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A German in Cuba?!

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A German in Cuba?!

Posted: 8 Mar 2010 9:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: holter
So here's my puzzle...

In tracing my wife's family (surname is Holter), we find information in census records for her GGGgrandfather Louis Holter (1804 - ????) indicating he was born in Cuba and later settled in the Shrewsbury PA and Baltimore MD areas. Louis eventually married a woman named Mary but I have no information on when or where she was born. We've also seen information that the Holter family was of German descent which the surname supports.

My question is, what might be the connection between Germany and Cuba in the late 1790s or early 1800s that would see this family's immigration there?
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dawright_ance... 8 Mar 2010 4:22PM GMT 
silviaeaston 8 Mar 2010 8:34PM GMT 
dawright_ance... 9 Mar 2010 2:22PM GMT 
silviaeaston 9 Mar 2010 4:31PM GMT 
dawright_ance... 9 Mar 2010 5:41PM GMT 
silviaeaston 9 Mar 2010 7:33PM GMT 
JesusPerezCar... 9 Mar 2010 8:56PM GMT 
luisfelipelay... 6 Aug 2012 9:57PM GMT 
DesSch 26 Aug 2011 12:28AM GMT 
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