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Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 9:16pm

Popke and Ogerousky Families

I'm trying to track down a William/Wilhelm Popke and Elizabeth Louisa Ogrerousky. I don't know if either were born in S-H, but I'm hoping maybe someone can point me in the right direction. William/Wilhelm was born about 1835 in Prussia/Germany and Elizabeth was born in either 1837 or 1844, also from Prussia/Germany. They immigrated to the U.S. about 1874, to the State of New York first, and then moved on to Minnesota in about 1882. They moved to an area in Minnesota where there were other immigrants from the S-H area. William and Elizabeth allegedly had two daughters before they departed Germany: Mary born Mar 1871 and Augusta, born 2 Aug 1872. Don't know their birth location. Another daughter, Elizabeth, was born at sea in 1874.

I'm thinking that perhaps both the Popke and Ogrerousky names are from the eastern part of Germany? Maybe near the Polish border? Could the names be Russian? Or Ukranian? If anyone can assist, I would be grateful. Thank you. :danke:

Karen

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 11:25pm

Hi Karen.

Pl lists Papke family as shown in the attached pic. Wilhelm, Louisa, five daughters and father Andreas. Departure Bremerhaven, arrival NYC Feb 14, 1874 ( bark Gessner ).
Unfortunately, only Prussia.

Regards,

Thomas
rotssaki has attached the following file:

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Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 3:54pm

Thomas:

Thank you! I was able to find the complete passenger manifest for the ship Gessner. Appreciate your assistance.

I'm still trying to track down where the Popke and Ogrerousky families originated. Does anyone have any ideas of where I might start looking? I've looked through the German records (at least those I have access to) but haven't found anything.

Karen