John (no Middle Name) Eifler was born in Germany on May 7th, 1886, to Herman and Elisabeth N Eifler.
Hermann Sr. and Elisabeth had four sons: Hermann Jr. born in 8/80, Johannes (John) Eifler born on 5/7/86, Fritz (Fred) born in 1900 and Paul born 9/12/95.
They also had two daughters that married and stayed in Germany: Marie Eifler Pesch, and Helena Eifler Helten. Their birth dates are unknown.
Johannes’ mother, Elisabeth, must have died about 1910 or 1911 because Johannes and his youngest brother, Paul Eifler set sail on the ship “Patricia” from Cuxhaven Germany, arriving in the United States of America on October 19th, 1911. According to the ships manifest the two brothers, ages 25, and 16, were going to stay with a friend in Union Hill, New Jersey by the name of Mrs. Crawford. John paid for both passages and carried $45 in cash. Both young men listed their height as 5’2”.
Hermann Eifler followed his brothers to the USA about 2 S years later, departing from Antwerp, Belgium on the “Zeeland” ship. He arrived on March 17th, 1914, age 34, 5’7”, and single. He paid for his own passage. The manifest states that he was joining his brother John in West Hoboken, New Jersey.
On August 24th 1923 Hermann Eifler Sr. joined his sons in the United States. He departed from Bremen Germany at the age of 68, and planned to live with his son Paul Eifler of 451 Clinton Ave., in West Hoboken, New Jersey. An interesting note was that the ships manifest states that he had no plans of returning to Germany, his length of stay was permanent, and he had plans of gaining U.S. citizenship. His height was 5’8”, his marital status was widower, and his last place of residence was Oranienburg, Germany.
John Eifler continued his profession from Germany, working as a loom fixer in a silk textile mill in Union City. He eventually paid the fare for Fritz to join the rest of the brothers in America. Fritz traveled from Hamburg, Germany aboard the “Minnekahda” ship and arrived as a single man, at the age of 23. He was 5’2”. He arrived in the USA on October 25th, 1923. He planned on living with Hermann at 213 Killman Street in Brooklyn, New York.
MANNIE - Sadie’ Ross Maternal Grandparents are:
George Mannie was born in 1839 in Alsace, France. He married Caroline (Carrie) Ott, born in 1831, also in Alsace, France.
Alsace is located at the center of Western Europe and exactly at the center of the European Community. It is bordering Germany to the East and Switzerland to the South. Alsace is the most eastern region of France. It is bordered by the Lorraine region, the Vosges region as well as Franche-Comté. Alsace is only 310 miles from Paris.
George and Caroline immigrated to America in 1880, and were naturalized in 1883. Their daughter, Caroline (Lena), (Sadie’s Mother) was born in 1872 in Alsace, France, and was 8 years old when her parents brought her to America.
ROSS - A portion of the paternal side, Ross family tree is outlined below (See back pages for full pedigree):
John Angus Ross 1839, Beer Saloon, Grocery Clerk,IceDealer, NJ
Barbara Reisenweber 1841, Oldenburg or Saxony, Mother from Prussia, Father Saxony
John A 1861
George 1865, painter
Angus Ross 1871 Ice Dealer, Public Service Collector
Caroline (Lena) Mannie 1872
Sadie 1892, Milk Mill Weaver
Sadie Ross 1892 Silk Mill Weaver
John Eifler 1886 Silk Mill Loomer
John Angus 1925
In the 1860 Census John A. Ross was newly married to Barbara, and they were operating a Beer Saloon in Hudson, New Jersey. The entry for place of birth is “Saxony” for John and “Oldenburg” for Barbara.
By 1870 we see Sarah Ross alone at age 54, living a few doors away from her son John A Ross and his family. Just two doors down from her lives