Probably Wenzel Cizek at the end of this page is the first Cizek in America.
The information on this page is FREE because of the efforts of myself(Shelley Green) and other volunteers.
AugustKickbusch apparently liked the area so much, that he went back to Germany and brought 702 people back to Marathon County.
The following information was given to me by Darlene Winter, who transcribed the manifest of the ship America.Her e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The manifest was extremely difficult to read, and Darlene faithfully transcribed it as it was written.She has sent me a copy of this manifest.
I was given a copy of the information from the Germans to America book, Volume 19, by another volunteer, Amy Ryan-Conway.The names are written phonetically in it, but a lot of the names were simply not entered in this book.I have entered the names as they are listed in this volume, and some additional information too.
I want to thank these people for the information on the following page.First is a forward written by Darlene.
Altho A. Kickbusch's obit says it landed on June 12, 1867, the Germans to America book indicates that it docked June 14, 1867.
August Kickbush's obituary says that he arrived aboard the North German Lloyd Line Steamer, the America, in New York on June l2, l867, with 702 people. In the National Archives' microfilm the only American steamer that arrives that day is from Cuba. The manifest for the America was recorded on June l4, l867. The ship sailed from Bremen, Germany. There are over 750 people on the ship. It is uncertain as to which exact ones followed August to Wisconsin.
The National Archives' microfilm indicates that the original manifest was in poor condition. The ink is very light.
The recorder signals to us from the very beginning that he will be recording the names of the passengers phonetically. He writes in a mixture of Latin and German script. There was particular difficulty in deciphering his Ls, Js and Ss and Ws, Hs and Ks. He is not consistent. The recorder mixes upper and lower case and uses many abbreviations. The recorder only wrote in a column when something in that column changed. The reader should look for the phonic equivalent of their name. Anything in parenthesis is the transcriber's best guess.
The Dictionary of German Names by Hans Bahlow, the German Unabridged Dictionary by Harper Collins and the Websters' Dictionary were all consulted. Some names were not found in any of these books.
August Kickbusch's obituary says that the party proceeded to Wisconsin; went by rail to Oshkosh; and then by boat to Gill's Landing. The women and children were then placed in wagons while the men walked to Wausau. The party reached Wausau on June 29, l867.
August was from Colberg, Pomerania (Pommern), Prussia. An l898 article by Kate Everest Levi Ph.D. indicates that the people on this ship were from Regenwalde and Greifenberg, Pomerania.
This work was transcribed in honor of my great grandfather, Wilhelm Huebner, who was found to be working in a sawmill in Wausau (probably August Kickbusch's sawmill) in l870.
This was sent via e-mail to me by a Marathon County native - she now lives in Southern California.
"The following information comes from the HISTORY OF NORTHERN
WISCONSIN it states." in March 1867, Mr Kickbusch went to Europe and
when he returned, June 20, 1867, he brought with him on the "America"
of the North German Lloyd line of steamers, a large number of German
emigrants, everyone whom he located in Wisconsin. He has been emigrant
agent ever since he came here, and has kept emigrants for weeks without
charge; is now agent for the INMAN,ANCHOR, WHITE STAR AND NORTH GERMAN
I think this points to the fact that all of the people
brought by Kickbusch did not come on just this one ship.
A funny aside: When our kids were in school here in So. Calif. in the
1970's, their history book told of the Kickbusch boats that helped
From Sharon G.
Also given to me by Darlene Winter were some pages from "Early German Immigrants in Wisconsin" by Kate Everest Levi, PhD., and Albert Bernhardt Faust.- written in 1898.
"In 1867, a large body of Pomeranians arrived. August Kickbush, a store-keeper in Wausau, had that year returned to Pomerania, collected a large number of persons from Greifenberg and Regenwald, -- peasants and day-laborors, -- and conducted them to Wisconsin. He states that his party consisted on 702 persons, including the children, but only a portion settled in Marathon county. By 1867, there were 700 German voters in the county, and 1,000 German families."
The following table is a combination of the information from the manifest and the book Germans to America-
Again, because of the difficulty in deciphering the names, if anyone has any definite knowledge of the correct name, please let me know, and I will correct it.Thanks - Shelley Green
List of Manifest of all the passengers taken on board the Str. America
whereof J. C Meyer is Master, from Bremen burthen 2614.
Age Sex Occupation Country of origin
County to which
they intend to inhabit
Chas.(Charles) M. Lahr36 M MerchantUSA
Ad.(Adolf) Wulf Wolf 26 M Merchant Germany "
Henr. (Heinrich) Weillenbach Weiffenbuch 24 M " " "
Carl Landsee20 M " " "
Jenny Piedmann Tiedemann 21 F Unknown " "
Frdr.(Friedrich) Neumeister20 M " " "
Aug. (August) Kickbursh not listed 40
Rud. (Rudolph) RiezeRiege 26 M Unknown " "
Phil. (Phillip) Schaub18 " Farmer Hesse-Darmstadt "
Frdr.(Friedrich) Dreisbach21 M " " "
Ernest Gussmann26 M Physician Germany "
Dav.(David) Blank22 M Merchant " "
Emil Gnessel Griesel 22 M " Hesse-Cassel "
Hedwig Ficke Finke 33 F Unknown Germany "
Fr. (Ferdinand) Frankenburg Von Frankenberg, F. 66 M " Hanover "
Fr. (Ferdinand) Ludwigsdorf not listed 66
Helene22 F " " "
Dorothea Kermegatt Kennegots, Doroth. 38 F " Germany "
Maria Zimmermann22 F " " "
Frdr. (Friedrich) Remer Renner, Fried. 20 M " Bremen "
Alb.(Albert) Schwaszauer Schwarzaner 16 M Merchant Germany "
Eva58 F Unknown " "
Regina24 F " " "
Frdr.(Friedrich) Hagen Horzen 42 M Farmer Walkeck Hesse Nassau "
Maria42 F Unknown " "
Maria Saur Saner 26 F " Germany "
Frdr.(Friedrich) Schewald Schrwald 23 M Farmer " "
Frdrke. (Friedricle) Thomas19 F Unknown " "
Robt. (Robert) Baemer Boerner 23 M Merchant " "
Frdr/ (Friedrich) Klimann Kleman 27 M " " "
Jaka Rauch not listed 25 F
Ernest Ruloff18 M Farmer " "
Gust. (Gustav) Heiseke (Hischke) Meseke 23 M Merchant Hanover "
Ehrh. (Ehrlich) Haulein not listed 57"
Joh. (Johann) Huffmann Hoffman 19 M Farmer Germany "
Cacelia Rauchstein Rowenstein, Cacile 19 F Unknown " "
Carl Canusmann (Knausmann) Cammann, Carl 19 M " Prussia "
Ant. (Anthony) Kullman33 M Parson Germany "
Joh. (Johann) Rohde37 M Parson Germany "
Amalia6 F Child " "
Amalia27 F Unknown " "
Henr. (Heinrich) Friend not listed 26 M Merchant Bohemia "
Jas. (James) Dworake not listed 30Farmer
Jaka Ziemer not listed 30 F"
Jas. (James) Zeinam not listed 26 M Farmer Bohemia
Franziska not listed 26 F
Frdr. ( Friedrich) Luckig Luckey 27 M Farmer Germany "
Louise27 F Unknown " "
Louise22mo. F unknown " "
Frdr. (Friedrich)6 M Child " "
Wm. (Wilhelm)2 M " " "
Jul (Julius) Stein not listed 19Merchant Bohemia
Michl. (Michael) Vullman not listed 25
Barbara Jurst not listed 22 F
Anna Dworak not listed 19
Alex. (Alexander) Peltzer26 M Merchant Germany USA
Gust. (Gustav) Hasenfeld Naserfeld 27 M Confectioner Pomerania "
Mart. (Martin) Brams Brand 60 M Farmer Germany "
Thos. (Thomas)26 M " " "
Jas. (James) Weiter Josepf Weiter 29 M " " "
F. M. Brandt Brand, Franz M. 31 M " " "
Cathr. (Catherine)24 F Unknown " "
Margth. ( Margarethe)3 F Child " "
Marie.09 F Infant " "
Carl Neidhardt25 M Sculpter Unknown "
Amelia24 F Unknown " "
Chr. (Christina) Frank39 M Forester Germany "
Wm. (Wilhelm) Ruppert Roppert 22 M Baker " "
Herm. (Hermann) Schutt Schuett 16 M Farmer Unknown "
Ludw. (Ludwig) Marth25 M Shepard Germany "
Aug. (August) Warmitz Harnitz 28 M Joiner " "
Alex. (Alexander) Gunther Guenther 24 M Merchant " "
Anna Tefs (Tafs) Alfs 22 F Unknown " "
Emilie Flahr Flohr 21 F Unknown " "
Caroll (Caroline) Schulz Shulz 29 F Unknown Unknown USA
And. (Andrew) Bauer Anton Bour 22 M Brewer Germany "
Fidel Apperger19 M Brewer " "
Fr. (Ferdinand) Schulte Franz Schulte 22 M Farmer " "
Jul (Julius) Wieglitz Steiglitz 46 M Merchant " "
Lara Sarchen 35 F Unknown " "
Carl7 M Child " "
Lisa Lina 4 F Child " "
Chr. (Christina) Theiss19 M Unknown Bremen "
Erdm. (Erdmann) Kahler Ermand Koehler 48 M Farmer Germany "
Herm. (Hermann) Walker Heinr. Voelker 47 M " " "
Maria Stadick not listed 47 F
Cathr. (Catherine) Walker Catharina 46 F Unknown " "
Barbara19 F " " "
Frdr. (Friedrich)8 M Child " "
Franz Becker16 M Farmer " "
Joh. (Johann) Schutt Schueth 25 M Brewer " "
Ernst Sammer Sonner 20 M Engineer Barvaria "
Emil Veuzke Venzle 27 M Merchant Germany "
Joh. (Johann) Elbinges Elbinger 31 M Shoemaker " "
Anna25 F Unknown " '
Margth. (Margaret) Liny Linz 22 F " " "
Bernh. (Bernhardt) Meike Bernhard Mecke 38 M Farmer " "
H.R. Ziegler25 M Merchant " "
Frdr. (Friedrich) Prus Preis 27 M Joiner " "
Frdr. (Friedrich) Ehley22 M Painter " "
Anna Ziegler21 F Unknown " "
Emile3 F Child " "
Eliza11 mo. F Infant " "
Ad(Adolf) Brunemann Brunnermann 28 M Baker " "
Edw. ( Edward) Hese32 M Baker " "
Juliane Stark21 F Unknown Unknown "
Amalia Hulshorst20 F " Germany "
Jas (James) Keamann Joseph Hermann 35 M Farmer " "
Apallomia Luppa Appollonia Luppa 22 F Unknown " "
Betty Gotthelf49 F " " "
Ismael (Ishmael) Israel 21 M " " "
Betty15 F" "
Isidor8 M Child " "
Phil. (Phillip)7 M " " "
Rebecca7 F " " "
Herm. (Hermann) Gluck Heinrich Glueck 19 M Farmer Wurtemburg USA
Herm. (Hermann) Grahr Spohr 27 M Merchant Germany "
Gust. (Gustav) Galiel Guebel 21 M Bookbinder " "
joh. (Johann) Deuthardt not listed 33
Margth.(Margaret) Riedel29 F Unknown Germany USA
Jas. (James) Hubschmann Joh.____hmann 33 M Farmer Germany "
Aug. (August) Euersmann Eversmann 26 M Soldier " "
Moritz Hillich Willuh 27 M Butcher " "
Carl Retsch29 M Dyer " "
Caroll. (Caroline) Dunker32 F Unknown " "
Wm. (Wilhelm) Kuhlmann23 M Merchant Unknown "
Edm. (Edmund) Blauet Blanert 25 M Farmer Prussia "
Anna20 F Unknown " "
Bertha Zerter Zerbe 23 F " " "
Gust. (Gustav)9 mo. M Infant " "
Herm. (Hermann) S(c)hneus Heinr. Ahrens 60 M Unknown Germany "
Henr. (Heinrich) Schneider17 M " " "
Carl Schmidt27 M " Walkeck Hesse Nassau "
Herm. (Hermann) Meyer25 M """
Joh. (Johann) Forste not listed 28 M Merchant Bohemia
Adam Wensuelker Hutwelker 16 M Unknown Germany "
Case. (Cacilie) Josephine 41 F Unknown " "
Phil. Eubert (Eupert)31 M Farmer Saxony Coburg Gotha "
Herm. (Hermann) Frabose Heinr. Frobose 29 M Shoemaker Hanover "
Rud. (Rudolph) Grimm22 M Unknown Germny "
Joh. (Johann) Spitzelbinger Stritrelbager 23 M Student Wurtemburg "
Ulrich Frey19 M Student " "
Mathilde Wichmann18 F Unknown " "
Cathr. (Catherine) Firuetck not listed 31
Jas. (James) not listed 8 M
Anna not listed 3 F
Joh. (Johann) Kunst not listed 37 M
Maria not listed 33 F
Julie not listed 6
Wenzel Cizek not listed 31 M Merchant
Elisab. (Elisabeth) not listed 24 F
Wenzel not listed 2 mo. M
Franz not listed 3