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Heilker, Johann August immigration 1866, need help

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Re: Heilker, Johann August immigration 1866, need help

Posted: 15 May 2013 4:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Going back to Recke, although it could be very interesting, would still not provide the proof you need. I would say the two names refer to the same person and it would seem reasonable that he would change his names to fit in with the English speaking country he had settled in but it would be there that the proof would lie. Even if you found the arrival record it would only be under one form of the name, probably the German one and you would still not know if the Anglicised form found later was the same person. Perhaps a marriage certificate would record the German form and then it could be traced to see if a resident with the anglicised version was living with a wife of the "marriage" name? What about a child's baptism record? The father could well have been using the German form in his church but a later, residential, occupational record would prove that the child was living with a father with the Anglicised form. Bit of lateral thinking needed!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
HeilkerFamily 13 May 2013 5:00PM GMT 
unserewurzeln 15 May 2013 5:42PM GMT 
HeilkerFamily 16 May 2013 4:52AM GMT 
unserewurzeln 16 May 2013 3:26PM GMT 
valeria1950 19 May 2013 6:12AM GMT 
HeilkerFamily 22 May 2013 5:25PM GMT 
halpark 15 May 2013 10:23PM GMT 
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