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In 1874, Jacob made the decision to leave his native land of Russia and sought to make his home in A…

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In 1874, Jacob made the decision to leave his native land of Russia and sought to make his home in Ameria. Joseph and his family immigrated to the United States of America. They came from Worm's Russia. Upon arrival in Hamburg, Germany; the immigrants were required to pass a health exam before a ship ticket was issued to them. Their route was from Hamburg Germany, to New York. Jacob and his family came over on a Vessel called the "S.S. Lessing". Upon arrival in New York, on November 12, 1874, they realized that without some grasp of the English language, they would have difficulty communicating. For new immigrants often their first words were: Dakota, yes, no and tickets. After another lengthy train ride from New York to Chicago, and then to Yankton, where they were met by relatives and friends from their native land.

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Gottlieb Bender
about 18741450December 15, 2016 - 4:31:49 p.m.
Jacob “Jake” Bender
November 1, 1851167Worms, Beresan, Odessa, Kherson, Russia12May 1, 19328780Kulm, LaMoure, North Dakota, United StatesFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:16:00 p.m.
Jacob Bender
about 18731460December 15, 2016 - 4:31:49 p.m.
Catharina Nagel
Catharina Bender
August 10, 1846173Worms, Beresan, Odessa, Kherson, Russia12June 22, 19269379Kulm, LaMoure, North Dakota, United StatesFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:12:25 p.m.