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Benjamin H. RATZLAFF[1]

Male 1824 - 1900  (75 years)


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  • Name Benjamin H. RATZLAFF 
    Born 16 May 1824  Kleefeld, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    History He was residing in Kleefeld in 1858 and 1862 per the Molotschna school registers and immigrated from Kleefeld bound for Sutton, Nebraska per the Bremen departure lists. 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 193be 
    Died 13 May 1900  Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I31572  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father Heinrich Hans RATZLAFF,   b. 12 Dec 1784,   d. Abt 1848, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Maria SAWATSKY,   b. 1 Sep 1797, Spittelhoff, Amt Elbing, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1891, Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1820  Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F15047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena REGIER,   b. 23 Jan 1825, Gnadenheim, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1903, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1846  Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Johann R. RATZLAFF,   b. 7 Aug 1849, Kleefeld, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1917, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Bernhard RATZLAFF,   b. 13 Feb 1853, Kleefeld, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1943  (Age 90 years)
    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.
    Family ID F22071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Feb 1846 - Molotschna Colony, South Russia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1900 - Henderson, York, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S141] Henderson, Nebraska Bethesda Evangelical Mennonite Church Record Book, 1878-1948, Pgs. 93, 110.

    3. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 347.

    4. [S141] Henderson, Nebraska Bethesda Evangelical Mennonite Church Record Book, 1878-1948, Pg. 110.

    5. [S133] Mennonite Family History, Jan 1983, Pg. 24.