Can you give us his year of birth since there are several people with a similar name?
Pouvez-vous nous donner son année de naissance puisqu'il y a plusieurs personnes avec un nom similaire?
Thank you very much for your answer. I think in the year 1861 in Buhl (Alsace).
He came a first time with his parents in New York 1871/1872 but they must return back because they Weren’t accepted. Jean-Baptiste came Some years further and stayed in USA 16/20 years. He went back again into Alsace 1885/1886.
I found a Jean Bapt. Breitschmid age 18, a coppersmith apprentice, living in St. Louis Missouri in 1880. He is with his parents George and Elise, both age 50. George was a weaver. They were from the Alsace.
This family arrived at the port of Baltimore Maryland 19 May 1880 on the SS Braunschweig, which had sailed from Bremen. I think that they mixed up the ages on the list for Elise and Jean Baptiste (she should have been 48 and he 19 years old).
Do you think this is the correct family?
Thank you very much for your precious help. I am thinkIng that your Information is a good and exactly possibility. I ask my father about this and we try to understand the relatonship between Jean Baptiste and his « parents » Georg and Elise. The date 1880 is correct. He worked also for the canadian railway. His mother ( Marie Anne CLAD) died 1874 in Alsace and his father ( George BREITSCHMITT)1893 in Alsace.
I write you back as soon as possible .
Thank you very much. Perhaps could you say me if my great great father Was married or if hé had a child or children ???
He left USA 1893. Hé died 1917 in Alsace. Hé was father of two boys : one of them was my great-father.
Unfortunately these were the only records that I could find in the US or Canada regarding Jean Baptiste Breitschmitt.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census; and the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain a record of Jean Baptiste Breitschmitt. For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located a database titled Germans to America Passenger Data File, 1850 - 1897 that includes a passenger record for J. B. Breitschmith. To locate the arrival date, ship name, and port of departure information associated with the individual passenger record, please search the Manifest Header Data File in AAD using the manifest identification number listed in the passenger record. Please refer to the FAQs for more details.
We also suggest that you review these Genealogy: Passenger Arrival List Research Tips and NARA’s page on Immigration Records for suggestions on how to locate immigration information for your great-grandfather. There are numerous ways that individuals could enter the United States from Europe such as on a ship that arrived at various coastal ports or over land from Canada, etc. Ship passenger arrival lists were a requirement beginning in 1820, but that does not guarantee that person was recorded or that the list still exists. Many of the passenger lists have been digitized and are name-searchable online using Ancestry and FamilySearch.
To locate general information about Jean Baptiste Breitschmitt in the United States, we suggest that you review NARA’s Resources for Genealogists, as well as the FamilySearch Research wiki for United States Genealogy. In addition, the document Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers may be useful. Since most cities and counties have yearly directories for residents, you may wish to search for Jean Baptiste Breitschmitt’s location using a directory. Some of these directories are indexed by address but most are alphabetically by last name. We suggest you consult the FamilySearch wiki on United States Directories for these resources.
You may wish to search Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org for the U.S. Census, the Passenger Lists, and City Directories. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
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