#MeetMyImmigrants: Franz Werner Sobke

Franz Werner Sobke (father-in-law of Patrick McGuire), my 3x-great-grandfather, was born in Prussia about 1855. He arrived in the USA at Castle Garden, NYC, on 28 April 1882 . He traveled on the S. S. Suevia with his sister, Ernestina. I believe they were from Weitenhagen, what is now Wytowno, Poland, but I am still working on confirming that! Franz "Frank" married Bertha Henriette Albertine Schroeder in Jersey City 22 August 1882. They had six children, and Frank worked as a laborer. He never became a US citizen, from what I have been able to determine. Three of Frank's brothers, and his mother, also came to live in Jersey City. Frank died 9 August 1896 in the middle of a massive heat wave in Jersey City that left dozens dead. He was buried in Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen, NJ.

Are you ready to meet your immigrants? Let's work together to find your roots.

See Franz's original post on my Facebook.
Document from New Jersey State Archives.