03 October 2012
Still No Luck on Aunt Altje
This is the immigrant trunk of Altje Goldenstein--sister of my ancestor Focke Goldenstein.
Altje was born in 1848 in Wrisse, Ostfriesland, Germany and died in 1907 in Hancock County, Illinois.
She was married August of 1870 to Hinrich Schuster in Adams County, Illinois, so I know she was in the United States by then.
I'm not certain how her name was spelled on the manifest, but I at least know how it was stenciled on her trunk!