Name and relationship from Dr. Ulrich Stöhr in a letter dated 4 Oct 2001.
This person is the best candidate for Henrich Finger
, emigrant to Baltimore 1854
in Peggy Dersch Carpenter's list. "But there's a Henrich Finger who probably
has lived in the U.S. whose birth-date (May 9th 1830) fits much better on that
year of emigration." - John Vanko
This person emigrated in 1854 somewhere. "Beside Henrich Finger
(b. 1830) in
1854 also his younger brother Henrich Michael
(b Oct 22nd 1835) emigrated to
Although the wording is a little unusual, I believe this individual was "born
... in house No. 64 ('Rees-Hans')."
Death date and place from an e-mail from James Ron Sjolander 12-2-01.
All marriage data and descendants data comes to me [John Vanko] via Ron Sjolander.
"Henry served in the Union cause in the Civil War as a medic (nurse) in those days."
Burial date & place from James Ron Sjolander 12-4-01 (date in Woodbury Constitution 6/11/1913).
Gloucester Co. Democrat 6/13/1913 "Found dead along the P. & R. railroad tracks on Sunday from
apparent heart trouble. He was proprietor of the Old Academy Hotel for a number of years."
NJ Fourth Regiment in Civil War from 4 Aug 1861 to 20 Aug 1864, discharged near Charlestown, WV. Blue eyes, light hair.
From photocopies from Kathryn Howard received 5-9-04:
"DEATHS From Woodbury Constitution 6/11/1893
FINGER, Comrade Henry, Sr. Died: Age 83, of Glassboro
Buried: Wed. June 11, from the home of his son Edward, at 2pm
Remarks: 6/2/1893 issue GCD dec'd was found dead heart trouble, age 80, Glassboro News"
Found him on the 1870 Harrison, Gloucester, New Jersey
census (img 41) age 40, farmer. Born Hesse Cassel.
Found him on the ship's passenger list of the Steamship Eider, age 55, with his wife Louise
age 54. They were travelling from Bremen to New York, May 23, 1885.
Found him on the 1895 Glassboro, Gloucester, New Jersey
state census as Henry Finger Sr.
, born Germany, age over 60.
Found him on the 1900 Glassboro, Gloucester, New Jersey census (dist 155 img 1) age 70,
landlord, widower. He is living with his son Benjamin
Civil War Pension Application
Found him on the 1910 Glassboro, Gloucester, New Jersey census (dist 123 img 8) age 79,
widower, living with his son Benjamin
to the Treasurer of the U.S. concerning his death, from his son Edward.