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Milwaukee's German newspapers: "cholera ship" Libnitz, 91 deaths

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Milwaukee's German newspapers: "cholera ship" Libnitz, 91 deaths

Posted: 31 May 2012 7:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 May 2012 7:46AM GMT
Surnames: Libnitz
Newspapers sometimes published lists of deaths extracted from the passenger manifest of tragic journeys like the ship "Libnitz" where over 91 people died from cholera during the voyage between Nov 1867 and Jan 1868. The logical place to find details about these stories is the ethnic press, and particularly the German-American press when it concerns a boatload of Germanic emigrants - most of them noted as being from Mecklenburg.
Gary Rebholz
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950)

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