Thanks Chris Hoyt for last help! Now looking to find parents of Francis Schafer born in Germany in 1846

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He immigrated to U.S. in 1868 and where in Germany he was from.Francis Schafer married Anna Reinhard in 1881. Cannot find His family of hers or where in Germany they were from.She was born in 1854.
WikiTree profile: Frank Schafer
in Genealogy Help by Jenni Schafer G2G Crew (310 points)
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Helpfully, I've added the green tag Schafer, that calls it to the attention of other family members. & the Profile for Francis (I'm hoping I have the right one, If not you can edit your question and add the profile-ID in the box that says URL ....

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Where did they live in the US?  There are some with the name Francis Schafer in Pennsylvania.  Also, there are a lot of Franz Schafers in Germany, and it could be Francis is an Americanized version of that.

Do you know if they came through Ellis Island?

Once we have the right Francis Schafer, it is easier to find his parents.
by Lana H G2G6 (8.2k points)
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If 1868 is correct Castle Garden has one record of arrival:

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild has no ship "Berlin" leaving Bremen but lists a Franz Schafer as passenger on the "Hansa":

This poses the question whether the entry "Berlin" for the ship at Castle Garden was misplaced and possibly indicates that he was from Berlin.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (457k points)

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