Thursday, July 17, 2014

From New York to Baltimore ...The How and Why

Welcome to my new blog, The Monaths.  Over the past few years, I dabbled off and on with this family, and now have the opportunity to dive right in to learn more:
  • about their arrival to America.
  • the why and how they ended up in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • who might be still living descendants of this mysterious family.
  • and to locate the holder of a large wooden wheel with names and pictures of my Monath relatives and ancestors that was at the last of the Monath reunions (1974 or 1975) that were held at Big Pipe Creek in Taneytown, Maryland.
I had clues that helped me to launch this journey: 
  • according to the passenger list, the family arrived in the Port of New York on the ship, Orleans, dated 21 Jul 1852.  My ggg grandparents signed as Christoph (age 50) and Dorothea (age 50).  They brought with them three children - Christian (my gg grandfather who was 15), Dorothea (age 4), and one other name that is not clear (age 17).  I am finding others but am not 100% certain how they connect.
  • Christian married twice - wife #1 Marie Catharine Landgruber/Landgarber/Landgraber (I am named for her), and wife #2 Catherine Krentzer. 
The names that I found connected to this family include:
  • Warehime
  • Wildasin
  • Mang
  • Ebert
  • Metzger
  • Ochse
  • Hughes
  • Beaver
  • ...that is enough for now.
That being said, I appreciate new readers to my blog, information connecting me to more descendants and possible relatives of this family, and ideas on how to connect the dots.

I am on Facebook in a group specific to the Monaths. 

Thank you, everyone!!  I look forward to hearing from you.

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