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Monday, June 25th 2012, 3:31pm

Gerhard Damm in USA 1860 Census born at Baden

I am looking for all/any information regarding one, Gerhard(t) Damm from Baden, born between 1828-1840. His marriage documentation says he was over 21 years of age in 1856 but in the 1860 Census at Buffalo City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, he is 20. Those are the only two documents I have since he died during the USA Civil War on 1 Nov 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas of disease and is buried in the National Cemetery at Little Rock. If anyone has more details on emigration details, siblings and/or parents, I would very much like to have the information. His occupation in the 1860 Census was carpenter. A friend just found the Heidelberg's passenger manifest where Gerhardt was 26 years old in 5 Dec 1854 arrival at New Orleans.

He married Catharine Korte (born ca. Sep 1831 at Bersenbrück, Königreich Hannover [we know this because of her second marriage certificate which was included in her Widows of the Civil War Pension Record to one Jakob Schmidt in 1867]) on 19 May 1856 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA. They had two children 1. Joseph H. Damm, Sr. and 2. Franziska C Damm, both born in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.

I believe Gerhard had an older brother, Michael Damm (Sep 1824 from 1900 Census) as they lived just a few doors away from each other on the 1860 Census.

Please see the attached PDF for more detailed information about this family.
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This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "urbanomad" (Jun 25th 2012, 7:36pm) with the following reason: Birth details could have changed based on Ships manifest.


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Monday, June 25th 2012, 5:17pm

Here: http://www.auswanderer-bw.de/auswanderer…ache=de&suche=1 I found a Michael Damm from Unterharmersbach who emigrated in 1857 like your Michael according to the 1900 Census.

NS: I couldn't find Michael's birth record in the churchbook duplicates online: https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/ol…tesLimit=suchen
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:06pm

Anita, thank you very much. Perhaps other details will come together and this will be a nice other piece of the puzzle :-)

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Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:14pm

Here the birth record of Michael Damm, born Sept. 13, 1824 in Kirnbach (Wolfach)
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:49pm

Gerhard's birth record, born Sept. 14, 1828 and maybe the immigrations:
Gerhard: http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_search_detail.php?p_id=8005719
Michael:http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_search_detail.php?p_id=3968384
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:51pm

Anita, you are fabulous! I have done numerous searches on castlegarden and came up with nothing...

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Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:01pm

Gerhard's birth record, born Sept. 14, 1828 and maybe the immigrations:
Was Gerhard also born at Kirnbach?

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Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:11pm

Yes, and the parents are same as Michael's.
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:47pm

Are these the correct books to find them? I'm on L 10 Nr. 6130, 1 Bd. Haslach im Kinzigtal OG; Katholische Gemeinde: Geburtenbuch 1814-1830 https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/bild_zoom/zoom.php
But the writing is different than the ones you attached. I wanted to get higher resolution as I cannot zoom in very much to decipher the writing.

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Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:55pm

I found the records on L10 Nr. 1647, Zell am Harmersbach and I had no problems to zoom.
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:06pm

Gerhard's record:
Kirnbach. Im Jahr achtzehnhundert acht und zwanzig den 14ten
September abends 10 Uhr wurde geboren, u. den 15ten d. M.
Morgens 7 Uhr getauft. Gerhard Damm, ehelicher Sohn des
Taglöhners Joseph Damm, u, der Franziska Gmeiner(?) von
Kirnbach. Taufzeugen waren: ??? aus
dem Kirnbach, u. Viktoria Wörner, des Adlerwirths Benedikt
Schneider(?) Ehefrau aus dem Hambach(?)
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Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:09pm

Toll!!!!!!! Dankeschön!

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