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*[ Auswanderung aus dem alten Amt Wildeshausen]  
*[ Auswanderung aus dem alten Amt Wildeshausen]  
*[ '''Bremen passenger list 1920 and onward''']  
*[ '''Bremen passenger list 1920 and onward''']  
*[ Melle] Names can be retrieved by clicking on the word ''Auswanderung''. Names (and their variations) of immigrants from Melle, Buer, Gesmold, Neuenkirchen, Oldendorf, Riemsloh/Hoyel, and Wellingholzhausen are listed.
=== Emigration from Hildesheim  ===
=== Emigration from Hildesheim  ===

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Emigration from Hildesheim[edit | edit source]

The population in the German states was steadily increasing in the 19th century. Consequently, more workers were present than employment opportunities. This was especially true for bigger cities. Hildesheim was one of the cities in Hannover from which emigration occurred. The magistrate of the city issued permissions to emigrate. The officials were advised especially to regulate petitions from young men who were eligible for military service.  Male inhabitants between the ages of 20 and 27 were allowed to leave the country with only special permission. They had to be unfit for military service or had to stand bail. Releasing young men from military service needed the permission of the Landdrosteiamt (military administration).

The Family History Library houses films capturing petitions and lists of emigrants from Hildesheim to North America. These documents range from 1825 to 1913 (year 1850 is missing) and contain valuable information, such as  names, birth dates, emigration destination, date of emigration etc.

Films are available through the FamilySearch Center system and can be ordered. Film numbers are International 2063759 and 2063760.


From Nasses Dreieck, Germany to London, England[edit | edit source]

Farmhands, daylaborers and servants from the part of Hannover known as Nasses Dreieck or Elbe-Weser-Dreieck migrated from the Kingdom of Hannover in hopes of better employment to London, England. Here in the East End of London was a thriving sugar refinery industry which employed 1.200 workers (before 1850) of which 1000 were Germans from the Elbe-Weser region.

The workers of the sugar refineries were predominantly single men who were looking for better earnings and in some cases, dodged the draft. For some it was indeed possible to save up money, return home, marry and establish themselves by paying off debts.  Some even managed to become self-employed or move on to settle in the United States.

It was feasible for these men to establish themselves in London, because those who had gone before, would help them with employment and housing. There were churches and inns where a German could feel at home without really having to adopt to the local culture. Those men who decided to marry and settle in England also found German schools, hospitals and clubs to attend. Even a fire insurance company was established in their behalf which still exists today.

Names of those who were involved can be found at this website.


Zuckerbäcker in London, Meitchel Krüger stammt aus London, Vater war Zuckerbäcker, weitere Informationen zum Thema Zuckerbäckerei, auch Links 

Oldenburg[edit | edit source]

Schaumburg-Lippe[edit | edit source]