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Updated August 10, 2005

Oscar Herman Gallun

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Crossing the Atlantic

The Gallun family arrived in the United States in three (#) different years.

# I. August F. Gallun (20) arrived New York (Wharf) in August of 1854 per his citizenship petition. According to lore, he worked his way across the water from Hamburg as an employee of a shipping company [Hamburg-America?]. To date no verification of the employment or ship has been found.



# II. Herman (17) and Frederich (14) Gallun: depart Hamburg June 30, 1857; arrived in New York on July 16, 1857 aboard the Hammonia (Hamburg-America) from Hamburg. [Germans to America v7, 232 (Gallern)]

TRIP/ARRIVAL Hamburg to New York

From The New York Tribune, July 16, 1857 (Thursday, 8 sheets, 2c]: Numerous life insurance companies announce dividends; two major articles on steam power for the boats on the canals; Harvard College commencement; parliamentary proceedings in Britain are very dull; 10nth regiment of Infantry will leave St. Louis for Utah Territory on the 18th; mad bull killed on Third Ave near 10th in city; New Haven railroad train started from new depot today; full report for commodity and financial markets.

From The New York Tribune, July 17, 1857 [ Friday, 8 sheets, 2c]: Steamship Hammonia [Hamb screw] Heydlman Hamburg 1st inst. at 5p.m. with mdse and 424 passengers to E. Beach & Kunhardt. Experienced for the first five days gales from the westward, and had very foggy weather the past three days. In lat 43 20, lon 45 40 passed Br ship Victoria.

# III. August (58), Louise (52), Charlotte (31), Carl (25), Heinrich (18), Wilhelm (16), Mina (13) and Otto (7) Gallun; departed Hamburg June 17; arrived in New York July 14, 1863 aboard the Borussia [Hamburg America]. [Germans to America v15, 41]

TRIP/ARRIVAL - Hamburg via Southampton to New York

From The Southampton Times and Winchester, Portsmouth, Isle of Wright and Hampshire Express, July 4, 1863 [Saturday, 4 sheets, 1c] Hamburg & American Steamship Borussia, with Captain P. Haack arrived at Southampton on Tuesday from Hamburg and sailed again on Wednesday for New York with the German and English mails. 820 passengers from Hamburg, Havre and this port, and a full cargo.

The newspaper also contained stories about the past Monday being the holiday commemorating Queen Victoria's coronation on June 28, 1838. Weather report was a few smart showers. The Forresters held a fete on the Antelope Cricket Ground and the newly formed Horticultural Society had its first show at Banisters Park. The steamship America and the barque Mary Anne bound for Plymouth from Quebec loaded with timber collided in the dense fog. The barque was abandoned but all 16 hands were saved.

From The New York Herald, July 14, 1863 (8 sheets, 3 c]; Much to do about civil unrest throughout New York due to institution of the draft; Captain William Chesters' remains brought to city from Gettysburg; General Sandford in command of troops at 35th St. arsenal; courts of law closed early due to public excitement.

From the New York Herald, July 15th, 1863 [8 sheets, 3c]; Borussia arrived yesterday; Vicksburg falls-the Gibraltar of the West; General Sherman moves from Vicksburg and defeats General Jackson at Big Black River; reports on numerous merchant, common council and other civic meetings to address the civil strife in New York; military fires on civilians and business is entirely suspended.

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    This is picture of an oil painting that a relative had done of the faimily home. A friend visited Osterweick in the late 1980's and found the house still in good order.

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