Friday, October 14, 2005

Question: My great grandfather, Adolph de Jongh, was there in 1869-1870


Rüdiger Marwede
Humboldtweg 11
31535 Neustadt
Tel/Fax: 0049 5032 / 61451

We are glad to see some things about the old railway construction from the 19. Century.

The father of my own grandfather, his name was Adolph de Jongh, lived in Hamburg (Germany) and was an engineer for building railways. He received New York at the 06. June 1868 by the Hapag Steamer "TEUTONIA": As we know, he worked at a railway company on the way from San Francisco to New York.

Here we can give you some dates:

He married on the 17 of July 1869 in San Francisco his wife Elisabeth York, who was also born in Germany. His son was born at the 15 May 1870 in Bloomington.

His daughter (my grandmother) was born at the 23 February 1872 in Indianapolis.

Adolph de Jongh (my grand grandfather) died at the 25 January 1873 in Piqua, Miami Country, State Ohio. His wife Elisabeth York died before him at the 26 August 1872 of typhoid fever.

Also we have some original certificates about this time.

As you will understand the children of them were very small and had no parents in America, so their stepfather John York brought them back to Germany, to Hamburg.

Now we would like to know, if you have the name of the company in which Adolph de Jongh worked and also if you know some things about his profession at this company.

—R. Marwede