Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bertha Haaland travel - Lusitania

Here is a passenger list of the Lusitania, September 7, 1912 sailing from Liverpool arriving in New York on September 14, 1912.

This document shows that (# 19 and 20) Bertha and husband Andreas Haaland (note the incorrect name used - Andrew) became naturalized citizens in Lee County, Illinois in 1899 and were residing in Rochelle, Illinois at the time of their travel.

Here is a postcard of the Lusitania.

For those that have forgotten or did not know, the Lusitania was sunk by the Germans on May 7, 1915 which led to the United States involvement in World War I.

I found this interesting for a few reasons. One, that an ancestor had actually sailed on the Lusitania, not just because of the history, but also because the Titanic also sank just 5 months early, April 1912.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Neat presentation! Thank you for sharing!

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Sanjay Maharaj said...

Comparing this sailing list to what we have these days, technology has for surely come along a long way; nevertheless this piece of sailing list if a treasure to keep

Amanda Acquard said...

Welcome to the geneabloggers! I look forward to reading your blog:-)