Casper Schlick Immigrated to U.S. in 1852 from Eckersbach Germany

The first Schlick family member to immigrate to DuPage County for my direct family line was Casper (Caspar) Schlick. See my previous post on Casper at this link.

On the passenger list his town of origin is recorded as “Eckersbach“. My wife wrote back in April of 1991 to the Chicago Office of the German National Tourist Office. They responded with this information:

14 May 1991

Dear Mrs. Davis,

Eckersbach is a very small village (population of 170!) in the upper Franconian District/Region of Bavaria, not far from Schlusselfeld (population 5,100) which is 19 miles from Bamberg. . . .

Here is the ship immigration passenger list:

The Bremen to New York Immigration Passenger List dated 19 May 1852. The last lines list Casper Schlick (Age 32) and Margarethe Wendinger (Age 31). They note that they are headed to St. Louis in America. Note: They are not yet married. (Source: Family Search
Eckesbach to Bremen (Port of Bremenhaven) a main port of departure for many Germans immigrating to America.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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