The Immigration of the
John Hockert (26), John Pinter (18),
Jacob Heil (31), John Weidig (27), and Jacob Weiten (32) all arrived
together aboard the Charlemagne. From Havre, France to New Orleans,
arriving 25 May 1854.
- In the spring of 1866 the Nickolaus
Hockert family left their home in Schwemlingen in the Saarland
and travelled, probably by rail, to one of the Belgian or Dutch
ports on the English Channel.
- From there they crossed the Channel
- In London they boarded the ship
William Penn for the voyage across the Atlantic.
- The William Penn arrived in New
York on June 28, 1866. Recorded in the passenger list were Nickolaus
(35) & Anna (38), their children Barbara (Bertha) (7), Emma
(6), Nicolas (4), Maria (2), and Michel (.03), and Anna's brother
Peter Boesen (29).
- From New York they took a coastal
ship to New Orleans.
- Travelling on a Mississippi river
steamboat, the family went to Jefferson County, Missouri, and
settled there for 2 years.
- Hearing about the "gut grund"
in Minnesota from Nickolaus' brother John, the family travelled
upriver again. They probably landed at St. Paul and went by wagon
to Millerville where they settled for good in 1868.