Trying to find information on Christian Paul (and family) born in Germany in 1834.

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Hitting a road block in trying to trace Christian Paul (b. 1834, Germany). Travelled from Bremerhaven in 1874 to US. I'm trying to locate any information on his family to assist in tracing further back.. Place of birth, family, etc.
in Genealogy Help by David Paul G2G Rookie (160 points)

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Christian Paul from Prussia to New York in 1873

 
+ Passenger File Details +
record id
657735
 
name
Christian Paul
 
date arrived
 
 
+ Expanded Details +
gender
Male
 
age
38 years
 
approx. birth year
1835
 
occupation
Farmer
 
destination
New York
 
purpose
Staying in the USA
 
native country
Prussia
 
embarkation port
Bremen & Bremerhaven
 
travel compartment
Steerage
 
ship name
 
abstract
Christian Paul - overview of immigrant details, family members, history, etc
 

from: http://www.germanimmigrants1870s.com/index.php?id=657735

 

Not much help, though, as Prussia was at her largest size at this time, encompassing almost all of Northern Germany.

 

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (541k points)
Thanks for your helo. I had found this record previously. The trouble I am having is in trying to establish where Christian and his family lived prior to travelling to the US. The information that I have is that Christian was born in 1834, married Anna, and travelled to US with 3 children (Charles, Edward, and Julie). Christian's parents were Gottlieb and Louise. I can't seem to find where their residence was in Germany.
There are some German emigration records available (few online, more on microfilm through Family History Libraries). Since there are no unified Prussion records available one would have to look for the individual Prussian provinces. Since Christian emigrated through Bremen I would focus on the Western provinces of Prussia: Hesse-Nassau, Rhineland, Westphalia, maybe Hohenzollern, and Hanover.
Thanks for your help. It seems that I am having trouble trying to get a search to work in the Family History Libraries. It may be my browser, so I'll have to update and try again.
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Hi David,

Here's an URL with lots of German resources on it.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-eur.html#ger

or try

http://www.searchgenealogy.net/germany.html

Hope this helps

Billy
by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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