Marge if I find something out I will tell you. What I can tell you now is that on the 1900 census it suggests that he was in the U.S. for about 38 years which would put immagration around 1862/1863 which would also put him around 17 years of age mabey 18. The biggest ports in Germany were (1)Berman and (2)Hamburg. Also there was Settin which was in Prussia. August brother Carl/Charles Kleist and his wife Johanna Smokel came over in 1866 spending 3 months on the Alantic Ocean in a frail craft arriving in Portage June 24, 1866. Does any of this help.