Got an email last night from my cousin Lisa Machan. This news is related to Ida Kamrath (my great-great grandmother Bertha Kamrath Krueger’s sister) and her husband William Synott:
I’ve been in touch with Mollie Crain, who is related to the Synotts. She sent me copies (by snail mail) of family records that she has and included a tree copy for you. I opened it tonight and found something from the UWSP Archives in Steven’s Point. Apparently there was a Wausau centenniel project in 1939 and William Synott and Ida filled one out.
In it, Ida says that she was born May 5, 1978 in Stettin, Germany! Also, she lists her siblings and fails to mention Bertha (!!!) although she mentions Helen (John) Tisch born 29 July 1866, living in Tacoma, WA; Anne Petra [Petrie] born 12 June 1868 and living in Marinette, WI; Emma (August) Oelke born 5 August 1870 and living at 225 3rd Avenue North; Carl Kamrath (dead).
Henrietta [Ida’s mother] is listed as having the last name “Sense” and both Carl [Kamrath] and Henrietta were listed as “born in Germany.”
The “Stettin” listed is likely not the town of Stettin, but rather the District of Stettin in Pomerania. There are two towns called Roggow in the District of Stettin, Pomerania. I’m not sure which one was the place listed on the Kamrath passenger list yet, but Stettin is a huge port city and it would have been easy for Carl and Henry Krueger to stow away aboard a ship there assuming the Kruegers also lived relatively near to that city.