Saturday, December 19, 2009
Catherina POTT and Mathias LINDEN
Catherina (Katie) POTT was born on 2 March 1853 in Lipperscheid, Luxembourg. She was the daughter of Jean POTT and Susanne BIEVER of Michelau, Luxembourg. Katie and her brother, Nicholas POTT immigrated to the United States. We have not found the ship or immigration records at Castle Gardens or in Filby’s Germans to America. We think they arrived about 1871. They settled in Aurora, Illinois a Luxembourger community. Nicholas POTT was born 30 AUG 1857 in Flebour, Michelau, Luxemburg. He was married to Annie (Klein) WILLIAMSON b: 1862 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois on 11 April 1883. Nicholas POTT and his family later moved to Iowa.
Mathias LINDEN was born 27 March 1854 in Waldbillig, Luxembourg, the youngest child of Maria Margaretha WAGENER and Theodor Dietrich LINDEN. He immigrated to the United States in 1871 at the age of 14 with his father, Theodor Dietrich LINDEN and his brother, Pierre Peter LINDEN on the ship R.M.S. Abyssinia which left Liverpool July 17th . The ship manifest shows their departure as Denmark. They left Luxembourg to Liverpool and then on to the US.
Immigration of Mathias, Theodor Dietrich, and Pierre Peter Linden.
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_345; Line: 12; List number: 682.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data:
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Description: This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of New York from 1820-1957. In addition, the names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger lists. Information contained in the index includes given name, surname, age, gender, arrival date, port of arrival, port of departure and ship name.
New York Passenger Lists Record
Name: Theodor LINDEN
Arrival Date: 17 Jul 1871
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: United States of America
Place of Origin: Denmark
Ship Name: Abyssinia
Port of Arrival: New York
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: 345
List Number: 682
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Mathias LINDEN and Catherina POTT
Mathias LINDEN and Katie POTT were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Aurora Illinois on 4 January 1882. Witnesses were Henry LINDEN and Margarete BIEVER
Matt LINDEN became a naturalized citizen in 1880 in the Circuit Court of Kane County, Illinois.
Source: Name: Mathius (alternate spelling) LINDEN
Source Publication Code: 3703.1
Primary Immigrant: LINDEN, Mathius (alternate spelling)
Annotation: Date and place of declaration of intent or final papers. Extracted from records of the Elgin and Aurora City Courts and the Kane County Court/Circuit Court housed at the Circuit Court office in Geneva, the county seat. Copies of the original documents can be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Kane County, Illinois, Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134.
Source Bibliography: KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS NATURALIZATION RECORDS,1857-1906. Geneva, IL: Kane County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 504, Geneva, IL 60134, 1988. 162p.
Mathias LINDEN died very suddenly at his home 114 Forrest Ave, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, Sunday afternoon at 3 PM on 3 January 1909. Mr. LINDEN who was 54 years old suffered a stroke of apoplexy and despite the fact that Dr. Pulfer was summoned soon after he was stricken he passed away after an illness of a few hours. He leaves his widow, six children, Nicholas, Peter, Bernard, John, Mary, and Lena LINDEN all of Aurora.
(Source: Aurora Beacon News, January 4, 1909.)
The funeral was held at St. Joseph's Church. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
“The POTTs (originally wroted in 1730 Poott) came from Roth. Must be important people because one is titled Synodalis.Normally the = Second citizan after the major. But Roth was very larger as today . To Roth in the 17 an 18 century = belong also the Downtown of Vianden. Vianden was a majestic Castle and =
forteress. With big walls around . People living intra muros are baptisized in = Vianden. People outside the walls baptisized in Roth.”
(Source: Rob Deltgen [mailto:email@example.com]=20
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 1:52 AM)