The Elise & Mathilda
From Bremen to New York City
Arrival 23 May 1864
Joh Benzel - 29 - Male - Labourer - Prussia
Wilhelmine - 29 female - Prussia
Emilie - 3 - female - Prussia
Mathilda - 9m - female - Prussia
John [Johan] Benzel and his wife, Wilhelmine Lambrecht Benzel, were both born 1835 in Prussia.
John was a master stonemason. They came to settle in Lawrence County, Indiana, where there was a plenteous supply of limestone quarried for his profession.
They eventually went on to have 6 more children, including my great-grandmother, Josephine [1865-1932].