Robert:I believe your ancestor, Nicholas Faber and his family, arrived in NY, July 1845, on board the Silvanus Jenkins, with one of my ancestors, Pierre Pletschette and family.Please read the following:
In Nicholas Gonner's book, Luxembourgers in the New World, Pierre Plettschette (note new spelling) left Grosbous, Luxembourg With a family of four (presumably a wife and three children). He is listed in this book as a 40 yr. old farmer, who departed Antwerp on board the "Silvanus Jenkins".They arrived in New York on July 3, 1845. Reference:VII/3+4 (volume and issue) of Monthly newsletter of the Luxembourg Society of Wisconsin, 303 North Garfield Ave., Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074, which includes an abstract of the ship's manifest. Pierre and his family were among the first settlers of Chicago, Cook County.This area was (and maybe still is) known as the "Ridge".Nicholas Faber from Bauschleiden (Wiltz), and Wilhelm Sinner, Johann Beck, and Pierre Pletschette from Grosbous, all arrived on the same ship and settled in the same area.They encountered a wilderness with some woods, bad meadows, pastures and moors.They bought land for $3-4 an acre, and thought they had not struck a good bargain. Forty four years later, in 1889, the land was worth between $500-1500 an acre.These men were farmers and truck-gardeners, specializing in vegetable production.
My family has lost track of Pierre & his family, and was hoping you may show them in your family tree as many of these immigrants who settled together, later inter-married. We show Pierre's wife as Marie, a daughter named Marie, and 2-sons; possibly Jean/John, Guillaume/William.