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Passenger lists and other sources pertaining to 19th-century German emigration and immigration (bibliography)

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General

Braun, Fritz. Auswanderer auf dem Schiff Samuel M. Fox, Ankunft New York, 4. Aug. 1852. Schriften zur Wanderungsgeschichte der Pfälzer, Folge 21. Kaiserslautern: Heimatstelle Pfalz, 1964. R 943.435 B825A

Glazier, Ira A. and P. William Filby, eds. Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports. 67 Vols. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988 - 2002. R 929.3 G373 and circulating copies. Covers 1850 - 1897.

Glazier, Ira A., ed. Germans to America, Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports in the 1840s, Series II. 7 vols. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2002. R 929.3 G373. Covers 1840 - 1849.

Filby, William P., ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 3 vols. plus annual supplements. Detroit: Gale Research, 1981 - . R 929.3 P288. Also available on CD-ROM #591 with supplements up to 2000 only.
An index to names found in published sources.

Minert, Roger P., Kathryn Boeckel and Caren Winters. Germans to America and the Hamburg Passenger Lists: Coordinated Schedules. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005. R 929.3 M664G. An aid to determining when ships arriving in New York departed Hamburg to facilitate researching Hamburg passenger lists.

Smith, Clifford Neal. From Bremen to America in 1850: Fourteen Rare Emigrant Ship Lists. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 22. McNeal Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1987. Q 929.3 S644F

Smith, Clifford Neal. Letters Home: Genealogical and Family Historical Data on Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, and the United States, Part 1. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 25. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1988. 929.3 S644L

Smith, Clifford Neal. Passenger Lists (and Fragments Thereof) from Hamburg and Bremen to Australia and the United States, 1846 - 1849. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 23. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1988. 943.4515 S644P

Smith, Clifford Neal. Reconstructed passenger lists for 1850: Hamburg to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, and the United States. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 2. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980-1981.  929.3 S644R

Smith, Clifford Neal. Reconstructed passenger lists for 1851 via Hamburg: Emigrants from German, Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, and Switzerland to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States and Venezuela. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 23. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1986. 929.3 S644R

Von Maszewski, W.M. German Emigration Ships to New Orleans, 1865 - 1869. Pasadena, Tex.: Tortuga Press, 1997.Q 929.3 V945G

Zimmerman, Gary J. and Marion Wolfert. German Immigrants: Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York...with Places of Origin. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987 - 1993. 929.3 G373. Four volumes issued under individual titles cover 1847 - 1854, 1855 - 1862, 1863 - 1867, and 1868 - 1871 respectively.

Specific provinces

Burkett, Brigitte. Nineteenth Century Emigrants from Baden-Württemberg. 2 vols. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1997 - 2001. R 973.0431 B954W and circulating copies

Schenk, Trudy, Ruth Froelke and Inge Bork. The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index. 7 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1986 - 1998. R 943.47 S324W and circulating copies.

Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Baden Emigration Book (Including Emigration from Alsace). Apollo, Penna.: Closson, 1992. R 943.46 S377B

Wellauer, Marilyn A. Immigrants to America from the Prussian Province, Pomerania (Pommern), Germany, 1853 - 1854. Milwaukee, Wis.: Roots, 1985. R 973.0431 W447I

Specific to smaller geographic areas or specific localities

HEINZ MARXKORS' EMIGRATION VOLUMES

Information about emigrants from Westphalia and the former Kingdom of Hannover. Some volumes are specific to immigrants who settled in St. Libory, St. Clair County, Illinois (R 977.389 M392E), others list those who settled anywhere in the U.S. (R 943.56 M392E). Examples of titles:

Emigrants from the Former Counties of Beckum, Herford, Münster Land, Tecklenburg and Warendorf, Part of the Former Province of Westphalia, Part of the Former Kingdom of Prussia, and from the Former Counties of Cloppenburg, Damme, Löningen, Steinfeld and Vechta, Part of the Former Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, in St. Libory, St. Clair County, State of Illinois, U.S.A. Bielefeld, German: Marxkors, 2001.

Auswanderer aus den Kirchspielen Hövelhof und Stukenbrock, im ehemaligen Kreis Paderborn, in der ehemaligen Provinz Westfalen, im ehemaligen Königreich Preu?en ausgewandert in die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Bielefeld, Germany: Marxkors, 2000.

A name index to the Marxkors volumes is availalbe on the library's website.

ALSACE

Burgert, Annette K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1992. R 973.0431 B954E

Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Alsace Emigration Book, 2 vols. Apollo, Penna.: Closson Press, 1989 - 1991. 944.383 S377A and circulating copy

BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG

Burgert, Annette K. Emigrants from Eppingen to America in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Myerstown, Penna.: AKB Publications, 1987. R 943.4715 B954E

Ritz, Albrecht. Immigrants to America and Central Europe from Beihingen am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 1727 - 1934. Clifford Neal Smith, tr. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 11. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980. R 943.46 R615I

Smith, Clifford Neal. Emigrants from Fellbach (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), 1735 - 1930. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 14. McNeal, Ariz.: 1984; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield, 2007.
R 943.471 S644E

Emigrants to America and Central Europe from Beihingen am Neckar, 1727 - 1934. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 14. Clifford Neal Smith, tr. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980.
R 943.46 R615I and circulating copy

EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

Aberle, George P. Pioneers and Their Sons: One Hundred Twenty Family Histories, Vol. 2. Dickinson, N.D.: Germans from Russia Heritage Society, 196?

Anuta, Michael J. East Prussians from Russia. Clearfield, 1994. R 977.533 A636E and circulating copy

Chrisbacher, Ernest. The German Immigrants from Veszprém, Hungary: A Guide to Finding Your German Ancestors from Veszprém County, Hungary, Their History, Culture and Origins. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2007. R 943.97 C554G

Gorr, Carolyn Swenson, ed. Unser Leute: Settlers in Northern Illinois. Palatine, Ill.: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999. R 977.311 U53

Stupnik, Cynthia Anne Frank. Steppes to Neu Odessa: Germans from Russia who Settled in Odessa Township, Dakota Territory, 1872 - 1876. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2002. R 978.3394 S934S

EIFEL REGION

Freund, Hanns Egon. Emigration Records from the German Eifel Region, 1834 - 1911. Crystal Lake, Ill.: McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society, 1991. R 943.1 F889E

HESSE

Gieg, Ella. Auswanderung aus dem Odenwaldkreis. 5 vols. Lützelbach, Germany: E. Gieg, 1988 - 1997.

Burgert, Annette K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from Langenselbold in Hesse to America. Myerstown, Penna.: AKB Publications, 1997. R 943.41 B954E

Kirschnick, Ulrich and Marie-Louise Seidenfaden. Im 19. Jahrhundert von Beedenkirchen und Mittershausen nach Amerika. Schriften der Hessischen Familiengeschichtlichen Vereinigung, Nr. 13. Darmstadt, Germany. Hessische Familiengeschichtliche Vereinigung, 1993. R 943.416 K61

LOWER SAXONY

Gruhne, Fritz. Auswandererlisten des ehemaligen herzogtums Braunschweig Ohne Stadt Braunschweig und Landreis Holzminden, 1846 - 1871. Quellen und Fourschungen zur braunschweigischen Geschichte, Band 20. Braunschweig, Germany: Braunschweigischer Geschichtsverein, 1971. 943.5 G886A

Smith, Clifford Neal. Emigrants from the Former Amt Damme, Oldenburg (now Niedersachsen), Germany, Mainly to the United States. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 12. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980. R 943.59 S644E

Tenfelde, Walter. Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Amerika. Lingen, Germany: Heimatverein Lingen (Ems), 1998. R 973.04359 T292A and circulating copy

See also "Marxkors emigration volumes," above.

LUXEMBOURG

Ensch, Jen, Jen-Claude Muller and Robert E. Owen, eds. Luxembourgers in the New World: A Reedition Based on the Work of Nicholas Gonner "Die Luxemburger in der Neuen Welt," Dubuque, Iowa, 1889. 2 vols. Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg: Editions-Reliures Schortgen, 1987.R 973.0431 L977 and circulating copy

NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

Amerikaauswanderer aus dem unteren Werretal. Beiträge zur Heimatkunde der Städte Löhne und Bad Oeynhausen. Löhne, Germany: Herman Brackmann KG, 1985. R 943.565 A512

Amerikaauswanderer aus den Ämtern Bünde, Rödinghausen, Kirchlengern und Gohfeld-Mennighüffen im 19. Jahrhundert. Wittekindsland: Beiträge zur Geschichte, Kultur und Natur des Kreises Herford, Heft 3. Herford, Germany: Kreisheimatverein Herford, 1990. R 943.56 A512

Amerikaauswanderer aus Herford, Hiddenhausen und Vlotho im 19. Jahrhundert. Wittekindsland: Beiträge zur Geschichte, Kultur und Natur des Kreises Herford, Heft 2. Herford, Germany: Kreisheimatverein Herford, 1988. R 943.56 A512

Auf nach Amerika! 3 vols. Beiträge zur Amerika-Auswanderung des 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem Paderborner Land und zur Wiederbelebung der historischen Beziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert. Paderborn, Germany: Bonifatius, 1994 - 2008. R 943.565 A918.

Vol. 1, City of Paderborn

Vol. 2, Districts of Büren and Paderborn

Vol. 3, Emigration from the Paderborn area to the Belleville, Ill. Area.

An English translation of Vol. 1 is in:

Let's Go to America! Information about the Immigrants to America in the 19th Century from the Paderborn, Germany Area, Dedicated to the Revival of the Historic Relationships in the 20th Century, Vol. 1, City of Paderborn. Paderborn, Germany: Bonifatius, 1994. R 943.565 A918. Includes added material concerning emigration to Belleville, Ill.

Brinkman, Michael K. Quincy, Illinois Immigrants from Munsterland, Westphalia, Germany. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Book, 2010. R 977.344 B858Q

Müller, Claus. Westfälische Auswanderer im 19. Jahrhundert: Auswanderung aus dem Regierungsbezirk Münster,
II. Teil (1851-1900.
Beiträge zur Westfälischen Familienforschung, Band (Vol.) 60. Münster: Aschendorff, 2002. R 943.56 B423

Riechmann, Wolfgang. Auswanderung aus dem Kreis Minden 1816 - 1933. Minden, Germany: Mindener Geschichtsverein, 1993. R 943.565 R549V

Smith, Clifford Neal. Immigrants to America (Mainly Wisconsin) from the Former Recklinghausen district (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) around the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 15. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1983. R 973.0431 S644I

Smith, Clifford Neal. 19th Century emigration from the Siegkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Mainly to the United States, 1830 - 1849. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 10. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1981. R 943.55 S644E

Verdenhalven, Fritz. Die Auswanderer aus dem Fürstentum Lippe (bis 1877) nach ungedruckten und gedruckten Quellen. Sonderöffentlichungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen und Historischen Vereins für das Land Lippe. Detmold, Germany: Naturwissenschaftlicher und Historischer Verein für das Land Lippe, 1980. R 943.56 V483A

Westfälische Auswanderer im 19. Jahrhundert: Auswanderung aus dem Regierungsbezirk Münster, Teil II. Beiträge zur Westfälischen Familienforschung, Band 60. Münster, Germany: Aschendorff, 1954. R 943.56 B423

See also "Marxkors emigration volumes," above.

RHINELAND-PALATINATE

Braun, Fritz. Auswanderer aus Enkenbach seit Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts. Schriften zur Wanderungsgeschichte der Pfälzer, Folge 11. Kaiserslautern, Germany: Heimatstelle Pfalz, 196?. R 943.43 B825A

Braun, Fritz and Stefan Aicher. Auswanderer aus Steinweiler in drei Jahrhunderten. Schriften zur Wanderungsgeschichte der Pfälzer, Folge 27. Kaiserslautern, Germany: Heimatstelle Pfalz, 1968. R 943.43 B825A

Braun, Fritz and Stefan Aicher. Auswanderer aus Queidersbach, 1764 bis 1938. Schriften zur Wanderungsgeschichte der Pfälzer, Folge 24. Kaiserslautern, Germany: Heimatstelle Pfalz, 1966. R 943.43 B825A

Hacker, Werner. Kurpfälzische Auswanderer vom unteren Neckar, rechtsrheinische Gebiete der Kurpfalz. Sonderveröffentlichung des Stadtarchivs Mannheim, Nr. 4. Stuttgart, Germany: K.Theiss, 1983. R 943.43 H118K

Kuby, Alfred Hans. 1833 thru 1906: Palatine Emigrants from Edenkoben (In Rheinland-Pflaz, West Germany) to North America. Mechanicsburg, Penna.: Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America, 1989.
R 943.43 K95E

Petto, Walter. Immigrant Families from Zuesch, Rhineland, Germany to Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan, 1840 to 1887. Boulder, Colo. Duane V. Kniebes, 1995. R 977.411 P511I

Smith, Clifford Neal. Nineteenth-Century Emigration from Kreis Simmern (Hunsrueck), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, to Brazil, England, Russian Poland, and the United States of America. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 8. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980. R 943.43 S644N

SAXONY

Smith, Clifford Neal. Emigrants from Saxony (Grandduchy of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) to America, 1854, 1859. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 4. Dekalb, Ill. Westland Publications, 1974. R 973.0431 S644E

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

Timm, Klaus. Settlers from Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) around Indian Grove, Chariton County (Missouri). Hamburg, Germany: Klaus Timm, 2002. R 977.825 T584S

SWITZERLAND

Jahrbuch des Historischen Vereins des Kantons Glarus, Heft 84. Glarus: Kommissionsverlag Tschudi, 2004. R 949.474 H673J. Articles in this volume deal primarily with emigration from Kanton Glarus to the U.S.

Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Swiss Emigration Book, Vol. 1. Apollo, Penna: Closson Press, 1993. R 929.373 S377S and circulating copy

Steinach, Adelrich. Swiss Colonists in 19th Century America. Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1995. R 973.0435 S819S and circulating copy.

THURINGIA

Rockstuhl, Harald. Mühlhausen-Stadt und Landkreis: Auswanderung nach Amerika, 1816 - 1889. Bad Langensalza, Germany. Harald Rockstuhl, 1995. R 929.3 R683M

German immigrants in U.S. localities

McManus, J. Comal County, Texas and new Braunfels German Immigration Ships, 1845 - 1846. St. Louis: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985. R 976.4887 M167C

Piehl, Ellen Marie. German Birthplaces of Green Bay Area Immigrants: Fully Indexed Transcriptions of Selected Brown County, Wisconsin Church Register Entries. Seymour, Wis.: E.M. Piehl, 1984. R 977.561 P613G

Smith, Clifford Neal. Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Other States, Parts 2 - 4C. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 20. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1988 - 1991. Q 929.3 S644E

See also "Marxkors emigration volumes," above for emigrants to St. Libory, St. Clair County, Ill.

"Old Lutheran" emigration

Forster, Walter O. Zion on the Mississippi: The Settlement of the Saxon Lutherans in Missouri, 1839 - 1841. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1953. R 977.8 F734Z and circulating copy

Passenger Lists of Sailships which Brought Prussian Old Lutherans from Hamburg and Stettin to the Port of New York in the Year 1843. Niagra, N.Y.: Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York, 1992. R 929.3 P287

Iwan, Wilhelm. English Translation of Die Altlutherische Auswanderung um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Old Lutheran Emigration of the Mid-19th Century from Eastern Germany (Mainly Pomerania and Lower Silesia) to Australia, Canada, and the United States, 3 vols. Mequon, Wis.: Freistadt Historical Society, 2002.
R 943 I96E

Smith, Clifford Neal. 19th Century Emigration of "Old Lutherans" from Eastern Germany (Mainly Pomerania and Lower Silesia) to Australia, Canada, and the United States. German-American Genealogical Research Monographs, No. 7. McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1980. 929.3 S644N

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