Thank you for all the digging that you have done on my Emma Herman. I found out last week that they were married in Verndale, MN so I went ahead and ordered a copy of their marriage certificate. I hope this will give me the additional info that I need.
I now see what you mean about the passenger list that I had listed. So, that is not my Emma. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.
I do have some questions on the NY Passenger list that you said you found. Why is it that when I do a search for the passenger list and put in Emma Herman I don’t find what you did? I am sometimes a little overwhelmed by the searches on here and what they mean and how much info there is. When I did a search I didn’t find that info that you listed “Carotens Terlefs”, age 66 departed from Hamburg and arrived March 8, 1909 on the ship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria. On the manifest it states she's from Lunden, Holstein, Germany. Seems to list her father as Fritz (?) Herrman. On this passenger list she is an 'alien'. Looks like her Uncle is listed as Citizen of the U.S.A. with "non-immigrant alien" stamped there?? Did this Uncle go to Germany to bring his niece Emma to the US? (what am I doing wrong when I try and do this search to find this same info)
How do I search for just a 1910 census? Do I put her info in or her uncle “Carotens Terlefs”
I did ask my dad why he thought Fred and Emma got married in Vendale, MN and he said his only guess was that she had family living there. It would be interested to figure out how they met if Fred was living in Iowa and if Emma was living in MN.
As far as the clues on the 1925 census I did see how her father was listed as Herman and her mother Delaffaf…I wonder if Terlefs (uncle) could be same last name as Delaffaf or other way around. Be interesting to see if her mothers’ maiden name is on the marriage certificate so I can confirm that.
Again, thank you for the info that you have sent my way.