Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Droste Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: John DROST of Louisiana
Posted by: Daniel K. Drost Date: September 16, 2000 at 16:46:20
In Reply to: Re: John DROST of Louisiana by Joe Drost of 60

We descend from the same John Drost. I have found many stories concerning the history of John Drost, including a picture of Captain Johnny. The story I have heard from 4 people is that he left home at 13 or 14 for the sea and never saw his family again. He sailed for quite a while and ended up jumping ship in Lake Charles, on a boat from New Orleans or Galveston. Two census reports say he came to America in 1869. It has been said that he was from Bremen or Bremerhaven, but we believe that is where he went to find work on a boat. We have heard that he was from the low country in Germany, possibly near the Holland/German coast. My great great grandfather Charles Richard Drost was receiving letters from family as late as the early 1940's. Last heard, some family may have been in the Metz area.
Please reply! I would love to give more information. I have a lot! Would also love to hear what you have found and how you descend.
Danny Drost
Alachua, FL

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network