I have had a request from a reader to show my research on a particular family’s “brick wall.” So, introducing my Bringe brick wall! If anyone reading these blogs has a different idea on a transcription or anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe arrived in New York on the ship Moravia on 14 November 1884. According to the book, Germans to America, 1875-1888″, edited by Filby Glazier in 1992, Fr. (age 49 and a farmer) was accompanied by his wife, Marie (age 41), and his children Joh. (age 22), Friedr. (age 9), Ernst (age 8), Carl (age 5), Anna (age 4), Martin (age 3), and Albert (age 9 months).

immigration record

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2014), manifest, Moravia, Hamburg, Germany, to New York, arriving 14 November 1884, line 511, Fr. Bringe; citing National Archives microfilm publication M237, roll 481.

Before coming to Germany, Friedrick had married Marie Samlow/Semlow in Germany (source death certificates of Friedrick’s sons, John Frederick (“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), John Frederick Bringe, 12 Nov 1917; citing Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, reference fn 72165; FHL microfilm 1984117.), and Charles William (“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), William C Bringe, 02 Nov 1934; citing Madison Township, Sandusky Co., Ohio, reference fn 68848; FHL microfilm 2022232.). Friedrick and Marie had the above two known sons, John Frederick and Charles William. See future posts for more about “John” and “William”. Apparently, Marie died, for later Frederick married Maria Hahn in Germany. To this union were born Frederich C., Anna Maria, Martin Friedrich Wilhelm, Ernest H., Karl Friederich, and Albert Henry. (Albert is the grandfather of my husband.)

This is it for now. More in Bringe-2.