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”.
My grandmother on my mom’s side is a Heller. Passenger list records show that Lorenz, his wife Elizabeth (Fleming), and their children Anna, Andreas and Rosalia arrived at Castle Garden in New York City on May 16, 1866, on the ship Johanna. They were from Sossnow, Prussia. They lived in Neshkoro, Marquette Co., WI in 1870 and by 1880 had moved on to Princeton, Green Lake Co. In 1881, they moved to South Dakota. My direct line stayed in Wisconsin.
My great grandfather, Frank worked on farms at Fox Lake and in the lumber camps at Ashland. After several years, he came to Montello and worked for the Montello Granite Company for about 45 years. His daughter, Florence married Raymond Hau in 1933.
Anna, Andreas and Rosalia arrived at Castle Garden in New York City on May 16, 1866, on the bark Johanna from Prussia.
Zella Bradley McConnell – Born May 11, 1904 in Carmel Twp., Eaton Co., MI. She married Elmo Linal LeVan on March 28, 1925 in Wayne, Wayne Co., MI. Zella died November 19, 1992 in Plymouth, Wayne Co., MI and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Waterloo, Jackson Co., MI. She is my wife’s grandmother.