Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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Ship Leo 1846 Germany to Galveston, Texas
Source: (compiled from issues of the newspaper
"Ostfriesische Nachrichten" - published in Breda, Iowa - and
other literature and recent results through German
researchers, especially Dr. Peter-Michael Pawlik in Bremen
and Mr. Klaus Müller, Schiffahrtsmuseum der oldenburgischen
Weserhäfen in Brake e.V.)
Contributor: Copyright © 2001 by Hans-Georg Boyken
It was in August of 1839 when on the new ship yard of Mr.
Friedrich Christian von Buttel and Berend Hinrich Steenken
in the small village of Dreisielen - in the estuart of the
Hunte-River into the Weser-River north of the town of Berne,
Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany -, a relatively small ship
for 160 RT (register tons) was built by Mr. Hinrich
Oltmanns. The measurements were: about 86 feet long in the
bottom and 22 feet wide. The loading space had a heights of
9½ feet. The owners were B. H. Steenken and others. Until
the year of 1852 the name of the Captain was J. H. Gerdes
(also called Gärdes), followed by G. Braue. The home port
for this schooner with the flag number 70 then became the
town of Brake at the Weser-River. In about 1850/1851 the
ship was sold in Venezuela in South America. After 1853
there is no more documentation available.
To the end of the year 1845 the schooner "Leo" left the port
of Angostura (Ciudad Bolivar) and arrived Hamburg on
February 27, 1846 followed by a trip to the port of Brake.
Between April 15 and April 21, 1846 about 80 passengers -
some from Ostfriesland - left the port of Brake and arrived
after 9 weeks the "New Land" in Galveston, TX. Then in July
1846 the "Leo" was waiting around Matagorda near Galveston
for a shipment to Antwerpen, Belgium. A complete passenger
list was never found, instead Mr. Mimke Saathoff wrote in
the last few years before his death on November 19, 1902
many very interesting stories in the German language about
the trip and the happenings during the following years in
and around New Fountain, TX.
Those stories in the original
version are included in volume 2 of the series "Wo sind sie
geblieben? - Ostfriesen in Amerika / Where did they stay? -
East Frisians in America"
A painting of
the "Leo" is not available, but it had the same sizes and
looked like the schooner "Marianne", according to the
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