August Oeser was born in Germany 1823. He came to the US aboard the Mimi arriving in New York June 22 1855. He was a wheelwright. His wife Wilhelmina was born about 1825. Children were Ada Pauline b 1847; Ernst Louie b 1848; Augusta b c 1851; and Emil born c. 1853. The place of origin on the passenger list has an inkblot. I may be Wellzen or Mellzen (or something similar) in the Kingdon of Saxony. There was another family from the same place on the ship named Schlegel. He and family were in Nashville TN by 1858.