I’m a student at Northern Michigan University and I’m helping with a project on immigrants who moved from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Michigan.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire included parts of what is now Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, and Montenegro.
I’m trying to track down images, preferably taken before 1918, of immigrants and their churches/homes/businesses/etc. If you have any old photographs that you would be willing to share (or contacts with historical societies that might have photographs), please contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello all together! my name is Michael Dörr from Kirtorf/Hessen in Germany
I'm searching for Relatives, which have ancestors with the surname "HERRMANN"
here are the facts referring to that Herrmann family:
John Theodore Herrmann
(he was the head of the family, that immigrated to the USA)
born as Johann Theodor Herrmann, son of Johann Jost Herrmann in Bernsburg near my hometown Kirtorf in the former 'Grossherzogtum Hessen'
he was married with Katharina Dorothea Krieger, she had 1 brother Johannes, 1 sister Maria Katharina, she was married with Konrad Jakoby, my great-great-grandfather, 1 sister Elisabeth and 1 brother Heinrich Krieger, married with Karoline Zulauf which both also went into the USA. They had 4 sons Henry, Conrad, Theodore, William and 2 daughters Catherine and Caroline.
John T. Herrmann and his wife emigrated in 1872 from Bernsburg to Lansing/Michigan with then already born 5 children:
1.Elisabeth, *07 23 1857 in Bernsburg, married w/ Moritz Schreiber, had 1son Paul in St.Paul/Minn., was executive at Int. Harvester Co, 1 son Charles O. In Evanston/Ill., married w/ Bertha Mack, and 1 daughter Anna-Maria in Lansing, unmarried
2.Katharina (Kate), *07 06 1859 married w/ Otto Schreiber, had 1 son Henry Richard jun. who was CEO of the medical dept. of Georgetown University/Washington , 1 son Frederick, M.D. at University of Washington, Ear, Nose and Throat dept. , 1 son Herman in Lansing, 1 daughter Elizabeth, married w/ Henry J. Schneider, Washington/D.C and 1 daughter Emma, married w/ Walter Weidman, Woodbury/NJ
3.Heinrich Richard, *12 31 1865 married w/ Florence (?), had 1 son Johann Theodor, known as John Herrmann, successful bookwriter and close friend of Ernest Hemingway, John died in spring 1959 in Mexico, buried at Mount Hope Cemetary in Lansing, left his wife and 1 son, born in 1952 , Heinrich Richard had also 1 daughter Dorothea (Dorothy Teel), 1 son Richard , 1 son Robert (twin-brother of Richard) and 1 son Paul
4.Christian, *07 02 1868 married w/ Agnes Bauch, had 1 son Christian jun.,M.D.(since 1955 leader of a part of the Medical Center of UCLA, lived in Santa Monica/Cal., born 01 25 1921) , Christian and Heinrich Richard (Henry) led the John T. Herrmann's Sons Taylors Co. together after the retirement of their father, Christian also was director of the Citizens Telephone Company , leading member of the Rotary Club, member of the Crippled Children Commitee, in the boards of directors of Community Cooperation Industries, Community Hotel Co., Union Building and Loan Co.and the Central Trust Co., also treasurer of the Water and Electric Light Commissioners and the Ingham County Chapter of the Red Cross , leader of the Lansing YMCA-office , superintendent of the sunday school of the Emanuel Lutheran Church and president of the fellowship board of the college Lutheran Student Church , he died 08 03 1949, buried at Estes-Leadly Funural, Mount Hope, Lansing (private crypt of the Herrmann-family)
5.Marie, *07 02 1868 , unmarried , was a twin sister of Christian, lived in Washington,D.C., died in August 1948, buried also at the Mount Hope cemetary in Lansing
6.the youngest son Karl Friedrich (“ Charles F.“) was born 06 02 1876 in Lansing, married with Mina Caroline Cook, last adress:Metropolitan Bank Building 612 Second Ave.,Minneapolis, had 1 son Conrad in Lansing and 1 daughter Alice Katherine in Minneapolis , he died 1933 in Minneapolis
John T. Herrmann founded the “John T. Herrmann's Sons Taylors“ in 1878 in Lansing, 218 North Washington Ave. and built His House at 520 North Capitol Avenue, now on the campus of Lansing Community College