Home What's New? Search This Site Links Contact Info

German Immigrant Ancestors
in Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York

Surnames - F

Sender: Robert Bond
Email: rtbond007@embarqmail.com
Date: 24 October 2008

I'm a descendant of one of the original Syracuse North Side German families and would like to hear from anyone who knows more about my lines. The immigrants were Ludwig FLUM and his wife, Madelaine KAISER, who arrived in 1855 per the following obtained from Ellis Island:

Arrived in New York 20 April 1855 from Havre, France aboard the ship "Mary Ogden": Louis Flum, age 26, male, farmer; Madelaine Kaiser, age 27, female, farmer.

His name may have been Ludwig and he was called Louis. I've seen it both ways.

His obituary is posted on the Onondaga County message board: Obituary of Louis/Ludwig FLUM, died in 1888 in Syracuse.

Certificate of Death No. 23846 - County of Onondaga - State of New York: Louis Flum, Age: 58 years, Male, Married, Cabinet Maker; Birthplace: Germany; Years in U.S.: 30; Place of Death: Kirkpatrick & Basin? 2nd Ward; Date of Death: 10 August 1888; Cause of Death: Taking Rough on Rats by himself. Being of unsound mind. Permit No. 2391; Place of Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery; Date of Burial: Aug. 12, 1888; Undertaker: John Gang

Certificate of Death No. 27859 - Registrar of Vital Statistics - City of Syracuse: Magdelina Flum, Age: 58 years, 5 months & 11 days; Color: White; Married; Birthplace: Germany; Years in U.S.: 30; Place of Death: Corner Butternut & Salt - 4th Ward; Date of Death: 8 Dec 1885 at 1 am; Cause of Death: pneumonia; Place of Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery; Date of Burial: Dec 10, 1885; Undertaker: John Gang - N. Salina St.

They were both buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery and their remains transferred to Assumption where their son & wife are buried.

His son Louis C. married Mary SEEMILLER. Louis C. Flum and Mary Seemiller had three sons: Robert (who went to Cleveland and married late in life), Edward, and Arthur (both of whom stayed in Syracuse). Arthur (my grandfather) married Ella Antoinette ROSTHAUSER who died at age 42. She was a daughter of Charles Rosthauser and Margaret Fitting. These families settled in Erie, Pennsylvania where I discovered another pocket of German families.

Just a description of the name Flum/Flume I found on the internet: Flum (Pflum) is derived from an old French word "flumen, " a stream or river, which in turn was derived from the Latin word "fluere," which means to flow.

You can see a section on my Flum family at our family web site at: http://bondfamily.homestead.com/BondAustinFamilies.html

and also the gedcom at Rootsweb's Worldconnect: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=rbond007

Sender: Dick Cook
Email: rcook@accesstoledo.com
Date: 9 March 2002
Surnames: FLUM, KAISER

My ggparents arrived in Syracuse from Germany in 1855. Ludwig (Louis) FLUM b. abt 1827 in Waldshut, Baden, DEU died 10 Aug. 1888 Syracuse. Arrived N.Y. 20 Apr. 1855 Ship "Mary Ogden" from Harve. Magdalena KAISER b. 27 June 1827 in Waldshut, Baden, DEU died 8 Dec. 1885 Syracuse. Arrived N.Y. 20 Apr. 1855 Ship "Mary Ogden" from Harve. Ludwig and Magdalena were married 27 May 1855 Assumption Church, Syracuse.