My Oppelt came from Germany in 1888. I have no idea who he is or where he came from. He came here on the ship SS LAHN and it says his origin of journey is Schweinfurt. I have some guesses who he might be, but no proof. I would love to get some help in locating my ancestors in Germany, but I fear they may be in Poland now after Germany was split up after the Wars. Family stories indicate they were from Rahdan Westfalen. Like I say though I really don't know.
Ship name: SS Lahn
Arival Date: 22 Dec 1888
Arival Place: New York, New York, USA
Departure Place: Bremen
Manafest #: 519
Name: Heinr. Oppelt
Country of Origin: Germany
Intended destination or location: U. St. of A.
Location of compartment: Steerage III
Number of pieces of baggage:
Transient or intended protracted sojurn: int. protr. soj.
Origin of journey: Schweinfurt