My primary goal is to trace the descendents of the Herschbach family in the United States. The unique family name makes this particularly easy. Old family legend has it that all the Herschbachs in the United States are descended from two brothers who immigrated from what was to become Germany.
Heinrich Herschbach, along with his wife Susanna, son Henry, and daughters Mary and Elizabeth, arrived in New York on August 24, 1842 on the ship Sally. They had three sons in the United States; Thomas, Joseph, and Peter. Descendents of this line are concentrated in the Minnesota area.
Sixteen months later on January 13, 1844, Gerhard Herschbach, along with his wife Anna Josepha Scheid and their daughter Anna, arrived in New York on the Belgian ship Harriet. They had six sons in the United States; William, Charles, Henry, Frederick, Robert, and August. Descendents of this line are concentrated in the Illinois / Missouri, California, and Texas areas, with scatterings elsewhere.
I have established a website devoted to this research at http://www.herschbach.com/ Information previously presented here has been moved to that site and updated. Any new documentation would be extremely helpful. I am especially desiring to document a link between Heinrich and Gerhard. My thanks in advance for any help you can provide. ~ Steve Herschbach
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