#MeetMyImmigrants: Henriette Prilwitz

Henriette (née Prilwitz) Schroeder, my 4x-great-grandmother, was born, according to various reports, in September 1817, about 1820, or about 1844 in Germany. Like her husband, she is a bit of a mystery to me. She was also probably from “Hinterpommern.” Henrietta married Frank Schroeder around 1855, and they had several children together. According to the 1900 census, she had six children, all of whom were still alive in 1900. She may have immigrated to the US with several of her children on the S. S. Hermann, which departed from Bremen and arrived into NYC 11 March 1872. [I’m uncertain whether this is the correct Henriette Schroeder or not.] It doesn’t appear she ever became a US citizen. According to the 1900 US census, she was able to speak English. She lived with her daughter at 23 Holden Lane in Jersey City, NJ, at least from 1900 to her death. She died in Jersey City 19 February 1905. She was buried with her husband in Jersey City Cemetery.

As I am able to find more information on Henrietta, I will write an update!

Henriette death record

Photo credit: New Jersey State Archives (death record)

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