Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sailing the Ocean Blue

In July 1852, the vessel Orleans arrived into a New York port with a crew and passengers, several of whom are my ancestors.  On one particular document, I found it interesting to learn that Christian was a man servant, perhaps to pay for his voyage to America.  (This is one of several loose ends that needs to be clarified.)
According to the documentation below Christian, his parents, and several siblings traveled to America.  I cannot read the first sibling, who was age 17 at that time.  When I began researching this family, I found evidence of a brother George and three sibling sisters, Elizabeth, Susanna, and Dorothea.  Again, this needs further research before I can go any further with this research.

Before I travel to New York, I hope to find answers to my questions at the Maryland State Archives.  Because, if what I found is true, the family largely lived in Baltimore, Maryland. 
So, many questions and loose ends need to be tied before I accept any of this as gospel.  I hope that social media will help connect me to families with connections to Johann Christoph Monath, Christian, and all his children.  So, I invite readers to comment on what you may know about this family.  My personal email is  Hope to hear from someone.  Thank you for reading about this Monath journey.

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