Re: [TSL] The Germania
Joanna Waugh via <> on 07/11/2015

There was also an arrival of the Germania May 6 1851. There is a George
Pfeiff on it. Age 30. 

It could have been that whoever typed the index card for the naturalizations
typed  r instead of the y in May.  You should get a copy of the original
record from the archives to check that indexing.

For the passenger list, he is on of that series M237 Roll 98 .   I don't see
any wife or child.

This is image 256 giving the vessel name and date at the top of the page.
George is on image 257   George's name is indexed as PFEITT from
"Swizerland" on ship GERMANIA

If you use, on which he is also indexed, he is found on frame
254 He is indexed as George Pleiff on ship Germanic. It is the same
passenger list

The familysearch film strip has a few extra pages at the beginning of the


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> Hello,
> I have been researching an ancestor from Germany who claimed to have come
through NY
> in 1851 on the "Germania".  From his Naturalization record, we know that
George Pfeiff
> came from Hesse Cassel.  However in the Germans to America records, there
is the record
> for George Pfieff (sp. different but this is a general issue) who came to
NY on the Germania
> from Switzerland.  These records indicate that this man was German and not
Swiss.  I have
> to wonder if the Germania sailed from Germany to Switzerland before coming
to the US
> and if this was common?
> Since my ancestor was a jeweler, I am not surprised that he may have been
in Switzerland
> for a time.  I also have not seen the actual record so I am not sure that
his wife and child
> were with him or if they came to the US later?
> This is the only record that I could find that seems to fit my ancestor's
profile.  I would love
> to know if the actual passenger lists exist.  It appears that the Germania
arrived in NY in
> Nov. of 1851, which is a few months later than the Naturalization seems to
suggest.   Still,
> that was probably not uncommon either.
> Any information on this vessel would be most appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Bev W

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