History of european immigration to america: the first immigrants the discovery of america led to a great power struggle for control of the new lands primarily between the three most powerful countries in western europe at the time: spain, england, france. New jersey and new york knowing that more data could only help with this conundrum, i decided to combine the counts for new jersey (69 actual deaths) and new york (259 estimated deaths) to come to an approximation of 328 irish-born heroes for the two states. He notes that irish-americans are at least 5 percent of the population in most counties across the us, and 10 percent or more in most of new england, new york state, new jersey, eastern.
Not until the rapid industrial growth of the mid-1800s did new jersey attract great waves of immigrants germans and irish were the first to arrive, the latter comprising 37% of jersey city's population by 1870. Ship passenger lists for new york and new jersey (1600 -1825) - edited and indexed by carl boyer 3rd - 1978 lds library fiche no 6048671 includes index of names with a compilation of various records pertaining to immigration of early people to the new york and new jersey area. At the same time, new jersey was a wonderful arena in which to express the different ways of being irish, providing a freedom and a perspective to the irish immigrant that was not readily available in ireland itself.
The newark experience germans search this guide search the newark experience: germans the early germans of new jersey: their history, churches, and genealogies primarily irish and german immigrants, constituted one of newark's largest religious groups. The preferred destinations of most of the eighteenth century irish immigrants were new england, maryland, pennsylvania, the carolinas, and virginia history of the irish in america secaucus, new jersey: chartwell, 1986 eleuterio-comer, the book of irish americans new york: times books, 1990. Free ships' passenger lists, orphan records, almshouse records, jj cooke shipping lists, irish famine immigrants, family surnames, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more are free to help you find your brick-wall ancestor. Irish-americans are at least 5% of the population in most counties across the us, and 10% or more in most of new england, new york state, new jersey, eastern pennsylvania, and other smaller.
The largest settlements of germans were in new york city, baltimore, cincinnati, st louis and milwaukee with the vast numbers of german and irish coming to america, hostility to them erupted part of the reason for the opposition was religious. List of irish immigrants arriving at the port of new york now online at nara and ancestrycom now online at nara and ancestrycom glazier, ira a italians to america: lists of passengers arriving at us ports, 1880-1899 2 volumes. Ship passenger lists: new york and new jersey (1600-1825) call no local history ref cs68 s55 (2 nd the famine immigrants: list of irish immigrants arriving at the port of new york, 1846-1851 ed ira a glazier call no local history ref e184i6 f25 1983 (2nd floor open shelf. Cape may county has the distinction of being the most irish county in new jersey in terms of the percent of residents who can claim irish ancestry, at 30 percent, according to the us census. Finally, a political boss from gloucester city, new jersey, name william thompson sold his own five-acre estate to the government some two years later, but world war i interrupted construction the one building finished before the war was used only for a detention center and immigration service offices.
What sets italian americans off from other immigrants family and work for starters, according to a new tv documentary plus reality entertainment shows like jersey shore and the real housewives of new jersey, new immigrants from across the globe are continually arriving in america they are making their own lives and navigating the. The exhibit has hundreds of wonderful photo's and articles showing what life was like here in newark, and in the state of new jersey, and outlining the contributions that the irish made to this city and state. (b co mayo, 1942), a broadcast journalist, community leader and promoter, is a founding board member of the emerald isle immigration center, the irish repertory theatre, and ireland chamber of commerce usa (iccusa), as well as co-founder of project irish outreach, catholic charities (archdiocese of new york.
New york city boasted more irishmen than dublin, ireland the irish established patterns that newcomers to the united states continue to follow today housing choices, occupations entered, financial support to families remaining in the homeland, and chain immigrations which brought additional relatives to america, are some of these patterns. The irish community is one of new york city's major and important ethnic groups, and has been a significant proportion of the city's population since the waves of immigration in the late 19th century as a result of the great famine in ireland, many irish families were forced to emigrate from the country by 1854, between 15 and 2 million irish had left their country. New jersey historical records survey project, 1941 naturalization procedures, as well as abstracts of colonial, new jersey, and federal naturalization laws, up to 1940 county by county listing of what records were available at each county clerk's office and their arrangement. Ireland and irish immigration to the new world from 1815 to the famineadams, william forbes h9293 ada the famine immigrants: lists of irish immigrants arriving at the port of new york, guide to northern new jersey catholic parish and institutional records wosh, peter j h2 wosh.