My Great-Great Grandfather is Manuel Silveira Dutra born on the island of Fial, Azores, Portugal on Jan 22, 1849.He was married to Theresea Gerardina Faria or de Faria (also from Fial born on Jan 22, 1851) on Sept 3, 1874 in Alameda County California.They lived in Niles, Centerville, Washington Township, Alameda, California on the Hill Ranch (He was the second owner of the ranch).They had nine children - Mary, Manuel, Anna, Joe, Anthony, William, Theresa, John.
My great-great grandfatherManuel arrived in San Francisco on a sailing vessel, by way of Cape Horne, three weeks after the trans-continental railroad met on may tenth 1869.
Does anyone know if ship records are available from San Francisco?I had heard they were destroyed by fire after the 1906 earthquake.
This is all the info I have and would like to find out who Manuel's parents and siblings are.I do not know if his parents came to the US with him, since he would have been 20 years old in 1969.
I would appreciate any info.I also have a picture of this Manuel Dutra Family I have described above and I don't know if it is the same one or related some how.