Seeking information on Barbara Nett Weber from Rhein-Pfalz, immigrated to Louisiana

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Looking for information on Barbara Nett from Rhein-Pfalz. She immigrated to Louisiana at the age of 19. It looks like she was alone on the ship. She married John Weber and had Louisiana. I would like to know more about her family. Did she have siblings? Her parents were John Nett and Catherine Lohas. I can't find records for them. Please help me connect Barbara's family so I can fill in details for her wikitree profile, Nett-42

WikiTree profile: Barbara Weber
in Genealogy Help by Nola Cass G2G1 (2.0k points)
Did not find information on her parents.

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Barbara Nett

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists

Name Barbara Nett
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 1871
Event Place New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 19
Birth Year (Estimated) 1852
Birthplace Rheinpfalz
Ship Name Köln
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945

Affiliate Publication Number M259
Affiliate Publication Title Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902
Affiliate Film Number 055
GS Film Number 000200196
Digital Folder Number 004883634
Image Number 00480

Citing this Record

"Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 October 2015), Barbara Nett, 1871; citing Immigration, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Ship Köln, NARA microfilm publication M259 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 200,196.

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Here is an 1880 census record for a John Nett born in Prussia.  There are Webers in his household.  Could this be Barbara's father, brother and sisters? 

Peter Webber is John's son-in-law:

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Name: John F. Nett
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: Prussia
Home in 1880: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Prussia
Mother's Birthplace: Prussia
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer

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Household Members:
Name Age
John F. Nett 67
John Peter Nett 31
Anna Cate Nett 27
Peter Weber 26
Maria A. Weber 29
by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (102k points)

Here is a record of the Succession of Barbara Nett's will, widow of John Weber.  Barbara died June 24, 1918 in the City of New Orleans.  Her children are named.  John Webber died May 22, 1902  

The document is quite detailed and lengthy.  Here is the link if you have access to


    Name: Barbara Nett
    Probate Place: Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Inferred Death Place: Louisiana, USA
    Case Number: 125078
    Item Description: Civil District Court Case Papers, No 124970-125080, 1918  









      Thank you, Mary. That's very interesting. I'll have to look into it more.
      I tried the link to the will, but ancestry won't let me open it. I have an old family tree on there, but currently do not have a paid subscription.

      One of the children is my ancestor, Mary Weber (1876-1962). Large family!

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