We are studying our family’s movements from the Czech Republic to Chelsea , Tama County, Iowa USA. During the 1870s they moved to Belle Plaine, Benton CO Iowa. They later moved to Republic County, Kansas. Frank Denk Sr. was born (1841) in Strazov (Near Klatovy) Western Bohemia, Zapodocestry, Czech Republic.
Frank Denk most likely emigrated during 1870 - 1871. Other names traveling together are not known.
What ports of embarkation were most likely used leaving Germany?/ Europe and what was the most frequently used arrival port? I am told that Baltimore MD was very popular for Czechs of the time.