Today’s Tidbit | June 2, 1857 – Leonhard and Katherine Seybold

On this day, 152 years ago, Leonhard Seybold and his wife, Katherine (Protz) Seybold arrived at Castle Garden in New York City from Germany. They were passengers on the ship “New Orleans”, and may have been married on-board ship.

Only six days earlier, on May 27, 1857, Joseph Voiland and Felicitée Marie (Sadie) Romond, arrived in New York City from France. They were married shortly before their emigration.

Leonhard and Katherine Seybold’s granddaughter, Dorothy Louise Harris, would marry Joseph and Felicitée Voiland’s grandson, Russell Bernard Weller, on July 15th, 1929. They are my grandparents.

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"New Orleans" Passenger List


This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 17 – May 23, 2009

Heinrich (Friedrick) Heinke – Born May 20, 1820 in Pomerania, Bretwisch, Prussia. He married Maria Elizabeth (Eliese) Schroebke on June 1, 1855. Heinrich died on March 26, 1914 in Royalton, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca County. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Samuel Cleveland and Persis Hildreth – Married May 23, 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. They are my 7th great grandparents.

Stefan Jackowski and Agnes Schevkoski – Married May 23, 1916 in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. Stefan is my 2nd great grandfather.

Daniel Bradley and Mary Williams – Married May 21, 1662 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts Bay  Colony. They are my wife’s 8th great grandparents.

Joan Hook – Died May 20, 1619 in Sussex Co, England. She was born in abt. 1555. Joan is my 10th great grandmother.

Abigail Eddy – Died May 20, 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was born on October 6, 1601 in Cranbrook, Kent, England. Abigail is my 9th great grandmother.

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 10 – May 16, 2009

Laurentius “Lorenz” Hela, his wife Elizabeth Flemming and their children 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.

Frances Laurina (Rena) Weller – Born May 12, 1890 in Royalton, Little Wolf Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. She married Robert John Neely on September 4, 1917. Rena died on January 24, 1982 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bear Creek, Waupaca Co., WI. She is my great aunt.

Benjamin Kimball – Born May 16, 1697 in Bradford, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He married Mary Emerson November 10, 1741 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA. Benjamin is my wife’s 7th great grandfather.

Thomas Ormsbee and Mary Fitch – Married May 11, 1667 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Plymouth Colony. They are my 7th great grandparents.

James Benjamin – Died May 12, 1772 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA. He was born on April 3, 1727 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony. James is my 5th great grandfather.