Swiss Fluri Migration from Herbetswel (Solothurn, Switzerland) to the United States

Anton Fluri in Switzerland shares the following (in February 2013):

“I have just completed all immigration Information about FLURI from Herbetswil (Solothurn, Switzerland) to the US.

It is published on the following weblinks:    [I have included the information from the sites Anton has noted below each link on this page].  He adds as a cautionary note:  “Please keep in mind, that Herbetswil ist only one small village where FLURI’s lived.”

If anyone has any further information about these lines, Anton would appreciate being contacted regarding them at anton.fluri(at)ggs.ch.

Two Joseph FLURI [immigrating] in 1852:

Joseph FLURI-ZUBER (Fluhri), imm. 1852

On the ship list LOUISE (Departure from Antwerpen, arrival 22.06.1852 in New York, see www.castlegarden.org) you can find the following family:
JOSEPH FLUHRI, farmer, (31); MAGDL. FLUHRI (35); MARIA ANNA FLUHRI (6); JACOB FLUHRI (2); JOHANN FLUHRI (6 m).This family can be identified as follows.
Parents: Urs Josef FLURI from Herbetswil (Solothurn, Switzerland) born 07.03.1821 in Herbetswil (son of Urs Josef Fluri 1789-1840 and Elisabeth Allemann 1802-1839), marriage 06.02.1844 in Günsberg (Solothurn, Switzerland) with Magdalena Zuber (born abt 1813, daugther of Viktor Zuber and Anna Maria Bader at Günsberg).
Children: Anna Maria Fluri (born 13.05.1844 in Günsberg, died 09.06.1845 in Falleren/Rüttenen, Solothurn, Switzerland); Maria Anna Fluri (born 05.10.1845 in Rüttenen); Jakob Fluri (born abt 1849, date and place of birth unknown); Maria Anna Paulina Fluri (born 01.10.1850 in Herbetswil, died before 1852); Johann Fluri (born abt. 1851, date and place of birth unknown).On the same ship list you can find the family of Urs Josef Fluri (written WEINAS.JOH FLUHRI) and Anna Maria Brunner from Herbetswil.
The LOUISE ship list contains also familiy names, that are well known in the Herbetswil area: ALEMAN (Allemann), ALTERMAST (Altermatt), ROTH/ROD (Roth), MEIER and GOETSCHI (Götschi).Up to now it is not known to me where in the US the family of (Urs) Joseph Fluri and Magdalena Zuber lived after the arrival in 1852.

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.flury/39/mb.ashx

Joseph FLURI-BRUNNER (Fluhri, Flora) imm. 1852

On the ship list LOUISE (Departure from Antwerpen, arrival 22.06.1852 in New York, see www.castlegarden.org) you can find the following family:
WEINAS.JOH FLUHRI, farmer,(39); ANNA-MARIA FLUHRI(42); MAGL. FLUHRI(4); THEODORE FLUHRI(2); CLEMENS FLUHRI (6 m).

This family can be identified as follows.
Parents: Urs Josef FLURI from Herbetswil (Solothurn, Switzerland) born abt.1813 (son of Urs Fluri 1767-1848 and Elisabeth Grolimund 1781-1856), marriage 19.04.1844 in Herbetswil with Anna Maria Brunner (born abt 1811, daugther of Anna Maria Brunner).
Children: (all born in Herbetswil): Felix Fluri (22.06.1846, died 02.07.1846), Margaritha Fluri (18.05.1847), Theodor Fluri (27.09.1849), Klemenz Fluri (17.02.1851).

On the same ship list you can find the family of Urs Josef Fluri (written JOSEPH FLUHRI) and Magdalena Zuber from Herbetswil.
The LOUISE ship list contains also familiy names, that are well known in the Herbetswil area: ALEMAN (Allemann), ALTERMAST (Altermatt), ROTH/ROD (Roth), MEIER and GOETSCHI (Götschi).

The family of Urs Josef Fluri and Anna Maria Brunner can be found again in the 1860 US Census (Navarre, Stark, Ohio):
Joseph FLORA (48), Ann M FLORA (50) and Margaret FLORA (13).
It must be assumed, that th sons Theodor (*1849) and Klemenz (*1851) died before 1860.

and several FLURI families from 1866 to 1920

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/messages/43.html

Joseph Flury  (born about) 1841, Swiss, 1880 in Massilon (Stark County, OH)

The 1880 US Federal Census of Massilon 4th Ward (Stark County, Ohio) contains the following record
FLURY Joseph (39), Blacksmith, 10 months unemployed during the census year, place of birth: Switzerland
FLURY Cathrine (32), Wife, Place of birth: Ohio, Place of birth of her parents “El. France” (some of the records below contain information like “Elses Fr.”, “Elsass Fr.” and “Elsass” which could mean Alsace, France)
FLURY Nellie (4), daugther, Place of birth: Ohio

Joseph FLURY was born in Switzerland abt 1841. Probably in 1875/76 he married his wife Cathrine (* abt 1848 in Ohio, as daugther of immigrants from the Alsace, France). In 1880 Joseph was mostly unemployed, so perhaps he and his family lived together with the next listed familiy of Ferdinand and Jospehine BINDLER, immigrants from the Alsace too.

A speculation (without any proof): Joseph could be
> Josef FLURI (* Oct 10, 1840 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland) son of Urs FLURI and Barbara ALLEMANN and the younger brother of
– Jakob FLURI (* July 14, 1824), blacksmith and
– Niklaus Josef FLURI (* July 12, 1834), blacksmith
who both immigrated on the same ship in 1866 and lived relatively close to this Joseph:
– Niklaus lived 1870 also in Massilon City (Stark County, Ohio)
– Jakob lived 1870 in Dover an 1880 in the Olmsted Township (both Cuyahoga County, Ohio)

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/messages/41.html

Viktor Fluri (Flury) (born about) 1843, immigrated 1871, Canton, Ohio

The 1880 US Federal Census, 4th ward of the City of Canton, Stark County, Ohio, contains the following record:
FLURY Victor (37), Shoe maker, born in Switzerland
FLURY Caroline (32), wife, born in Switzerland
FLURY Amalia (7), daugther, born in Ohio
FLURY Albert (4), son, born in Ohio
FLURY Mary (3), daughter, born in Ohio

This family has it’s origin in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland and can be identified as:
>Viktor FLURI (* Jan 3, 1843 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland; shoemaker; son of Johann FLURI and Maria ROTSCHI)
who married (July 18, 1870 in Herbetswil) his wife
>Karlina HUG (* Nov 3, 1847 in Herbetswil, Solothurn Switzerland; daughter of Urs Jakob HUG und Theresia EGGENSCHWILER)

The official family register of Herbetswil contains
a) a remark, that this family emmigrated in 1871 to North-America
b) a son Philemon FLURI (* Nov 28, 1870 in Herbetswil) which is not listed in the 1880 Census. Probably he died as child.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/messages/39.html

Arthur Fluri (Flury) [born about] 1894, immigrated 1920

In the “New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957” you can find a
“List 21”: S.S. FRANCE from Le Havre to New York (Aug 28, 1920).
The ship list contains the following familiy:
Nr 27 – FLURY Arthur (25); married, occupation: workman; language: German; Nationality: Swiss; Last permament residence: Country: Switzerland; Place: “SELGARD”, father “Mr Joseph Flury at SELGARD”; Final destination: State: “N.Y.”; City or town: “SPRINGVILLE”
Nr 28 – FLURY Marie (29); married, Occupation: “houswif”, fatherinlaw “Mr Joseph Flury at SELGARD”
Nr 29 – FLURY Irene (3)
Nr 30 – FLURY “Villy” (1)

This familiy has it’s origin in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland and can be identified as:
> Arthur Ernst FLURI (* Nov 24, 1894 in Grenchen, Solothurn, Switzerland; watchmaker; son of Francois Josef FLURI and Marie Zeline FLEURY)
who married (Nov 30, 1916 in Selzach, Solothurn, Switzerland) his wife
> Maria Elisabeth BESSIRE(* March 30, 1891 in Bettlach, Solothurn, Switzerland; daugther of Albert BESSIRE and Anna Maria MONING)
and their children (both born in Selzach, Solothurn, Switzerland):
> Irene Frieda FLURI (* May 1, 1917)
> Nelli FLURI (* Nov 10, 1918)

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/messages/38.html

Jakob Fluri (Fleury) [born about] 1824, Immigrated 1866

In the ship list “Mercury”
– departing from Le Havre (F)
– arriving Nov 23, 1866 in New York
the following family is listed
Nr68 – Fleury Jacob (42), farmer, Switzerland,
Nr69 – Fleury Anna Maria (40)
Nr70 – Fleury Susannah (11)
Nr71 – Fleury Adolph (10)
Nr72 – Fleury Lina (7/5)
Nr73 – Fleury Bernhardt (5)

This familiy can be identified as
> Jakob Fluri (* July 14, 1824 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland; blacksmith; son of Urs Fluri and Barbara Allemann)
who married (Oct 23, 1854 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland) his wife
> Maria Magdalena Allemann(* abt 1826 in Aedermannsdorf, Solothurn, Switzerland; daugther of Niklaus Allemann and Magdalena Gunziger in Aedermannsdorf)
and their children (all born in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland):
> Susanna Fluri (* March 4, 1855)
> Josef Adolf Fluri (* Aug 15, 1856)
> Ascelina Fluri (* June 27, 1858)
> Bernhard Fluri (* Aug 17, 1861)

On the same ship list (Nr 58-61), the familiy of a “Fleury Nicholas Joseph (32)” is listed. This is the familiy of Niklaus Josef Fluri (* July 12, 1834) a brother of Jakob Fluri.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/messages/37.html

Niklaus Josef Fluri (Fleury) [born about 1834], Immigrated in 1866

In the ship list “Mercury”
– departing from Le Havre (F)
– arriving Nov 23, 1866 in New York
the following family is listed
Nr58: Fleury Nicholas Joseph (32, farmer, Switzerland)
Nr59: Fleury Elisabeth (36)
Nr60: Fleury Elisabeth (6/5)
Nr61: Fleury Edward (4/-)

This familiy can be identified as
> Niklaus Josef Fluri (* July 12, 1837 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland; son of Urs Fluri and Barbara Allemann)
who married (Jan 30, 1860 in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland) his wife
> Elisabeth Eggenschwiler (* abt 1830 in Aedermannsdorf, Solothurn, Switzerland; daugther of Urs Eggenschwiler and Elisabeth Goetschi in Aedermannsdorf)
and their children (all born in Herbetswil, Solothurn, Switzerland):
> Elisabeth Fluri (* Oct 14, 1860)
> Eduard Fluri (* May 13, 1866)

On the same ship list (Nr 68-73), the familiy of a “Fleury Jacob (42)” is listed. This is the familiy of Jakob Fluri (* July 14, 1824) the brother of Niklaus Josef Fluri.

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