Queens area) https://junipercivic.com/history#.XryOqxpq2hA
  20. King’s Park State Hospital patient case files, 1890-1931 http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/Vitals/Insane.Records.html
  21. Museum of The City of New York https://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=Home
  22. New York Public Library: Explore 901,880 items digitized from The New York Public Library’s collections https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
  23. New York Public Library: German immigrants search results https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=German+immigrants#
  24. New York Times article: Meet Me At 60th And 60th; Many Drivers Find Streets of Queens A Confusing Maze https://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/15/nyregion/meet-me-at-60th-and-60th-many-drivers-find-streets-of-queens-a-confusing-maze.html
  25. Newspapers.com; article about 107 Russell Street apartment house (Schwarz and Schletter) https://www.newspapers.com/image/543775693/?terms=107%20RUSSELL%20STREET&match=1
  26. Obsolete Street Names in the Eastern District https://www.brooklyn.net/neighborhoods/obsolete_street_names.html
  27. QNS Times Newsweekly http://www.timesnewsweekly.com/news/2010-01-21/Our_Neighborhood/
  28. Queen’s History article: Ridgewood’s ‘building boom’ set the tone for a century of change: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was https://qns.com/2020/01/ridgewoods-building-boom-set-the-tone-for-a-century-of-change-our-neighborhood-the-way-it-was/
  29. Queens Street Name Changes https://stevemorse.org/census/changes/QueensChanges0.htm
  30. Real Estate Record and Builders’ Guide Volume 97 1916 https://books.google.com/books?id=lJOsTesWMGYC&pg=RA1-PA236&lpg=RA1-PA236&dq=syosset+road+union+course&source=bl&ots=i3U-vZ3oO2&sig=ACfU3U2KENLlELzQ42rBKQ1A8_ZE7Pa8QA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiPoJnDoanpAhVoQt8KHVFJAA4Q6AEwB3oECAgQAQ#v=snippet&q=Union%20course&f=false
  31. St. Peter German Evangelical Reformed Church http://www.nycago.org/Organs/Bkln/html/StPeterGermanEvanRef.html
  32. Statue of Liberty—Ellis Island Foundation, Inc https://www.statueofliberty.org/discover/
  33. The East New York Project http://www.tapeshare.com/
  34. The East New York Project: Upper Highland Park http://www.tapeshare.com/HPUpper.html
  35. Trade Unions and Community, The German Working Class in New York City, 1870-1900 http://books.google.com/books?id=ATL_3v4_PkwC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=german+cigar+makers+new+york&source=bl&ots=EdtkcIw4zg&sig=0fM0oaxKwEH5ISihBTrKpyjBeXE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YGFBT9i_DaqciAKM1aS_AQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=german%20cigar%20makers%20new%20york&f=false
  36. Wikipedia; Elmhurst, Queens https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmhurst,_Queens
  37. Cyndi’s List https://www.cyndislist.com/
  38. Eighteen Important Free Websites for Genealogy Research https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/free-resources/websites/
  39. Full text of “History of Queens County,…” 1892 https://archive.org/stream/historyofqueensc00newy/historyofqueensc00newy_djvu.txt
  40. “History of Queens County,…” 1892 https://archive.org/details/historyofqueensc00newy

Map Links

  1. Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page Maps (Map of Newtown) http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/Map/Maps.Main.html http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/Map/Newtown.html
  2. David Rumsey Map Collection, Rand McNally and Company Brooklyn 1903 https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~37861~1210709:Brooklyn- https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/workspace/handleMediaPlayer?lunaMediaId=RUMSEY~8~1~37861~1210709
  3. David Rumsey Map Collection, Rand McNally and Company Brooklyn 1924 https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~201549~3000590:Brooklyn-?showTipAdvancedSearch=false&showShareIIIFLink=true&showTip=false&helpUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV74D%2FLUNA%2BViewer%23LUNAViewer-LUNAViewer&title=Search+Results%3A+List_No+equal+to+%275028.031%27&fullTextSearchChecked=&dateRangeSearchChecked=&advancedSearchUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV74D%2FSearching%23Searching-Searching&thumbnailViewUrlKey=link.view.search.url
  4. David Rumsey Map Collection: Birds Eye View Map Of New York And Vicinity 1909 https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~1826~180063:Birds-Eye-View-Map-Of-New-York-And-?showTipAdvancedSearch=false&showShareIIIFLink=true&showTip=false&helpUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV74D%2FLUNA%2BViewer%23LUNAViewer-LUNAViewer&title=Search+Results%3A+List_No+equal+to+%275434.001%27&fullTextSearchChecked=&dateRangeSearchChecked=&advancedSearchUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV74D%2FSearching%23Searching-Searching&thumbnailViewUrlKey=link.view.search.url
  5. Google Map: Springfield House (?) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Springfield+House,+Clowbridge,+Burnley+BB11+5NZ&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x487b979babe68c03:0x53edc5c0e872c6c,Springfield+House,+Clow+Bridge,+Burnley+BB11+5NZ,+UK&gl=us&ei=mYwvUcTiGYm88ASnzoEg&ved=0CIgBELYD
  6. Hammods Atlas of New York City http://chartae-antiquae.cz/en/maps/45755
  7. Harvard Maps: NYC and Vicinity 1899 https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/ids:6748428
  8. Library of Congress Search Photos Prints Drawings https://www.loc.gov/photos/?q=currier+ives&fa=location%3Anew+york&st=list&c=100
  9. Library of Congress: Map of the town of Newtown 1896 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804n.ct006608
  10. Library of Congress: Maps of Woodhaven https://www.loc.gov/maps/?q=Woodhaven&st=slideshow#slide-2
  11. Library of Congress: Plan of village of Newtown (Elmhurst) showing places of historical interest 1908 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804n.ct006609
  12. Library of Congress: The Port of New York–Birds eye view from the Battery, looking south https://www.loc.gov/item/91482228/
  13. New York from the Harbor Showing the Battery and Castle Garden 1858 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10521
  14. New York Public Library 1900 General map of the city of New York, consisting of boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Richmond (might show church too) https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-6f71-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  15. New York Public Library: 1897 Bird’s-eye view of the borough of Brooklyn: showing parks, cemeteries, principal buildings, and suburbs https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c6da78cb-fe0c-c04c-e040-e00a18060b1c
  16. New York Public Library: 1913 Map WESTERLY PART OF JAMAICA https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e9811d7-15a6-9625-e040-e00a18067331
  17. New York Public Library: New map of the city of Brooklyn: published for the Brooklyn City Directory 1875 (shows Macpelah) https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c3ef2a04-0592-7244-e040-e00a18061b53
  18. New York Public Library: Newtown 1852 map https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d0a42070-0dbb-0131-617f-58d385a7b928 https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/60614685-f73f-4458-e040-e00a180664f3
  19. New York Public Library: Newtown 1873 map https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-639f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  20. New York Public Library: Newtown 1891 map https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-4a1e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  21. New York Public Library: Newtown 1901-1904 map https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/63226e55-ebda-159d-e040-e00a1806318b
  22. New York Public Library: Newtown 1907-1908 map https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/632461fe-bb99-97e3-e040-e00a18063f5b
  23. New York Public Library: Newtown 1909 map (Fresh Pond Road (Cypress Hills Cemetery), Cypress Road) https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-12a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  24. New York Public Library: Part of ward Four, Jamaica Map 1907 https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/632461fe-bb6d-97e3-e040-e00a18063f5b
  25. OLD NYC Mapping historical photos from the NYPL:  Brooklyn Bushwick Avenue Maujer Street https://www.oldnyc.org/#703390f-b
  26. Oldmapsonline.org https://www.oldmapsonline.org/ https://www.oldmapsonline.org/map/nypl/1516384
  27. Part of Jamaica, Ward 4 Map 1913 https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e9811d7-15a6-9625-e040-e00a18067331
  28. Wikimedia: Brooklyn 1897 map Rand McNally https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/1897_Brooklyn_map.jpg
  29. Wikimedia: Currier and Ives The City of Brooklyn https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Currier_%26_Ives_Brooklyn2.jpg

Individual Persons Links

  1. Brooklyn Public Library: City Directories (Schletter and Schwarz) https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2012/04/10/digitized-city https://archive.org/search.php?query=schletter&and%5B%5D=collection:%22brooklynpubliclibrary%22&sin=TXT https://archive.org/search.php?query=%22schwarz%20Julius%22&sin=TXT&and%5B%5D=collection:%22brooklynpubliclibrary%22
  2. Family Search: Jacob Fippinger Sr https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KNQ4-L6R/jacob-fippinger-sr-1836-1910
  3. Family Search: Maria Johanna Ritter https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KNQC-V2Z/maria-johanna-ritter-1841-1900
  4. Find a Grave: Jacob Fippinger https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150705242/jacob-fippinger
  5. Hermann Theodor Schletter http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Theodor_Schletter&ei=X9IeT-GzCtHMsQKv_6i2Dg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CEUQ7gEwAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhermann%2Btheodor%2Bschletter%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd
  6. NYS Historic Newspapers https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/search/pages/results/?SearchType=prox5&from_year=1725&to_year=2018&ortext=&andtext=&phrasetext=&proxtext=edmund+schletter&proxdistance=5&dateFilterType=range&date1=01%2F01%2F1725&date2=12%2F31%2F2018&rows=20&searchType=advanced
  7. Odd Fellows, Rebekahs (Schwarz) https://odd-fellows.org/about/rebekahs/
  8. Possible unknown living Schletter https://www.realtyhop.com/property-records/search/marilyn-b-schletter

Photo Links

  1. Brooklyn Public Library: Historical Brooklyn Photographs https://www.bklynlibrary.org/brooklyncollection/historic-photographs
  2. Image, The North German Lloyd’s New Steam-Ship Hudson https://www.art.com/products/p37123284688-sa-i9769980/the-north-german-lloyd-s-new-steam-ship-hudson.htm?RFID=217825&ProductTarget=823742075921&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=PLA&gclid=CjwKCAjwtqj2BRBYEiwAqfzur60FqBVwcA8x2Js4LK5RX8zZjxdoIohxglA-aaj-OePEvsR75MxlLxoC-4UQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  3. Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog https://www.loc.gov/pictures/
  4. New York Public Library: Photos Maujer Street – Bushwick Avenue https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-d906-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  5. New York Public Library: Queens: Photos Cypress Hills Street – Interborough Parkway (includes tightrope walker) https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-6f50-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?uuid=510d47dd-6f50-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
  6. OldNYCPhotos.com: 157 – 159 Bushwick Avenue – Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY 1916 R2 https://oldnycphotos.com/products/157-159-bushwick-avenue-williamsburg-brooklyn-ny-1916-r2
  7. OldNYCPhotos.com: Bushwick https://oldnycphotos.com/search?type=product&q=bushwick*
  8. OldNYCPhotos.com: Williamsburg https://oldnycphotos.com/collections/vendors?q=Williamsburg

German Subject Links

  1. Die Heiligenmühle http://www.thueringer-naturbrief.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=187#Heiligenmuehle
  2. Erfurt encyclopedia http://www.erfurt-web.de/Startseite
  3. Erfurt Genealogy Tours http://www.genealogy-consultant-volland.de/
  4. Erfurt Mill History http://www.thueringer-naturbrief.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=187
  5. GEDBAS German language database search http://gedbas.genealogy.net/person/ancestors/1035636523
  6. GenWiki is designed to become the main source for genealogy in the German-speaking areas of the world. http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html
  7. German Genealogy Group http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/
  8. German Mill Forum http://87799.forumromanum.com/member/forum/forum.php?action=write_entry_form&USER=user_87799&threadid=1171910730
  9. German Mill Forum: my query to the forum http://87799.forumromanum.com/member/forum/forum.php?q=erfurt_muehle_frage-muehlenforum&action=std_show&entryid=1113985086&mainid=1113985086&threadid=1171910730&USER=user_87799&threadid=1171910730
  10. German Roots German Genealogy https://www.germanroots.com/
  11. Heiligen Muehle mill in Erfurt http://www.heiligenmuehle.de/veranstaltungen.html
  12. Mittelhäuser Straße, 99089 Erfurt (map) http://www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN6740x261462928&mkt=en-us&where=Mittelh%u00e4user%20Stra%u00dfe%2016%2c%2099089%20Erfurt&q=Mittelh%u00e4user%20Stra%u00dfe%2016%20erfurt&tId=traceId&form=LLMP&tab=default&SearchID=
  13. Myers Gazetteer German https://www.meyersgaz.org/
  14. Nöda, Germany https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B004’00.8%22N+11%C2%B001’15.2%22E/@51.0666755,11.0191634,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.066898!4d11.02088
  15. Old German Handwriting http://www.deutsche-handschrift.de/adsschreiben.php#schriftfeld
  16. Panoramic webcam in Ruhla, Germany https://inselsberg-ruhla.panomax.com/?cu=en-GB
  17. Porcelain Marks and More https://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/
  18. Saxony Archives https://www.archiv.sachsen.de/index.html
  19. National Archives of Norway http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read
  20. Norway Digital Archive: Christian Ritter http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/person/pf01038102001160
  21. Norwegian Historical Data Centre http://www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.html

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