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The Sell Family From Germany

Postby Della » 31 Mar 2012, 23:17

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
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Re: The Sell Family From Germany

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Apr 2012, 02:15

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?

Here is the link to the list of German records at familysearch :-)
https://familysearch.org/search/collect ... Id=1927074

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Re: The Sell Family From Germany

Postby Della » 10 Apr 2012, 22:50

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
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Re: The Sell Family From Germany

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2012, 21:49

Hi, Della :-)

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

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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


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