[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Mass Migration, Schadura to Brazil, 1886

Paul Rakow paul.rakow at cantab.net
Sat Apr 4 12:49:42 PDT 2015

  Hi Bob,

      A Moravian connection makes good sense - especially with
 the colony name Bruederthal.

      The Hamburg passenger lists seem to be free on
 ancestry.com (I don't know if that's always so).


       If you search the Hamburg lists with
 Departure date: 1886
 Lived in: Schadura
 you should get all the names, and a link to the scanned

                      Paul Rakow

On Sat, April 4, 2015 20:00, Robert Radke wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> This sounds familiar.
> There was a mass migration from Schaduri to Brazil sponsored by the
> Moravian Brethren Church (whence the name Bruederthal of the colony that
> they established).  The colony was not successful, owing in part to the
> unfamiliarity of the colonists with how to farm in the Brazilian climate.
> The bad experience in Brazil led the Moravian Church to be
> extremely reluctant to have anything to do with the 1894 Moravian migration
> from Volhynia to Bruederheim in Alberta.
> I have this information from a history of the Moravian Church in Alberta
> written by the late Rev. Kurt Witt of Bruederheim (to whom, as you probably
> know, we are both related by marriage).  I don't have my copy at hand to
> check the details and whether there is more information that I can't
> recall, but I don't think there is much more there. (I loaned the book a
> few years back and it hasn't returned).
> I'm very interested in having a look at that passenger list.
> --Bob Radke

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