Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio (Mainly Cincinnati and Environs), Kentucky, and Other States. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, and 4C
Author: Clifford Neal Smith
Softcover, viii + 267 pp. in all
Few port of departure records in Germany exist for the first fifty years of the 19th century. Nor is there a published collection of passenger lists equivalent to "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," Strassburger and Hinke’s remarkable work for the 18th century. Faced with these obstacles to the discovery of ancestral links between Old and New Worlds from 1800 to 1860, Germany immigration authority, Clifford Neal Smith, among other things, spent a number of years ferreting out surrogate passenger information from the periodical literature. Before his death, Smith transcribed the genealogical contents published between 1869 and 1877 in Volumes 1 through 9 of "Der Deutsche Pioniere," a monthly magazine issued by the Deutsche Pioniereverein (Union of German Pioneers) founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. (The magazine continued to be published until 1887.) Mr Smith’s transcriptions, which were arranged by magazine volume and thereunder in alphabetical order of surname, were originally published in four volumes (issued in six parts) between 1984 and 1991. For the researcher’s convenience the component booklets are reprinted here in one volume with six distinct parts.