Saturday, July 30, 2011

Henry Soechtig - Immigration

After several searches trying to find any Soechtig immigration records, I tried deliberately misspelling the name (there are numerous ways). The first and most obvious to me was “Sachtig”. Using this variation I discovered his name on the New York Passenger Lists.

There are too many similarities for this not to be Henry Soechtig.

Henry Soechtig                                                 Heinrich Sachtig
b.  1836                                                              b. abt. 1837
immigrated 1854-1855                                          immigrated 3 May 1854
brothers: Andrew, Charles, Frederic                    possible brothers: Andreas and Christopher       
Lived in Evansville, IN                                        Listed Evansville, IN as his destination     
Therefore, my great-great-great grandfather, Heinrich Soechtig came to America 3 May 1854 onboard the Caroline going from Bremen to New York. He was listed as “Heinrich Sachtig” and appeared with two other male “Sachtigs”, possibly brothers.  He was 17 years old at the time and was a shoemaker.

Name                           Age  Gender   Occupation       From                  Headed
Christopher Sachtig   32     male        bechoher (?)       Evansville            Evansville
Andreas Sachtig        19     male         joiner                Braunschweig      Evansville
Heinrich Sachtig         17     male        shoemaker        Braunschweig      Evansville New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

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