Categories: Palatine Migrants.
Hermann Betzer's story is described here. Hermann Bitzer arrived by sea in America on July 4, 1710 with 5 persons over 10 years old; 2 persons under 10 years; and 1 person under 10. His name appeared on the Governor Hunter’s Ration Lists of Palatine Heads of Family. The family first settled in the East Camp. The journey and relocation is exceptionally described in an account of the Hauss Family. A reconstruction of the voyage of the Eighth Ship:
For months, they were packed inside the hold alongside several hundred other passengers, with no fresh air or daylight and unable to stand—their days filled with only darkness, foul odor, vermin and tiny rations of rotten food. Of the 3,100 who left England almost 500 would die, many of “ship’s fever” (now known as typhus). [Hermann Betzer]’s ship, if the eighth, would have arrived in New York right around the fourth of July, when he made his first appearance on the “Hunter Subsistence Lists.” This means that on the day we now celebrate our independence in this country, [Hermann Betzer] was declared a veritable slave.
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