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  • ID: I1529
  • Name: Augusta* Ernestine STARK
  • Name: Augusta* Ernestine TIGGES
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 12 FEB 2017
  • Birth: BEF 17 OCT 1853 in Stargard, Germany 1 2
  • Immigration: 19 MAR 1864
  • Note: She immigrated on 19 March 1864 on the ship City of Baltimore to New York City from Liverpool, England; shows origin as Germany; Traveling with Maria (age 34), Franz (14), Emma (11), Augusta (8). These ages are not correct. See Birth records, per censuses, for each. 3
  • Census: 1870 Huntington, Suffolk, New York
  • Note: in the houshold of Carl Heinrich Stark 4
  • Census: 1880 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon 5
  • Death: 15 JAN 1890 in Oregon 1
  • Event: Note
  • Note:
    14 Nov 1997: I found Eunice Sylvester, age 89, living at 11917 SW Steamboat Drive, Beaverrton, OR 97008-7004, phone: 503-644-3070. She gave me much information and many photos. Her grandmother was Emma Stark, who married Rheinhold Sylvester. Her father was Fred Sylvester. According to her, Rheinhold ran away from home in Germany to avoid military service. He went to sea and eventually became a first mate. He was asked to become a captain but chose to give up the sea, saying he had been shipwrecked three times and was the only survivor twice. He was afraid his luck would run out. He then married Emma. They lived in New York and moved west in a covered wagon. They left Chicago a year after the Chicago Great Fire (10/8/1871) and arrived in Portland a year before the Portland Great Fire (8/2/1873).

    This last sentence is probably not true, since it is likely the entire family moved west together after 1875. Since Carl Stark and Henry Tigges were both painters, it may be that the Great Fires sparked their interest in going west to find work in reconstruction after the fires.

    Augusta was Emma's sister. There is also a Martha Piert living at 51567 Oak Grove Dr., Scappose, OR 97056, phone: 503-543-3928 who is related to me in the same way Eunice is on the Stark side.
  • Event: Euro-Origin Stargard, Pommern (now Poland), Germany
  • Note: See father, Carl Heinrich Stark 7

    Father: Carl* Heinrich STARK b: 19 NOV 1826 in Stargard, Pommern, Prussia, Germany
    Mother: Marie* Dorothea STUEBER b: 25 MAR 1830 in Stargard, Germany c: 21 FEB 1836 in Stetten Stadt, Pommern, Prussia, Germany

    Marriage 1 August Heinrich TIEGS b: 07 APR 1848 in Letschin, Letschin, Lebus, Brandenburg, Preusen, Germany
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Marie Matilde Martha TIGGES b: 27 DEC 1875 in New York, New York

    1. Title: Family records
      Abbrev: Family records
      Page: Family bible, copies from Eunice Sylvester
    2. Title: Church of the Latter Day Saints/
      Abbrev: LDS data
    3. Title: Ancestry Web Site
      Page: Passenger Lists: MF serial M237/238; list number 188
    4. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: 1870
    5. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
      Page: National Archives Film T9-1083 (FHL film 1255083), page 400D
    6. Title: Personal knowledge
      Abbrev: Personal knowledge
    7. Title: Census
      Abbrev: Census
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