My name is Hildegard Ried and I live in Karlsbad -
Langensteinbach in Germany. I am working on the history of our
village. I have found many people from this area in Germany who have
migrated to America but there is one, Johann Becker, who left
Baden/Germany in 1852/53 to go to America and I
have not been able to locate him. He was a sympathizer to the
revolution here in Baden in 1848/49, therefore he had to leave his
homeland. He and his family arrived in New Orleans on March 17. 1852
or 53 on the ship „Old England”. The ship list contains the names
listed below. Johann Becker is written „Joan Becker”. And his
oldest son Johann Christian is not found on the list. There is no
record of a death aboard the ship.
I am writing a book that will
include all of the information I have found regarding the descendants
of our village who left their homes to search for a new life in
America. I have a special interest in Johann Becker, as I am also a
relative of him. I can not find any information about his life and
family in America.
Johann Becker, born 1-13-1813 in Langensteinbach
Anna Maria nee Meyer - wife -, born 1-24-1818 in Dietenhausen,
Johann Christian - son - , born 6-26-1836
Christine Carolina - daugther -, born 5-18-1841,
Sofie Marie - daughter -, born 8-05-1841,
Rosine Wilhelmine - daughter -, born 12-3-1846
Ernst Friedrich - son -, born 01-9-1850
Meyer Rosina, nee Vogel, 70 Jahre Mother of Anna Maria
Now my helper George Plante coudt find in the census-list of 186o
the names of the family Becker in Cincinnati/Ohio. And
now I’m looking for descendants of our Johann Becker.
George Plante is living in Carlsbad, CA. His email adresse is:
George Plante[AT]hotmail. com. You con contact him at Phone:
My email adresse is: h.ried[AT]freenet.de. My Phone-number:
o49.72o2.2o59. But my English is not the best. Better first you shoudt
call my relativ in Carlsbad, CA.
In the books “Germans to America 1852/53” you can find Johann
Becker as Joan Becker.
I am also looking for descendants of 5 brothers of my
Great-Great-Grandmother who went to New York in 1847 to 1851. I have
documents I would like to share regarding these brothers, and
information before their journey to America, and I would like to have
information about their lifes and their descendants.
The Wölfel Brothers all were born in
Karl Friedrich, born Sept. 13. 1847 - went to USA in 1848
Friedrich, born May 25. 1822 - went to USA about 1847
Ludwig*, born May 28. 1825 - went to USA in 1849/ died in 1849/YN
Adolf, born Jan. 06. 1831 - went to USA in 1851
Ernst, born Dec. 24. 1832 - went to USA in 1841
* Ludwig was a revolutionary in 1848/1849
You can contact me at 0049/7202/2059. This same number is also my
I have a relative, George Plante who lives in Carlsbad, CA.
You can contact him at Phone 001.760.602.0906 or at