289Re: New Member - Looking for Nikish family
- Oct 20, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Debbie" <mom.2kids@...> wrote:
>Debbie, here are a couple of sites that you might try. I have had a
> I'm both new to this group and the geneology adventure. I'm
> researching my dad's side of the family tree. My dad was always told
> that the Nikish's came from Poland. From different censuses I've
> found, the country of origin is listed as either Prussia or Germany,
> and German being their "mother-tongue".
> Vincent Nikish was born around 1846 and came to the U.S.A from
> Prussia in 1862. He married Mary (Nikish) in 1876 and they lived in
> Minnesota. It's stated on the 1900 US Federal Census that he became
> naturalized in 1890. He came to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1910 and
> died there in 1932.
> Nikish has also been spelled as Nickish.
> I've tried searching Immigration lists and Naturalization records but
> have come up empty. I don't know if the name Nikish was changed when
> he landed in the states. He came when he was in his teens. I don't
> know if he had siblings with him or parents.
> I just don't know how to make the jump from the states to Prussia.
> Please, help! :)
hard time finding my Zeug/Zeng/Zieg/Zeig and other Prussia ancestors.
I will try to find some other sites for you. Try these and see if
you find anything: http://www.deutsche-auswanderer-datenbank.de/ or
there are some helpful one's on emslanders.com. You can write me at
my e-mail if you wish.
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