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  • ID: I516776515
  • Name: Christian Heinrich OBENAUF
  • Given Name: Christian Heinrich
  • Surname: Obenauf
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 Oct 1798 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
  • Death: 21 Oct 1858 in North Lima,Mahoning,Oh
  • Burial: Oct 1858 North Lima,Mahoning,Oh
  • Change Date: 11 Feb 2003 1 2 3 4
  • Note:
    IGI update 2/2/2000. Birthdate is 9 Oct. 1798 per Rev. Henry Obenauf and 19 Oct. in the IGI.

    Christian was a farmer from Trepnitz as listed on the "Germania" steam ship passenger list NY 1854. Present day Trebnitz is 2 1/2 miles NE of Gera, Thuringen, Germany. Trepnitz is not on present day maps.

    Christian and his five youngest, are on the microfilm of the Bremen Mail Steamer "Germania" passenger list, arriving in N.Y. on 10 July 1854. It was the 872nd ship into N.Y. in 1854, the master was F. W. Bremer; it displaced 1222 ton, carried 380 people, 30 in first class. LDS Film # 175498.

    Unlike most immigrants, who sailed in steerage on wind powered Brigs or Barks, this family could afford to travel in second class which may tend to substantiate the claim that he brought $16,000 with him. They may have departed Bremen on May 25, for it is said that a storm blew them off course, south toward the equator and they were 46 days in crossing (info from Rev. Henry Obenauf). The "Germania" Steam ship made four trips to N.Y. according to BYU records. N.Y arrival dates were: 8/26/53, 11/19/53, 7/10/54, 9/22/54. It sailed from Bremen 8/28/54 on the last trip, arriving in N.Y. 25 days later. Forty six days on the third trip was excessive, however Michael Palmer (below) says the Germania put in to Boston for coal which indicates the trip may have had bad weather. There were no subsequent N.Y. records for this ship.

    An E-mail from Michael Palmer follows:

    Subject "Germania" 1853 ship

    Prior to 1853 there were at least two vessels named "Germania" that landed more or less regularly at New York carrying passengers:

    1. a Harve-Whitlock packet (sailing ship) and
    2. a Hannoverian Brig.

    The "Germania" undertook only four voyages between Bremen and New York, none of which took 46 days. The following are the dates of departure (taken from the contemporary Bremen records) and arrival (taken from the New York newspapers):
    Bremen 08/02/1853 - NY 08/26/1853 = 24 days
    Bremen 10/21/1853 - NY 11/19/1853 = 29 days
    Bremen 06/15/1854 - NY 07/10/1854 = 25 days *
    Bremen 08/28/1854 - NY 09/21/1854 = 24 days **

    * (via Boston where she had to put in for coal)
    ** (Film at BYU indicates ship departed from Bremen Aug. 28). (okay!)

    The steamship "Germania" (1,154 gross tons, 207 x 34 feet; clipper bow, one funnel, three masts) was built in 1840 by the firm of John Wood (later Robert Duncan & Co.) of Port Glasgow, Scotland, for the Cunard Line, and launched as the "Acadia". She was sold in 1849 to the North German Confederation Navy, which named her the "Erzherzog Johann". Together with the "Hansa" (built in 1848 as the United States for the Black Ball Line of sailing packets, and acquired by the North German Confederation Navy in 1849) she was purchased in 1853 by the Bremen firms of W. A. Fritze & Co. and Karl Lehmkuhl, who refitted both vessels as merchantmen and placed them in service between Bremen and New York in opposition to the "Washington" and "Bremen" of the American owned Ocean Steam Navigation Company. The "Germania" set sail on her first voyage from Bremen to New York on 2 August 1853. She made only four round trips between Bremen and New York before being chartered, early in 1855, to the British government for use as a Crimean War transport; she never returned to passenger service, being sold and broken up on the Thames in 1857/58.

    Michael Palmer
    Claremont, California

    mpalmer@netcom.com

    Book: "Germans to America", Vol 17., records the ship "Germania" passenger list from Bremen to NY, arrive 10 July 1854 with 380 souls, includes a family head Obernauss, Heinr. Christ, 54, male, farmer, from Germany to USA.

    Another book "German Immigrants" by Zimmerman & Wolfert lists the name Obenauf, with the same arrival date and family names, from Trepnitz. There is confusion in the use of "ss" and "f". Some names are spelled Obenauff. The small town of Triof Tr




    Father: Johann Heinrich OBENAUF b: 15 Jan 1770 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    Mother: Johanna Rosina GERHARD b: 18 Apr 1773 in Trebnitz-by-Gera,Reuss,Germany

    Marriage 1 Eva REICHARDT
    • Married: 1835 in Germany
    Children
    1. Has Children Frederick Herman OBENAUF b: 2 Dec 1836 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    2. Has No Children Edward OBENAUF b: 24 Nov 1837 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    3. Has Children Ferdinand OBENAUF b: 5 Mar 1840 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    4. Has Children Pauline Ernestine OBENAUF b: 14 Oct 1841 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    5. Has No Children Lewis Lebright OBENAUF b: 12 Oct 1843 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    6. Has Children Hulda Emma OBENAUF b: 19 Jun 1849 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany

    Marriage 2 Eva REICHARDT b: in Germany
    • Married: 1835 in Germany 5
    Children
    1. Has Children Hulda Emma OBENAUF b: 19 Jun 1849 in Saxony Germany
    2. Has Children Frederick Herman OBENAUF b: 2 Dec 1836 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    3. Has No Children Edward OBENAUF b: 24 Nov 1837 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    4. Has No Children Pauline OBENAUF b: 14 Oct 1841 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    5. Has No Children Ferdinand OBENAUF b: 5 Mar 1840 in Reiztheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany
    6. Has No Children Lewis Lebright OBENAUF b: 19 Jun 1849 in Reitzheim,Ronneburg,Saxony,Germany

    Sources:
    1. Title: GEDCOM File : ~ATF324.ged
      Date: 11 Feb 2003
    2. Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Title: International Genealogical Index (R)
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
    3. Title: #2
      Note:
      Source Media Type: Film
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Page: Film #: 2034390, Page #: , Ordinance #:
    4. Author: Arlene Buckland Rice
      Title: GEDCOM File : obenauf.ged
      Note:
      PObox 364
      29 Palms Ca 92277
      dersertrat@aol.com
      Date: 11 Feb 2003
    5. Author: Biil Obenauf ( billobe@juno.com)
      Title: Obenauf Genealogy
      Repository:

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