Re: Rickmers family of Helgoland/Germany/etc
Hallo.- If you are interested in the Rickmers Family Name why dont you go into the internet and search simply for the name Rickmers. There´s a big shipping company at Hamburg, ´there was a shipyard at Bremerhaven, a former mayor of Helligoland. I have a book called "150 years Rickmers 1834/1984" which covers their comming from Heligoland and the Schipyard. Rickmer Clasen Rickmers founded in 1834 He was born Jan.6, 1807 on Helligoland.
They owned the most beautiful Sailingships trading in the Far East Ricetrade. I worked in the Hamburg Schipping Co. in 1956 where brothers Claus and Peter Rickmers were the best bosses I can think of while their 3rd brother Bertram owned the shipyard here at Bremerhaven. From what I know his son now runs the shipping company (Rickmers Linie)at Hamburg.
Gralf M. Sieghold