At least one of these families (Philipp Sax II) ended up settling in Syracuse.
Any others? Here is the list of emigrants from Viernheim:*
Adler, George V
Adler, George VI
Hass, Jakob (two different men, same name?)
Helbig, Veronika (widow)
Kempf, George (two with same name)
Pfenning, Magdalena (age 15, the only single girl)
Radner, Jakob (two men, same name)
Sax, Katherin (widow)
Sax, Philipp II
Schmitt, George I
Schmitt, George III
Schmitt, Peter III
Weidner, Johann II
Weidner, Joseph I
Weidner, Joseph III
Weidner, Michael V
Weinlein, Wiegand [sic? typo for two surnames?]
Wunder, Magdalena (widow)
And here are some names that do turn up among the German community of Onondaga County that (given the loose spelling of ethnic names in those days) may or may not be connected. Please email me and let me know if you find a connection!
Jakob Becker, Private, Co. B, 185th Regt. Civil War
"Mr. Beyer," friend of Peter Schäfer, the first German murdered in Syracuse
Johann Franz, vice-president of the Schweizer Grütli-Verein
Group / Grub (= Grab?)
Grünwald / Gruenwald
George Hall (Hahl?), member, Lilly Post of the G.A.R.
Hauck / Hook / Hatch
Hofman / Hoffman / Hoffmann
Killian (= Kilian?)
J. Krug, a founder of the Syracuse Turn Verein
Oneth (= Oneck?)
Philipp Sax II CONFIRMED (settled in Syracuse)
Schmitt / Schmidt
Traub (= Trapp?)
Traugott (= Traeger?)
*This list of emigrant names was published in the Syracuse Herald-American (Sunday supplement magazine? date unknown; 1975?) as a sidebar to an article entitled, "German Exodus Led to Syracuse Century Ago" by Jean Rausch Bishop. Copies of this article, which describes the Viernheim exodus and the settlement in Syracuse of the Philipp Sax II family, can be obtained from the Onondaga Historical Association (vertical file on Germans) and from the Onondaga County Public Library (LN48 Sy8 Bsax; DX83950), both in Syracuse.
See also the German-language book, Reibt Euch los vom Tyrannen-lande (Tear Yourselves Loose from the Land of Tyranny), by Hans Knapp,with translation by Emil Wunder; 1975, as described in the article, "German Kin Publish Book," which appeared in the Syracuse Herald-American, 18 May 1975, page 76.
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