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Searching for Frederick Krell's brother: arrived New York c. 1859
Posted by: Nowell Didear (ID *****1108) Date: April 25, 2004 at 20:36:27
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In about 1859 in Saxony, Germany, the father of my great-grandfather Frederick Krell and his older brother told the boys that the German political system under Kaiser Wilhelm I was wrong, and that he wanted them to come to America and be Americans. He stowed them away on what he thought was a ship bound for the States. It turned out to be a fishing boat headed for the Newfoundland Banks, so they were forced to work instead. Eventually the older brother was allowed to go ashore in New York, but Frederick wasn't permitted to land for some reason. It took Frederick two years from the time he set out, but he eventually disembarked in Indianola, Texas, in about 1861, age 14. He never saw his brother again. I'm looking for descendants of any male Krell from Saxony (Sachsen) who might have arrived as a teenager in New York under those circumstances somewhere around 1860, give or take a couple of years.


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