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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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
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Four Possible Ritter Mills?
Vier Mögliche Ritter Mühlen? The Ritter Mystery Cup mystery remains, well, mysterious. So far we know this: Ritter family once owned Heiligenmühle, and before that–and this might actually be the same mill as […]
Ritter and Fippinger on the Fippinger Farm
The lady of the left is known to me as “Grandma Schwarz”, my great grandmother. She called herself Doris. She was born Frederinne Dorothea RITTER in Holmestrand, Norway on Monday, 10 July 1865. I believe it […]