Lena Starzinger Joins the Neighborhood

A few days ago, in a post titled, Ed and Julie¬†Koenig, it was pointed out that a passenger list included the surnames Koenig, Koch, and Haertling, and several folks with those surnames ended up forming a “neighborhood” of farms in the Shawnee Township. That neighborhood remained intact over at least 3 census records…30 years. Today, … More Lena Starzinger Joins the Neighborhood

Ed and Julie Koenig

Before I get to today’s characters, I have this urge to show you a portion of a passenger list for the ship, Ella, that arrived in New Orleans on November 7, 1853. Take a look at this group of immigrants. I find this list fascinating. At the top and bottom are 3 names whose destination … More Ed and Julie Koenig