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KUNHOLD ancestors - please help!

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Re: KUNHOLD ancestors - please help!

Posted: 1532697176000
Classification: Query
Could the last name also be spelled "Kunold"? If so -

From the Buffalo Evening News, Friday, April 26, 1901:

KUNOLD - In this city, April 25, 1901, Emil Kunold, aged 56 years, 10 months, 11 days. Funeral from family residence, 164 Fox Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and Evangelical Reformed Salems Church on Sherman Street at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

From this, we learned that Emil's birthdate can be calculated to Friday, June 14, 1844.

A search at the Ellis Island passenger website finds the following:

First Name : Emil
Last Name : Kunold
Nationality : Germany
Place of Birth : Germany
Date of Arrival : 1865
Age at Arrival : 22
Gender : Male
Ship of Travel : Orient
Manifest Line Number : 18

Unfortunately there's very little additional information included on the manifest (It seems that the earlier the immigration, the less information was required/recorded).

If you search Ancestry for Emil, lots of information pops up including:
1870 Federal Census (his name is missepelled)
1875 NYS Census
1880 Federal Census (Note this census lists his birthplace as "Saxony")
1892 NYS Census
1900 Federal Census (Note this census says that Emil is naturalized - there will be a record of his application, declaration and final papers out there somewhere (try Buffalo City Clerk for more info). The naturalization documents should contain a lot of useful information)

He's also on findagrave.com:

Name: Emil Kunold
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1844
Death Date: 25 Apr 1901
Cemetery: Buffalo Cemetery

To get assistance going further back, try joining the facebook group for German Genealogy - the members there have been exceptionally helpful assisting me in researching my husband's German ancestors:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GermanGenealogy/


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