When I came to America

Julius Babikow

gasping for air

Bayern, Germany was my home.i was born 1824. In the United States John Quincy Adams was elected president.

During my schooling years and young adult hood there was a churning in my soul. And the surrounding countries,
Germany, France and England. New ideas where surfacing from karl marx. Germany herself was exploding with industrialization.

By 1830 there was a great imagration to the United States and elsewhere. For me I was in my early 50s before I went to the US. My wife Lucia, we where married in Germany. Bremen Germany, L ehe Germany where familiar towns. Our children Charlotte, Mamie, Anne, Frederica, William Ernst.all born in Bayern.

The sea called me. Sea life was hard, yet for me it was a social order and routine hardship that made my life unique. To many land side a sea man was a transient hoboe.

It was 1867 when we arrived in…

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