20 August 2010

The Bark Leontine

Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841

The Fiegenbaum 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 Fiegenbaum family on lines 80-83, page 3.

portion of the passenger list of the Leotine showing the Fiegenbaum family
The Fiegenbaum family entries in the passenger list.
  Name Age Occupation Where from Where bound Bagage
Boxs Bags
80 Herman Feigenbaum 50 Carpenter Ladbergen St. Louis 4 2
81 Elisabeth Feigenbaum 50 his Wife Ladbergen St. Louis
82 Christine Feigenbaum 21 his Daughter Ladbergen St. Louis
83 Herrman Heinrich Feigenbaum 18 his Son Ladbergen St. Louis

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 Elisabeth on line 81, I have provided Feigenbaum [sic] for her surname and Ladbergen for Where from.

From additional research in other sources we now know that the Fiegenbaums were part of an extended family group of at least 13 people who emigrated at this same time from the village of Ladbergen, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia aboard the Leontine.

Comprising one nuclear family were the four members shown here: Johann Heinrich Fiegenbaum (1788-1861 - who was actually age 53), his wife Catharina Elisabeth (Hagen) Fiegenbaum (1786-1853 - who was actually age 54), and the two youngest of their four children, Christina Elisabeth Fiegenbaum (1819-1896 - she turned 22 on 18 June, shortly before arriving at Balitmore) and Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum (1823-1898).

Joining them were the two married Fiegenbaum daughters who emigrated with their own nuclear families - the Aufderhaars and the Bierbaums.

Anna Elisabeth (Fiegenbaum) Aufderhaar (1811-1884 - age 29), Johann & Catharina (Hagen) Fiegenbaum's eldest child, traveled with 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).

Rounding out the group were Anna Christine Elsabein (Fiegenbaum) Bierbaum (1815-1894 - age 26), second-born child of Johann Heinrich & Catharina Elisabeth (Hagen) Fiegenbaum; her husband, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Bierbaum (1812-1872 - age 28); their infant son, Heinrich Wilhelm Bierbaum (May 1840- ? - age 1 year); and Sophia Bierbaum, Johann's sister (age 18 according to the passenger list).

The three families debarked at Baltimore and made their way to Missouri. They settled in Warren County, west of St. Louis, among a growing community of newcomers 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, and a number of others had come from nearby towns.