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 EvansvilleAncestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.