Today’s Tidbit | May 16, 1866 – Lorenz and Elizabeth Hela

My 3rd great grandparents, Lorenz and Elizabeth (Fleming) Hela, and their children Anna, Andreas and Rosalia, arrived at Castle Garden in New York City on May 16, 1866, on-board the “Bark Johanna” from Prussia. They were from Sossnowd, Prussia.

Johanna Passenger List Showing Hela Family

They settled in Neshkoro, WI and then Princeton, WI before moving to South Dakota in about 1881. Many of their descendants changed their name to “Heller”.

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3 thoughts on “Today’s Tidbit | May 16, 1866 – Lorenz and Elizabeth Hela

  1. My great grandparents, Michael and Antonia Gappa arrived at Castel Garden the same date on the same ship. Would like to know about Sossnowd; just heard about it today.

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