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Searching for information on Amelia Heitman (b: 1866) in St. Croix

Searching for information on Amelia Heitman (b: 1866) in St. Croix

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Heitman
Greetings,

I'm assisting my husband with his genealogical search regarding his ancestor, Amelia Heitman, who was born in 1866 in St. Croix.

We believe that she arrived in the U.S. in 1880 at the age of 14 and married Joshua W. Selby a black man in 1890. We believe Amelia Heitman was a European woman of Dutch ancestry and not a person of color. However, we have not completely ruled out that she was a very light-skinned, mulatto woman. I was able to locate a list of 1767 St. Croix Plantation Owners in St. Croix and came across a plantation owner with the surname Heitmann and have not ruled out the possibility that there may be a connection between this Heitman and the Heitman that I'm searching for.

I'm curious to find out how I can locate records documenting Amelia's arrival in the U.S. from St. Croix back in 1880. What would have been her port of arrival back in 1880 from the St. Croix to the Washington, D.C. area? Also, are their any particular resources, historical archives and/or genealogical societies that anyone has success with in researching Caribbean ancestors located in St. Croix? If so, I'd appreciate the information.

Any assistance anyone can provide in helping me to locate records documenting Amelia's arrival and/or information about Amelia (or, her possible ancestors) in St. Croix would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Re: Searching for information on Amelia Heitman (b: 1866) in St. Croix

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 10:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Heitmann
Have you looked at the Vigin Islands Families site, it makes interesting reading and has a lot of infomation.
Friedrich Cristian Heitmann is an ancestor of mine,so I an interested in any information about the Heitmann family their ancestral home Denmark and the islands.
If I can be of any more help please contact me.
Clare

Re: Searching for information on Amelia Heitman (b: 1866) in St. Croix

Posted: 27 Jul 2012 1:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harrigan
We are in the same spot; I was told by Saint Thomas that no Birth c=Cerificates were reported until 1900 by that time my grandfather was in the states or on a ship as a worker.
I was told that he joined The Church of God and Saints of Christ in 1904 in Phil.,PA under helder Crowler. My father told us that people called them The Black Jews because o the fact that they washed the feet of the members. If this is true he was only 9 when he got here and 13 when my father was born.You spoke of a list of slaves? May I have a copy of it? Anyone who see's this post please help if you can.

Re: Searching for information on Amelia Heitman (b: 1866) in St. Croix

Posted: 27 Jul 2012 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Perhaps I can help. Can you send me the names and any information of the people you are looking for in the Islands? send mail to delynch at verizon dot net
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