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Emigrants & Emigration

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Rail and Roads Links from Emsland to Bremen in 1882

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Railroad lines existing in 1882 are shown in red.
Most emigrants, however, departed from their homes in Emsland before that date. The portion of the rail system available to them, if any at all, would have depended on their place of departure. 

The rail system on this map is based on the larger (241K),  more detailed FEEFHS map German Empire - West, Hanover, Prussia found on their website:  http://feefhs.org/maps/gerw/gw-hanov.html.

Overland route used in 1852 is shown in blue.
This route by road was used by letter carrier Karl Sasse in 1852. He made frequent trips to and from America and used what presumably would have been the most direct route available at that time. It took Sasse a little under 24 hours to make the journey from Bremen to Herzlake in Emsland. Emigrant families using the same route in the opposite direction, slowed down by the transport of luggage and the needs of their children, would have required more time.

Information about Karl Sasse's journey was found in Walter Tenfelde's book Auswanderungen und Awusanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach America, p. 36, (Lingen, 1998.)

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