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Title From Germany to America and Back. Diary kept by Reinhold Liebau on his journey from Leulitz to Wisconsin in 1887 on the S.S. Belgenland I
Author Liebau, Reinhold
Date 11 Aug-2 Nov 1887
Document Type Personal Account
Reference RSL.IB.0011.001
Library / Archive Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp
Description The diary gives details respecting Reinhold Liebau's journey, hotels resided at, cost of his voyage, facilities for emigrants, fellow passengers, and cities he travels through.
Series Description The Red Star Line Museum Collection consists of ephemera, objects, and items documenting the lives and everyday experiences of it's passengers travelling to America from 1873-1934.
Biographical Note / History Reinhold Liebau, a farmer who left his family and farm in Germany (1887) to travel across Antwerp and on to America via the Red Star Line
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Remigration
Country (from) Germany; Belgium
Country (to) Belgium; Canada; United States of America
Places Bohemia; Leulitz, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Bremerhaven, Berlin, Germany; Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Wabash, Indiana, Jersey City, Hoboken, New Jersey, New York, Chicago, United States; Burlington, Vermont, Canada
Ports New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality Russian; Polish; Belgian; European; German; American; Czech
Ships Eider; SS Neederland; SS Belgenland
People Dieter, Karl Frederich
Keywords monument, debt, factory, railroad, restaurant, natural resources, geology, employment, push factors, cultural identity, townscape, slavery, labourer, dockyard, administration, visa, emigration, music, alcohol, clothing, religion, agriculture, business, journey conditions, Red Star Line, shipping, family, flag, national identity, emigrant, immigrant, steamboat, women, children, furniture, journey, railway, overland migration, passage money, ticket, luggage, banking, finance, food, passenger, languages, memorial, housing, cityscape, coffee, lodging house, hotel, gambling, social class, construction, weather, animals, property, farming, land sale, economics, hunting, wound, industry, return passage, ship ventilation, seasickness,
Language English
Copyright Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp