20 August 2010

The Bark Leontine

Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841

The Bierbaum Family

This is a detail from the passenger list of the bark Leontine which departed Bremen, Germany and arrived at Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841. Highlighted here are the entries for the Bierbaum family on lines 33-36, page 1.

portion of the passenger list listing the Bierbaum family
The Bierbaum family entries in the passenger list.
  Name Age Occupation Where from Where bound Bagage
Boxs Bags
33 Herrman Birbaum 28 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 3 1
34 Elsabey Birbaum 26 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
35 Wilhelm Birbaum 1 his Son Ladbergen Cincinati
36 Sophia Birbaum 18 his Sister Ladbergen Cincinati

Source: Ancestry.com. Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Baltimore, Maryland. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891. Micropublication M255, rolls #1-19. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

In my transcription of the passenger list, I have made an effort to copy everything exactly as I judged it was spelled in the original, even obvious mistakes, and have maintained the author's use of upper and lower case letters. Where the author of the original document had used do or "  to indicate the repetition of the same text from a previous entry, I have provided that text in full. For instance, for Herrman [sic] on line 33, I have provided Ladbergen for Where from.

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Bierbaum (1812-1872), his wife, Anna Christine Elsabein (Fiegenbaum) Bierbaum (1815-1894), their infant son, Heinrich Wilhelm Bierbaum (May 1840- ? ), and Sophia Bierbaum, Johann's sister (age 18 according to the passenger list) were part of a group of at least 13 members of an extended family group on board the Leontine. Accompanying them were the Fiegenbaums and the Aufderhaars.

Those identified as Fiegenbaums in the list included Anna Elisabeth (Fiegenbaum) Aufderhaar's parents, Johann Heinrich Fiegenbaum (1788-1861 - age 53) and Catharina Elisabeth (Hagen) Fiegenbaum (1786-1853) - age 54), as well as two of her younger, unmarried siblings: Christina Elisabeth Fiegenbaum (1819-1896 - who turned 22 years old 10 days before arriving at Baltimore) and Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum (1823-1898 - age 18).

The family identified in the list as the Aufderhaars were Anna Elisabeth (Fiegenbaum) Aufderhaar (1811-1884 - age 29), eldest child of Johann Heinrich & Catharina Elisabeth (Hagen) Fiegenbaum; her husband, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Aufderhaar (1809-1882 - age 32); and three children: Heinrich Wilhelm Aufdehaar (1832-1877 - age 8), Marie Elisabeth Aufderhaar (1836- ? - age 4) and Christine Elisabeth Aufderhaar (1839-1907 - age 1).

Although the passenger list shows that the Bierbaums were bound for Cincinnati, all three families settled in Warren County, Missouri, west of St. Louis, where there was growing community of immigrants from the same area of north-west Germany.

Of the 102 persons listed as passengers on the bark Leontine, 56 were identified as former residents of the village of Ladbergen, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, and a number of others had come from nearby towns.