Contents

  1. Dedication

  2. Introduction

  3. I. Prior Research

    1. 1. Prior Research Efforts

    2. 2. What is Known about Julius Kirmse?

  4. II. Julius's Ancestral Home

    1. 3. Saxe-Altenburg

    2. 4. Free State of Thuringia

    3. 5. Altenburger Land

    4. 6. Altenburg

    5. 7. Rositz and Nearby Municipalities

    6. 8. Churches

  5. III. Emigration

    1. 9. Questions About Julius Kirmse's Immigration

    2. 10. Military Duty

    3. 11. Permission to Emigrate

    4. 12. Was Julius a Stow-Away?

    5. 13. Kosmos Passenger Manifest Observations

    6. 14. Bremen - Bremerhaven

    7. 15. Leaving Home

  6. IV. Julius Kirmse's Parents and Siblings

    1. 16. Christoph Kirmse and Justine Kratsch

    2. 17. Christoph Kirmse + Maria Findeisen

    3. 18. Christoph Kirmse + Sophia Wiegner

  7. V. Kirmse Grandparents and Families

    1. 19. Julius's Kirmse Grandparents

    2. 20. Julius's Kirmse Relatives

  8. VI. Kratsch Grandparents and Families

    1. 21. Julius's Kratsch Grandparents

    2. 22. Julius's Kratsch Relatives

  9. VII. Cousin Relationship Research

    1. 23. Finding Relationship Connections Between Peter Kowalski and Dale Kirmse

    2. 24. Review of Peter Kowalski's Family Tree

  10. VIII. Family Genealogy Summary

    1. 25. Family Trees and Charts

    2. 26. Genealogy Reports

  11. IX. Research Notes

    1. 27. Search Objective and Focus

    2. 28. Record Sources and Databases

    3. 29. Transcribing/Translating Document Image Dates, Places, and Names

    4. 30. Future Research

  12. X. Appendices

    1. 31. Jeffery-Bernhard Lensman - Report

    2. 32. Bark Kosmos, Bremen

    3. 33. Finding the Ship on which Julius Arrived in New York

    4. 34. The Perry County Connection for Julius Kirmse

    5. 35. Julius Kirmse's Biography by Karen Kirmse

    6. 36. The Kirmse's in Altenburger Land

    7. 37. Unidentified Photographs

  13. Acknowledgement of Contributors

  14. Information Resources