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is the son of Harry V. Schindler, who is the son of John J. Schindler, who is the son of Francis M Schindler, who is the sont of Ernst Schindler who immigrated to the United States from Clausthal, Goslar, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
The 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).
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.
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 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.
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