Elizabeth WILLIAMS

ABT 1842 - ____

Father: Peter WILLEMS
Mother: Maria Gertrude ERNST

                                                 _Johan Peter WILLEMS _
                         _Bernard WILLEMS ______|
                        |                       |_Maria SCHEULS _______
 _Peter WILLEMS ________|
|                       |                        _Johan Peter KRÄSSER _
|                       |_Catharine KRÄSSER ____|
|                                               |_Barbara DORIJ _______
|--Elizabeth WILLIAMS 
|                                                ______________________
|                        _Johann Wilhelm ERNST _|
|                       |                       |______________________
|_Maria Gertrude ERNST _|
                        |                        ______________________
                        |_Anna Catharina KRÖLS _|

[235] "Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919"
Micropublication M237, rolls # 1-95.
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Peter, Gertrude and Elizabeth Willems arrived on Aug 12, 1843 aboard the "Lucilla".

1850 US Federal Census
Amherst, Erie, NY
Roll: M432_500 Page: 274

Here we have a bit of a puzzle. An Elizabeth came to America with Peter and Gerturde
on 12 Aug 1843, who is listed as 8 years old in the 1850 census (enumerated on
10 Aug 1850). That would be consistent with the previous Elisabeth, born 11 Aug 1842.
If that Elisabeth died, then a 2nd Elizabeth could not have been born before May 1843,
making her just over 7 at the time of the 1850 census. There is no church record in
Kirchweiler of another Willems birth. Perhaps she was born during the trip, the census
has it wrong, and she was a newborn when they emigrated? Or, since no date is given
for the death, could the church records have been updated at some later time after the
listed Elisabeth died in America?

Special thanks to Tracy Williams Wagner
[twagner@grasshoppernet.com] for Williams family information.

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