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Heinrich August (Tiegs) Tigges (abt. 1847 - 1904)

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Heinrich [uncertain] August [uncertain] (Henry) Tigges formerly Tiegs aka Tiegs
Born about in Brandenburg, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married (to ) in New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hoboken, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Sep 2017
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Categories: German Emigrants | German Roots.

This person was created through the import of MASTER2011WIKITREE.GED on 27 January 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.



Date: 1848
Place: Prussia, Germany
Note: This date is probable, based on available records. The best information comes from a strong DNA match to a family living in Brandenburg in this time frame. He could be the August Henrich Tigges born to Wilhelm and Dorothee Jaensche Tiegs, but further confirmation is needed. He could also have been born to Wilhelm's brother or father. [1]

Another possibility is that this family was somehow associated with the family of August Heinrich Friedrich Thiegs Von Tycowicz and his wife Friedericke Wilhelmine Von Gerdtel. Their son of the same name was born in Stargard in 1845. It appears the father was in the military, and it was not uncommon for males to emigrate to avoid that fate. That could be why my Henry came to America in 1866. The clue here is that my Henry married a woman from Stargard. More research is needed to connect these two lines. [2]


Date: ABT 04 NOV 1904
Place: Hoboken, NJ
Source: #S288
Source: #S309

Removed ABT from Death Date and marked as uncertain.

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Date: 15 AUG 2009

Prior to import, this record was last changed 15 AUG 2009 .

Ancestors of Interest

Ancestors of Interest: @SUB1@


Date: AFT 04 NOV 1904
Place: NY Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ
Note: buried with Katherine Tiggers. Note burial record spells name TIGGERS.


Date: 1880
Place: Portland, Multnomah County, OR
Note: Note spelling of name on census transcription at FamilySearch is DEUS instead of Tigges. Henry is age 35, from Prussia, and working as a barber. He is living in his father-in-law's home with his wife Gussie b. Prussia and daughter Mary b. New York.
Source: #S312
Page: National Archives Film T9-1083 (FHL film 1255083), page 400D


Note: Henry is working as a barber for Miller & Johnson in rooms 327 Front.
Source: #S432
Page: Portland 1890
Note: Henry's lineage as stated here is tentative. I do not yet have sufficient proof, although DNA evidence suggests that he is related to a family in Brandenburg (East Germany) and/or near Dresden.
Source: #S409
Note: I am unable to tell which of these immigration records applies to our Henry, or indeed if either of them does.


Date: 1865
Place: near Nuremburg, Sachsen, Prussia (now Bavaria), Germany
Note: Sachsen bei Ansbach is near Nurenberg. But note: There is a Sachsenstrasse in Steinheim. Could this have been recorded erroneously on the passenger list?



Date: 01 DEC 1866
Place: Ship: Kosmos, New York, New York, NY
Note: Henrich Tigges - Occupation: Painter; age 18; sex M; Literacy: U; Origin Saxony, Germany; Port Bremerhaven.
Also, a passenger list shows him traveling alone on the ship, Kosmos, Line 31, from Bremerhaven, origin Sachsen, Microfilm Serial M237, roll 274, List Number 1323.
Source: #S522
Source: #S401
Page: Online records: New York. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Micropublication M237. Rolls # 95-580. National Archives, Washington, D.C. and New York. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Micropublication T715. Rolls # 5592-6267. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Date: 12 JAN 1866
Note: Again, we have two immigration records. Both show place of origin as Sachsen. Sachsen bei Ansbach is near Nurenberg, which is now in Bavaria. But note: There is a Sachsenstrasse in Steinheim. Could this have been recorded erroneously on the passenger list? The first is Manifest ID number: 00030297; Name: Heinrich Tigges; Age: 18; Gender: Male; Occupation: Painter; Last Residence: U? (Prussia listed for others on manifest); Place of origin: Sachsen; Date of Arrival: 12 Jan 1866; Final Destination: New York; Purpose for Travel: Staying in the USA; Port of Embarkation: Antwerp; Mode of Travel: Steerage. He was traveling alone. Per Don Tigges. [It appears Henry made two trips in the same year. Perhaps he was refused entry in New York, returned to Germany for papers and reentered in December ofthe same year.
Source: #S457
Page: Manifest ID number: 00030297


Husband: Henry* Tigges
Wife: Augusta* Ernestine Stark
Child: Mary\Mamie Tigges
Date: BEF 27 DEC 1875

Could not parse date out of BEF 27 DEC 1875.


Source S284
Title: LDS data
Abbreviation: LDS data
Source S288
Title: Death record
Abbreviation: Death record
Source S299
Title: Church of the Latter Day Saints: International Genealogical Index
Abbreviation: LDS IGI
Source S309
Title: Cemetery record
Abbreviation: Cemetery record
Source S312
Title: Census
Abbreviation: Census
Source S401
Title: Ancestry Web Site
Source S409
Title: E-mail message, Subject: Family records
Abbreviation: E-mail
Source S432
Title: City Directory
Abbreviation: City Directory
Source S457
Title: Passenger List
Abbreviation: Passenger list
Source S522
Title: Castle Garden Records online
Abbreviation: Castle Garden records online

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