I am looking for information on Otto Herman Sell born 1867 Germany he came to the USA in 1894 his mother and father did not. Mother maiden name is Schultz his father name is Ferdinand Sell. How would I go about getting a birth record for otto? Some how I would have to find his mothers first name. Thanks Della
The free site www.familysearch.org has some birth, marriage and death records for Germany. You may need to know the town of birth to narrow down your search. Do you have a ship manifest for his arrival in US?
thank you the information i have on otto is this First Name: Otto Last Name: Sell Ethnicity: Germany, German Last Place of Residence: Date of Arrival: Mar 03, 1894 Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Saale Port of Departure: Bremen & Southampton Manifest Line Number: 0005 married Dec. 11th 1898 platte co. nebraska divorce was completed January 7th 1916..her name is fanny lena schmidt. otto died jan.18 1946 omaha nebraska. i was told that his father name is Ferdinand Sell mothers madden name Schultz i sure they never came to the usa and to tell you well i am not sure these names are right. hope this helps thanks D
Not sure if you already have this 1910 US Census for the family. Otto is listed here as HENRY O SELL...
Name: Henry O Sell Birthplace: Germany Relationship to Head of Household: Self Residence: Bonanza, Boone, Nebraska Marital Status: Married Race : White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1896 Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Family Number: 196 Page Number: 11 Household Gender Age Henry O Sell M 43y Spouse Fannie L Sell F 24y Child Harman Sell M 8y Child Carl Sell M 7y Child William Sell M 5y Child Otto Sell M 3y Child Baby Sell M y 0m
Last family on image Click one to enlarge and again to magnify... AND the 1900 Census Name: Henry O Sell Titles & Terms: Residence: Petersburg village, Boone, Nebraska Birth Date: Apr 1867 Birthplace: Germany Relationship to Head of Household: Self Spouse: Fanny Sell Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Birthplace: Germany Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Germany Race or Color (expanded): White Head-of-household Name: Henry O Sell Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 1 Estimated Marriage Year: 1899 Mother How Many Children: Number Living Children: Immigration Year: 1894 Enumeration District: 0021 Page: 4 Sheet Letter: A Family Number: 265 Reference Number: 36 Film Number: 1240917 Image Number: 00182 Household Gender Age Henry O Sell M Spouse Fanny Sell F