These are the notes that my dad made on his research regarding my great-great-great grandfather:
"Information concerning JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN's life in Germany came from recorded data in the Stadtarchiv of Hanau, Germany. It states that he was of Netherlandisch ancestry, his parent's names, his brother's names and all of their birth dates and other pertinent info concerning their family members.
Information we have indicates that JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN b. 1832 was the only member of the Hausmann family to emigrate from Germany to the United States. His U.S. Naturalization Papers dated 16 November 1857 state that he was a native of Hesse Cassel, Germany and that he first arrived in the U.S. in April of 1850 under the age of 18 (he would have been 17 if this is indeed a true statement). He swears no further allegiance to Frederic William, Elector of Hesse, in these papers. Frederic William was the ruler of Hesse between 1847 and 1866. Frederic William was born 20 August 1802 near Hanau and died at Horzowitz near Prague January 6, 1875. He sided with Austria in 1866 Austro-Prussian War.
We find no record of JOHANN ADAM HAUSMANN's citizenship papers.
In 1994 we have no record of the port of embarkation nor of entry into the U.S.
In 1994 we do not have the name of the ship which brought him to the U.S.
The CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER newspaper article on Monday, July 25, 1898 in a story covering the tragic death of JOHANN ADAM states that he came to Cleveland, Ohio in 1853. If this is true we do not know where he was between April 1850 and 1853. We do not know at what port he entered the U.S. We do have an old photograph of a house and people who were identified as being the New York Hausmanns. We do not know the location or the exact people in the photo.
Other info states JOHANN ADAM country of birth as Hesse Cassel (across the river(?) from Witzenhausen."
Here is some information I found on Rootsweb.com:
Vol. 4, Pg. 121 Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
Born: Hesse Cassel
Date and Port: April 1850
Naturalized: Nov. 16, 1857
Notes: Soundex: H255http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohcuyah2/nats/coarch/part2/pg0096.h...
It doesn't sound like he came from Wetter.
His burial records say he came from Hanau Kurhessen.