Forest County Migrations

If your ancestors immigrated to the area early, check Venango County Courthouse for petitions for citizenship. If you have any information on your ancestors regarding their migration, please share with us, I'll be glad to post it here.

Name Spouse Birthplace To Forest From From Forest To Lifespan Submitter
Johannes Herman Blum Dorothea Elizabeth Lauer Hesse Cassel, Germany Hesse Cassel, Germany n/a 1791-1879 Linda Blum-Barton
Sebastian Blum Anna Catharine Matha Hesse Cassel, Germany Hesse Cassel, Germany



Linda Blum-Barton



Name Port Departed Port Arrived Date Name of Ship
Johannes Herman Blum Bremen, Germany Baltimore, Md 05 Aug 1847 w/Family Ship President Smidt
Sebastian Blum Bremen, Germany Baltimore, Md 05 Aug 1847 Ship President Smidt
Henry Eichenburg Germany Baltimore, Md 12 July 1845 Unknown
Nicholas Matha Germany Baltimore, Md 27 Dec 1846 Unknown

Nicholas Matha, Jr.

Germany Baltimore, Md  06 Aug 1848 Unknown

John Shellhouse


Philadelphia, PA

12 Jul 1846



Citizenship Petitions

Name Native Country Place Petition was Filed Date Petition Filed/Granted View Transcription
Johannes Herman Blum Germany Venango Co., PA  25 Aug 1845/22 May 1848 FILE

Sebastian Blum


Venango Co., PA

 10 Jun 1863

Henry Eichenburg Germany Allegheny Co./Venango Co., PA

14 Oct 1844/26 Aug 1856

Nicholas Matha Germany Venango Co., PA

26 Feb 1850/06 Oct 1856

Nicholas Matha, Jr. Germany Venango Co., PA

16 May 1863/29 Aug 1865

John Shellhouse Germany Venango Co., PA 28 Aug 1848/23 Aug 1852 FILE

New York Passenger Arrival Lists Ellis Island 1892-1924

Pennsylvania Passenger Lists & Naturalization Records Available at LDS FamilySearch

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