My German Immigrant Ancestor: Part Two
By Ruth Emmel
 
Print a copy of this and the following pages for each of your German ancestors. Also think about
where you found your information. You will notice that you have a place to write the source that
proves this information. Some of your sources may be newspapers, census records, immigration
papers, etc. On this paper your sources may be brief but you will have entered the complete
source into your genealogy program. Some of the questions are subjective and you will base your
answer on preceding information and reading you have done.
 
Give the full American name of your German immigrant ancestor.
 
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Was his name different in Germany and if so what was it?
 
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What were the names of his parents? ________________________________________________
 
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What religion was he in Germany? __________________________________________________
 
Source: ________________________________________________________________________
 
What religion was he when he was in the United States? _________________________________
 
Source: _________________________________________________________________________
 
If there was a difference in religion from Germany to the United States why do you think this was?
 
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Where did he live in the United States? Give the names of the cities, towns, townships, counties,
states where he lived during his lifetime.
 
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Where did he live when he died? Give the name of the city, town, township, county, state.
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List the names of his or her siblings. _____________________________________________________
 
Where did he fit into the birth order of his family? ___________________________________________
 
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Give the wife’s maiden name or husband’s name. (Including other marriages)
 
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Give the names of other family members also in the United States _____________________________________________________________________________________
 
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Give the date of Immigration for your German ancestor.
 
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Source: _______________________________________________________________________________
 
What port in Europe did he leave from? _____________________________________________________
 
What port was his point of entry to the United States? _________________________________________
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Look at the information you are missing and formulate a plan for locating the missing pieces.
 
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