Note: I am in the process of entering thousands of new profiles (non-family members) from the German Niedersachsen Archives NLA. These can be adopted, changed or improved without permission from me.
"The Story"----This family emigrated from Germany during a time when mining was in decline and there was little or no work for many thousands in the Kingdom of Hannover, Germany. Known as the Harz mountain area and coming from the town of Clausthal-Zellerfield, many residents were given the chance to go to either America or to Australia. Their passage was paid in advance and those accepting were to pay back their passage costs when they had earned enough after arriving. As repayment was almost non-existent the state cancelled this program, and as the original goals of reducing population to meet economic conditions was met.
My family left Germany in 1852 and 1854 to settle in Lykens, PA.  MAP of Lykens and surrounding county. As miners from Clausthal Germany (Hanover and Harz mountains area) economic times once some of the best in Germany were in decline as the mines had become only marginally productive.
Government officials in coordination with the British Monarchy decided as they could not support the increasingly growing number of residents who were no longer employed to offer to pay for passage to anyone who wished to emigrate to the USA and Australia (and other countries) who needed skilled workers in their mines.
It is believed that mining company representatives came to Germany to recruit miners and offered them jobs in advance. So with employment prospects secured in advance the family decided to emigrate. The family included my Great Great Grandfather Ernst Wilhelm Valentin Schindler and his mother Wilhelmine (Hölling) Schindler. Her husband Johann Carl Schindler died in 1846 before the family emigrated.
Also emigrating with her were sons Frederick, and Carl, daughters Sophia (Fromme), and Christiane (König). Sophia and Christiane had children with them. Whilhelmine is first found in the US (see 1860 US Census) as the wife of Peter Miller. It is unknown if she remarried before or after leaving Germany. Unfortunately even though records exist documenting emigration ships list can only be found for the König and Fromme families.The rest of the story is yet to be written, but includes the lives of many descendents, and their families as they spread out over the United States. Recently my research has expanded to including much deeper into the extended families of the many spouses and also to include some names of distant relatives who emigrated to Australia (Jan 2020).
First-hand information. Entered by Mike Schindler at registration. as part of the GED import.
This family tree GED imported from [www.Ancestry.com] Ancestry "Ernst Schindler Family", from Clausthal, Germany Feel free to contact me for more information or to be given permissions to join the trusted list and access to private information if you are related to this family. Here is a link to the area in Germany (Clausthal, Germany) where the Schindler family lived.
 Clausthal-Zellerfield Information and history Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the southwestern part of the Harz mountains. Its population is approximately 15,000. The City is the location of the Clausthal University of Technology.click link to follow.
My Personal Special Project
 Special inventory "Emigrants" German NLA Archives
The goal of this project is to ...expand knowledge of one of the great German migrations to the USA. The emigration movement reached its first peak in the German-speaking area in the 19th century. The main reason for mass emigration is the economic development in the German states.
The reason I have created this category is because of a recent discovery of immigrants from the German state of Niedersachsen that appears to include many orphans or economically depressed families which the local municipalities could no longer support. the US or "Amerika" welcomed immigrants to populate vast areas of the "New World". Especially needed were human resources for our growing industries.
'As I create separate profiles for the emigrants and their families these names will show on a special user friendly page that is searchable. Wikitree members will know this page as a "personal category" page. This list will continually change as I enter names from the German archives. I expect there are approximately 30,000 names listed, and this will take me a year or more to complete. Today's date of adding this information is 3/23/2020. Currently this list includes approximately 3,000 names.'
Please follow this link: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Schindler-204
My Schindler family was a part of this migration, especially to help in the mining of coal in Pennsylvania. The file I have found includes many thousands of individuals. A quick check on 30 to 50 individuals listed finds none of these currently having a wikitree profile. So, I shall endeavor a meager attempt to include as many of these names as I can on wikitree.
Feel free to jump in with both feet if you wish.
Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Michael Schindler.
Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
Arcinsys Niedersachsen and Bremen – the archival information system of the Niedersachsen Federal State Archives and the State Archive Bremen and other archives in Niedersachsen and Bremen. Developed in cooperation with the Federal State of Hessen. It is a common system for users and employees and it covers the full range of offers and functions of the archives.
Without registration File title, regesta of charters, find information on archival items. View digital copies. Research contact data and fonds of the archives. Transmit improvements.
For registered users Save archival items to personal memo list. Submit requests for access at archives. Order archival items for access. List ordered and accessed archival items.
NOTE: If you have German roots look around and you should be able to find an archive that has a treasure of information on either a Church records website or a separate National website. More resources in English are available every day.
Here is a link to another Wikitree page focusing on a similar topic in Australia that may interest anyone reading this page called Prussian Settlement in Australia: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Prussian_Settlement_in_Australia_-_German_Australians Thanks for your visit.
Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks! Mike Schindler Schindler-204 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:German_Orphan_Immigrants_to_USA
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