9 Questions About Julius Kirmse’s Immigration

A number of questions were researched and are answered about Julius Kirmse’s immigration to America:

    1. What motivated Julius to emigrate from Germany?
    2. What were the conditions of his village when he left?
    3. What family did he leave behind?
    4. How did Julius travel from his home Fichtenhainichen to Bremerhaven (Port of Bremen)?
    5. Where did Julius get the funds to pay for his travels?
    6. Was Julius a stow-away as family lore suggests?
    7. Did Julius travel with anyone he knew?
    8. Where/when did he learn about Perry County, Missouri?

These questions will be addressed in later chapters based on an examination of the passenger list along with other available information sources.



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