Re: Hartlebens on Ships in the 1800s
There are now more Hartlebens on ships through Ancestry. I have found a Hartleben arriving in August of 1880 (male) that is likely my Louis Hartleben. I believe that it is possible that several of the men have changed their names from the time they traveled over to when they can be found on census files. For example, the August 1880 Hartleben was Heinrich Hartleben. My ancestor who I know had his wife and two young children travel over in December of 1880 was named Louis H Hartleben. Could the H be Heinrich? I, personally, think so.
The Ernest that arrived in 1885 moved to Tonawanda, New York possibly near Theodore and Elizabeth who is reported to have given birth to 11 babies. Theodore reported that he arrived in 1851, but I can't find ANYONE coming over on ships at that time. I thought that maybe there was a connection there to my Rochester Hartlebens since he is from not far away and quite near Hamburg, New York. But, I can't find the connection - yet :).
OH - and the family group that has the 14 year old girl listed as died at sea - on Ancestry now it states that it was the older brother age 16 that died at sea. I don't know if I made the mistake in transcribing the info here or if it was an early mistake in other data.