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Emigration from the Banat
in the US Census

for

Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois

Extractions by David Dreyer - of San Mateo, California

© Copyright 2004 by David Dreyer; all rights reserved

Introduction

Donauschwabs are usually easily detected in U. S. Federal census records since they are listed by nationality as Hungarian but their native language is German. In the immigrant wave of 1900-1914 these immigrants tended to settle in groups upon arrival in North America. Moreover, Donauschwabs from a given village tended to settle in a limited number of North American localities.

The search for Donauschwabs in large American cities, although certainly doable, tends to be time consuming and laborious. A systematic search for Donauschwabs in the census of small towns is a bit more practical since there are only a limited number of records to search through in order to identify and abstract entries for the desired group.

One such town was Bloomington Ill which was a division point on Illinois Central and Chicago and Alton railroads. The Chicago and Alton was purchased by the Gulf Mobile and Ohio in 1947 which was, in turn, merged with the Illinois Central. Most Banaters who settled in Bloomington found jobs in the extensive maintenance shops of these railroads.

The Banat passenger ship records abstraction project indicated that many Banaters from St Anna and nearby villages settled in Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Bloomington, Ill. This database is composed of Banaters from the 1920 Federal census who settled in Bloomington. The census, of course, does not give the village of origin. Where possible these entries have been matched with the passenger ship records and this verifies the village of origin. In addition, the naturalization records of McLean County Ill are available on line at; http://www.mclean.gov/Departments/CircuitClerk/imgrecs/imgrecs.html. Matching data from these two sources have been added to the entries and set apart in brackets to indicate that they are not part of the census records. Using data from these two sources it has been possible to identify the place of origin for most individuals of interest in the census.

A list of those from St Anna who migrated to North America, provided by Alf Kurht has been of great help in locating further entries in the passenger ship records as well as identifying wives maiden names.

As might be expected from such secondary sources there are occasional minor inconsistencies in the data but on the whole the information from the three different sources match remarkably well. As usual the largest discrepancies are the ship’s name and arrival date in the naturalization papers. Since naturalization papers were often taken out many years after arrival it is not surprising that time had played a roll in creating some inaccuracies.

The author is indebted to John Hirsch and Al Bettisch for helpful comments on Bloomington and to Peter Alan Schmidt for creating specialized software for compiling census data.

Information Listed: NAME, AGE, SPOUSE, Year Entered the US, Banat Village and Comments (References)

ABRAHAM Georg................. age 57 and spouse: Elisabeth
         Entered US: 1911
          Wife 50 and kids, Martin 17, Rose 13 and Paul 9.

BABER Johann.................. age 70 and spouse: Elisabeth
         Entered US: 1907
          Wife 62.

BEDO Josef.................... age 52 and spouse: Magdalena
         Entered US: 1914 from: St Anna
          Wife 50 and kids, Johann 20 and Magdalena 20 [*25 Nov 1867 St Anna, oo 23 Nov 1891 St Anna to Magdalena NN, *1 Oct 1867 St Anna. Arrived 22 Dec 1913 on the George Washington].

BEDO Josef.................... age 27 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1913 from: St Anna
          Wife 26 and daughter, Mary 7 [*19 May 1891, oo to Theresia NN, *17 Jan 1893 St Anna. Arrived Philadelphia, 25 Mar 1912 on the Prinz Oskar. This family previously lived in Chicago].

BETTESCH Stefan............... age 40 and spouse: Magdalena
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 33 [*9 May 1879 Pankota, oo to Magdalena NN, *Pankota. Arrived 21 Oct 1907 or 20 Nov 1907 on the Carpathia].

BRUMMER Josef................. age 30 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 25 arrived 1913 and mother, Mary 70w, arrived 1913 [*26 Aug 1889 Pankota, arrived 23 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

CUTTY Michael................. age 42 and spouse: Emma
         Entered US: 1900
          Wife 38, arrived 1904.

DEUTSCH Martin................ age 30 and spouse: Elisabeth from: Pankota
          Wife 25 [*3 Mar 1890 Pankota, arrived 29 Dec 1907 on the Ultonia].

DITHEN Peter.................. age 31 and spouse: Gretchen
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 26, born in Ill. Nat 1914 [*29 Dec 1888 Pankota. Wife * Bloomington, arrived 23 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

ENGELHARDT Johann............. age 32 and spouse: Lena
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 32, nat 1912 [*28 Aug 1887 Pankota, arrived 23 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

FANER Peter................... age 37 and spouse: Verona
         Entered US: 1911 from: Pankota
          Wife 31 and kdis, Johann 13 and Theresia 10 [*11 Sep 1882 Pankota, arrived 18 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

FELLANCE Johann............... age 50 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1902 from: Hatzfeld
          Wife 47, son, Josef 27 and dau-in-law, Anna 21. Anna arrived 1914 [*20 Aug 1872 Hatzfeld. Wife and son both born in Moritzfeld and arrived NY, 5 Jan 1907 on the Ultonia].

FRANK Andrew.................. age 39 and spouse: Rose
         Entered US: 1913 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 35 arrived 1906 [*20 Jul 1881 Neu St Anna, oo to Rosa NN, *5 Sep 1885 St Anna. Arrived on the Kroonland, 1 Jun 1903. This family lived previously in Chicago].

FRANK Johann.................. age 47 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1907 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 40 and sons, Frank 16 [*10 Apr 1904] and Johann 13 [*3 Feb 1872 Neu St Anna, oo to Mary NN, *19 Mar 1879. This family arrived NY 14 May 1906 on the Ultonia. Actually arrived 30 Nov 1906 on the Slavonia].

FRANK Josef................... age 40 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1914
          Wife 34 and kids, Rosa 12 and Johann 9.

GALL Anton.................... age 39 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1906 from: St Anna
          Wife 33 and son, Anton 14 [*26 Oct 1880 St Anna , oo to Barbara NN, *St Anna. Arrived New York 2 Apr 1906 on the Pannonia].

GRUBER Jakob.................. age 44 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1910 from: Hellburg
          Wife 38, and kids, Theresia 18, Jake 16 and Adam 13 [*2 Jan 1875 Hellburg, oo 3 Dec 1895 to Katharine NN, *25 Aug 1881 Hellburg. Kids born in Hellburg. Arrived New York 3 Dec 1909 on the Carpathia].

HAUPTMANN Andreas............. age 30 and spouse: Julie
         Entered US: 1906 from: Pankota
          Wife 26 arrived 1912 [*29 Jan 1890 Pankota, oo to Julie NN, *18 May 1895. Arrived NY 27 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

HAUPTMANN Anton............... age 52 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 43 [*14 May 1869 Pankota. Arrived NY 29 Oct 1906 on the Pannonia].

HAUPTMANN Carl................ age 55w
         Entered US: 1905 from: Pankota
          Kids, Anna 20, Peter 18 [*29 Sep 1901], and Mary Homglss 25 and son-in-law Anton 31. Anton Homiges arrived 1905 [*18 Mar 1865 Pankota. Wife, Anna, is deceased. Arrived 27 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

HAUPTMANN Johann.............. age 71 and spouse: Rosa
         Entered US: 1907
          Wife 61. Son, Johann Hauptmann 27 and wife, Evangeline 21.

HAUPTMANN Josef............... age 31 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1910 from: Pankota
          Wife 28, nat 1918 [*17 May 1886 Pankota, oo to Maria NN, * St Anna, arrived New York, 11 Mar 1910 on the Carpathia].

HAUPTMANN Mathias............. age 48 and spouse: Elisabeth
         Entered US: 1890 from: Pankota
          Wife 45, kids, Andeas 21, Mary 19 and Rose 17 [*20 Aug 1871 Pankota, oo to Elisabeth NN, 10 Jun 1873 Pankota, arrived New York, 10 Jan 1907 on the Carpathia].

HENIGES Ferdinand............. age 42 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1903 from: St Anna
          Wife 58 and kids, Andreas 32, and his wife Anna 30. Theresia and Andreas arrived 1903, Anna 1908(?). Ferdinand nat 1909, Theresia 1914, Andreas 1908(?) and Anna 1915 [*13 Mar 1856 St Anna, Wife, Theresia born in St Anna. Arrived New York 24 May 1903 on the Gr Kurfurst].

HIEBERGER Sam................. age 32 and spouse: Eva
         Entered US: 1907
          Wife 28.

HOFFMANN Josef................ age 50 and spouse: Magdalena
         Entered US: 1906 from: St Anna
          Wife 50, and kids, Georg 23 and Anna 17 [*25 Nov 1869, oo Hellburg to Magdalena NN, *4 Nov 1869 St Anna. Kids born in Galsa. Arrived New York 24 Jun 1906 on the Ultonia. Georg, *4 Mar 1897 Galsa oo to Katharine Kerner, *22 Aug 1893 St Anna].

JAEGER Stefan................. age 32 and spouse: Barbara
         Entered US: 1906 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 23(?) arrived 1903. Both nat 1912 [*15 Apr 1887 Neu St Anna, oo to Barbara NN, *Neu St Anna. Arrived 28 Feb 1906].

KAMERLE Victor................ age 28 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1910 from: St Anna
          Wife 25. Anna arrived 1905 [*3 Jun 1891 St Anna, wife born in Pankota. Arrived New York, 13 May 1910 on the Graf Waldersee].

KAMMERLE Mary................. age 28w
         Entered US: 1905
          Nat 1913.

KAUP Johann................... age 42w
         Entered US: 1912 from: St Anna
          Kids, Barbara 16, Josef 11 and Johann 9 [*8 Mar 1877 St Anna. Arrived Baltimore 27 May 1912 on the Brandenburg. In 1922 Barbara lived in Hellburg and sons, Josef and Johann lived in Temeswar].

KAUP Josef.................... age 35 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1917 from: St Anna (Alt)
          Wife 32 and daughters, Emma 13, Mary 10 and Katharine 8 [*11 Sep 1884 Alt St Anna, oo to Katharine NN, *30 Sep 1888 Alt St Anna. Arrived New York 24 Jun 1911 on the Barbarossa. Family lived previously in Detroit].

KAUP Karl..................... age 41 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1911 from: St Anna
          Wife 36, nat 1917 [*24 Sep 1898 St Anna, oo to Anna NN, *14 May 1883 St Anna, arrived New York, 24 June 1911 on the Barbarossa].

KOBER Andreas................. age 49 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1906 from: Pankota
          Wife 30. Daughter, Magdalena 5 11/12. Wife and daughter arrived 1914 [*9 Jul 1878 Pankota, oo to Theresia NN, *7 Feb 1887 Etschka, arrived New York, 24 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

KOBER Josef................... age 36 and spouse: Mary from: Pankota
          Wife 27 [*19 Mar 1885, oo to Mary NN, *6 Oct 1892 Pankota, arrived New York, 19 Feb 1909 on the Caronia].

KROMER Victor................. age 34 and spouse: Alice
         Entered US: 1908
          Wife 38 [*11 Apr 1886 Schassburg Hungary, oo to Alice NN, *15 Aug 1882 Tuszana(?) arrived New York 15 Mar 1907 on the Ultonia. Lived previously in St Paul].

KURTA Johann.................. age 36 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1907
          Wife 29, arrived 1913 [*15 Mar 1884 Zarand(?), oo to Katharine NN, *29 Jun 1890 Sekeschut, arrived New York, 25 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

LEHMANN Katharine............. age 54w
         Entered US: 1906
          Daugher, Theresia Fritzen 18.

LOOS Georg.................... age 43 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1912 from: Hellburg
          Wife 37 and kids, Albert 18 and Emma 14. Wife and kids arrived 1913 [*21 Jan 1877 Hellburg, oo to Maria NN, *9 Dec 1882 Leland(?) arrived Philadelphia 28 Jun 1912 on the Rhein, Initially lived in Paulsboro New Jersey].

MARKSTEINER Anton............. age 38 and spouse: Barbara
         Entered US: 1907 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 30 and daughter, Barbara 10. Wife and dau arrived 1911. Nat 1915 [*23 Dec 1887 Neu St Anna, oo to Barbara Tieber, *Neu St Anna. Arrived New York 4 Jun 1907 on the Pannonia].

MAYER Ignatz.................. age 33 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1914 from: Hellburg
          Wife 33 and daughters, Theresia 11 and Mary 10 [*28 Oct 1886 Hellburg, oo to Theresia NN, *30 May 1886 Hellburg, arrived New York, 23 Apr 1914 on the K Wilhelm d Gr].

METZGER Jacob................. age 38 and spouse: Barbara
         Entered US: 1908 from: Nitzkydorf
          Wife 38 and kids, Nikolaus 14 and Anna 12 [*25 Jul 1882, Nitzkydorf, son of Franz Metzger and Magdalena Grim, oo to Barbara Jurschitza *2 Oct 1881 Nitzkydorf, arrived New York 28 Dec 1908 on the Pannonia].

NEDMYER Ven................... age 35 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1909
          Wife 28.

PETRY Christian............... age 47 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1904 from: Moritzfeld
          Wife 45, kids Jacob 20, Katharine 18, father, Nikolaus Petry 75, arrived 1905 and stepdaughter, Katharine Harberbachler 17, arrived 1912 [*13 Jul 1870 Moritzfeld, oo to Maria NN, *29 Jun 1875 Moritzfeld, Arrived Baltimore 10 Mar 1904. Wife arrived New York 9 Apr 1911 on the K Augusta Victoria under the name Haberbachler].

PETRY Josef................... age 38 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1907 from: Moritzfeld
          Wife 23 arrived 1906 and father, Johann Petry 68w, arrived 1914 [*12 Nov 1885 Moritzfeld, oo to Anna NN, *14 Mar 1894 Moritzfeld. Arrived in New York 5 Jan 1907 on the Ultonia. Previously lived in Granet City Ill.].

REINHOLZ Peter................ age 55 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1909 from: Pankota
          Wife 44 and kids, Rosy 16 and Peter 14 [*9 Aug 1864 Pankota, oo to Maria NN, *21 Nov 1874 Pankota. arrived New York, 2 Nov 1908 on the Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm. Kids born in Pankota].

REITER Michael................ age 38 and spouse: Julia
         Entered US: 1907 from: Pankota
          Wife 42 and daughter, Magdalena 13. Nat 1917 [*28 Sep 1882 Pankota, oo to Julia NN, *28 Jul 1878. Arrived New York, 23 May 1907 on the Slavonia].

RENDER Josef.................. age 36 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1911 from: Hellburg
          Wife 35 and daughter, Theresia 11 [*20 Aug 1883, oo to Anna NN, *20 Feb 1885 Hellburg. Arrived New York 22 Nov 1910 on the Cleveland].

ROTHAUS Andreas............... age 36 and spouse: Anna from: Moritzfeld
          Wife 34, kids, Catharine 10 and Wilhelm 7, born in Calif [*21 May 1893 oo to Julia *12 Nov 1895 Pardan. Previously lived in Los Angeles. Arrived Baltimore 28 Feb 1908 on the Chemnitz].

SCHILLINGER Charles........... age 36 and spouse: Rosa
         Entered US: 1907 from: Hellberg
          Wife 31, Nat 1919 [*6 Sep 1883 Hellberg, oo to Rosa NN, *Johannisfeld. Arrived New York 6 Apr 1907 on the Rhein].

SCHMIDT Anton................. age 32 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1909 from: Pankota
          Wife 26, arrived 1915 [*29 Jan 1888 Pankota, oo to Katharine NN, *29 Aug 1893 St Anna. Arrived Baltimore, 2 Mar 1912 on the Breslau].

SCHMIDT Louis................. age 39 and spouse: Theresia from: Pankota
          Wife 31 and kids, Helen 12 and Mark 11. Kids born in Penn [*19 Jun 1881 Pankota oo to Theresia NN, *16 Oct 1888 Galsa. Arrived New York from Hamburg on 28 Nov 1903].

SCHMIDT Paul.................. age 36 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1903 from: Pankota
          Wife 28 and parents, Mathias 66 and Theresia 55 Schmidt. Nat 1913 [*8 Aug 1883 Pankota, oo to Theresia *22 Jan 1891 St Anna. Arrived , 7 Aug 1907 on the Rhein].

SEILER Frank.................. age 32 and spouse: Elisabeth
         Entered US: 1908 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 32 [*13 May 1886 Neu St Anna, oo to Elisabeth NN, *22 Jul 1888. Arrived 10 Mar 1906] .

SEILER Georg.................. age 36 and spouse: Mary
         Entered US: 1910 from: St Anna
          Wife 31 and father-in-law, Josef Totterer 57, arrived 1907. J Totterer nat 1915 [*24 Apr 1884 St Anna oo to Maria NN *15 Dec 1888 Pankota].

SMITH Jacob................... age 65 and spouse: Katharine
         Entered US: 1902 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 60 [*25 Aug 1854 Neu St Anna, oo to Katharine NN *Neu St Anna. Arrived Baltimore 1 Aug 1903 on the Rhein].

STEIGBERGER Andreas........... age 40 and spouse: Eva from: St Anna
          Wife 33 and kids, Anna 13, Frank 11, Barbara 9 and Elisabeth 4 2/12. Elisabeth born in Mich [*16 Feb 1880 St Anna, oo to Eva NN, * St Anna. Arrived New York on the Batavia from Hamburg on 11 Aug 1911].

STEIGBERGER Anton............. age 38 and spouse: Theresia from: Arad
          Wife 28 [*4 Aug 1892 Arad, oo 27 Jun 1909 to Theresia NN, *4 Oct 1894 Arad. Arrived New York 29 Mar 1910 on the K Wilhelm II. Lived previously in Chicago].

STOCKL Martin................. age 48 and spouse: Anna from: Nitzkydorf
          Wife 43, son Stafford 17 [*22 Oct 1871 Nitzkydorf, oo to Anna Kickl, *Nitzkydorf. Arrived Baltimore, 12 Nov 1904 on the Koeln].

TEFFENHART Jacob.............. age 24 and spouse: Helen
         Entered US: 1890
          Wife 24 Nat 1901 [Teffenhalt, *23 Jun 1895 St Peter(?) oo to Helen NN *22 May 1895. Arrived New York, 6 Aug 1914 on the Pannonia].

THEIS Franz................... age 23 and spouse: Elsiabeth
         Entered US: 1914
          Wife 21, arrived 1911.

TICI Michael.................. age 60 and spouse: Mary
          Wife 56.

TIEBER Josefine............... age 58W from: St Anna
          Kids, Johann 19 and Anna 17 [Widow of Franz Tieber. Arrived NY with husband and family 10 Nov 1911 on the Barbarossa].

TOTTERER Anderas.............. age 42 and spouse: Theresia
         Entered US: 1905 from: Galscha
          Wife 58 and son, Johann 23 [*13 Oct 1857 Galscha, oo to Theresia NN * Neu St Anna. Arrived New York, 8 Dec 1904 on the Pannonia].

TOTTERER Anton................ age 39 and spouse: Rosa
         Entered US: 1906 from: Galscha
          Wife 39 and son, Frank 17, nat 1914 [*12 Jun 1881 Galscha oo to Rosa NN *6 Sep 1881. Arrived New York, 24 Jun 1906 on the Ultonia].

TOTTERER Charles.............. age 69 and spouse: Eva
         Entered US: 1907 from: St Anna (Neu)
          Wife 64 and kids, Katharine 24 and Carl 22 [*24 Jan 1851 Neu At Anna. Arrived New York 2 Jul 1907 on the Sofia Hohenberg] .

TOTTERER Eva.................. age 46
         Entered US: 1901
          Daughters, Ethyl 19 and Florence 17.

TOTTERER Frank................ age 33 and spouse: Margaret
         Entered US: 1906 from: Galscha
          Wife 36, arrived 1896 from Alsace-Lorraine?. Natur 1912 [*6 Jan 1887 Galscha. Arrived New York, 24 Jun 1906].

TRIPP Georg................... age 34 and spouse: Matilda
         Entered US: 1912
          Wife 19 and father-in-law, Philiup Schwarz 44 and mother-in-law, Julia 43, arrived 1912 [Triff, *2 Oct 1884 Oschemcuid(?) oo to Matilda, *7 Mar 1899 St Anna. Arrived via Canada].

WEBER Josefine................ age 58w
          Kids, Johann 19 and Anna 17.

WEDDLE(MEDDLE?) Andreas....... age 44 and spouse: Anna
         Entered US: 1907
          Wife 41, and kids, Jacob 20, Susie 18 and Georg 16. Wife and kids arrived 1909.

WITLACSIL Josef............... age 55 and spouse: Verona
         Entered US: 1910
          Wife 65 [*27 Oct 1862 oo to Verona NN, *5 Oct 1856. Arrived New York, 16 Feb 1910 on the Caronia].


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