Besides physical examination of records at churches, courthouses, cemeteries, etc., much of the research for this site was conducted through searches of online data bases. Following are links to some of the records used in this research. FamilySearch.org was used most often as it is as of this writing, free of charge. In some instances these links are references to records stored on microfilm which were accessed by utilizing the Family History Center at the local Mormon church.
The above link is very interesting. Check out the name of passenger #46. Joh. Peter Wisser, 39 0f Herdorf! We feel this is almost certainly our Peter Wisser. According to THE HISTORY OF LEHIGH COUNTY, ” Peter settled in Mexico and there followed contract work in the silver mines until a revolution broke out, and on account of it, he returned to his native country. He had intended to return to Mexico, but upon learning that the difficulties had not yet quieted down, he came to this country.”
It appears that just six weeks after the birth of his daughter Elizabeth in Herdorf, Peter had journeyed back to The Americas to discern if it was possible to move back to Mexico. Unfortunately for him, the U. S. congress had declared war on Mexico just two months prior to his arrival. A year and a half later Peter and his family would arrive in New York to start life over once more, this time in the United States.